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Those Who Approve

If you approve of abortion or homosexuality, or any other sin, in spite of KNOWING what the Bible says about it, then you are not a Christian. Don’t deceive yourself!

‘Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but -have pleasure in-* them that do them.’ (Romans 1:32)

* Strong’s G4909: syneudokew

1) to be pleased together with, to approve together (with others)

2) to be pleased at the same time with, consent, agree to

…a) to applaud

Your approval of such things reveals that you have been given over to a ‘reprobate mind’ (Romans 1:28). To have been given over to a reprobate mind reveals that you are under God’s judgment. For what? The Bible says it is because you ‘did not like to retain God in [your] knowledge’.

‘Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools’ (Romans 1:19-22)

But that is just the beginning of judgment. Your approval of sin reveals your reprobate mind, which is a sign that the wrath of God is being poured out on you already:

‘For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against ALL ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS’ (Romans 1:18)

‘But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil . . . (Romans 2:5-9)

Therefore,

‘ . . . Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.’ (Acts 2:38-39)

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There was a time, in America, when most people were well aware of God, and gave Him the respect He deserved.

 

‘Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse’  (Romans 1:19-20)

 

Yet, there were men among them

 

‘ . . . that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.’  (Romans 1:21)

 

Rather than thank God for His bounty and blessings, they sought to accumulate wealth and power for themselves.  In their cleverness, and with the help of fallen angels, they devised many captivating inventions.  They used these inventions to draw others away from God, and into their ways of thinking.

 

‘Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,’  (Romans 1:22)

 

Before long the people, and their children, withdrew from the beauty of God’s creation and began spending more and more of their time indoors, partaking of a world of fantasy and vain imaginations.

 

‘And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.’  (Romans 1:23-25)

 

Having grown up in this world of fantasy, it became the reality of those who were trained by it.

 

‘And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;

full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;

whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:’  (Romans 1:28-31)

 

‘ . . . God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.’  (Romans 1:26-27)

 

Eventually, even those who claimed to walk in His ways

 

‘Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only [did] the same, but [had] pleasure in them that [did] them.’  (Romans 1:32)

 

Their judgment was not far off, for God judges nations . . . once they have known Him . . . by whether they continue to walk with Him, or whether they turn aside from His ways.  As He warned long ago . . .

 

‘ . . . it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God . . . that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.   Cursed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.  Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.  Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.

The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.  And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron.  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.  And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray [them] away.

The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.  The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:  And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save [thee].

Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. Thine ox [shall be] slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass [shall be] violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep [shall be] given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue [them].  Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail [with longing] for them all the day long: and [there shall be] no might in thine hand.

The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:  So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.  The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.  The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.  And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather [but] little in; for the locust shall consume it.  Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress [them], but shalt neither drink [of] the wine, nor gather [the grapes]; for the worms shall eat them.  Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint [thyself] with the oil; for thine olive shall cast [his fruit].  Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.  All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.  The stranger that [is] within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:  And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.  Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all [things]; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all [things]: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, [as swift] as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;  A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.   And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:  [So that] the man [that is] tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:  So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all [things] secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, [even] great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.  Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.  Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.  And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.

And it shall come to pass, [that] as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.  And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, [even] wood and stone. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:  And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:  In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.  And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy [you].’  (Deuteronomy 28:15-68)

 

Many would argue that this only applies to the children of Israel, that we are Gentiles who are not under The Law.  Are you sure about that?  There are scholars who have traced the movements of people over time, who have studied the prophetic blessings in Scripture . . . who can demonstrate that the people of the ‘Western World’ are primarily the descendants of the ‘lost’ tribes of Israel, who were long ago taken into captivity for turning away from their God.  History repeats.

Are you ‘Rapture ready’?  If you are an American Christian–most likely not.

I think most Christians have heard about the false prophet, Harold Camping, whose latest prediction for ‘The Rapture’ and judgment day did not happen.  But, rather than laughing at those who set dates, and who have probably put their lives in order, you should take inventory of yourself.  After you hear what I have to say, I believe you will thank God that judgment day was NOT May 21st!

The American Church is not ready for a ‘Rapture’!  American Christians behave themselves like the people around them–and in America, you really don’t want to behave like the people around you, trust me.

