Sometime ago, newspapers carried the story of a young man named William, who was a fugitive from the police. The teenager had run away with his girlfriend because the parents had been trying to break them up. What William didn't know was that an ailment he had been seeing the doctor about was diagnosed, just after his disappearance, as cancer. Now, here was William, doing his best to elude the police, lest he lose his love, while they were doing their best to find him, lest he lose his life. He thought they were after him to punish him; they were really after him to save him.
This young man is representative of liberals all over the country today. They are working so hard to fight faith. Ironically it is the one thing that would save them. Christmas time is again upon us, and with Christmas time come the slew of ALCU lawyers with subpoenas in hand ready to strike down any public mention of Jesus Christ. The liberals crusade against Christ is nothing new even Jesus himself said, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” John 15:18
I John 3:13 says, “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.” We should not be surprise when the slings and arrows of hatred are hurled at us. If the world put our Lord on a cross and killed him we should not be surprised, or shocked when a Harvard trained Pharisee comes knocking on our door with a cease and desist order. The question we have to ask ourselves is, “Why?” Why is they hate Jesus so much? Why is it they tolerate idolaters, like Mohammed or Buddha?
The answer is found in James 1:22-24, “ But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.” James here is speaking to his readers about the importance of not only hearing the Word of God, but doing it as well. A faith grounded in the Word of God breeds action for the work of God. All to often I sat in church, three services a week, said amen, did all the right things, but never acted out my faith.
James is telling us that our faith is more than just an intellectual exercise, it is more that a moral imperative, it is the act of a Just and Holy God, reaching down and communing with sinful men. Liberals fear faith and the Bible because it is a mirror, and the reflection they see in that mirror is the man that God sees. All the sin, all the vice, God strips away the excuses, and he melts away the circumstances when he says that ALL have sinned, and All have come short of the glory of God. In the end when God sees us he does not see us as liberal or conservative, he sees us as forgiven or not forgiven. When God looks down on me I know that all he sees in the shed blood of Christ on my soul. When he looks down on your soul what does he see?