Hello Reader Friends. David Telbat here. Welcome to “Unpopular but Prepared,” Part VI in my series, “If Christianity were Illegal.” Though it’s a tough message, I’d like us to consider this scenario. If Christianity were illegal, how would we live today? Through this 7-part series, I have several challenges for us. (You can read the previous Part 5 here.) In this sixth part, think about this . . .
You’re Expected to Participate
You’re sitting somewhere in the back of the crowded living room. Professing Christians are all around you. A man stands in the center. He’s assigning passages of the Bible for people to memorize. Everyone is volunteering—except you.
Memorize the Bible? Yes. The Bible is about to be banned in the U.S., so believers everywhere are memorizing large portions for their local churches. Everyone acts as if it’s something they’ve been doing for years. But for you, it’s completely foreign. You’re not prepared for this!
Unpopular, but Prepared
God wants us to step up now to begin His work. He knows we’re nervous and a little concerned about the way others will view us. Christians are so unpopular these days. We’re even a joke to much of the world.
The time is now. Earlier this year, I met two men who were stabbed and beaten for preaching Christ. They still preach Christ, even though their scars are evident reminders of the attack. This happened in America! And we are too shy to pray at work or carry our Bible down the street? (Read Matthew 10:33)
There are many foreign Christians and Bible smugglers who memorize large portions of God’s Word because they don’t want to be caught without the Holy Scriptures if their Bibles are confiscated. That isn’t America . . . YET, but millions are trying to discredit and ban “that judgmental Book” from stores and pulpits alike.
Because of what lies ahead, we must learn God’s Word, not only to share with others, but for ourselves. Prepare now!
“Prepare your minds for action . . .” I Peter 1:13
See you on the field!
Read the final Part VII of this series, “Betrayer or Confessor?”
In Sea Scribe, my covert Christian mission suspense novel, you’ll meet “Elephant,” who uniquely shares God’s Word with underground Christians where they are not allowed to have the Scriptures.
Click this link to read a unique way God’s Word is being shared by Voice of the Martyrs.
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COMING UP: We have another glimpse on MONDAY into the main character of Sea Scribe, Troy Forge, in “Action Forged from Wounds.” And next WEDNESDAY, David shares from his Writer’s Tablet with “Bad Guys Make Good Guys Good.”