America has become a nation of  spiritually filthy, idolatrous, greedy people.  Sometimes it’s hard to see it from ‘down here’ among them–after all, we were all made from the same ‘dust’.

We tend to see ourselves in the context of the people around us, or the people on TV.  We probably look pretty good, compared to a lot of people–but God sees things very differently from ‘up there’.

Thankfully, God has given us the Bible, so that we can examine things ‘down here’,  according to His standards.  The standards God judges us by are holiness . . . perfection . . . blamelessness . . . and purity.

When Jesus returns, these are the people who the angels will gather to Him:

  • those who are spotless
  • those who have been purified
  • those who have been refined
  • those who are blameless
  • those who are  holy
  • those who are without stain, wrinkle, or any other blemish

As the Scriptures say:

‘Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked . . .’  Daniel 12: 10

‘So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.’ 2 Peter 3: 14

‘Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.’ Daniel 11: 35

. . .  Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.’  Ephesians 5: 25-27

‘ So far, so good” you say?  ‘I think I’m doing alright.’  Hmmm.  Let’s look a little closer.  Lets use the ‘magnifying glass’ of Scriptures that talk about sin.  But first, lets be clear:  If there is willful, deliberate sin in your life, which you have not repented of–Christ’s blood is not covering it.  The only way to apply the blood of Christ to your sin is to confess and repent!

‘If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?  For we know [serve] him who said,  “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”  and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.‘  Hebrews 10: 26-31

This passage is specifically speaking to Christians.  The God of the Old Testament, who judged His people, is the same God of the New Testament, who made a way of mercy.  But don’t think you are going to fool Him.  If you want to live outside of His covenant of mercy, then you will pay for your own sins.  He will judge everyone who lives outside His covenant of mercy.

If your pastor tries to explain this passage away–woe to him!!

When you accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, you made a covenant with God (sealed with His blood) to live a life of holiness–to be set apart from the world.  If you do not fulfill your part of the covenant towards Him, He is not under obligation to fulfill His part towards you (protection, provision, and eternal life).

In other words, if you are no longer living a life of holiness, set apart from the world, then you have broken the covenant of His mercy.  It is cancelled . . . null and void . . . powerless to save you.  You have, in effect, divorced God.  If that is the case, you need to renew your covenant with Him!  That begins with confessing your sins and repenting.

‘ . . . “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” ‘  2 Timothy 2: 19

‘No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.’  1 John 3:6

The whole doctrine of ‘The Rapture’ is that Jesus will return for His people–those who are in covenant with Him.  If you have broken that covenant, then you are no longer in covenant with Him–you are no longer His.  (The only thing that can separate you from God is your willful sin. )

Which brings us to another topic that pastors seem to avoid these days:  sin.  (Woe to him who is politically correct, for he denies the truth.)  Here is a [partial] list of things that the Bible specifically says will keep you from inheriting the kingdom of God.

  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity) before marriage  (sexual immorality, fornication)
  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity) outside of marriage, after being widowed or divorced  (sexual immorality, fornication)
  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity), while married, with someone besides your spouse  (adultery)
  • watching or reading pornography (sexual immorality)
  • making pornography  (sexual immorality)
  • prostitution
  • homosexuality
  • sex involving animals (sexual immorality, bestiality)
  • watching or reading pornography  (sexual immorality, adultery)
  • fantasizing about sex (including sexual touching or nudity) if you are not married
  • fantasizing about someone besides your spouse (adultery)
  • fantasizing about homosexuality
  • fantasizing about sex with animals (bestiality, sexual immorality)
  • praying to or trusting in ‘saints’  (idolatry)
  • praying to or trusting in Mary  (idolatry)
  • giving homage to the pope or other religious leader (idolatry)
  • worshiping the bread or wine as being, or becoming, Jesus’ body (idolatry)
  • kissing the black stone  (idolatry)
  • trusting in luck, or lucky objects  (idolatry)
  • calling Allah, or any other, ‘God’– our God is Jehovah  (idolatry)
  • paganism, nature worship, etc.  (idolatry, witchcraft)
  • practicing wicca, or black or white magic (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • astrology/horoscopes  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • numerology  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • palm reading  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • psychics  or channeling  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • seances  (magic arts, necromancy, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • yoga and eastern practices  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • ouija board, etc.  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, or vampirism
  • games  that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • books  that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • TV shows that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • movies that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • fantasizing about  witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • aspiring to wealth and possessions, envy (greed)
  • stealing, conning, swindling  (theft, swindling)
  • participating in $$ schemes that you know will transfer others’ money to you–through their ignorance, trust, or misfortune  (theft, swindling)
  • lying to obtain money or benefits, fraud  (lying, theft)
  • getting drunk  (drunkenness)
  • ‘recreational’ or illegal drug use (drunkenness)
  • abusing others with words, verbal abuse  (slander)
  • attacking others with words  (slander)
  • filthy talk, profanity, cussing  (slander)
  • filthy talk, sexual innuendo  (lewdness, sexual immorality)
  • body gestures and movements with sexual innuendo  (lewdness)
  • wearing sexually suggestive clothing  (lewdness)
  • murder
  • abortion, ‘morning after pill’  (murder)
  • influencing someone to have an abortion  (murder)
  • influencing someone to kill someone  (murder)
  • fantasizing or role playing murder (murder)
  • lying
  • giving false testimony, perjury  (lying)
  • deceiving, omitting, or misleading, with regard to the facts (lying)
  • falsely accusing  (lying)
  • telling ‘little white lies’  (lying)
  • withholding the truth  (lying)
  • being ‘politically correct’ instead of honest  (lying)

