The #1 Rule in spiritual warfare: we can’t defeat the kingdom of darkness with darkness in our own hearts. We must repent.
The #2 Rule in Spiritual Warfare: run toward the battle with healing and compassion in our hearts.
The #3 Rule in Spiritual Warfare: obey the voice of the Lord and don’t take any u-turns.
The #4 Rule in Spiritual Warfare: Make up our minds to sink or swim, live or die, on the battlefield. So, let’s plant our feet and stay there until victory is achieved or they carry us off.
Let’s say we do our best to follow the above rules of spiritual warfare, now let’s ask ourselves one final question, okay? What do we hope to accomplish by fighting in a spiritual battle between businesses and gay marriages?
Do we business people want to justify our opposition to same-sex marriage by not serving gay weddings, even though we willingly serve fornicators, adulterers, liars, and other sinners for their weddings?
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8)
This is not a winnable battle because it is based on hypocrisy. The Lord will not back us.
You see, the reason to fight spiritual warfare is to punch holes in the darkness covering people’s eyes so that light can break through and reveal Jesus Christ to people. Then, the people can choose whether or not to follow Jesus. Their decisions will be based on facts rather than deceptions.
Thus, what should our answer be to the question I asked in Part 1:
Should we listen to Patrick Buchanan, James Dobson, Rick Scarborough, James Robison and Dr. Michael L. Brown to follow their lead down the slippery slope to possible civil disobedience?
I believe the answer is “no.”
(Conclusion. We will deal more with this topic in future series, looking at it from a different angles.)
2 responses to “Memories Pizza, Indiana, Christianity, And How Not to Win Spiritual Battles (Part 13)”
Thank you, Mr. Larry, for leading us on this journey. God bless you !
Thanks. God bless you.