Several days ago I wrote a piece called Call to Repentance. With that call in mind please consider the following. The American Christian Church is at a crossroads. Satan has so blinded the eyes of the fence sitters amongst us that any call by those with godly discernment that shines the light of truth into the darkness of compromise and easy-believism will be met by a wall of resistance that is intended to discourage and defeat. What is most disturbing is that much of this comes from people who profess to love the Lord and to obey Him. The lie from Satan that they are believing to be the truth is that it is wrong and foolish to take stands for the truth as the absolute truth. We do have absolute truth. It is found in God’s Word. It is the only source we have. The lie says that we cannot know the truth. The Word says we can as the Holy Spirit reveals it to our hearts. The lie says that we must always acknowledge that our doctrinal positions such as the doctrines of grace may be wrong. Is this standing in the Gap?
Doctrines are not the Word of God nor should we hold them as such. Instead, our doctrines describe God’s truth. We love them, not because they are God’s truth, but because God uses them to reveal His love and grace and good work to us. The doctrines of grace are a good example of this. Those who are Reformed in their theology love these doctrines because in them we come to understand God’s Sovereignty. Therefore, when we write about and defend them we must do so with the hope that God will open the hearts of those in darkness who attack and deride and seek to discourage us.
Ken Silva’s latest post about this battle or war is a must read. I pray that God will draw you to determine in your heart to stand in the gap as God’s faithful servant for His glory alone as Paul and Barnabas did in their day.