Probably more so than I’ve ever seen in my brief 76 years, there is a massive cultural assault on freedom of speech. Why? Because in the spiritual battle raging in the realm beyond our five senses and playing out in the world, the Enemy knows that those promoting his lies cannot defend them in an honest, civil verbal exchange, so, as he tried to do in the Bible, he must shut them up. I’m thankful that we live during WORD WAR 5, with the assurance that our salvation is permanent, that we are righteous in God’s sight, and that we have nothing to fear—except maybe fear itself.
As per Romans 10:14 (“And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”), somebody’s gotta say something! Now that we have been given the Word and the ministry of reconciling men to God, we are on a Treasure Hunt with God and the Lord Jesus, searching with them for humans who want spiritual Truth. Most of that treasure is buried, so we must learn how to get below the surface of people’s often gruff exteriors. Most of them are simply hurt, confused, hopeless, etc., and SELF-centered, because they do not know The One who will love and care for them far better than they can do for themselves.