God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It's Too Late, Signed Edition
FORWARD BY MIKE LINDELL
64 percent of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom.
This book helps you realize the seriousness of the battle before you and illuminate the present circumstance—bringing hope. It will document what is happening in our country, how believers can respond, and why we can look expectantly to the future. This is the time for neither religious fatalism nor political inaction. No matter how bad things get in the culture or in government, the Bible is true and God has plans and purposes we do not understand—and in the end, we win.
Things are chaotic in America. Liberal policies are advancing. A rash of executive orders appears to be moving the nation closer to socialism and a one-world government. And conservatives, including many Christians, are being censored as never before. There is even a term—cancel culture—which 64 percent of Americans believe poses a threat to their freedom, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. (Among Republicans, that figure is even higher at 80 percent.) The term applies to all conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, but it is part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. It almost seems this is the beginning of the end and the Antichrist will appear at any time. You pick the cultural or political issue, and they are likely not even the semblance of widespread agreement. It seems that Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, potential division, and actual separation on many fronts. Instead of going forward, much of the church seems to be moving backward or standing still, waiting for what is next.
In some ways, Christians cancel each other in debates over non-essentials. There is no going backward if we want to remain effective and engaged. Paul wrote that all things work together for those who are “called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28, MEV). That calling is active, purposeful, and energetic. We can take the initiative and move forward from where we are.
The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on rather than get into circular firing squads. We are called to advance on every front. This book assesses and affirms the different approaches playing out. The body needs clarity and unity—and has little of both right now. Wounded armies want hope, focus, and encouragement. This book does not throw anyone overboard who is standing in some positive way for the truth. Rather, it will allow readers to look critically at the various approaches vying for our allegiance and attention here in the middle of 2021.
In the course of this survey, we will find a reason to affirm where people are fighting on the battlefield and validate the perspectives they bring. Featuring interviews with a cross-section of leaders, this book documents what is happening in our country, how believers can respond, and why we can look to the future with hope. Even though things are bad, we must understand that conditions have been this bad or worse in the past and God always came through. He has plans and purposes we do not understand. Christians must not lose heart. We must stand strong and not be intimidated. We must pray, and we must believe in God for a great awakening. No matter how bad things get in the culture or government, the Bible is true, and “all things work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28, MEV).
That is because we are called according to His purpose. A purpose never goes in reverse. This book reveals what that looks like in its various forms in the day in which we live. It gives a great handle for promoting unity and appreciation of one another when that is breaking down so badly elsewhere. Indeed, maybe the love Jesus spoke about that makes us recognizable to the world will be seen as this book illuminates the supernatural unity among people of very diverse opinions and approaches while pointedly addressing these various hot-button areas.
About the Author
Stephen E. Strang is the best-selling author of God and Donald Trump, which was brandished by the president at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2018. The founder and CEO of Charisma Media, Strang was cited by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in America. He has interviewed four US presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, The DailyCaller.com, and many Christian outlets.
Publisher: Frontline (September 7, 2021)
Hardcover: 240 pages
Item Weight: 13.6 ounces
Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches