Camouflage

2 Cor. 6:17 “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord”

Dear CBC family,

The picture I sent is of a great horned owl that is perfectly camouflaged into its surroundings. The purpose of that “blending in” is that the owl becomes invisible to its prey. However, I had another thought when I saw this photo.

If we were walking through the woods, we probably wouldn’t see this owl unless it did something to draw our attention to it. I see in the owl a parable of the modern church that has blended into the world so well that the world doesn’t even notice us any longer. Unless we stop trying to fit in, blend in and keep quiet out of fear then the world will continue to simply ignore us and thus perish.

Fortunately, this blending in is unacceptable to our God. Jesus did not leave us here to fit in or be in hiding. We are called to make a difference in our generation and the means we use to do that are speaking truth, obeying the Lord and confronting the evil actions and ideologies of the world.

This lifestyle will often get us a little animosity from those who hate the truth. But, as we all know, all that is required for evil to propagate is for righteous men to do nothing. We can not abandon, or fail to fight for, what God has given and others have sacrificed to maintain.

This weekend we are back in Romans after a special sermon on the history of the rapture theory. I was asked by a few members to address Daniel’s 70 weeks as well as the history of the supposed millennial reign. These two topics are lengthy to deal with so they don’t really fit into a Sunday sermon. If there is a desire to address these then we would have to do a midweek class for about 6 weeks to ensure there is enough time to thoroughly cover them.

I pray you will join us at one of the two services this weekend. It is important that we do not fail to gather together in these evil days in which we live. If the Lord tells us not to forsake it then it must be especially good for us to do so.

Blessings to you all,

Pastor Scott