A lot of you may have started reading the list, grown weary, and just skimmed the rest.  True, a lot of Christians don’t do a lot of those things, so I’ll recap a few that seem to still be popular among Christians:

  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity) before marriage  (sexual immorality, fornication)
  • fantasizing about sex (including sexual touching or nudity) if you are not married
  • praying to or trusting in ‘saints’  (idolatry)
  • praying to or trusting in Mary  (idolatry)
  • trusting in luck, or lucky objects  (idolatry)
  • calling Allah, or any other, ‘God’–our God is Jehovah  (idolatry)
  • dabbling in paganism, nature worship, etc.  (idolatry, witchcraft)
  • dabbling in wicca, or black or white magic (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • astrology/horoscopes  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • psychics  or channeling  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • seances  (magic arts, necromancy, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • yoga and eastern practices  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • movies, TV shows, books, or games that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • aspiring to wealth and possessions, envy (greed)
  • getting drunk  (drunkenness)
  • abusing others with words, verbal abuse  (slander)
  • attacking others with words  (slander)
  • filthy talk, sexual innuendo  (lewdness, sexual immorality)
  • wearing sexually suggestive clothing  (lewdness)
  • abortion, ‘morning after pill’  (murder)
    influencing someone to have an abortion  (murder)
  • lying
  • deceiving, omitting, or misleading, with regard to the facts (lying)
  • telling ‘little white lies’  (lying)
  • being ‘politically correct’ instead of honest  (lying)

Here are several passages in Scripture to back up what I’m saying:

‘Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:  Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. ‘ 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10

‘But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.’ Revelation 21: 8

‘Outside are the dogs [male prostitutes], those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood [those who hate truth and liars].’ Revelation 22:1 5

You may notice, in these passages, that several other things are mentioned:

  • being cowardly
  • being unbelieving
  • hating truth

These are not sins, per se–but they will cause you not to endure to the end.  And it is imperative, that we endure  . . . to the end.

‘Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.  Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.  You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while,

“He who is coming will come and will not delay.

But my righteous one will live by faith.

And if he shrinks back,

I will not be pleased with him.”

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.’    Hebrews 10: 32-39

‘ . . . if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us . . . ‘  2 Timothy 2: 12

Speaking of end-time Christians, Revelation says:

‘This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.’  Revelation 13: 10

‘This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.’  Revelation 14:12

It is not enough just to believe, not enough to endure for a while–we must endure to the end!  Here are Jesus warnings to us, concerning the last days:

‘All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’  Matthew 10: 22

‘Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’  Matthew 24: 12-13

‘All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’  Mark 13: 13

If you are on a basketball team, and the team makes it to the championships, and you are in the last quarter of the last game . . . and you quit . . . you cannot say you won, when the team wins the championships!  You will not share in the trophy, or the victory celebration.  You will be kicking yourself because you did not endure to the end.  All you did, up to the point when you quit, counts for nothing!  You are not a winner!

