The Eerie Silence of American Christians

The Eerie Silence of American Christians

Today on Yahoo, “Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban overturned”.

Any thoughts, Christian? I ask the Christian because I’ve observed that I seldom hear the everyday American Christian discuss todays issues through a Biblical lens, and maybe someone is waiting for an invitation to speak. Throughout the years I’ve rarely heard church members converse about Godly things outside of the Sunday School lesson.  Why the eerie silence? Why do Christians seem to be hush hush about righteous things both inside the church and out? People talk about what’s on their mind – even Facebook asks “What’s on your mind?” in the blank box waiting for a post because they know you will share what’s on your mind.

Is the headline “Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban overturned” a reflection of the quiet American Christian, and are Christians quiet because they mirror the godless culture more than they mirror Christ? Are righteous things so seldom mentioned because God’s righteousness has little place in the mind and heart of the Christian? Have we collectively become nominal Christians – honoring God with our lips but our hearts are far away from Him (Matt 15:8)?

Would there be a difference in America if everyday Christians spoke up about their Godly convictions because they lived a holy life in obedience to the teaching of the Bible?  Would public policy look differently if we were more obedient?  Many Founding Fathers mentioned God in their writings which reflected in their laws – because He was on their mind.  Would the morality of popular media look differently if professing Christians would not accept the godless entertainment that so often breaks the Ten Commandments and unsubscribe to this media.

I shudder to ask, are America’s Christians so quiet because we are walking in the footsteps of Judah, who rejected God for false gods, exchanging obedience to His Word for disobedience? (see the book of Jeremiah, found in the Old Testament of the Bible, for the full story) Are righteous things so seldom mentioned because God’s righteousness has little place in the mind and heart of the Christian?  I hope the eerie silence ends.

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