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Standing Up For God
As a Christian, don't be ashamed to stand up for God against the sin in the world.  Here are some Bible verses that support this.  

Psalm 94:16

As Christians, God expects and commands us to stand against the evil in this world.  This is not easy, but God never said the Christian life will be easy.  God is a God of love, but He is also a God of wrath, which many people choose to overlook.  We cannot ignore this because it is uncomfortable for us.

When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Ezekiel 3:18-19

I want to be clear that we stand for God against sin and evil in peaceful protest and by preaching the Bible.  We never endorse or will use any type of physical means to do this. 

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Ephesians 6:12

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds."
2 Corinthians 10:3-4

Our love for people should be so great that we want to warn them, reprove and rebuke them for their sins, even risking their rejection. 

"Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ephesians 5:11

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." 

John 15:18-19

"You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God."
James 4:4

Jesus said, "Think not that I come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:34

"He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil."
1 John 3:8

But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
2 Timothy 2:23-26

Some may say that we will turn some people off or drive them further away, but so did Jesus, who said:

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
John 15:22

Most people were worse off after hearing Jesus because they rejected what he had to say. People who hear the Word will either open their hearts to it or harden their hearts. The Bible makes clear that most will harden their hearts.

"For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it".
Matthew 7:13-14

Regardless of how much evidence men are confronted with most will refuse to believe the claims of Christianity.  Believing will require that men must forsake their sins.

Jesus said: "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved".
John 3:19-20

Paul said, "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men".
2 Corinthians 5:11

If our hope is to
bring men to repentance and faith, we must know the terror and wrath of an angry God against this rebellious generation. Paul saw many in the valley of decision about to fall into the pit of hell. He knew the terror of the Lord!

There needs to be a revival of the knowledge of the "wrath of God".

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness."
Romans 1:18

The day is coming when God will show His wrath
against every sinner because of their willful rebellion against what they know to be true through natural revelation, the Bible, tradition, and his reason and conscience.

If you call yourself a Christian, you have a responsibility as a child of God to take an active stand for God and against sin.  I encourage you to be bold in your faith in Christ and do as God commands. 

God commanded Isaiah, "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgression, and their sins".
Isaiah 58:1

"I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest."

Isaiah 62:6

"Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent."
Acts 17:30