. . . that they were coming after the Church, I wasn’t joking.
The NYT is building the case against Christians. Or at least Christians who think like me.
I’m not sure how to make this any clearer.
And if you are a believer that “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” then this isn’t a bad thing. But that’s if you are determined to fight. And you can’t fight if you don’t believe the cause is worth your life, because that is what it will cost you.
The good news — and I say this with a smile on my face — is that judgement is here. It’s a bitter smile because it’s going to hurt, for all of us. No one is exempt. No good man stands outside of God’s judgement — he goes through it with God’s people. He may save his skin, but not much else. Consider Jeremiah.
You owe yourself a big smile. But pull your shorts on tight. It will be a heck of a ride. Not for the weak. Not for the doubting. Not for the timid or fearful.
It is not coming. It is here. Christians are deciding which side of the fence they fall off of. Plenty on both sides. And if we perish — and some of us will — we but gain our souls. Hebrews 11.
It’s OK. Live or die. Only in this life do you have the privilege of living by faith. Not even the angels have that. That is what makes this life so precious.
Fritz Berggren, PhD
28 March 2020