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The Christian’s Responsibility to Stand Against Legislated Sin

posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:42 PM by hbchurch org   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 11:42 PM ]

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The question comes to mind, “In light of new legislation in Congress and across this land in the different states, how will true Christians  react?.”

There are really two parts to this question.

   First, should Christians do anything or try to do anything about the legislation?

 

   Secondly, what can be done?


   Realizing the Family of God  is made up of individuals that act both individually and collectively; it seems to be clear that both individually and collectively there is a responsibility to do something.

 

   Paul through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote in Colossians 3:17  “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

Whatever we do must be in agreement with the Word of God.  James stated in James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

 

   Collectively we, as the Family of God, must make our unified voice heard and known in our own community.  If God’s people, locally and all over this country, would take a public stand against  legislated sin it could and will make a difference.

 

   Christians, individually, also have a responsibility to stand against sin.  If we have the “mind of Christ in us” Philippians 2:5-8, we will stand against the devil. (Note the example of our Lord in Matthew 4).

 

   How do I as a Christian stand against not only legislated sin but all sin?

First: I must trust in God

(II Corinthians 1:9)

Second : I must guard myself

(I Corinthians 9:27)

Third: With sound doctrine speak as the oracles of God

(Titus 1:9; I Peter 4:11)

 

   The consequences of speaking plainly against sin can seem overwhelming (the loss of friends, loss of worldly family and even the loss of jobs).  Speaking out cost John the Baptist his head (Matthew 14:10). It cost Stephen his life (Acts 7).

 

   Remember, we are here to ‘Glorify God”  (I Corinthians 6:20) not to tolerate sin and get along with the world. (I John 2:15-17)

 Submitted by Paul Cantrell

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