It's the First Time in American History Being a Christian Will Cost Something
By Jeannie Law , Christian Post Reporter ORLANDO — Identical twins David Benham and Jason Benham, known as The Benham Brothers, want Americans to understand that there is an attack on Christians' religious liberty in the country and for the first time ever they believe it will cost something to live out their faith.
The former professional baseball players have become well known Christian activists since losing their reality television show on HGTV, which was canceled due to comments made by the Benhams regarding abortion and same-sex marriage.
"We've been speaking at men's conferences in various churches and different events across the country and the common theme that constantly comes up is that now is the time for Christians to stand boldly for their faith whatever the cost," David told The Christian Post at Proclaim 17, NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando last week.
"It may cost us something," he warned. "This is the first time in our generation and in our parents generation that it's actually going to cost us something to truly live out our biblical faith."
The older brother went on to reference Hebrews 11 which talks about all the men and women in the Bible who lived their faith in different ways.
"They ran their race and it cost them something, [For some, it] cost them their very lives but then Hebrews 12 says, 'Now it's our time. Since we are surrounded by this great cloud of witnesses, let us run the race with perseverance that is set before us.' So it's our turn, we've got the baton and we are going to win this." Close ad X
"One thing we want you to understand is that there is an attack on religious liberty in this country," David stressed.
Jason echoed his brother and referenced the scripture found in Luke 14:33-34.
"It talks about, if the salt loses its saltiness it can't be made salty again. It's no good for anything but to be thrown out in the manure pile, but the verse proceeding that said if you are not willing to give up everything you cannot be my disciple," Jason explained.
When asked if the Benham brothers had advice for people of faith who might not be as confident to speak out, David told CP that Christians have to remember who they are in Christ.
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David and Jason Benham are authors of the books Whatever the Cost: Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams, and Living Powerfully." For information on the popular twins, visit their website.