It’s Easy, or Maybe Not

It’s easy to become more outspoken on generally accepted views within the reformed, Calvinistic community, isn’t it?

  1. It’s easier to be more openly pro-life.
  2. It’s easier to be more openly anti-gay.
  3. It’s easier to be more openly ‘conservative’, whatever that means.
  4. It’s all so much easier, especially when you are backed by a herd of believers you’ve joined, and who are metaphorically standing behind you shouting, “Yeah, man!”

It’s not so easy, if you are openly against false teaching by the most influential leaders in the modern evangelical world though, is it?  If popularity on Twitter and Facebook is more important to us than the truth of God’s Word, then, no, it’s not so easy for some. In fact, you can be reduced to little, or no influence on social media, if not destroyed altogether, should you take a stand for truth. That’s obvious in theory, but ignored in practice.

It’s not easy because the guys who were standing behind you, literally by your side, on Twitter, Facebook or other social media, have – or will – suddenly leave you and shun you like leprosy the moment you stop going ‘with the flow’.

Suddenly, it’s not so easy being a Christian, is it?  But in order to be faithful to Christ and His Word, we must indeed be willing to stand alone, if necessary, to oppose those who are drawing the crowds by diluting or perverting God’s Word and its truth.

In the end, it’s easy to be popular, if we are spiritually compromising, but not so much if we hold fast to the doctrines set forth so clearly.

Follow God, not the crowd.