Elijah Speaks in the 21st Century

In 1 Kings 18:21, Elijah asks a question that needs to be asked and answered by every "so-called Christian" in America today.

Here is his question: If the Lord be God [and He is], how long will you go on halting between two opinions?

You see the people were not sure if Jehovah was the only God or were there multiple gods that could be worshipped and be petitioned to obtain favor.

Baal, thought to be associated with fertility, was a god to worship for your crops to do well.

So Elijah asked a simple question: How long are you going to go through life limping between serving God and serving others gods (like yourself)?

You see if God is really who He says He is [and He is] then we had better get fully behind that truth, the truth (John 14:6), and begin to show it with our lives. Halting or limping between sometimes serving God and sometimes distracted and serving anything and everything else is not what Jesus had in mind when he said, “take up your cross and follow me!” (Mark 10:21).

“Follow God!” is exactly what Elijah said and it is still expected today. This prayer a prayer gospel and then go back to living like a child of the devil has never been acceptable in the Word of God.

It wasn’t acceptable when Elijah was alive and it wasn’t acceptable when Nicodemus met with Jesus at night for fear of having to choose between being a Pharisee in good standing or a disciple of Christ (John 3).

Nic left that night still halting between two opinions. How long will you halt between two opinions?

Elijah said: If the Lord is God, follow Him, but if Baal be god, follow him. Elijah the prophet said it right.

The call of salvation is not a call to get someone to raise a hand and pray a prayer; the call of salvation is one of a lifetime of following the one true God perfectly revealed to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

America is full of “so-called Christians” who need to stop hedging their bets and commit to following God with their heart, mind, soul and body!

1 comment:

  1. this is an excellent point, which also begs the question " how many children of christ actually follow G-d the way Jesus did? " Or for that matter how many followers of christ follow G-d in the same manner that Elijah followed G-d ?"