Evangelicals & Timidity

One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you (Joshua 23:10).

How could one have chased a thousand, and two have put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had given them up (Deuteronomy 32:30).

For every time I am called a sellout, Uncle Tom, that I am told I hate myself, black women, and blacks in general. For every time I am dismissed or canceled, I draw my solace from most Holy Scriptures and from the occasional word of encouragement from people I respect and who hold sway in my life.

So, y’all best believe I am not going anyway until the Good Lord indicates my assignment is complete. Then and only then will I cease and desist. You see, I do understand the assignment!

Yet, I know I cannot be the only AA who drinks from the same well as I do. I know there are more than Greg Durden and Robert McArthur and Pam McKinney who are AA and are NOT imbibing in this moral insanity that is a direct affront to God and His revelation.

If you are too afraid to let your voice be heard in the marketplace, then that may be a sure indication you are not among the elect.

God’s Word reveals, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).”

Christ-followers rejoice only at what God reveals rejoice Him, and Christ-followers mourn and mourn deeply when God reveals what brings Him displeasure.

This past week we witnessed now confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson testify before Congress and the entire nation she could not define what constitutes womanhood, and any sane, mature adult knew all too well the reasons why.

I most assuredly reject what one person offered as her reason. She most certainly did not answer the question because she felt the question was an insult.

She refused to answer the question, which any second or third grader could readily and adequately answer because she knew her forthright answer would have been inconsistent with the Liberal LGBTQ+ God-hating agenda endorsed full-throat by the Democratic Party.

At least have the frankness and basic intellectual honesty to acknowledge at least that much. As a committed Evangelical, I refuse to align myself with ideologies that are in stark contradiction to the Word of God.

My fellow AAs, both Evangelicals as well as non-Evangelicals, you are placing your ethnicity above all else. For the Evangelical, this is more tenuous than for even the non-Evangelical.

For you will take your last breath with the full assumption, you will enter into eternal felicity, only to immediately enter into God’s presence to hear Him declare in a thunderous, booming voice, “Depart from me, your worker of iniquity. I never knew you.”

While you foolishly accuse me of hating “my people,” I love you enough to plead with you while there is still time. Many of you will gleefully attend Church tomorrow, yet your actions Monday-Saturday invalidate all of your Facebook Church attending posts.

Who cares if you attend whatever Church and hear whatever sermon you rave about on social media?

Jesus Christ does not give two hoots about any of that exterior window dressing!

Jesus Christ cares about the “weightier matters” like life created in His image. He cares about marriage, the first institution He ordained and which you are making a mockery of with your alliance with the Party of Death, the Democratic Party.

He cares deeply about gender because HE created them male and female.

Yet, so many of you are dancing your most fanciest gig about the elevation of Justice Brown to the highest court in our land. 

I will never be a member of the masses, for the Scriptures indicates “the road” is a narrow one, and only a few find it. Yet, you are still in the land of the living, so there remains time, but time is a very fragile commodity.

Things can change in an instance. My baby brother went to a regular kidney dialysis session and never made it home. My mother went to get her hair done and never made it home. My nephew went to a party, like so many other teenagers, yet never made it home. My younger sister went to full term but never left the hospital and never made it home.

If only one person is helped, then all of the vilification and mockery will be “water off a duck’s back.”

I am not fooling myself. I am not alone. There are more AAs devoted followers who will put “their name to it” than just me, Greg, Pam and Donovan Smith.

Yet, even if that is only us, that is all God needs. We will cause thousands of Satan’s minions to flee. God will always have a remnant upon the Earth. God, like He told Elijah, has countless AA men and women who have not and will not bend the knee to Baal!

This week I had lunch with my Pastor, Brad McLean. It was such an awesome lunch, and I was delighted to get the attached letter in the mail on Friday.

Words of encouragement like this easily offset the mockery and the scorn.

This is what I signed up for, and I am loving it. The battle does not drain me. No, it invigorates me because I am not attempting to do this in my own strength. I am feeding off of God’s Word and His Spirit.

So, in conclusion, I am pleading with the AA professing Body of Christ. Piss or get off the pot, as the old saints used to say.

Time is running short. All we have is right now; noon today is not to be assumed to be ours.

Be reconciled to Jesus Christ NOW!

Quit rejoicing with the world as the world is in open, active rebellion against God.

The elevation of Judge Brown was not an occasion for celebration, no matter how significant the historical context.

All you have to do is simply open God’s Word to validate or falsify my thesis. Quit making this harder than it needs to be.

As always, let me know what you think. Until then, keep your hands to the plow and seek to serve for an Audience of One!

With fear and trembling,
Ricky Verndale Kyles Sr. DEd.Min

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