It’s a shame, really, that I have to ask that. Jesus came the first time to testify to the Truth, and as His followers, we are called to do the same.
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
John 18:37-38 KJVA
Like Pilot, people continue to ask that very question today. Perhaps even more so today. It is increasingly difficult to navigate this information age. We are post-enlightenment, yet people are more confused than ever. Could it be because this so-called enlightenment comes from a source determined to keep us in the dark?
Of course it is.
People are hurting. They are engaged in a bloody battle for their very souls.
Yes, all men are sinners in need of a savior. I am in no way diminishing the Gospel!! But there are entities out there doing everything they can to keep man from coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! To be blunt, their job isn’t a difficult one. This is mainly because they are facing little opposition!
We, the Church, are not seeing the bigger picture here. We have the Truth, we hold the only weapons fit to combat these entities, yet so many of us choose to look the other way because we don’t understand what we are seeing.
Don’t get me wrong. There are some battles in which we do fight. Abortion, homosexuality, pedophilia, etc etc…..these are obvious battlegrounds in which many of us fight valiantly with the weapons and courage provided to us by Holy Spirit. Fight on soldiers of Christ!
Yet, for some reason, there are some battles we ignore. In America, at least, and from my own experience, topics such as demons, ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and aliens are frowned upon. I really don’t understand this. There is a stigma there.
I suppose the battles we do fight, such as abortion etc, are easier to understand. They have a shape; appear more tangible, because we can interact with the human beings involved in them. The supernatural/paranormal/unseen realm have too many unknowns. There is also the idea that if we acknowledge these beings, we are somehow giving them power or inviting them to come into our lives.
NEWSFLASH: They are already in your life! They are all around us, hidden in the shadows and the invisible. Abortion and the topics we like to fight? Yeah, they are behind them too. Satan does not put all his eggs in one or two baskets. They are out to steal, kill and destroy.
All I’m saying is, the Church should care about Disclosure. We are to disclose the Truth and expose the lies. In every form. As I’ve said in the past, we are all parts of one Body with different functions. We can’t do everything all by ourselves, we can’t engage in every battle simultaneously. Some are called to combat the lies surrounding abortion, others Islam, others pornography…..we all acknowledge these battles and support one another in prayer and encouragement. Just remember, there is a ministry for those caught up in the paranormal and occult lies as well and we should never tell our Brothers and Sisters to not discuss such things, or to ignore it.
Should the elbow tell the knee not to perform its function?
No matter our specific callings, we all must be aware of the battle raging around us and actively engage in leading the wounded to the Great Physician Who can and will heal, and Who empowers us to fight the good fight.