Will people really stand with God?

Will people really stand with God?
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Some will say that what I’m about to say is because I’m bitter. I’m not. I’ve moved on. But I’ve been thinking this morning and I’m concerned.
I won’t rehash the story, but suffice it to say that I was given an ultimatum to leave the independent church I’m working in, or surrender my credentials or have my credentials revoked. I surrendered them back in March. Since that time, I’ve had many ministers, both in my state as well as from other states and even some men from within “the system” contact me and tell me and tell me how sorry they are and most have said that they felt I was wronged. My point is NOT to argue that. I’ve made my choice and moved on.
Recently I’ve spoken with ministers who again stated that if I’ll just hold on they would help fight for my credentials when there is a change in leadership. Again, my post is not against my former AB. Here’s the concern.

If men and women who say that they believe I was wronged but will not stand up or speak up for what they believe to be right, what makes them think that they will suddenly find it within themselves to stand up for what’s right when the government tells them to preach what they are told or even to renounce their faith or watch their family die? I’m NOT equating this on the same level…. it’s NOT. But all this has had me thinking about this and wondering what it will really be like if we Christians come under such preasure and tribulation? I think about a personal issue a number of years ago when a friend and fellow-pastor came under attack and accusation by a superior and I went to bat for him and proved him innocent of the accusation. I was told then my future in the COG was over, but I refused to watch my brother destroyed to cover for someone elses failure. Just recently someone asked me if it was worth it. My answer was “absolutely.” It did cost me, but I KNOW I did the right thing and God, who keeps records knows. That’s all that matters to me.

But to the issue at hand. I really wonder if when the rubber meets the road how many men will bow their knee in order to save their own families? That’s a lot to think about. Speaking for me, it’s easy to risk my own neck, but what about when it’s my wife, my kids or my grand baby? That changes the playing field and it is a lot to think about!

7 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply July 22, 2019

    Troy Day

    probably NOT Joe Absher Isara Mo

  • Isara Mo
    Reply July 22, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Hypocrisy is a sickness in many believers…
    Jesus was very frontal with hypocrites…
    He did not hold private talks with them ..He plainly told them.INFRONT OF MANY PEOPLE “,You hypocrites…”
    A hypocrite is worse than a witch…
    The boldness of Meshack, Shadrack.and A bed Nego amidst a terrifying faith test is no longer there nor the Daniel stand with His God in the face of impending death..
    Hypocrisy is so rife in churches today both in ministers and believers alike, ..

  • Isara Mo
    Reply July 22, 2019

    Isara Mo

    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
    John 15:18‭-‬19 NIV//

  • Joe Absher
    Reply July 22, 2019

    Joe Absher

    It may take a lifetime to answer that one

  • Troy Day
    Reply July 22, 2019

    Troy Day

    There will not Churches LEFT BEHIND will bow to the beast http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/can-the-american-church-survive-the-tribulation/

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply July 22, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    All of Christ’s Church of believers will be rapture pre-trib. As America has largest share of unbelieving Jews, who will all end up as believers by the end of the trib; then a large share of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists will be in USA during the trib. So there is hope for USA unbelievers yet 🙂

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