‘Where are the Christians?’

Quoting Christopher Wright:

If a piece of meat goes rotten, it’s no use blaming the meat. That’s what happens when meat is left out on its own. The question to ask is, Where is the salt?

If a house gets dark at night, it’s no use blaming the house. That’s what happens when the sun goes down. The question to ask is, Where is the light?

If society becomes more corrupt and dark, it’s no use blaming society. That’s what fallen human nature does, left unchecked and unchallenged. The question to ask is, Where are the Christians?

Where are the saints who will actually live as saints — God’s different people, God’s counterculture — in the public square? Where are those who see their mission as God’s people to live and work and witness in the marketplace, and pay the cost of doing so?  (The Mission of God’s People, p. 236)

America’s dirty little secret: Selling children for sex

John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute writes:

Every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.

Children, young girls — some as young as 9 years old — are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.

On average, a child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude.

Sex trafficking — especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls — has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns ….

We are all guilty of contributing to this human suffering. The traffickers are guilty. The consumers are guilty. The corrupt law enforcement officials are guilty. The women’s groups who do nothing are guilty. The foreign peacekeepers and aid workers who contribute to the demand for sex slaves are guilty. Most of all, every individual who does not raise a hue and cry over the atrocities being committed against women and children in almost every nation around the globe—including the United States—is guilty.

Read the full article by clicking here.
Contact
the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to learn how you can help.

 

 

Helping former inmates escape ‘second prison’ for true freedom

In the latest episode of the God’s Revolution podcast, we’re talking with Tony Kitchens about the challenges he faced as a young man being released from prison — and how God used providential relationships with believing mentors to help him find lasting freedom. Tony struggled for years to escape the “second prison” of discrimination and hopelessness that always faces men and women released from prison. Today, however, Tony directs field work for Prison Fellowship in Georgia and North Florida. He offers us both firsthand insight and practical advice for those of us who want to help former prisoners experience the gift of restoration God has placed … in our hands … for them.

Listen to “Tony Kitchens: Helping former inmates escape ‘second prison'” by clicking here.

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