Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
In the days following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the news spread like wildfire throughout the colonies. Though the colonists risked much in dissolving their connection with a world power, they did so proudly and publically. The Continental Congress ordered that copies of the Declaration, produced by a local Philadelphia printer on July 4, 1776, be sent on horseback throughout the newly independent United States. It was printed in local newspapers and read publically in town squares. The new nation was abuzz with the news, though they knew that a dark cloud of war was hanging on the horizon. They were not ashamed of their life-changing decision.
Oh that today’s American Christians would show as much pride in our eternity-changing decisions for Christ. Instead, we often guard the truths of our testimonies as if we are ashamed of Christ. Other groups, feeling no such bashfulness in their causes, seize control of the public dialogue and drown out those few who are brave enough to stand for Biblical truths. Though the personal risks that would accompany our public proclamations of faith are minute compared to those faced by the colonists in 1776, we cower in the closets of our unjustified shame.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERCIAN CHRISTIANS WOULD PROUDLY AND PUBLICALLY PROCLAIM CHRIST AND WOULD STAND FOR HIS TRUTHS. After all, it is the gospel of Christ that caries with it the power of God.