Often, when it comes to the things that scare us or assault our faith, we tend to go into a brain freeze, to zone out, to habitually rationalize and procrastinate away the issue like Rocky Balboa in Rocky III when he faced fighting Clubber Lang. He was afraid and ashamed of his fear. He’d lost all confidence in himself. He no longer believed he still had what he once possessed that made him Heavyweight Champion of the World. And he was ready to give up. When Appolo Creed kept pressuring him to work harder, Rocky’s only response was, “Tomorrow. We’ll train tomorrow.” To which Appolo said over and over again, “There is no tomorrow!”
We face a time in our nation when it appears God’s judgment has finally fallen. After allowing the murder of over 65,000,000 unborn children on our watch as the church, God seems to have allowed us to experience the consequences of our sin. Since we, as the church and as a nation, “did not like to retain God in their (our) knowledge, God gave them (us) over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting” (Rom. 1:28). And what are those things which are not fitting? Abortion, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, idolatry, greed, violence, rebellion, arrogance, transgenderism— you name it, we as a culture are embracing it with open arms.
There is No Tomorrow!
So what are we to do? How bad is it really going to get? And what can we do to have the faith necessary to persevere during the coming dark times?
These are vital questions for the church today. Questions that must be answered. Remember the warning from the Proverbs. One so important, it is recorded twice:
A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished – (Proverbs 22:3 and 27:12).
We can also take a lesson from history. Note, in 1933 there were 45 million Protestants in Germany, out of a total population of 65 million. There were also 525,000 Jews. In 1935 there were 18,000 Protestant pastors. Of those, 3,000 supported the German Christian Church, and 3,000 were members of the Confessing Church, of which over 700 had been arrested (this was Bonhoeffer’s church). And the other 12,000 pastors? They sat on the fence, apathetic, worried about their own personal circumstances.
And we know what happened in Germany over the next few years. Could history repeat itself? Consider what is happening in our own nation.
No vaccine, no service.
No vaccine, no travel.
No vaccine, no public gathering.
No vaccine, no job.
No vaccine, you cannot buy or sell.
And if you have a personal opinion different than the FPC (for public consumption) opinion of the nation/state,
you will not be allowed to speak.
No vaccine, you are de-platformed.
No vaccine, no first amendment rights.
So keep listening and we’ll discover how to become a Faith Prepper together.