If we are honest we can see the culture decaying around us. Our institutions are overcome with secular ideas. Passive Christians allow this do happen by not engaging in the culture. The cultural warriors are the twitter warriors that are constantly trolling everyone. If social media is the war-zone why are we too passive to use it. We secede the culture war to those that are work against God. Let’s not be passive.
We gather around people who make us feel safe and secure. Also, we surround ourselves with people who re-affirm our own beliefs. There is a two part problem here. The former shelters us from risk when risk is the only thing that creates a sustainable outcome. The latter stops us from growing. When we are not confronted by our own sins we will give nothing to the world of value. Both induce fear, fear that makes us become passive Christians.
Passivity starts from the most simplest lie, “I can’t.” People who have completed the biggest works to the kingdom of God have had this lie to be put to rest. If it is God’s will “I can’t” shouldn’t exist. There are excuses all the time to not do anything. The world needs Christ and we are his hands and feet. The best way to hand over the culture to Satan is to do nothing.
So, how did our culture get here? Every generation has this question. The answer isn’t “kids these days.” As we sit on our hands it sure makes it hard to point. Allowing norms to bend creates an elastic overton window for the church. We are allowing culture to bend the church while we should be the one bending culture. These norms turns sin into “sin.” After this “sin” becomes normal.
What are we risking? Any social media post that gives us criticism scares us. We create a lie to evade a controversial social media post. This lie: “Being blunt turns people away from Christ.” Also declaring the action of boldness being unloving. If someone is running to a cliff would you politely ask them not to do it? Or would you tackle the before the reach the cliff? The forces of darkness never give up. Remember the parable of the talents. What will you be able to say to your maker with what he has entrusted you with?