The adage says, “If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.” Today, however, there is a different philosophy in the broader religious world of “Christendom.”
“If we don’t stand for anything assertively, we will be ‘loving,’ ‘Christ-like’ and be liked by everyone.'” However, “If we stand for something assertively, we are filled with hate and are un-Christ like.”
As always, we need to ask the question: Who benefits most from our beliefs, Satan or God?
If we refuse to stand for doctrine, Satan is glorified, because God’s Word is marginalized.
If we stand for God’s Word in its purity, the world will despise us. Sadly, Satan has convinced us that pleasing the world and appeasing the flesh is the greatest good.
We must resist that urge with all of our being and remember that glorifying Christ is our first priority as Christians (Ephesians 3:20-21).
We must be teaching and preaching, with all of our being, how crucial courage is to the Christian walk. Moreover, we must model it daily (Ephesians 4:1; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).