There is an old adage that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. This scenario has worked many times in many instances throughout history. In fact, the second impeachment of Trump demonstrated a unified effort from both Democrats and Republicans. The intent was to stop the former President from holding public office ever again. Conversely, Christian unity and backbone in America is becoming increasingly doubtful due to the fear of cancel-culture mentality.
Fighting Back – doubtful
Finding mutual ground, natural or synthetic, is often a way to coalesce otherwise disparate groups around a common enemy. Some believe the Christian community will galvanize for mutual support during a time of increasing persecution. To again grab a phrase from the past, the hope is that we will become the new “moral majority”. Perhaps we will fight back against the loss of free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression. Sadly, it is more likely that Biblical Christians will continue to be forced into a box that falls outside of evolving social norms, isolated and fearful of the woke culture.
Backbone From the Few
As we look for Christ’s return, I’m saddened by the loss of theologically sound Christian backbone. More and more we see Christless Christians, afraid to be counted for their faith (James 1:2-4). Beyond the deterioration in church fellowship and attendence, recent political changes seem to be working toward end-time prophesy. From that perspective, I am hopeful that there will be a remnant who will express Christian unity and backbone as outside persecution continues. If so, I believe that those brave enough to ‘stand in the gap’ are liable to be anemic in both size and influence.