Tucker Carlson is calling out more public officials, but it's not the usual left-leaning politicians. This time, he's focused on Christian influencers.
During his cable news show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, the news show commentator called out Christian influencers for speaking but not living out the Christian faith.
"Where are all the professional Christians?" Carlson asked. "You have to wonder that again. Where's David French and Beth Moore and Tim Keller and all these people who were defending Christianity as actual Christians are being arrested for being Christians? Not a word."
Carlson's statement comes after the arrest of a Canadian pastor who stood boldly for Christ during a drag queen story time at a library. The pastor was knocked down and taken out of the library for protesting the LGBTQ indoctrination of children. As The Daily Wire reported, the pastor stated that "Jesus Christ is Lord" as part of his protest.
Carlson also called into question where Christian leader Russell Moore was while the FBI investigated Catholic Christians and knocked on their doors for their connection to the pro-life movement.
"On some level all governments hate religious people," Carlson said. "Because it's competition. And revolutionary governments and totalitarian governments go after religious people first."
Like the U.S., Canada provides certain freedoms to their citizens—including freedom of religion. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms explicitly provides freedom of religion, thought and expression. However, this freedom continues to diminish as fewer Canadians actively engage in faith practices.
Back in 2019, Pew Research found that "Two-thirds of Canadians (67%) say it is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values." This study was conducted as a response to the limitation of allowing employees to wear clothes that were specific to religious expression. However, this discard of faith for a replacement of LGBTQ ideology is not only happening in Canada, but right here in America, too.
According to the latest Barna Survey, only 4% of Americans possess a biblical worldview, as reported by The Christian Post.
In the survey it was found that 82% of people fit into the "World Citizen category." As the survey puts it, "These are people who may embrace a few biblical principles, but generally believe and behave in ways that are distinct from biblical teaching."
This means Christian principles are integrated into society, but few are following Christ with all their heart, mind and soul. There are fewer people who are truly committed to protecting and spreading the gospel, and the number of bystanders who are watching the offense against Christianity continues to grow.
For anyone who considers themselves to be a Christian, they must think deeply about who they really believe Jesus is to them. Revelation 3:16 (MEV) is well-known by many, but it's a warning that needs to be taken to heart: "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of My mouth."
Jesus also warned in Matthew 7:21-23 (MEV) that performance will not get us into heaven, but by following Him as Lord makes all the difference:
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonderful works in Your name?' But then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who practice evil.'"
Jesus is looking for people who will truly repent and follow Him to do the will of His Father. No matter what government, group or individuals try to stop the spread of the gospel, it is the job of true Christians to declare who He is until His return.
Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator and Staff Writer intern for Charisma Media.
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