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“Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him” (Exodus 32:26).
In the Cause of Christ, there is no middle ground (Luke 11:23; Matt. 6:24). Christians cannot halt between two opinions and still maintain fidelity to God (Kings 18:21). It is either the world or God.
We know that the whole world lies in wickedness (I John 5:19). The world is a kingdom wherein everything vile and putrid and corrupt finds a home and the powers of darkness reign (Col. 1:13; Eph. 5:10; I John 2:15-
As Christians, however, our lives are to be lights in a world of darkness so that they give light to all (Matt. 5:13-
Standing up for what is right cannot be wrong. So what if the Pharisees were offended by the teaching of Jesus (Matt. 15:12)? Every plant not planted by the Father will be rooted up (Matt. 5:13). So what if enemies are made by speaking the truth (Gal. 4:16)? To be friends with the world is to be the enemy of God (James 4:4). The solemn charge of Joshua the son of Nun rings loud and clear even to this late day: “Choose you this day whom ye will serve” (John 24:15).
Will we stand up and be counted? Will our fingers grasp tightly the golden handle of the sword of the Spirit and draw it from its sheath; will we, unashamed of the Christ and the Cause for which He shed His blood, wield that Blade confidently in the fight for the truth? As the world continues its spiraling descent into the everlasting abyss, Christians must be willing to lead the way ever upward and back to God by holding aloft in word and deed the bright and glimmering banner of the glorious and everlasting gospel of Jesus the Christ.
Eric L. Padgett