I’d like to introduce to you guest writer, Chris Hutto. He has an amazing heart for the lost and for the helpless and has inspired me to do the same. I hope this post is both encouraging and convicting. Please be sure to comment.
Who Will Speak Out For the Voiceless?
Who will speak out for the voiceless? Who will stand in the gap for those being murdered all around us? Who will take a stand amidst great opposition? Those questions are directed at you Christian.
This isn’t just some desperate post driven by a fit of passion I’m asking all who read this to make a decision; a choice. What is holding you back from decrying the American Holocaust? Why wont you speak out for the defenseless children being slaughtered by abortion in this country at the rate of 3,500 a day? What is holding you back? Have the cries of these precious children become just a “pro-life” slogan? Are the souls of our neighbors just numbers? Have you sub-contracted your Christian duties away to “pro-life” organizations and pregnancy centers? Why do we condemn the Christians in Nazi Germany for their apathy when we as Christians turn our backs on the Holocaust in our own country? What is holding you back?
I think I know the answer and it is embarrassing and shameful. We love our pleasure too much. This is evidenced by our thoughts in the morning when we first get out of bed or open our eyes to the first rays of sunlight. Do we seek to know God’s will for us that day? Do we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness? Where do our priorities lie? Are not there souls all around us heading for an eternal Hell? Are not there thousands of our country’s most vulnerable citizens being murdered in abortion “clinics” just blocks away? I’m not trying to make anyone feel guilty or depressed but if you don’t have a love for mankind you don’t have love for your Lord. If you don’t believe me read 1 John. What is more important to you, the souls of men or your job? How about your financial stability or the newest movie in theaters. Maybe you cherish your friendships more or your comfort. Be honest. Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. What happened to “delivering those that are being drawn to death?” If you love what the world has to offer more than God’s heart than so be it but don’t claim the name of Christ while you partake in worldly pleasure. You can’t serve both God and mammon.
But if you are truly a child of God the Bible says that we are no longer under the power of sin. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. God gave the most precious gift, His only begotten Son, and we often don’t even feel obliged to give a bit of our time. We are soldiers of Christ that have been bought with a price. We no longer have a right to ourselves. Times like these demand action. Why bother putting on the armor of God if you don’t intend to use it? Some may say that we don’t want to get caught in the trap of service without a relationship and I agree entirely. Don’t! Just because many do it wrong doesn’t mean we have to. We have the power to become the Sons of God. Let us have more than just a form of godliness.
If you saw a home in your neighborhood that was on fire wouldn’t you take action? What if you knew that the home owner was inside? Maybe there is a child asleep on the couch completely unaware of the danger and death about to engulf him. What are you going to do? Imagine that you are a firefighter. You are armed with a fire suit, a helmet, a breathing apparatus, boots and a sharp ax, everything you need to help the child escape. Would you stand by and just watch the house burn down? Maybe you should encourage the child to come out of the house through “life style evangelism” by showing him the proper technique of escape outside the living room window. He is asleep, how will he even know to take your advice? Maybe you are too afraid to awaken him because of how angry he might be. Does any of that matter in light of his eternal destination?
What is holding you back? What more does Christ have to give in order that you will do His will? He already gave us the command to go into all of the world. What are you waiting for? The fields are already white with harvest.