The courage to go to church

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As you prepare to go to church each week, do you consider this to be an act of courage? Well, if you go to a church that believes that God is holy, that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ, that the Bible is the inspired word of God and must be obeyed, then going to church is a an act of courage!

When you go to church and you affirm your belief with other Christians in these core doctrines of historic Christianity, you put yourself at odds with those who view such beliefs as a threat to personal freedom and choice.

Serving and following the Lord of Scripture used to be fashionable. No longer. Our communities are being pulled apart by political correctness. Biblical morality has been reclassified as archaic and medieval. People who chose to believe that God’s word can set the boundaries of sexual conduct are being subjected to angry characterizations as hate mongers.

If we stand with Joshua and proclaim that we will serve the Lord, then yes, going to church will require much courage. Only the spread of the gospel in our land will restore hope to a lost culture.

May God give us courage to lead our families and our communities to worship and honor his great name.

See Joshua 1:14-15.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.