Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
The eyes of the world are on Finland, where a prominent politician and medical doctor, Päivi Räsänen, faces criminal charges because she quoted the Bible on social media. Räsänen is a Christian who holds a biblical view about human sexuality and defends the scriptural position on marriage. Now she may go to prison for posting Bible verses on those subjects online.
Someone said, “Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth.”
What happens when a godless society tries to silence the voice of morality? Well, God is never silenced, and the Bible cannot be chained. But culture can become corrupt, confused, and alienated from the God who created us all. Franklin Graham wrote, “Our nation has slowly and steadily drifted away from God—perhaps even turned our back on God in so many ways—and we are now reaping the devastating consequences.”
Still, this is no time for discouragement or retreat. Let’s hold up the cross and uphold the Gospel. Let’s tread ahead with a boldness befitting the apostolic faith.
One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness. A. B. Simpson