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|The Silent Majority Must Speak||04/23/2010|
In America those who care should and those with strong opinions often do speak out – some loudly, a few effectively. This is one of freedom’s privileges and also a responsibility for all who understand things necessary for a democracy to remain healthy.
It is time for the church to begin speaking out boldly with conviction and consistency. May God help all of us as people of faith to demonstrate the fact – actions always speak louder than words. No doubt when we live to be answers to someone’s prayer and fulfill the will of God, we will see our prayers answered more quickly and effectively. Christians should pray for all in authority and also for citizens who do openly challenge decisions and policies those in power impose on the population. I am thankful for concerns expressed by those attending tea parties and other protests regardless of how some elite media and politicians represent them. In no way is what they are doing dangerous. It is in fact healthy. The representatives we send to Washington must be encouraged to have open minded civil discussions if we expect to have effective civil government.
It is obvious that those in power along with very liberal elite media representatives want all lovers of God, family, church, freedom and principle to remain silent or shut up if they have ever dared to care enough to stand up and speak out. In my opinion it is the desire of those who want more government control, bigger government, the redefining of marriage, tax funded abortion, and more bureaucracies established to see to it that principled Americans keep sitting in churches with heads buried in the sand while they reestablish our future on unstable sifting sand by disregarding the truth, the Constitution, liberty and justice for all. Please pray for all who are standing up to become even more determined to speak out and do so with justifiable anger and righteous indignation under control.
Take civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s exhortation to his followers in his book Why We Can’t Wait where he wrote that no one would be sent out “to demonstrate who had not convinced himself and us that he could accept and endure violence without retaliating.” If volunteers could not respond nonviolently to violent situations, they were not allowed to march. They were required to sign a ten-point pledge, which included among its commandments promises to:
Let me share with you insight passed on by my close friend and fellow committed Christian writer Cal Thomas. Cal fully understands that Christians will most effectively influence others and the direction of our nation by introducing people to the transforming power of God through faith in Christ. Cal understands the manipulative misrepresentation and intent of misguided media and the liberal thinking of today’s relativists. Here is the editorial he published on April 20 entitled “Protesting the Protestors”:
Thank you, Cal. I encourage all readers to pray for strong Christians and gifted writers like Cal Thomas to continue inspiring us with reliable information. I hope you will encourage your friends to request my weekly commentaries and ask them to also remember our family as we seek to help preserve the freedom our soldiers are dying for.
Cal Thomas' column (c) 2010 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Author: James Robison
Editor: Randy Robison
Word Count: 1290
About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, a Christian media ministry and mission relief organization. He and His wife, Betty, host of the television program Life Today; He has authored numerous books, including The Soul of a Nation, The Absolutes: Freedom's Only Hope and True Prosperity.
Media Contact: Randy Robison, editor at jamesrobison.net . Photo available upon request. Reprint rights granted with attribution for complete, unedited article. Revisions allowed only with approval.