July 7, 2016 at 5:18 p.m.
STANDING IN THE GAP (Part 2)
This is the second of three articles taken from the speech my good friend, Mike Roquemore, at the DeBerry Cemetery Day this past May. Words spoken from his heart and a message that needs to be heard at home and around the world.
"In the Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers wrote, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.'
While we honor our heroes for protecting our freedom, which includes our religious freedom, we are in need of people who will 'stand in the gap' for our Christian faith. I'm afraid we are going down the same destructive path that the Israelites walked. We as a nation are losing our Christian heritage. If we do not have individuals who are willing to 'stand in the gap' and fight for our faith, the future of our nation is bleak.
On March 9, 2008, our President said that we are no longer a Christian nation. He went onto say we are a nation of Jews, Hindus, Muslims, and so forth. He is right in pointing out we are a diverse nation, but he is wrong when he said we are no longer a Christian nation. We were founded on principles of freedom of religion that were derived from the God of the Bible. We get our freedom from God, not the government.
We are becoming so concerned that we do not offend anyone that we let our faith become trampled under the guise of tolerance. We must be concerned about godly correct decisions, not politically correct decisions.
We need Christian heroes to 'stand in the gap' for our faith and to be prepared to defend that faith. We need to be ready to share and explain our faith, to be ready to share the hope we have, to tell others about God, to share Jesus so others can know Him, and to do this in a gentle and respectful way.
There may be a price for 'standing in the gap.' Some will not accept what you say. Some may ridicule you. Some may even try to hurt you in some way. All over the world and right here in America, our Christian values are under attack."
Will you stand in the gap and defend your faith?