If believing in the inerrant word of God makes me a fundamentalist, then that I am. The reality is being a fundamentalist isn’t all that bad. What’s sad is the media’s redefinition of the word that equates believers in Jesus Christ who want to live by God’s Word to the Islamic militants who go out of their way to make the rest of the world cower in fear with suicide bombings and genocide.
Okay, what about the middle ages when “Christianity” forced their faith on people? Well, let me ask the question… Does Christianity believe in free will? Of course! So then, how can those people who carried out atrocities in the name of Christianity be considered as legitimate Christians when they break the very commands of the One whom they profess to follow by coercing people to convert or die, which by the way is quite similar to what Islam does today. And why exactly is it ‘okay’ for Muslims who don’t abide by Muhammad’s teachings to distance themselves from being labeled as extremists and not okay for Christians to distance themselves from false converts who tarnish Christianity?
This all boils down to the devices the enemy uses. If it’s one of his machinations, of course he won’t attack it. Jesus Himself said,
“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.”
The world, and I mean the unbelieving world, would rather side with Islam than they would Christianity. Of course not everyone does this but I’m talking about the people who are denigrating Christianity in the media and painting Islam to be the Religion of Peace. Both the world and Islam have the same commander in chief.
Then there are the proponents of the unification of all religions and all peoples. Whoever does not agree with this agenda will be singled out and that would be us, bible believing fundamentalists. Although we don’t go out there and blow people’s brains out and we want to teach our kids to love God, we will be persecuted and it is no longer just happening in the remote regions of the world. It is happening all over the country with the media intent to quash such notions and paint us as whiners simply because they are not the afflicted.
This post is to implore Christians not to cower to those who do not have the Spirit of Truth. Remember, if you deny Christ, He will deny you before the Father (Matthew 10:33).
Note: The last thing I expected was to highlight a quote from George Orwell, yet here I am. I have read the novel from where this quote was extracted over 20 years ago. I do not have the book in my possession and have tried to verify the exact page number of where this can be found. If you happen to have the book, please enlighten me with the exact page. Thanks.