Stand Your Ground

Christianity, Christianity For Seekers
A Christian should know intimately what it means to stand your ground. When your schoolteacher teaches that you came from a fish, snail or slug the believer stands their ground in believing they are a person created in God’s image. When your schoolteacher teaches that it’s natural for the same sex to be intimate with one another, you stand your ground knowing that they have to adopt to have children. It’s obvious that this is not natural. Stand your ground.

Stand your ground when the laws change, saying, it’s expectable to be a pedophile and that their action does not negatively affect children. Stand your ground and refuse to be under the teaching of a false prophet. Stand your ground against mediocrity and embrace the challenge that comes with being a believer in Jesus. You shall have trials. You shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer because Christ has overcome the world.

When a preacher departs from scripture, you depart from him. Do not be afraid of man, but God. Stand your ground for doctrinal things like Christ crucified and rose from the dead. Jesus is the only way to heaven and the believer is made righteous because of him. Some things we don’t stand for.

When a woman is dressed like a harlot and approaches you for sex, you flee. Standing your ground is not wise. When a man tells you how attractive you are and puts out the red carpet and proceeds to sex you, you flee. Standing your ground is not wise. When friends try and convince you that doing drugs is fine, you flee. Standing your ground is not wise. When friends try and convince you to rob, steal, or kill, you flee. Standing your ground is not wise.

Stand your ground when scripture supports your stand. Flee when it does not.

 

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15 responses to “Stand Your Ground

  1. VeryNiceRoger! Good Read!

  2. “…Stand your ground when scripture supports your stand. Flee when it does not….” Amen to this!! Good word.

  3. Amen brother! Well said!

  4. Wow!
    I love that you are not afraid to challenge believers to do what is right.
    I try to do that on my blog, too. http://haywireproductions.wordpress.com and keep the faith!
    Godspeed!
    ~Kay

  5. Stand your ground. Totally agree. *thumbs up*

    Btw, nice to meet you! 🙂

  6. Thank you for this. I have been at war in my heat because of the evil in this world and how it attacks me and other believers form every side. Your message has encouraged me today. Even when teachers whom I trusted to be Biblical believers try to justify sin and try to make ME believe it is not sin… it’s good to know that God is still God, Truth is still Truth and that there are still Godly, mature Christians such as yourself who will stand firm with me. (or NOT stand firm, when the situation calls for it)

    Thank you so much! Jesus bless you!

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  8. Love should win out…and in this I will stand my ground. Even sometimes against you, my friend.

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  10. Thanks Roger, this is inspiring and kind of a wake-up and kick in the butt at the same time. Amen to your speaking up.

  11. Reblogged this on markflorendo and commented:
    Amazing insights from an amazing blogger!
    May God bless you more!

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