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Recently someone told me that they thought that Christian are wimps. I wondered about that. And today I wonder even more.

When Paul was waiting for some friends in Athens, he was PROVOKED by what he saw around him. He immediately went to the synagogue and began to argue with the Jews. He went to the marketplace as well..

I have been on twitter a bit the last few days. I am provoked. Not only with groups like atheists, but also with Christians.

The following quotes are just a tiny sample of what the atheists are posting. These types of posts should be provoking us all!

@plushe The Collapse of Intelligent Design: Kenneth R. Miller Lecture (#p2 #tcot) http://bit.ly/OtXEx

Synthaetica. we're 'unglued' on hell becuz god rules by fear and manipulation. your god is a coward. made in his image, right? #atheist

fact3r If his goal is to make everyone worship and believe him, he's losing his own game.

@plushe I think the point is not to convert Juanita, but to keep the debate going so everyone can see how nutty her beliefs really are.

Many of the atheists are arrogant, profane and virtually unchallenged by believers!

My provocation with Christians came when I asked for some help defending attacks on creation. I have over 1500 followers on twitter – most Christian. When I asked for help – what do you think I got? Nothing, except for ONE person! Even the atheists saw it & this is what one of the wrote:

rationalbehavio @rwAtheist the night she was bugging me I saw her ask for help from other theists...none came to her aid though

Nice. Plus – twitter is a public forum. Even this conversation will be passed around and laughed at. Will Christian respond. Maybe. But, probably not. Am I provoked? You betcha.

Many of the atheists on twitter are a close knit club. They comb the web for all kinds of anti-god material and then post it. Continually. Are they challenged? For the most part – NO. Hitler said to tell a lie loud and often enough and people will believe it. Every post they make should be countered. We should be ashamed. The U.S. is going to hell in a hand-basket and too many of us are so busy building our own kingdom – we don’t have time for the Great Commission.

Lets look at some myths that keep us ineffective.

Myth #1. There is a ‘right’ time to tell people about Christ and we need to be on the lookout for it.
Truth: Preach the good news in season and out of season. When is the right time? Always.

Myth #2. If we ‘do it right’ people will come to Christ and everything will be peaceful.
Truth: The gospel is offensive. And, if we share it, we are the offenders. Read Acts. They went to where the people were and told them the truth. This is not popular. They were beaten, stoned and criticized. So?

Myth #3. We’re full of God.
Truth: The test to see if we are full of the Holy Spirit is if we are bold witnesses. I’ve seen thousand of Christian tweets. Few, if any, add the hash tags that will get them read by those who really need them. Here are some great hash tags. #atheist #gay Plus, there are tons of others. When you use these hash tags, you will get attention. And, much of it will not be nice. Be prepared to lose Christian followers. Too many have bought into the lie that we need to be politically correct. Jesus wasn’t.

Myth #4. I can’t witness boldly to atheists and others because I don’t know how.
Truth: None of us can be bold witnesses-ourselves. But God will speak through us if we will open our mouths. Learning to be relevant is a skill. I used humor in my tweets to the atheists – it is a language we all speak. You may do something else. And you may fail, I may fail. I’d rather fail trying to do great things for God than to live a sterile, fruitless life.

Are we wimps? What do YOU think?

For Twitter: Are Christians Wimps? http://bit.ly/zpHOY

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I don't think most Christians are wimps, I think many people, in general, don't like conflict.

Perhaps it's an easier road to falsely believe you can pick and choose who to share God with. It's uncomfortable to share God with those who are seething with hate and loathing toward God and Christians. It's much easier to share with someone who is looking for God.

Perhaps we need to stick our noses into the book of James for a while to make sure we understand who is entitled to hear the Gospel and be saved? I think a lot of Christians miss the mark, regardless of intentions.

Juanita, how would you ever know if you failed or not? If the Holy Spirit guides you to speak Truth, there is no failure there. Most never know how someone's heart changes for the good or bad because of the words we speak, whether they are spoken in Truth or in pride. We may sow and another may reap.
I realized my thoughts aren't done yet :)

I have been out in the wide web of conflict you refer to. Many times the forums or tweets or posts feel like an "us vs them" and that is most likely how unbelievers view it as well.

So here is the question: How do we as Christians, use the technological tools of our generation to turn that around from being a battle of conflicting views and negative arguments to an experience where we can speak Truth and lovingkindness that allows unbelievers to see Christ's love in us? How do we move the conversations past "your stupid and your wrong"?
First I do not "twitter", just the name sounds strange, until recently I did not even own a cell phone.

However getting to the question are Christian's weak, yes many are very weak in letting others know of our belief of Jesus the Christ as our savior sent down to die for the sins of humanity. We talk the talk but when it comes to walking the walk you will find very few who seem to want to stand up for what they believe in and let other people walk all over them such as atheists.

We as Christians must remember the following verses in Matthew 10 vs 32 thru 34.

