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.”
I Corinthians 15:54-57 “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The following is a powerful and faith-fueled testimony from Pastor Abba Martin during the challenging conditions of World War II, as recorded in “Strength for Service”:
“I believe it is eminently worthwhile to contend for righteousness, justice, and truth in the world; and that Heaven will reward those who thus take their stand. I am so thoroughly convinced of the presence of the everliving God in the affairs of men that I refuse to become panic-stricken when the sins and selfish ambitions of the usurpers of authority bring about destructive wars and international chaos. So sure am I of the life eternal that even death is robbed of its sting, and I go forward with courage undaunted.
I am so proud of this faith that is mine that I shall not hesitate to declare it anywhere, in any environment, by my deeds, by my words, by my attitudes, and by every outward manifestation of my life.”
Our fully-committed life as Christian citizens is eminently worthwhile as we contend for righteousness, justice, and truth in the world. Heaven will reward us for taking a stand. Our trust and faith in the everliving God in the affairs of men must strengthen us such that we can refuse to become panic-stricken when the sins and selfish ambitions of the usurpers of authority bring about destructive wars and international chaos. Life eternal robs death of its sting, and allows us to go forward with courage undaunted. And, we must be so proud of this faith through Christ that we shall not hesitate to declare it anywhere, in any environment, by our deeds, by our words, by our attitudes, and by every outward manifestation of our lives.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO BE BOLD ABOUT A LIFE LIVED THAT DECLARES THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST THROUGH EVERY OUTWARD MANIFESTATION. Even in the midst of a world filled with destructive wars and international chaos, we must go forward with courage undaunted.