A living faith will challenge the ever-darkening norms of culture. The primary opposition to a living faith comes simply because it exists. If that faith were to speak out and express a divergent opinion, it would be attacked and demeaned in an attempt to silence any sound of truth spoken in love.
We are living in the buildup to a significant moment in history where the difference between light and dark will be seen with greater clarity. Some will read the previous sentence as conspiratorial and dismiss its content. This moment is being orchestrated by dark forces who oppose God’s word, His value of life in all its forms, and the beauty of His order of creation. The weapons used by this opposing spirit to silence the sound of a living faith are shaming, rejection, and the need for group acceptance.
In Noah’s day, I’m sure some of his friends thought he had lost his mind until it started to rain. The followers of Jesus appeared to some as a fringe sect of babbling idiots talking about Jesus rising from the dead. On the Day of Pentecost, the outpouring of the Spirit was blamed on people drinking too much wine. When Paul spoke to the intellectuals in Athens, the text states, “When they heard Paul speak about the resurrection of the dead, some laughed in contempt” (Acts 17:32a).
God is about to demonstrate His authority and love in ways none of us could have imagined. We will all be corrected regarding our misunderstandings. When the correction takes place, make sure to be found on the side of truth no matter what relationship that choice puts in jeopardy or what coveted resources may be affected. Every one of us is living on the stage of a significant act in a larger spiritual play. Each actor is flawed. Only God and His truth will abide unsullied through each season of cultural change. Align your life, your voice, and yes, your vote to that reality, and you will find yourself in a safe place no matter what transpires. God’s truth will always prevail.