Article ID: eNLqa140814 | By: Hank Hanegraaff
Q. What Can I Do to Help Stem the Tide of Rising Evil in Our World?
A.The credo of Nazi Germany was “Might makes right.” Ethics and morals were not determined on the basis of an objective standard but on the basis of raw power and blind bigotry. With no enduring reference point, societal norms were quickly reduced to mere matters of preference and power.
As smoke from crematoriums wafted over steeples in the German countryside, another evil reared its ugly head. Pastors and their parishioners remained strangely silent. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, however, was not among them. “If we claim to be Christians,” he said, “there is no room for expediency.” Thus, he stood not only against the evils of the Nazi war machine but also against a confessional church more concerned with survival than moral and ethical realities on the ground. “When Christ calls a man,” said Bonhoeffer, “He bids him come and die.” On April 9, 1945, just days before liberation, Bonhoeffer experienced the ultimate “cost of discipleship.”
Thankfully, most Christians in the twenty-first century have not had to make a comparable sacrifice for truth. Without the leavening power of a biblical worldview, however, fascism might well again hold sway. As such, consider engaging in three essentials.
First, pray. I am wholly committed to the maxim that prayer is firing the winning shot. Without God’s blessing, we are impotent in the battle to restore a biblical perspective respecting morals and ethics.
Furthermore, share what you have learned with family members and friends. One of the greatest blights of the twenty-first century is that we seldom engage in meaningful conversation. Instead, we have become masters at entertaining ourselves to death.
Finally, stand with a ministry that is making an impact in the battle for truth. Through a variety of ministry outreaches, the Christian Research Institute is making a strategic difference while there is yet time. Each year, growing numbers of men, women, and children around the globe are jettisoning relativism for a relationship with a moral law-giver who has loved them with an everlasting love. Such abundant, abiding fruit is not harvested by accident. Outside the walls of CRI, an army of saints stands with us as co-laborers in a one-of-a-kind ministry. If you are ready to join their ranks, simply contact me and let me know that you are ready to stand with us prayerfully and financially.