Go Set a Watchman: Speaking Up in the Face of Evil
You must never upset anyone. You must avoid confrontation at all costs. You must be quiet in the face of an intolerant minority, that they not be offended. Instead of acting like men and being strong, you most nobly ponder, “What is a man? Is there a difference even between men and women? It seems messy and hard to tell.”
There is a lot of the above messaging in modern Christianity. It is the ideology of the terminal-stage cancer victim and must be forcefully rejected.
“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.”
…When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.”— Ezekiel 33:6-9
It’s incredibly important to be able to state the truth in a loving manner, even when it hurts, otherwise our “live and let live” concept is really “live and let die.” If we don’t warn people of evil—and it could be anyone, even in our own families—we’re doing them, God, and ourselves a great disservice.