Isolating the Gospel
by Matt Slick
One of the methods for stopping the spread of a disease is to isolate it. That way, it won’t come in contact with anyone else and it won’t spread. But this principle doesn’t only work for diseases. It also works with spiritual things. You can stop the spread of the gospel by isolating those who spread it.
The devil wants the gospel stopped. So, all he has to do is isolate those who spread it. This can be done in different ways. In some countries isolating Christians is accomplished by outlawing Christianity and sending those who promote it to prison. Another way is to spread false teachings so that the truth has no chance of gaining a foothold. Still another way is to dilute the truth so much that Christianity becomes nothing more than another philosophy competing for survival in a sea of ideas.
Here in America, the subtle and persistent criticism of Christians and Christianity is, to a degree, successfully pushing the gospel message to the outskirts of acceptable social boundaries. If this pattern of isolation continues, Christianity will be relegated to a small Sunday Morning hour that is only allowed to be practiced behind closed church doors.
As secularism gains prominence with its moral relativism and its evolutionary philosophy, the absolute truth of God’s word will necessarily come under attack. After all, two competing things can’t occupy the same space. In light of this, Christians will continue to retreat to their churches and homes and be persistently urged to keep their opinions to themselves lest they offend someone, say something that isn’t politically correct, or violate someone’s rights by calling something a sin…
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