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Nov
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Honor King Jesus!

Yes, I know I crossed the line in my last post. I dared to contradict the maxim that Islam is the greatest enemy to Christianity. Let me explain something about my worldview. The greatest threat to Christianity is never any external force–not Islam, nor even secularism. Our greatest threat is ourselves.

Forgetting our identity in Christ is our greatest threat. Forgetting how our life story intersects with the story of the Kingdom of God is our great danger. Losing sight of what God has done for us and how that ought to affect our choices is our biggest temptation.

There are disciple makers in closed countries who lay it all on the line–every day. Muslim, Communist, totalitarian governments can make their lives difficult, but they cannot stop the transforming power of the gospel at work in the hearts of families. Stop allowing the politicians and/or the media to push your panic button. Stop losing sight of this reality that the Word of God reveals. Our “battle is not against flesh and blood.”

Living under the reign of the risen, exalted and ascended King Jesus is our calling. Saying, “Yes, Lord,” and meaning it is our purpose. Like Adam and Eve in the garden, Israel rejected the truth that the reign of God is enough when they demanded a king. Satan often tempts us to doubt that the Father has our best interests at heart (not just mine as an individual, but “our” as family, congregation, community, nation and world). Trust God!

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2 Responses to “Honor King Jesus!”


  1. 1 Lydia Sanders
    November 14, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I don’t think you crossed the line. Truth can shake us up sometimes. It should most of the time. Your passion on this subject is needed and helpful.

    • November 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Thanks, Lydia. Writing is such a hard medium, compared to face-to-face dialogue, to know how what I am saying/writing is being received. I know this is a hot-button topic that is being leveraged by the hate and fear purveyors. Tragically some believers only listen to such and dismiss voices that call into question their assumptions. Your encouragement is appreciated.


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