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Hear me my brothers and sisters, more people are alive on this earth today than have existed in all the generations added together from Adam until now. Upon our shoulders lies the duty and privilege to reach our generation where they are at. The greatest harvest of souls ever in human history is within our grasp, if we are willing to take the time to prepare ourselves. If we are willing to study and show ourselves approved a workman that does not need to be ashamed.
Francis Schaeffer, in my opinion the most significant theologian and prophet of the 20th century, said these words in “The God Who is There:”
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
[The God Who Is There, Volume 1, Crossway Books, Westchester Illinois, 1982, page 11]
Are we willing to discipline our lives and our minds to wage war against the Enemy of Man?
Will we care enough to confront the spirit of the world as it is displayed in our generation?
Or will we flinch at that precise point where the attack is raging and abandon the battlefield in shameless cowardice?
Will we prepare our children for the future or condemn them to the wiles of the Evil One?
We can no longer ignore the grave circumstances looming in our horizon. It is time to cross the River Jordan and storm the gates of hell. It is time to conquer the land. It is time to prepare the way for the Prince of Peace.
The question before us today is, “Will we continue in this backward stampede from our position as a light on a hill, or will we turn back and do the work that is necessary to defend True Truth and win Postmodern man to Christ?”
Our children will judge us in the future for what we do or do not do today. May God awaken us from our slumber and give us wisdom. May He give us the courage to fulfill our calling so that we might effectively reach Postmodern man with the gospel of God’s amazing grace.