7 “As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. 8 If I say to the wicked, ‘Wicked one, you will surely die,’ but you do not speak out to warn him about his way, that wicked person will die for his iniquity, yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
Many people call themselves Christians but when it comes to saying the truth which in the process might make someone feel bad even though you’re doing it for the sake of the hearer to know the truth like John 8:32 says, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” they keep their mouth closed for the sake of keeping the person from feeling bad, at the cost of keeping the truth from the person. Is your silence worth it?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caeli from Modconspiracy and Marques Jeffries from Overcoming The Times.
For my two brother and sister in Christ who supported me because they love truth and are not afraid to speak or support someone speaking up for the truth which shows that Christ lives in them.
Political correctness is a cancer for the body of Christ that eats away the image of Christ from the professing believer’s life. If you see a person who claims to follow Jesus and starts to bow down in front of an idol, will you still sit idly by without warning that person that worshiping or giving reverence to an idol other than Jesus Christ is idolatry? You are giving the glory due to Jesus to the idol.
What’s behind idols are demons according to 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 which says,
“14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 15 I am speaking as to wise people. Judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing that we give thanks for, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for all of us share that one bread. 18 Look at the people of Israel. Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in what is offered on the altar? 19 What am I saying then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, but I do say that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to participate with demons! 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord’s table and the table of demons. 22 Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?”
We must love the truth over making someone feel uncomfortable because by loving the truth is as loving Jesus because Jesus is truth. When you speak the truth to someone, you’re speaking Jesus’ language. Believe it or not, you love a person by telling them the truth and not allowing political correctness to corrupt your standing with the truth. People who worship or revere idols are in violation of God’s Word and we as Christians must speak up unless you truly are deceiving yourselves and are not truly saved. The Bible tells that in the future many will depart from the faith. I pray that all who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ that they may NEVER shrink back from the truth regardless if someone may get hurt by hearing it because wounds from a friend can be trusted.
The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.