Christians Who Want To Be Switzerland: Mark 9:33-50

Do you know Christians who want to be so tolerant and neutral that they don’t appear to stand for anything?
In a 2001 news conference President Bush (speaking about the war) said coalition partners would be called upon to back up their support with action.   "A coalition partner must do more than just express sympathy, a coalition partner must perform," Bush said.
"That means different things for different nations. Some nations don't want to contribute troops and we understand that. Other nations can contribute intelligence-sharing. ... But all nations, if they want to fight terror, must do something." (emphasis added)

"Over time it's going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity," he said. "You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror.”

Where do you suppose President Bush got that idea?

Jesus said it.  When a stranger was caught performing miracles in Jesus’ name the disciples tried to stop it.  Jesus told the disciples to leave the miracle-worker alone.  Jesus said whoever is not against us is for us (Mark 9.40).  His point was that everybody is on one side or the other.  You are with Jesus and advancing the Kingdom of God or you are against it.  

You don’t have the privilege of being Switzerland.  There’s no middle ground for believers.

It seems like some people want to sit on the fence, but it’s not comfortable for very long.  And when it comes to eternity, there is no fence on which to sit.