Neutrality Is Killing America and Pacifying the Woke Church by BERT FARIAS for Charisma News
What if I were to tell you that the recent polarization and division the last two elections and the recent pandemic brought in America, especially in the Western church, were of God? Would you believe it? What about the church being divided over moral issues like homosexuality and abortion? Do you believe God is in that division?
I’ve been writing much on the unity of the body of Christ lately and how important and critical that is in this hour, but we must also understand that division is necessary before true unity can come. I know that won’t be received by too many Christians, but it is true, nonetheless. Please allow me to explain.
First of all, Jesus Himself brought division—which he described as a sword—when He arrived on the earth: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matt. 10:34, MEV).
While it is worthy and noble to pursue the unity of the Spirit, the apostle Paul said that there must be divisions in the church: “But, of course, there must be divisions among you so that you who have God’s approval will be recognized!” (1 Cor. 11:19, NLT).
That is an amazing verse of Scripture!
You see, in one sense, a sword that brings division is really God’s way of measuring true success, and a way of recognizing those who have God’s approval.
For the last two or so decades, the American church has been in a soft ,superficial place of silence and neutrality because we don’t want to offend people. But Jesus, who came with a sword, is called the “rock of offense” (Rom. 9:33, 1 Pet. 2:8).What will you do with that?
The neutral church says to use wisdom and not offend others. Meanwhile, much of the American church, infected by a grossly immoral and worldly antichrist culture that continues defacing the image of God and changing the gender of our children or killing them in the womb, continues to yawn in a sleepy state at God’s will and intentions. God, have mercy on us!