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Most people try to avoid conflict as much as possible. It is unpleasant on so many levels. This is true whether it applies to war, family arguments, and even disputes between friends.
But the tendency toward avoidance can only go so far. There almost always comes a time when people must stand up for what they know to be true and right.
As we look at what is happening in society these days, there is a type of conflict that is all around us, and we can’t escape it. It is a clash of beliefs and ideology. Traditionally, in American society, we have been able to work through this kind of friction, at the very least, by agreeing to disagree. We were able to openly state our case, but at the same time have enough respect for others to remain friends. These days, however, that is becoming increasingly difficult.
The reason we have traditionally been able to agree to disagree is that biblical worldview beliefs dominated society. This does not mean, in any respect, that everyone was a Christian, but the societal rules that governed people’s behavior emerged from the teachings of the Bible.
The specific biblical beliefs that informed that mindset are found in several areas:
The beliefs we now see dominating society are based on a different foundation – a naturalistic worldview. Naturalism is the belief that the natural universe, operating by natural laws, is all that exists. This belief foundation is atheistic, and its values have no objective foundation. Thus, those in power make the rules. As such, it has an entirely different set of priorities. These priorities result in:
Looking at what is going on in society as it is increasingly dominated by naturalistic worldview beliefs, we see that those in power are increasingly choosing to steamroll those who disagree.
Recently, in England, a Christian college fired a teacher for posting a tweet calling homosexuality a sin. This is a supposedly evangelical college that is run by the Methodists.
But it is not just in England. A school teacher in California was fired for refusing to agree to hide students’ “gender transitions” from their parents. An in another case, radical students at a college in New York crashed a speech on “free speech on college campuses.” These agitators ate up the group’s pizza, tore up a student’s Bible, and caused such a ruckus that the attendees had to be escorted by police to a different venue to hold their event.
Christians certainly should never resort to unchristian tactics to push back against this kind of tyranny. But there does need to be push back. We can no longer afford to tippy-toe around the evil that is going on.
So what should that push-back look like?
It should consist of Christians standing strong in the face of evil ways. That standing strong means being willing to tell the truth and not back down in the face of opposition. Telling the truth involves several things:
There is no doubt, overtly standing for the truth will inevitably involve a certain amount of unpleasantness – especially given the evil values that dominate so much of modern society. But Christians have a stewardship responsibility from God to promote the coming of His kingdom and the implementation of His will (“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”). And that is done by changing hearts and minds. No more tippy-toeing around.
Freddy Davis is the president of MarketFaith Ministries. He is the author of numerous books entitled The Truth Mirage, Rules for Christians Radicals, Liberalism vs. Conservatism, and his latest book Shattering the Truth Mirage and has a background as an international missionary, pastor, radio host, worldview trainer, and entrepreneur. Freddy is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Communication, and holds MDiv and DMin degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a popular speaker, particularly on the topic of worldview and its practical implications for the Christian life. He lives in Tallahassee, FL, with his wife Deborah.
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