Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News October 15, 2015

Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News October 15, 2015

With so many issues swirling around us, it’s good to remind ourselves of the reality of Jesus Christ. 

“We are all flawed and have all messed up,” writes Christian mathematician and philosopher John Lennox of Oxford University.  “The cross also speaks of a place where I can receive forgiveness and new life by repenting and trusting the one who died for me. Christianity competes with no other philosophy or religion since no one else offers me such a radical solution to my human problem.”

Representations of the cross of which Lennox writes are being destroyed at hundreds of churches in China, and thousands who claim the cross are being murdered by ISIS, Boko Haram, and other Islamist terrorists.  The irony is that those who hate the cross so much need it so greatly.  And the calm, unbending testimony of their victims speaks to the power of that cross across time, culture, and circumstance.

In his book simply titled, Don’t Waste Your Life, pastor John Piper writes, “What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.”

Our only boast, indeed.  Let’s tell of it with the same lack of shame or cowardice as our brethren, persecuted in so many regions across the world, are doing so today. 

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice-President
Family Research Council

P.S. For more information about international religious persecution, watch Lt. Col. (ret) Bob Maginnis’s recent FRC lecture, “Never Submit: Will the Extermination of Christians Get Worse Before It Decreases?”

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