MT 10:32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, *I* also will confess him before my Father who is in the heavens.
MT 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will *I* also deny before my Father who is in the heavens.
MT 10:34 Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.

We are not suppose to lay down and just let others run all over us about our belief but we are to stand up be proud and help each other to fight the Devil himself with our belief in our Savior and Lord Jesus the Christ.

I am sorry for your having to fight the Devil alone Juanita if I did the twittering and knew of your fight I would have stood beside you and fought with you for our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

Walt
John said:
BR>I am sorry for your having to fight the Devil alone Juanita if I did the twittering and knew of your fight I would have stood beside you and fought with you for our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

Walt

This brought tears to my eyes. I'm prepared to fight (and die if that would be necessary) - It is good to not fight alone.
I think the answer to this question will prove who the wimps are:
"If you were asked if you're a Christian with a gun to your head, would you say 'yes' or 'no'? It may come to that scenario and we'd better be ready to answer one way or another.

Aren't we told not to throw pearls before swine?
When Jesus taught people, he spoke in parables in order to communicate with them.
I don't Twitter, and if I did, I'd wait for the spirit to direct me, then I'd speak in parables. I would have defended you!
There are many who are looking for answers who have pure hearts. Those are the ones who are ready for the harvest.
Right now - they laugh at this discussion, us and everything godly. I am provoked.

@Ali_Cat71 RT @JuanitaBerguson: I am PROVOKED. Are Christians wimps!?! http://tiny.cc/dT15X
Juanita, I totally agree with you. But it goes farther than that. Just yesterday I posted about Obama wanting to give 100.000 Koran Bibles to our very leaders in Congress so that they could understand the true meaning of the Islamic religion and understand more about Allah. I seen that this was a move to broaden the move to bring Islam closer into America and to undermine Christianity. When I posted the article (Which I didn't write) I was kick out of the Christian Group.. So I believe that according to the holy scriptures, Paul warned us that in the last days there would be a great falling away..It is happening now. Many who say they are Christians are NOT. They may go to Church, they made look like a Christian but remember that even Jesus stated that there were 10 Virgins, five were wise with Oil (the Holy Spirit) in their lamps (life) and five would had no oil. They were all Virgins meaning they all looked the same, they had the same wedding gowns, they even stayed together waiting for the Groom but when the Call was made to prepare, the foolish Virgins were not ready. This is the condition of many many so called Christians. They have not the Holy Spirit of truth and power abiding within them. They speak against the working of the Holy Spirit and His gifts. I have met some Christians who have stated that speaking in tongues is satanic which by saying so, they have blasphemed the blessed Holy Spirit of God, yet, they say these things and go on their merry way like all is fine and dandy. They make up the "Apostate Church" of the coming Antichrist and are spiritually blind of that fact. WE on the other hand are Children of the King, Children of light that is set upon a hill for all the world to see. We shall be hated, we shall be mocked, and as we continue to pray for our enemies, who would think they would be labeled "Christians"? It is time for the true believers, the Saints of God who are filled with his Holy Spirit of God to arise as God scatters their enemies. to continue preaching the Gospel, teaching His Word of Life and healing the sick, just as we have been anointed to do so. "Christians" who have no oil and want to speak against those who do, will not enter the Wedding of the Lamb, Jesus the King! "So let it be written! So let it be done!"
Jessu stood SILENTLY before Pontius Pilate, "Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."(Matthew 27:11 NASB).

Was He a wimp? NO!!!

Do believers have to answer every dumbfounded charge made against them? No. Absolutely not.

I do not have time to twitter. As time permits, I will rise to present truth in the face of atheistic allegations.

"http://www.apologeticspress.org" has researched answers to every athestic question. Sendn all atheists there in a hurry.
I believe most Christians are wimps. They are afraid to wittness, but Jesus said if you will not speak for Him He will not speak for you to the Father. Most Christian will use any excuse to not have to speak about Jesus. We need to start now, if we do not our right to do so will be lost.
Jesus has called us to go into all the world and preach the gospel, Heal the sick and to cast out every demon.Mark 16:16-17.
Satans followers have a purpose, that is to no away with the name of Jesus, because all power is in the name. Christians do not have a purpose, they have excuses.
But what do we expect when the last poll stated that over 75% of the pastors in the pulpit say they do not believe the the bible is true, and Jesus was vergin born.
We need to have a Holy Gost revivel in the Church with signs following. But this can not happen utill we get a purpose, to proclame the Word of God with out reservation. Not untill the Church REPENTS and turns from it wicked ways.
Prince Danny, can you please send me a copy of the writing about the 100,000 Koran. Its the first I've heard of. If is true I would like to expose it through the secualr media that I write for as a Christain. Thank you. please send an e-mail to timhall_2000@yahoo.com.

