“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”
(Please read 1 Corinthians 15:58 and Philippians 4:8)
A few years ago a network television show featuring a lesbian “wedding” was refused by some local stations, arousing the ire of a radio talk-show host in one city. He scathingly criticized the local network outlet for “caving in” to what he sneeringly referred to as “Christian supremacists,” who in his eyes were the real villains in the controversy.
The man railed about how the “Christian supremacists” wanted to have everything their way, and he wondered why they were the only religious types who acted like that. He called for removing all programming restrictions so that the TV people could show anything they wanted to, any time they wanted to, leaving it solely up to parents to keep their children from watching programs the parents considered offensive.
Obviously he didn’t know much about the Christian religion. Both the teachings of the Bible and our own experiences have served to assure us that Christians as a group will never achieve supremacy in this world. But we are entitled to expect a certain level of decency in a country which, after all, was founded on biblical principles and values. No, we’re not Christian supremacists, but we are Christian soldiers; and none of us should doubt that there is a war on and some big guns are lined up on the other side. So we’d better be getting more familiar with our weapon, “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). And we must resolve to stand our ground. With anything less, we will forfeit the victory.