Christians need to stand up for Christianity |

Christians need to stand up for Christianity

In a country where 75 percent of its citizenship purports to be Christians, it is disheartening to hear consistently disparaging comments about Christianity and its adherents, and even more disheartening to witness the weak response by Christians to those comments.

Recent examples include co-hosts of “The View” opining that one did not want her vice president speaking in tongues, and another equating hearing Jesus speak to a mental illness. While the latter individual attempted to gloss over her remarks by saying she was only joking, her unapologetic apology — her attempt to deflect well-earned ire — is evidence that she really wasn’t joking. Casting disparaging comments on the co-hosts or demanding some sort of punishment be exacted by the network does not solve the problem, nor is it a Christian response. We need to elevate the discussion and our behavior.

C.S. Lewis wrote, “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” The point not understood by the co-host on “The View” is that all Christians should be hearing Jesus speak. If a Christian claims to have never heard Jesus, the Holy Spirit or God speak to them, they’re not listening. And quite possibly they’re trying to make Christianity only moderately important.

John Howard


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