We have to consider, in times of crisis, who our enemies are. There are some people where it is very clear. Some of those control a fair amount of the financial, intellectual, and political power bases in this world.
At some times those who did not have the accepted form of religion could not go to university, vote, enter parliament, be within the nobility, or practice a profession. To nonconform had significant consequences.
We may soon find that being of Christ will be similar. But we should not and cannot take a pinch of incense and offer it to the genius of diversity or the other members of the woke pantheon. For we are of Christ.
A Prayer of David.Psalm 86
86 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
3 Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
for you answer me.
8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
9 All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name for ever.
13 For great is your steadfast love towards me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
17 Show me a sign of your favour,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
7 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
There are many who take this verse to indicate that one should not marry an infidel, and I'd agree. It also helps -- and I speak from painful experience, -- not to marry someone who does not have a similar background to you. When Kea's Dad met my Dad, they chatted: their background, though from different cities and different denominations, was similar. That helps in any marriage because you share a culture and you can then deal with the issues without that filter or excuse being present.
But that is not the only alliance we have. We need to consider what businesses we support. We need to think about where we work and withhit whom we socialize. We are in a fallen world, and we fall and fail. This is not about judgement as much as about being a witness.
The thing that is happening now is that the enemy of Christ is basically sacking anyone aligned with Christ.
Let them. Walk away. And then ensure that they pay you out all the monies in the contract you signed when you worked with them or set up a business with them.
Yes, that includes facebook and twitter and youtube based businesses. You will have them pulled if you don't comply with their trust and safety group, who would be triggered by the scriptures quoted here. There is a reason I built this platform myself.
The crisis is upon us. People will pressure you to choose the world. Choose Christ.