Fox News – “Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith”
That headline did not shock me. This is only a glimpse of what’s to come for American Christians; it will get worse before it gets better, you can bet on that. The details of this story are still emerging, and it may drag out for months and maybe years if the chief pursues a wrongful termination case. I am not sure I would want to work for an employer who treated me like that, but I would want the true story to be told. So I encourage the chief to fight the good fight wherever it leads him, all the while, finding encouragement in the fact that God is sovereign and He directs our paths and the paths of government leaders (whether they acknowledge it or not). God will be glorified.
The war is not against religion, we see that clearly by the headlines. The war is against Christianity. The followers of the newest religion, “political correctness,” see any Biblical truth claim as an attack. Christians should arm themselves with an apologetic that engages the world and furthers the Gospel. If I was asked, “Jason, is homosexuality wrong?” I would have to respond with the question, “Is anything wrong?” Let’s start there.
Will I be ready when the fight comes to my front door? Romans 8:31 comes to mind, “…if God is for us, who can be against us?”