I am not ashamed

In Rom 1:16, Paul reminds us that in this day of apostacy there are those like Joshua of old who say, "As for me as and my house we will serve the Lord."  I remember a statement that Jerry Falwell, the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church made.  He said, "You may see a lot of things but you will never see this preacher ashamed of the gospel, I will preach it till I die."  That is exactly what he did.  He died in his office just after completing a radio broadcast.  Paul was never going to be ashamed or back down on his preaching of the gospel.  This gospel has the power to set men free.  It has the power to change a drug addict in a child of God.  The gospel can change a wife beater into a wife lover and builder of the family.  John Bunyan the great writer of the classic, "Pilgrim’s Progress," was a drunkard.  However this glorious gospel set him free to write this classic which next to the Bible is the most read book in the Christian world.  Today determine not to compromise on any of your convictions that have been built on the word of God.  Stand up for God and His principles.  Remember, the world has never been able to stand against a believer who walked in the power of the Spirit and preached the word of God.  Your promises are:  Rom 1:16, 2 Cor 5:17, James 4:7, 1 John 4:4 and Eph 6:10-18.  Your insightful sayings are:  When a person chooses a clean lifestyle it will influence all those around them.  Good intentions without proper planning end up in failure.