Stand Up and Die

Are You Willing to Stand for Christ? 1 Cor. 16:13
A soldier entered an underground church and raised his gun.

“Deny your faith and go home, or stand where you are and be shot.”

Scores of people fled while a remnant of scared but faithful believers slowly stood to their feet.

When they were alone, the soldier lowered his gun and explained that he himself was a believer, but he couldn’t take the chance of identifying himself among those who feared man more than God.

Dear Christians, would you have stood or fled?

We answer this question every day in subtle ways:

Will we stand up for Biblical truths regarding salvation, hell, repentance, Christian values, abortion, transgenderism, homosexuality, pornography, premarital sex...

Or will we scurry out the door to the false security of our fallen culture?  

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." Ephesians 6:11

Let's stand!
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For more on this subject: Is Jesus Likable? and Hard Teachings 
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Note: I heard this story many years ago and it was said to have occurred in a Communist country. I believe it to be true, but I no longer have the source. Even if it is not true, it makes an excellent point.
Next week Bible Love Notes will address sexual immorality, not a popular subject in our degrading culture, but it's important for believers to understand what Scripture says so we can take our stand as Christ-followers.
Are You Willing to Stand for Christ? 1 Cor. 16:13

4 comments:

  1. I have heard that story many times too, and can't remember the source. Wurmbrand perhaps? Tortured for His Faith?
    I also remember reading about a former KGB agent who became a Christian... I just looked him up and found his story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Kourdakov ... I truly believe we won't know until heaven how many former Communists and former Muslims have died for their faith. And yet we are so afraid to speak up and stand up for our faith and the truth of the Word. God help us.

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  2. I had to take a stand 9 months ago.. I stand with God..had to tell my son I love him.. not his choice in life

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    1. Yes, Karen, some people feel it's unloving to disapprove of unbiblical choices, but it is an area where we must lovingly stand. God bless you.

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