Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Why Don't You Just Shut Up!?

The world, society and Satan all say the same things these days: "Why don't you just shut up?"  On the one hand, the world and society do not want to hear about God and what is right and wrong.  On the other, Satan doesn't want you to share it with anyone.  Both of them want Christians to just shut up!

Don't push your religion on me.  You think you are holier than thou because you go to church every week.  It's not your business who I marry.  Keep your opinions to yourself.  America isn't a Christian nation anymore.

Are you being told any of those things?  If you are an ambassador for Christ, a representative of God, then you no doubt get your share of the "won't you just shut up" phrases, no matter how they are worded.  No one wants to hear it anymore.  They don't want to hear that homosexuality is sin and perverse.  They don't want to hear that you should live right.  They don't want to be told to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, they don't need "organized" religion after all.  They sure don't want you spouting that America was founded for freedom to worship God - they want to change our history to mean something totally different than God-blessed.

So why don't we just all shut up now and please the masses?  Why don't we keep all of our beliefs to ourselves.  Don't witness to the person next to you at the store - just shut up.  Don't share with the mom you meet in a mother's group about your church.  Just shut up and keep it quiet because you are being way too loud!

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.....

Well, I got news for Satan - he can't put me on mute!  He can throw things my way, take things from me, send false accusers and liars to trash my reputation but he can't shut me up.  You see, when you take a stand for what is right in a world that is wrong, you will suffer for it.  So does that mean we should just shut up?  Should we cower in the corner and hide who we are and what we believe because we don't want to 'scare' away anyone?

The next time the devil tells you to refrain from witnessing to someone else or standing up for what is right, just say to him, "why don't you just shut up!?"

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Joyful Christian Homemaking said...

EXACTLY!!! This is something that's been on my mind as of late, and may blog about a facet of, soon. You something that irks me just a bit? People who claim to be my friends, but they exclude me from functions they invite their other friends to, they don't let their other friends meet me, and they don't admit to anyone else they are friends with me. They are ashamed of me, because I am not ashamed of Christ.

Anonymous said...

Your not alone, I get the same in different ways. I have those that read my blog and say they agree with it and think it is great someone is standing up for truth but they don't want to share it with their friends and family because it might be offensive. I guess Satan really has got a lot of people to just shut up and keep the truth quiet!

Tricia said...

Amen Sister! Off topic, I wanted to say thank you for posting the link to the dental hygiene program you had success with! My children were very prone to cavities between their teeth and after using the program we have been a year with NO cavities!! So, thank you, you saved us some serious money! Have a blessed evening!

tealady said...

I am in total agreement.The only problem I have is when the issue of gay comes up,people can see from my face that I don't agree with it but I just don't know what to say.Any good one liners?

Anonymous said...

Tricia - that is awesome! I still use the system, though not like I used to, so I need to get back to it. So glad it is helping you guys too! ;-) I had stopped doing it when I got pregnant and I wish I hadn't because I ended up with a gum infection and had to take antibiotics. Next time I get pregnant, I will remember to do the regime a lot!!

Tealady - In person I'm very different than on my blog. I don't normally say anything about hot topics UNLESS I feel the Spirit leading me to do so or there needs to be a stand for it in the situation. One that comes to mind that can be straight to the point is when they say "they were born that way", you can say, well, we must all be BORN AGAIN, that takes their excuse away.

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