Make me an arrow
Put me in your bow
Pull back and let go
And send me wherever you want me to go
I’ll be your shadow
You lead I’ll follow you
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
– Psalm 127:3-5
He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. – Psalm 104:4
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. – Mark 16:15
“Ryan Hemelaar tried in vain to explain that the group had official authorisation, so that under section 45 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act, police could not lawfully give a “move on” order.
An acting senior police sergeant and an inspector then arrived and told George to move on immediately or be arrested. George refused to move on. He was handcuffed and arrested for disobeying a police direction. He was later released and issued with a notice to appear in court later this month.”
Gold Coast preacher arrested for talking about sin
For a secularist/atheist to say the religious should not announce their faith in front of others, is saying the same as for some they shouldn’t follow their beliefs.
As Christians we have to boast about God. I am literally going to ask the Holy Spirit to bring Himself upon you. Our belief is that God saves and our actions will clearly be in result of that, talking and sharing His goodness.
You say you respect us having a belief but you are trying to stop the belief. By all means we’re trying to stop (or asking God to help stop) what you’re believing too but this is a part of our faith. I’m personally not denying that I don’t want your beliefs to change. If a secularist feels the same then they need to stop saying they respect us with the belief we have because it’s clearly not true.
We can respect people for their talents but Christians shouldn’t respect someone solely just for their beliefs. If I did I would be supporting their pagan/secular beliefs, and I don’t want that, I want them to believe and follow God.
Likewise, I don’t care if others do not respect me because I’m a Christian. Jesus told us our faith will cause separation in families and persecution. (Luke 12:51-53, 2 Tim 3:12, John 15:18)
You can respect us in other ways, sure, but for religious belief, it doesn’t work. We’re not united on the same moral code. Multi-faith doesn’t exist.