Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

Posted on May 27, 2019

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By David Ettinger

As Christians we must share the “Good News” of Jesus Christ; the good news being that though we are born separated from God and destined for eternal judgment, God sent a Deliverer to die for our sins and give those who have accepted His lordship eternal life with Him.

This is the glorious message, and there is no other. We don’t fight against the culture; we fight within it. Our ammunition is the Gospel and our objective is to “preach Christ crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23) with the hope that we “might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22).

As Christians, the world will call us “haters,” “bigots,” “intolerable,” and mock our “cave-man” mentality, and it will hurt. It will challenge our faith. The culture will shun, ridicule, and vilify us, but we must stand fast knowing “there is laid up for [us] a crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8). In other words, there is an eternity with Christ awaiting us, making the trials of this world – our “light affliction” – as seeming “for but a moment” (2 Corinthians 4:17).

It should be the desire of every Christian to live such a life that by the end of it, he or she – along with the apostle Paul – will be able to say:

“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth, the crown of righteousness is reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will render to me on that day …” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

As this sin-stained world continues to spiral out of control, it is a great comfort for those who know Jesus to be able to wake up every morning and say, “I am washed clean in, and saved by, the blood of the Lamb!”

Fellow believers: Keep fighting the good fight!

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