Conversely, if you are injured at the beginning of the season, and you have to spend the majority of the season on the bench–you are still a winner at the end . . . because you did not quit!  Even if you’re injured, you still have to show up for practices, you still have to wear your uniform, and be present at the games.

Injured or not, if you simply stop participating and doing what is required of you, you will no longer be on the team.  So it is with Christianity.  It requires your participation, and your endurance . . . to the end.

But here is what is going to be the undoing of many people in these last days.

‘They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.’

2 Thessalonians 2: 10-12

The only remedy for this is to hate wickedness and develop a love for the truth (pray too, that God will grant you a love of the truth).

If you do not fight wickedness in your own life, if you don’t turn away from sin . . . you will not love truth . . . because truth exposes sin.  In order to have victory over sin, you must love truth.

‘This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. ‘  John 3: 19-20

‘Walking in the light

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.  If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all  sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.’  1 John 1: 5-10

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It’s Not Going To Happen The Way You Expect

Christian parents, if you don’t already know it, we have a tremendous problem today, in regards to the widespread pressure to accept homosexuality.

I believe the widely promoted doctrine of  ‘tolerance’ is going to cause Christianity to become a stumbling block for most kids, causing them to reject it outright.   (At the end of this post, I will have a couple of suggestions for how to better position your child, so hopefully that doesn’t occur.)  Nevertheless, we must stand for truth–and the truth is that God does not accept homosexuality.

Some schools begin ‘tolerance’ training (of homosexuality, etc.) in kindergarten.  If they don’t, the peer group will, when one of the popular (or ‘alpha’) kids makes it a group rule for them.

There are all kinds of influences out there, including TV shows (for kids) that promote exploring their sexual identity.  There are kids whose ‘parents’ are a same sex couple.  There are others who have a brother, sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather, etc. who is gay or bisexual.  These families will have ‘educated’ their child about such alternative lifestyles at a much younger age than most Christian parents would dream of teaching their kids anything about sexuality!

The result of all this is that your child is learning about, and forming opinions about, homosexuality (‘and tolerance’) long before you would suspect. By the time you talk to your child about this, the ungodly have already presented them with the basic debate and their opinion will be swayed in that direction.

Homosexuality is a ‘line in the sand’ today, among nonChristians.  That is just as true for kids.

Homosexuality is popular today and, above all, most kids want to do what is  popular.  Your child has at least one friend or acquaintance at school that is homosexual, bisexual, or gender confused.  It has been found that most people support homosexuality once they learn that someone they care for is involved.

For this reason, for the average kid, a message in church against homosexuality is going to be a stumbling block to them.

Here’s what happens in your typical ‘seeker friendly’, all-inclusive youth group.  IF the youth pastor has the courage to speak to the kids, about homosexuality being wrong, the ‘alpha’ kids will get up and walk out . . . if that is permissible.  (Otherwise they will verbally instigate a ‘strike’ amongst the other kids, before the next meeting.)  Whatever an ‘alpha’ kid does, the other kids will quickly follow suit.

Most kids have two basic priorities, usually in this order:

  1. Fit in with the crowd at school
  2. Don’t get in trouble with Mom or Dad

(If you doubt that’s the order of their priorities, watch and see.  When push comes to shove, which risk do your kids prefer to take: disobeying you, or offending their friends?)

My bet is that 95-100% of the kids (whose parents allow them to decide), will drop out of the group, within a couple of weeks.  The kids whose parents would be supportive of the youth pastor will give their parents some plausible reason that they want to quit.

(I hope, if your child is talking about quitting, even if their reason sounds indisputable, that you would take the time to speak with the youth pastor and find out what his perspective on things is.  You just might learn that there is a lot more going on than when your child has chosen to mention.)

After the ‘alpha’ kids have made their statement, there are very few kids who will remain in such a group.  If you have a child who will stay, despite having heard the preaching against homosexuality, and despite their peers staging a mass walk-out, then you have an extraordinary child . . . one you can be extremely proud of . . . one who may be a true convert to Christianity.

The most troubling thing about this situation is that the kids have just learned to reject truth, and harden their hearts against it.  Many will never turn back to Christianity after this (peer group defined) ‘offense’.  So, should such controversial topics be avoided? By no means!!  In fact, I believe that they should be talked about much earlier.

