If the average Christian had a nickel for every time they heard some left-wing pundit, know-it-all celebrity or atheist hack state that Christianity is for the weak, they would be loaning money to Warren Buffet and on Forbes list of richest people. Christianity is the faith of some of the strongest willed people on earth. If they weren’t they couldn’t put up with the constant attacks on their beliefs. Christians may be meek to their Lord and His Word, but they are not weak. At least they aren’t supposed to be.
Many Christians confuse meek with weak. They cite Christ encouraging us to turn the other cheek, how He refused to defend himself at His trial and allowed Himself to be crucified. They fail to remember that it was also Christ who called the Pharisees out on their behavior; calling them vipers. It was Christ who turned over the table of the money changers in the Temple. It was Christ who condemned all those who opposed him to Hell. Christ was meek to His Father in Heaven. He was not weak with those who opposed him.
Christians denounce the violence that surrounds any attempt to depict the prophet Mohammed, as well they should. There is however a lesson to be learned here. It’s rare to see attempts to denounce, ridicule or defame Mohammed, Islam or Muslims. Conversely, Christ, The Blessed Virgin and Christianity are often treated as garbage. Almost daily there is another assault on the sacred imagery of Christianity. That Christians allows this shows weakness, not meekness.
This is not to suggest violence against those who defame Christ. It is suggested is that Christians let their views be known instead of going along to get along or suffering silently. Christians need to be more Christ-like in the matter. They need to take on the issues as Christ would have; denounce the vipers and call them to account for their behavior. Businesses will not long tolerate behavior that affects their bottom line. Does a television show ridicule Christians? Then send a letter to the network. Send letters to the advertisers. Let them know that honest discourse is fine, ridicule is not.
It’s time for Christians to quit cowering in the corners worried about offending others. Christians need to stop being weak. Christ died for their sins. The least they can do is stand up for Him.