The Silent Majority
Over the past few years we’ve all seen how people that are typically silent regarding their politics can become unified around a cause, and then Change the world. This “Silent Majority” gets so fed up with the “Status Quo”, they bind together in their cause for change. Setting aside ALL their differences; they can truly move mountains. We saw this with Reagan, the TEA Party, Bernie Sanders, the BrExit movement and recently with the Trump election.
All politics aside, the power of the silent majority has changed and redirected events when all thought it was too late. Powerful.
As Christians, we are way to Silent. Talk about a silent majority. Studies show that there are 2.2 Billion Christians in the world today. That’s more than a third of the people on the planet! One out of Three people identify as Christians. Unlike more vocal religions, Christians are taught early on to be humble. This has led to the largest religion on earth to be consistently silent and unassertive.
Compounding the silence is the number of Denominations of Christians throughout the world. Estimates say that they are 33,000 separate denominations of Christians. Simply, by the math, that divides the Body of Christ into 33,000 separate voices representing an average of 65 million Christians per denomination.
I love my Church, and have complete faith in my understanding of God’s Word. As I’m confident most of you do as well. Please consider that Jesus never taught that “the Church” was the Body of Christ. You, and the rest of the 2.2 Billion Christians are the Body of Christ.
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:27
As individual parts of the Body of Christ, we need to make our voices heard. No longer can we be silent as the ways of the World engulf all aspects of life on Earth. When confronted with a World that contradicts our faith; we MUST speak up and not be silent.
Sure, it can be frightening, or intimidating, to contradict the trends and ways so prevalent in life today. That’s where Faith comes in. Know that if you are Honoring God, he will protect you.
“But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!”
– 1 Peter 4:16
My message is simple. Unite as the Body of Christ and be Vocal about it. No, this is not a call for you to change your beliefs, nor leave your Church. Instead, it is a call to Rise Above differences and Speak Out in the name of our Lord and Savior, the Christ Jesus. A call to NOT Be Silent!
Here are some lyrics from “I Will Not Be Silent” by the late Dan Peek. Founding member of the band America.
I Will NOT Be SILENT
“I Will NOT Hold Back,
I will Cry Out Loud,
Though the Dark Clouds are Gathered,
HIS Light is Shining Down
I Will NOT Look Back,
I Will Stand My Ground,
Though the Enemy Surrounds Me,
The Battle HAS Been Won!”
To Hear All the Song, please click the link below.
Will Not Be Silent, by Dan Peek -Enjoy!