“When Jesus calls a man, He bids him, ‘Come, and die.'” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Two Kingdoms have a conundrum: a simultaneous, single Now. God wields two swords. But there is only one city.
What this means is that while Christians may freely decide for themselves when is the time to flee and when is the time to stand and fight, we always must refuse to lie.
We must refuse “The Lie.” We must refuse the lies of others. We must refuse to forward such lies, even though it mean being accused of all manner of heinous (you guessed it! more) lies.
You cannot repent with your eyes closed. To go forward we must not go back. Then, we will see the ancient wisdom writ live: willingness to suffer for a truth is the kind of dynamic impact the world only wishes it could package and sell in a bottle.
Till angel cry and trumpet sound,
The Mad Christian