We who are believers in Jesus Christ as our Savior are witnesses to the world of Christ’s saving power.
“Saving from what?” is the question we often encounter when witnessing to those who don’t have this salvation offered only by the sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection from death of Jesus Christ.
And the matter at the center of this question is the nucleus from which rebellion springs. When witnesses for Christ give the reason one needs saving, the rebellion and sometimes even muted anger springs into the conversation.
The thought in the mind of the one being witnessed to is something like “I’m not so bad—not like a murderer, rapist, thief, and others who might need to be saved from consequences of my deeds.”
As I once heard Ted Turner, the media mogul, say when asked about Christ and Salvation, “I don’t need anybody to die for me.”
This is often the response to the message of Christ’s saving grace.
The human creation, fallen since the Garden of Eden, thinks in terms of being pretty good. This is why the Constitution of the United States is being more and more disdained by the present rebels who make up the ideological left, for example.
The founding fathers of this nation believed that mankind is fallen and needs to come under the governance of God, or “nature’s God,” as Thomas Jefferson and some other deists within the founding group would have it.
They believed in the depravity of man. Many on the ideological, political left hold that man is basically good and can be perfected through government largesse and control. They can create in this way their version of utopia. They deny that God has anything to say about it. All we have to do to understand this view is to consider that the Democrat Party has all but totally excluded any mention of God from their party’s political platform.
To them, being progressive is being in control of what happens in this life on planet earth—not turning over control to some mythological deity.
We can see in God’s prophetic Word where this rebellion is leading. It is plainly shown in the matter of the two witnesses who will emerge during the time known as Great Tribulation. They will come to preach that earth-dwellers—all who are in rebellion against God—must repent and accept Christ for salvation.
Just as now, only in a much more hostile way, people of that time will hate the messengers. These earth-dwellers will, like ancient Judaizers of Israel, kill the prophets of God’s message. They didn’t want to hear it then. Those on earth at the time of this visitation of the two witnesses won’t like it at that time either.
Antichrist, the most horrendous dictator of all of human history, will do his utmost to hunt down the two witnesses of God and kill them.
He, and the earth-dwellers who hate them too will be unable to harm them, until their work is done and God’s salvation message and His warnings of judgment and wrath are complete.
Here’s what happens next, according to God’s Holy Word.
Revelation 11:7-12 KJV – “And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”
So if we want to wonder about where those of this generation who don’t know the Lord for salvation are headed in terms of their feelings about we who witness, we have only to consider the above foretelling of that future time.
We see this anti-God, anti-Christ attitude growing in every direction we look today. These are increasingly insulted by the salvation message.
As Ted Turner sadly and tragically said, they too say: ”I don’t need anybody to die for me.”
Is there any doubt within the spiritually attuned mind that these will, when the awe and shock have run their course, celebrate the Christians’ evacuation from the surface of this judgment-bound planet?
One news story points to the attitude that is already far advanced in the developing anti-God, anti-Christ hostility. The following is a brief excerpt.
Teachers from seven Minnesota school districts participate in a “Culturally Responsive School Leadership Academy” Thursday. (Culturally Responsive School Leadership Institute/Twitter)
Educators from across the state are gathering for a training this week with Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, a controversial equity consultant with a history of promoting theories like “Christian privilege.”
He also appears to work for a group founded by a prominent anti-Semite.
Khalifa first sparked controversy in Minnesota when he was hired in 2019 by Eastern Carver County Schools to conduct nearly $90,000 worth of equity work. A former University of Minnesota professor, Khalifa now works at Ohio State University and runs the Culturally Responsive School Leadership Institute…
A handout from the equity academy asks teachers to reflect on how current school practices are “connected with earlier colonial or oppressive practices in U.S. history.”
One item on the document compares the “containment of Black bodies on enslavement plantations” to “normalizing the practice of sending Black students to in-school suspension spaces.”
Another handout instructs teachers on the various “expressions of whiteness,” such as “whiteness as fragile,” “whiteness as normal,” and “whiteness as niceness.”
The training program, called the Culturally Responsive School Leadership Academy, seeks to “challenge Whiteness and hegemonic epistemologies in schools,” according to infographics published by Khalifa’s group.
“Christianity was used as an excuse to classify Africans and indigenous peoples as ‘non-human.’ This thinking still influences the dehumanization of minoritized students,” another infographic states.
Khalifa is the author of a controversial pamphlet on “Islamophobia and Christian privilege,” which directs teachers to “infuse curriculum and school activities with intellectual traditions that originate in the Muslim World” and claims that, unlike Islam, Western religions are not “a way of life.”
In a 2016 article, Khalifa describes “culturally responsive school leadership” as a method that “encompasses aspects of antioppressive/racist leadership, transformative leadership, and social justice leadership, but pushes further.” (“A controversial equity consultant is guiding Minnesota educators through a process of ‘learning and unlearning’ compares suspension to slavery,” Anthony Gockowski, August 5, 2021, Altha News)
So the educational systems of America and the world are well into denying God as they plan their Heaven on earth, satanically spawned curriculum, etc. The time to witness to as many as possible of Jesus Christ’s soul-saving grace is now.
Every signal our spiritual radar gives the Christian today indicates the any moment removal of that witness from the planet might happen.
We must witness to those still in rebellion, even if we are more and more hated for doing so. Christ is their only “Hope” (Titus 2: 13).