Oh, did I type that outloud?
“…Know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart.”
Are you… cut to the heart?
Is the church?
Is our nation?
Does anyone care anymore that what is being done is wrong? What people are saying is wrong? That our government is corrupt?
Does the church take a stand on anything anymore?
Does anyone care that not only has God been banned from our public, tax-paid-for-schools and our public square… but our children, their parents, their aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends are being taught that the Bible and God are mere “religious” beliefs… that “Christians” are racist, hateful, and offensive to our culture, people?
Does anyone take a stand at the fact that our children are being “dumbed down” in schools today and are not being taught about the true history of our country, our world, politics… Math?
Does anyone even notice the subtle and sometimes not to subtle yet, immoral, depraved, corrupt sounds and images that are being broadcast through the Television and movie theaters… radios and even our computers?
Are you cut to the heart when a man and another man or a woman and a woman get married and it is put on display as a victory for America?
Do you change the channel or walk out of a movie that goes against Biblical principles?
Does it offend you when you can no longer display a Christian flag … let alone the American flag… on your lawn because it offends not only the very same religious group that bombed two towers and attempted to destroy the pentagon, among many…. MANY… other things?
Does it make your heart ache that this religion is so deranged that they are taught to kill and destroy anyone in their own country (foreign or domestic) who does not renounce Christ.
Does it cut you to the heart that our morals and values have been replaced with those of Sodom and Gomorrah? That Paul warned the churches of early days that those who practice these things are as good as dead?
Are you cut to the heart?
Do you care that our nation is crucifying Christ (ians) all over again?
Do you cry out, “What can we do?!!!”
Or is it more like: “Give us Barabbas!!”
Christian church, I implore you – Jesus is “shaking the tree” to see what is left standing – if you stand in the darkness of sin and say nothing, do nothing, feel nothing…. I can assure you – you will indeed fall and there will be no one there to pick you up.
“I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lamp-stand from its place, unless you repent.” Rev. 2:4-5.
The day of salvation is here, my friend. Grab your Bibles and hit the streets!
“And Peter said to them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts. 2:36-39.
“They all cried out together, ‘Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas… Pilate addressed them once more… but they kept shouting ‘crucify, crucify him!’ A third time he said to them, ‘Why, what evil has he done?’ … But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified and their voices prevailed….”