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A Wrong Defense

Exodus 2:11-15 (12)

The young man walked urgently down the California street. It was clear to see that he was very serious. His voice carried a long distance down the street as he called out to any one within sight, “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.!”

I followed a car driven by an elderly man who seemed to be just as urgent in his witness. His message was vocally loud but it shouted out in its own way. All across the fenders, bumpers and windows could be seen various stickers urging people to prepare for the coming of the Lord, repent, and turn from various social evils.

Those who are serious about following Jesus all have their own perspective regarding what it means to be an active witness for Christ. Just as Moses who thought he was doing the right thing, however, we often hinder rather than help the process of darkness become light in the understanding of those we hope to reach. Jesus must have had us in mind when He spoke of the need for His disciples to be as “Wise as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.” Before we strike out against evil it would be well if we would see how many prospective Christians we will kill in our onslaught.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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