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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Is it time to Speak Up?


Beloved friends, if life gets extremely difficult, with many tests, don’t be bewildered as though something strange were overwhelming you. 1 Peter 4:12 (TPT)

Dear Friends,
Perhaps I should begin with a mea culpa. You did not receive an email from me last week, and I did not have a new article on the website. My excuse is that I ran out of time. God is good, and a lot of good things are happening. Lives are being transformed through Jesus Christ, and the kingdom of God is growing. Nevertheless, we face many challenges.
I want to bring to your attention some news out of Australia: CEO forced to resign after one day because of his church membership. Here is the key paragraph:
Andrew Thorburn was chief executive of the Australian Football League club Essendon only a day before reports emerged that he was also the lay board chairman of an Anglican church called City on a Hill. In 2013, the church published an article urging people with “same-sex attraction” to seek help from senior Christians to “survive these temptations.”
We live in a world that is increasingly hostile to the truth of the gospel and anyone who dares to identify as a Christ-follower. We have seen it here in the United States, where some have voiced the opinion that holding to Christian beliefs should disqualify someone from holding public office for an appointment to the Supreme Court.
It is no secret that some want to silence us. In my continuing series on speaking, today I posted an article,
“Speak up,” that challenges us to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Many groups of people are left without a voice, the unborn, those being trafficked, the powerless and abused, and many others. Will we Speak up on their behalf?
Finally, we do not make many endorsements, but Logos Bible Software is one of my essential tools. I have used it for many years, and frankly, I’m not sure what I would do without it. They released a new version this week with some excellent new features. I wrote a short review if you are interested.
Steve Ekeroth

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