Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. -Jude 3
There was a great man of God named Curtis Hudson, and several things he said kind of sticks in my mind, one of which is "There are things I would die for. There are things I would fight for that I would not die for. There are things I would fuss about that I would not fight for and there are things not worth fussing over".
There are many thing that can take up our time and energy that are not important. I heard of a church where warring factions could not agree on which side the piano should be on. One group would move the paino to the right and organ on the left and the next night another group would change it back. A waste of time and effort.
There are things worth fighting for, like our freedom as Americans. Case in point is the cross on Mount Soledad:
San Diego Union-Tribune – ACLJ Offers Save-the-Cross Legal Represenation to San Diego May 9, 2006SAN DIEGO – The American Center for Law and Justice, which specializes in constitutional law, announced Monday it will enter the legal battle to save the cross atop Mount Soledad.A federal judge last week gave the city of San Diego 90 days to remove the cross or face a $5,000-per-day fine.
U.S. District Court Judge Gordon Thompson Jr. originally ruled in 1991 that having the cross on city-owned land violated the state constitution.
“We believe that the city of San Diego has strong legal arguments to ensure that the cross on Mount Soledad remains in place,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based ACLJ.
“The Mount Soledad cross has been in place – in one form or another –for nearly 100 years,” he said. “It's part of a war memorial honoring the men and women who died to defend our freedoms.
“The ACLU's lengthy legal battle to remove the cross underscores what most Americans already know – the ACLU will stop at nothing to remove any symbol of our religious heritage and history – even a war memorial,” Sekulow said. “This cross should remain in place and we're confident there's legal precedent to support that argument.”
Now while I would not die for this issue but it is important to keep our freedom to experess ourselves and this is a historic monument to those who died and is important we keep it there, so all our rights as Americans can be preserved for future generations, but there is something more important: The faith as it was delivered to the saints.
We need to stop the silly fighting over the small stuff and concentrate on the important thing: People are dieing and going to hell. There is a Savior who died for all men so those who will can be saved.