[The Christian Post] 14 Feb 2009--Thousands of Christians media professionals came out of the National Religious Broadcasters Convention with a challenge to keep fighting the media battle or risk losing millions of souls.
And the battle is fierce more now than ever with Christian media ministries fearful of the change in the political landscape and threats of the government restricting their message delivery.
"If we lose the media battle ... there will be millions of people who never hear the Gospel ... there will be millions of people who never understand what life is really all about and why Jesus Christ came," well-known pastor Dr. Charles Stanley told thousands of media representatives at the close of the NRB Convention on Tuesday.
Stanley, president of In Touch Ministries and senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, delivered the message at the final session of the Feb. 7-10 event, challenging the attendees with powerful yet humbling words.
The way to win the battle, Stanley told them, is to get on their knees and seek God.
"This isn't our battle. This is God's battle because it's God's word, it's God's message, it's God's church, it's God's world and He desires the message to continue," he emphasized.
"I think the reason ... we lose great battles is because we forget to view God properly in the midst of it because you can be so overwhelmed ... with fear and so discouraged by the way you think the battle may turn out that you can forget the fact that your sovereign God who lives inside of you has all the power," Stanley pointed out. "And there's not a single battle that you and I fight and you and I face that Almighty God cannot handle, not a one."