Answering God’s call to battle (Big Announcement Coming – Part 1)
|“Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before! Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle, see his banner go!”|
Christianity is a warrior’s faith.
The Scripture has two primary themes when it comes to our interactions with culture. First, God’s Word promises us that the culture will hate us – that we are aliens in a foreign land who will see persecution. Second, Scripture commands us to be “salt and light,” to “stand firm and take action,” and to engage that hostility directly with the love of Jesus.
In other words – Christians are to, with full knowledge of the world’s hostility, live boldly, unashamed, and fearlessly do battle against wickedness for the cause of Christ.
That’s been the foundation that has guided Family Policy Alliance of Georgia since I moved my family here in early 2017 to launch this effort.
We’ve been bold and unafraid. We’ve spoken truth. We’ve done battle against a hostile world. We haven’t been concerned with playing political games or seeking favor with those in power. Instead, we’ve been guided by a mission to do battle – winsomely, lovingly, and with a goal to see Christ glorified – in a world that is hostile to us and to use political strategies to achieve great victories for His people.
By God’s grace, our ministry has flourished.
Despite countless struggles, trials, and tribulations – encountering unmistakable spiritual warfare – our Georgia organization is thriving. We’re growing our staff. Our revenue has increased. We’re adding programs. And, our victories are increasing.
Now, God is calling us to a bigger vision – to do battle in an even bigger way for His glory right here in Georgia. And, we are ready to answer that call.
This is going to mean a change for the ministry and a change in how we operate. It’s a change that is an act of faithfulness as we seek to be and to do what the Lord has put before this organization in our state.
We are going to announce this change next week, and we could not be more excited.
Yet, what lies before us will not be easy. When I was growing up, the question that defined our culture was “do you believe Christ is who He says He is?” While that will always be the most important question for every soul, our culture is now asking, “do you believe you are who God says you are?”
|Are you fearfully and wonderfully made by your Creator, as God says, or an accidental and discardable “clump of cells” as the pro-abortion lobby says?
Are you intentionally made male or female, as He says, or an amorphous being set to self-determine their own gender and sexuality as the anti-science Left shrieks?
Are you defined by being made in His image, as Genesis declares, or are you defined by your race or some other identity group, as the woke mob insists?
The nature of these questions – and the nature of what this culture defines as “normal” and worthy of celebration – is alarming. To battle against this, we need a Georgia organization at maximum strength.
We are ready to be that force to Defend Families and Advance Freedom in our state.
I’m excited to share more and fired up for what lies ahead. I look forward to what God has in store.
President and Executive Director
PS. I look forward to sharing our big vision with you. As we answer the call to battle, however, we do need additional resources. Next week, we’ll be asking for your support. Please prayerfully consider how you can help this ministry be what God has called us to be.