“Speaking as one who has been involved in this fight against social justice for years, I can assure you that you will make enemies. It’s the nature of the game. You will face backlash from those you thought were your friends and allies — you have already experienced this. Make no mistake about it, you will not be a well-liked popular man while you are on the frontlines of this fight. You will be an outcast. You will be shunned by other Christians; you will be shunned by your friends.”
By Jeff Maples
Dear Founders Ministries and particularly Tom Ascol,
You don’t know me and have probably not heard of me. Therefore, what I write to you will probably be of little importance — if you even read it. That’s okay. But I want to write this to you not only as encouragement but as an exhortation to continue with your hand on the plow. Jesus tells us that anyone who puts his hand on the plow and looks back is not worthy of the Kingdom of God (Luke 9:62). Like it or not, you have put your hand on the plow.
You have entered a fight that, by any discernible standard, is not going to be an easy fight to win — if it’s winnable at all. Make no mistake, the battle has already been won at the cross. I fully believe that. However, we, as followers of Christ are called to lay down our lives and livelihoods for the cause of the gospel — including, contending for the faith. Very few throughout history have actually been able to do this.