Has the Church Code Black?
Zipped lips, blind eyes, and deaf ears seems to be the church knee-jerk response to our unending chaos in the world today. On the other hand we meet individuals who profess the christian faith and offer their solution which is to pray. While I cannot object to that solution , for when done fervently and in unity, we often yield our greatest results. My only question to the body at large is: Is prayer enough? Some would argue their stance of SILENCE by verbalizing it’s the only solution. Does this SILENCE equate a solution or cowardice?
While this behavior is heavily displayed by individuals of the body , I’m reminded of the words from Solomon in Proverbs 31:8–9 NOG“Speak out for the one who cannot speak,for the rights of those who are doomed. Speak out,
judge fairly, and defend the rights of oppressed and needy people.” Also, when the writer tells us ‘‘He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered.’’ Proverbs 21:13
Wow! Those words sure does stir me and they are biblical . Since scriptures have already been mentioned and as a fellow believer it’s my duty to abide by the word I must share Micah 6:8 “ The Lord God has told us what is right and what he demands : “ See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God.” CEV
It’s time the church does what the Word says and not what it PREFERS. If the church is going to refrain from going CODE BLACK during tumultuous times then we must………..
“Do what God’s word says. Don’t merely listen to it, or you will fool yourselves. If someone listens to God’s word but doesn’t do what it says, he is like a person who looks at his face in a mirror, studies his features, goes away, and immediately forgets what he looks like. However, the person who continues to study God’s perfect laws that make people free and who remains committed to them will be blessed. People like that don’t merely listen and forget; they actually do what God’s laws say.’’ James 1:22–25 NOG
No man can possibly be benevolent or religious, to the full extent of his obligations, without concerning himself, to a greater or less extent, with the affairs of human government. Charles Finney