Are you a Defender of God and Truth?
As anti-Christ Atheism spreads in the West, the time has come to push back boldly as witnesses of the power and divinity of God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
I could wrap myself within the walls of my happy Christian life. I could read the scriptures, and pray and, and give money to charity. I could live a sheltered life where I was doing little wrong because I never exposed myself to risk or conflict or the ugly and dangerous world outside my home. But in doing nothing wrong, could I possibly be doing anything of value?
Message to modern Christians:
You can’t become clean and worthy to inherit God’s kingdom without first getting a little dirty.
Christians in America have enjoyed riches and comfort among the greatest the world has to offer. High moral standards, the active exercise of Faith, self-discipline, and the value of hard work has produced a generation with access to all of the desirable things in life. Though these blessings are largely earned, for some they have fostered complacency. Christians sometimes have an aversion to risk, because in sticking out or necks, we might err or sin. But now is no time for complacency or coyness because it’s going to require getting into the messy arena where good and evil vie if we’re to retain our freedom to worship at all.
Authentic faith in the God of Creation requires bold action. It is not an unseemly or immoral thing to stand fast and hard against the evils of our time-the closing hours of the latter-days. It is God who spurs the principled impulse to withstand the lies that threaten our families, our freedom, and faith itself.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a former member of the Utah State Supreme Court, President of Brigham Young University, and current member of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in a recent devotional address, unequivocally rebuffs the spreading influence of “anti-Christ Atheism” and invited all Mormons and others in the Christian world to boldly ” stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in.”
Posted by Marjorie Haun 4/19/14