Prince Danny said:
Juanita, I totally agree with you. But it goes farther than that. Just yesterday I posted about Obama wanting to give 100.000 Koran Bibles to our very leaders in Congress so that they could understand the true meaning of the Islamic religion and understand more about Allah. I seen that this was a move to broaden the move to bring Islam closer into America and to undermine Christianity. When I posted the article (Which I didn't write) I was kick out of the Christian Group.. So I believe that according to the holy scriptures, Paul warned us that in the last days there would be a great falling away..It is happening now. Many who say they are Christians are NOT. They may go to Church, they made look like a Christian but remember that even Jesus stated that there were 10 Virgins, five were wise with Oil (the Holy Spirit) in their lamps (life) and five would had no oil. They were all Virgins meaning they all looked the same, they had the same wedding gowns, they even stayed together waiting for the Groom but when the Call was made to prepare, the foolish Virgins were not ready. This is the condition of many many so called Christians. They have not the Holy Spirit of truth and power abiding within them. They speak against the working of the Holy Spirit and His gifts. I have met some Christians who have stated that speaking in tongues is satanic which by saying so, they have blasphemed the blessed Holy Spirit of God, yet, they say these things and go on their merry way like all is fine and dandy. They make up the "Apostate Church" of the coming Antichrist and are spiritually blind of that fact. WE on the other hand are Children of the King, Children of light that is set upon a hill for all the world to see. We shall be hated, we shall be mocked, and as we continue to pray for our enemies, who would think they would be labeled "Christians"? It is time for the true believers, the Saints of God who are filled with his Holy Spirit of God to arise as God scatters their enemies. to continue preaching the Gospel, teaching His Word of Life and healing the sick, just as we have been anointed to do so. "Christians" who have no oil and want to speak against those who do, will not enter the Wedding of the Lamb, Jesus the King! "So let it be written! So let it be done!"
Wimps or unaware of our responsibility.

“Be ye holy”

1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

Matt 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

“BUT, I really enjoy a little ___(sin)___ every now and then.” Too many of us believe that it’s OK to live like the world, just a little. We will never know sinless perfection in this life but we MUST strive to live pleasing to God and the WORD tells us over and over to “be holy”. Stated plainly, live as if Jesus were right by your side, He is anyway. It is told of Henry Clay that as he was about to introduce a particular bill in Congress, some of his friends warned that it would damage his ambitions. "If you do this, Clay," said one colleague, "it will kill your chance for the presidency." Clay asked, "But is the measure right?" When his friend agreed that it was the right thing to do, he replied, "I would rather be right than be president." I don’t know why we’re afraid to take a solid stand for Jesus, but if we don’t we may suffer shame when we see Him face to face. Paul Harvey is reported to have prayed on air a prayer that closed with, "We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good," but that is exactly what we have done. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!" Oh church, we cannot continue to live on both sides of the fence. Let us be like Isaiah, "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty." Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for." Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" (Isa 6:5-8)

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Hey Juanita:
I do twitter...we don't always see all the tweets. I spent a lot of time on facebook during the campaing/election, mostly on Hannity's & Sarah's pages...While on Hannity there was dialog with a variety of opinions...Sarah's page had the some of the most vile comments I have heard...about Sarah & family, About God, About Jesus...I did not go looking for confrontation...but would often be confronted about my faith & yes the Holy Spirit was with me guiding me. I found that at times when I could not respond because of my lack of knowledge on some things(things that are intended to draw away from the truth of the gospel)...I would say so...There were many times it would seem out of nowhere someone else would start responding to the person who was confronting me, someone who actually knew how to respond to those things that I did not know. I also found that when I would respond the person confronting would ignore my response to his inquiry and jump to something else...this would continue until I no longer had a response. I have also learned (actually this is a process for me) to trust the Holy Spirit...for example sometimes I am nudge to respond w/ a particular scripture (my head says that doesn't seem to have anything to do with what this person is asking) Yep...the Holy Spirit knew better than I. I have often felt inadequate with my response...one time after a long dialog with someone on facebook...my response was God Loves You, Jesus Loves You and desires you to be Saved.
& this response encouraged a Christian Woman who had been reading these comments. I had read some of her comments and thought of her as a strong warrior. It seems that in the body of Christ those who are knowledgeable & those who are simplistic can encourage each other. Also when in the midst of battle there are those who are seeing what is going on and the take a stand -warring for you through prayer and intercession. I had seen a twitterer months ago engaging and being engaged in spiritual warfare...she appeared to be handling the situation quite well but the Lord kept tugging my heart to pray & intercede for her.
While I don't shy away from speaking about the Lord...I don't know how to approach anyone (like a cold call)...I agree with you that we need to step out in faith...but some of us will take many tentative steps first. In the meantime we do what we know how to do...we are encouraged by hearing the testimonies of others who stepped out of their comfort zone & we encourage others by are simple steps of faith. God Bless You Juanita.
You kinda reminding me of Paul & Mark...

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