There are many issues that presently pose threats to our freedoms. One of the most pressing of these issues is apathy. Webster defines apathy as having little or no interest or concern. Synonyms for apathy would include impassiveness or indifference. When indifference towards an ideal or concept prevails, such indifference may lead to the abandonment of that ideal or concept. Abandonment of an ideal or concept defines apostasy; therefore, apathy leads to apostasy.
Interestingly the Bible describes the general condition of the “church” as apathetic in this, the present dispensation on the universal time span. Christ’s words which address this issue are as follows:
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold or hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked…” Revelation 3:15-17
What a seething indictment of the church! Those who will not take a stand are described as wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. Those described as lukewarm live under the delusion that they are well off when in fact they have nothing. Apathy in the church will lead to apostasy in the church during the closing of this period, i.e. indifference to the basic precepts of Christianity will lead to the abandonment of those precepts during this time period. This approaching phenomenon is described in the following passage.
But know this, that in the last days (of which we are in) perilous times will come: for men…having a form of godliness but denying its power…And from such turn away! II Timothy 3:1-5
The above passage describes those who are only lukewarm to Biblical truths and that during these approaching days will abandon that which they once claimed to espouse. There is also a warning included in this passage, i.e. do not be a part of such activity.
When people are willing to abandon an ideology for lack of passion and commitment they leave the door open to replace that ideology with something else.
For example, it is an established fact that Islam is now the largest religion in the world. It is an additional fact that many Americans adopted Islam shortly after 9-11. It is also a well documented fact that the primary objective of Islam is to prevail over the whole world. Now we can begin connecting the dots. Remember apathy leads to apostasy which opens the door to replacement.
What percent of Americans do you think are aware of such organizations as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference)? Then it stands to reason that even a smaller percent of Americans know what the agendas of these organizations are.
Front Page magazine recently published an article on OIC which contained the following quote:
“Therefore, OIC’s comment that Islamophobia jeopardizes global peace and security was not an expression of fear of Islamophobia. Rather, it was a warning that anyone who claims Islam is not a religion of peace might have violence perpetrated against him. It’s ironic that countries which follow an interpretation of Islam that disallows religious freedom or freedom of speech at home, are utilizing these very freedoms abroad to achieve their Islamist goals. By turning the definition of freedom on its head, free speech and religious freedom for non-Muslims can now be condemned as anti-Islamic.”
It should be noted that the above quote does not describe the agenda of some local so-called radical organization; it is rather the guts of a recent resolution passed by the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Now let’s connect some more dots:
Apathy, or indifference, leads to apostasy, or abandonment, which opens the door to replacement which will lead to loss of freedoms. We need to be passionately aware of our freedoms as well as be aware of the foundations on which they stand. The threats to our freedoms are very real and present. We need to cherish and defend these freedoms instead of giving them away.