"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Stand for freedom

As we stand with the people of Great Britain, we recall the words of Winston Churchill in his great speech of October 5, 1938:

[D]o not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time. (Tip to Powerlineblog.com)

As a believer, one does wonder what will come upon this world in the coming days, weeks, months and years. In the ancient book of Revelation, the pictures painted are surely grim and devastating. Some people believe they're myth, others believe they're factual pictures of things to come. Either way, there is little room for optimism for life here on planet Earth.

Today's bombings in London are but a small thing - approximately 40 deaths or so, 350 injured. Life ended, life disturbed, life taking unexpected turns for familys and friends of the dead and injured. Of course it's a BIG THING if you are there and it's your friends and family. But in the larger picture of global warfare, it is a small thing.

At it's root, the problem is Godless nihlism. And, urging on the Godless nihlism is the black , fallen prince and his minions. He revels in the death of innocents. He revels in chaos and destruction.

So that is the battle. We are poorly prepared, staggeringly unaware of the spiritual dimension of this war.

I doubt the churches and temples of Great Britain will be newly filled with people seeking after God this Sunday/Sabbath. I could be wrong, but they don't yet believe and this little "bump in the road" is probably not sufficient warning to the spiritually apathetic.

We need a couple more people like Winston Churchchill to stand in the gap and call the nations to moral renewal based upon the character of the Creator God.

Pray? That would be good I'm thinking. JB

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