Do you know where Paul Revere was going on his famous “One if by land, two if by sea” ride of warning on April 18, 1775?
To the home of a pastor, Jonas Clark, one of a number of Christian ministers in the Colonies who didn’t just teach the biblical principles that led to our independence, but also participated on the battlefield to secure the freedoms we enjoy today. These were pastors who were influential because they were committed to upholding the entire body of biblical truth, no matter what the cost, even though a majority of the population around them was not yet ready to join in the struggle that was to come, our own Revolutionary War.
It would have been a lot easier for Jonas Clark if he had not made himself such a threat to the British who wanted to incarcerate or kill him, but he was not willing to lose the “soul” of the biblical message in order to save his comfortable lifestyle. The question for us is whether we are equally committed to direct proclamation of biblical truth to our present-day culture, even though a majority of those around us may not appreciate what we have to say.