Ostrich Christians

I read an article that caused me to really think and ask many questions:

Are you a Christian who sticks his or her head in the sand like an ostrich? Or are you a Christian who will serve the Lord and not compromise what God has called you to do and be? If anyone in your house does not want to follow God or walk in His truth and live according to His Word, do you choose God, not them? How about the house of God? Will you serve the Lord and stand on His Word? Will you stand behind the nation as it was originally created and established, with a Constitution that demands that morality grows with power and intelligence?

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Now is the time our society needs men and women who are not afraid to be misunderstood, who do not shudder at the prospect of being rejected, and who do not cave in to those who are constantly putting pressure on them to compromise what God has called them to do and to be. They are not afraid to labeled as ‘Judgmental’.

America is becoming less and less the land of the free. Our constitutional right of freedom of religion is attacked every day in every way, by a government that no longer respects, honors or believes in the forefathers who started our nation, whose focus was God and the Scriptures. Our forefathers stood and established the greatest nation that has ever existed. Why do we continue to put our heads in the sand as Christian ostriches and pretend it is not as bad as it really is? When we stick our head in the sand, we deaden our senses and leave ourself vulnerable to attack. Instead, we are not only to hone our physical senses, but our spiritual senses as well:

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that  is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:12-14 NKJV)

The above Scripture really lays it out. We are not to deaden our senses by sticking our head in the sand. Instead, we are to hone our senses to detect and sound the alarm to the constant evil that is infiltrating our homes, our churches, and our country.

In closing, I just want to state that I do recognize that God calls out certain Christians for special missions to plow straight ahead as if they have blinders on and not be distracted by all the chaos in the world. These are not the norm and should never be confused with Ostrich Christians:

Now John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side.” (Luke 9:49-50 NKJV)

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2 Responses to Ostrich Christians

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ostriches don’t bury their heads

    • annointing says:

      Agreed. Ostriches really don’t bury their heads in the sand—they wouldn’t be able to breathe! But they do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs. Several times a day, a bird puts her head in the hole and turns the eggs. So it really does look like the birds are burying their heads in the sand.
      Ostriches and Christians may not literally bury their heads in the sand, for that is not the point of the article—->the point is that many Christians act like they do, which should not be.

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