Last week my wife and I went out to dinner and as usual our discussion turned to the many blessings God has given us. As we continued to share testimonies using “God” throughout the conversation, the other tables around us kept to themselves along with their own conversations and meals. HOWEVER, the minute our talk turned to JESUS heads started to turn. You know the old saying “If looks could kill”, well they definitely bore a hole through us. And they weren’t “Hallelujah” looks either, they were “How dare you” looks. It made me realize how a lot of Christians today have quit using the name of “Jesus” and started to use the word “God” as a generic substitute so as not to offend anyone. It’s making the word “God” mean just about anything you want thus making it less offensive in many eyes but at the same time lacking substance or meaning. It’s making God a generic God. And when you mention the name of Jesus in public, you are suddenly out of order, you are politically incorrect or you are a right wing fanatic. GIVE ME A BREAK!! It’s time we all stand up for Jesus and declare our love and faith in Him. It’s time we get proud and excited to announce the name of Jesus and shout it from the rooftops. Have we as a Christian nation become so ashamed or afraid to use the name of “Jesus” in public? Have we become more concerned with Political Correctness than Scriptural Correctness? Have we become more attuned with what others may think or feel when we use the name of “Jesus” than what Jesus actually feels.
Jesus said, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26 NKJV
I don’t know about you, but I am not ashamed of Jesus and will continue to profess His name wherever I am. So for those of you I might have offended at dinner last week, heed this warning in advance: Next time I’m out to dinner and I offend you by using the name of Jesus, well, get used to it. He is my King and Deliverer and I am NOT Ashamed!!