Julaine ApplingPresident, Wisconsin Family Action & Wisconsin Family Council Founded in 2006, Wisconsin Family Action exists to inform Wisconsin citizens about pro-family legislative and cultural issues, involve Wisconsin citizens in activities that strengthen the family, prepare Wisconsin citizens for elections, as the law provides, and advocate in the state legislature on cultural and legislative issues that affect the family. WFA advances Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and promoting marriage, family, life and liberty.
As we see evil and confusion continue its march through society and the world, many of us wonder just what it will take for our Christian pastors and religious leaders to say “enough” and actually push back. It’s one thing to turn the other cheek but quite another to sit back and watch evil be accepted as good and tolerated within the church.
Today we look at some interesting comments by Pope Francis defending Islam, along with the ISIS response to his remarks. We also check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to continue our discussion about the rights and responsibilities of Christian churches and leaders to speak up and become engaged in the battle for souls. Just what will it take for us to recognize we are in a spiritual war where lies are currently prevailing over the truth in our culture?
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:21-25
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:8-10