We have too many cowards leading Christian institutions who cave to cultural pressure at every opportunity. We need Christians who live their whole lives for Christ. We need pastors who preach the whole counsel of God. We need college presidents who stand against the LGBT lobby. We need seminary professors who teach against the evils of rampant secularism, materialism, egalitarianism, and feminism that have infected the gospel ministry writ large. We need a church that speaks against abortion and transgender surgeries performed on minors – and legislators who will do something about it.
We need men like King Asa, who heard from the Spirit through the prophet Azariah that God was “with” him and that he needed to “take courage” (2 Chron. 15:1, 2, 7). Asa indeed “took courage,” and he proceeded to remove the “detestable idols” from the land, repair the Lord’s altar near the Temple, and lead Israel in worshiping and covenanting with God (2 Chron. 15:8-15). Courage in the Lord should lead God’s people to tear down idols and restore the worship of the risen Christ.
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