I have great respect for any pastor, or youth pastor, who will tell the truth about homosexuality.  The cultural pressure against him is immense–not to mention the demonic opposition!  If your child’s youth pastor is one of these brave souls, I hope that you will firmly plant yourself in his corner–as well as convey your appreciation for what he is doing.

I also think it is important to teach your children (at an early age) that someday they will encounter teachers, other adults, friends, etc. who will not tell them the truth; that there are people who do things that are wrong, and are very stubborn about it; that some people do not want to please God or follow His rules; that someday people will try to get them to do things that are wrong and to stop trying to please God, etc.  Then, you will have set a foundation, so that you can begin to counter the influence of such people in their lives.

There is one other thing that I think deserves prayerful consideration:  the youth group your kids attend.  I’m sure there are many reasons for kids to attend a Christian youth group, and many different ways in which a family may decide which youth group in their community that the kids will attend.

The most popular reason for attending is likely for a social outlet.  It is yet another place that they can be with their peer group after school hours.  (There may also be parents having problems with their child who hope that such a group will be a good influence on their kid–but often it turns out the other way around.)

The most popular way of deciding which group?  Undoubtedly, the kids pick it.  (In fact, some families will let the child’s choice of youth group determine the church that their whole family will attend.)

Let me point out a couple of factors that I believe can actually cause a Christian youth group to do more harm than good, in the spiritual life of your child.

  1. If they attend a group close to home, they are most likely going to be amongst the same kids they attend school with.
  2. If it’s a big, all-inclusive group, most of the kids that attend have not made the decision to accept Christ as their savior.

Most likely a group close to home is going to favor your child’s comfort zone.  However, there is a well-defined social structure among their peer group from school.  Making sure they continue to follow the (peer) leader is going to interfere with their ability to be sensitive and obedient to spiritual promptings.  When push comes to shove, they will follow the crowd, rather than heed the promptings of the Spirit.

Rather than being able to have and develop, a personal (private) spiritual life, it is one more thing that is open to the observation and criticism of the kids they spend all day with.  If your child IS striving to follow Jesus, they may not have the deep spiritual roots needed to endure assaults on their new-found faith.

If the group is large, seeker-friendly, and all-inclusive, the ratio of kids to adults is just too large.   It will be the kids that run the group.  In a large group, the kids are too far removed from the youth pastor to develop a personal relationship with him.  Therefore, they will default to following their peer leaders from school.

While the youth pastor has the kids’ divided attention, he can speak to them for about half an hour.  But, if what he says contradicts that peer group’s values, for the next week the ‘alpha’ kids can regather their little flock and get them back in line.   Having access, at school, to the other kids in the group gives them ample opportunity to mock, scorn or criticize what the youth pastor said.

Hopefully this gives you a little better view into the dynamics of your child’s peer group, and the pressures that they face.  Armed with this knowledge, hopefully you can avoid some of the more common pitfalls, and wisely choose a youth group that will nurture them spiritually.

I urge you to consider a group that is primarily made up of those who have made a decision to follow Christ, or are sincerely seeking to learn more about Christianity.  Christian kids (especially) need opportunities to fellowship with other Christians– but if a youth group isn’t more or less limited to Christians, then it isn’t really filling that need.

Amongst kids, as amongst adults, only a small percentage truly want to follow Christ.  By creating large, seeker friendly, all-inclusive youth groups, we have brought the world inside the church.  But instead of the world becoming more like the church, the church has become more like the world.

By trying to meet the desires of the multitude, we create a virtual desert for those who really thirst for truth.  The few that are searching will hear a bland, powerless message geared to appeal to those who are there merely to socialize.  And sadly, they’ll go away dissatisfied, feeling that what they are looking for is not to be found in church.

I believe the most effective youth ministry is one that focuses on mentoring . . .  where each child can be close enough to a leader to form a relationship with them.  Here, amongst those that really are seeking Jesus, kids can lay aside the facade that they must wear at school all day, and they can open their heart and be vulnerable.

In this more personal setting, a foundation based on Biblical principles can be laid.  Here questions can be asked, truth can be shared,  struggles can be revealed, prayers can be sought, and refuge and support can be found.

Will They Take Away Our Children?

Is Your TV Stealing Your Soul?

Christians, Vampires And Dragons

On the one hand, I find it hard to believe that a post such as this would be necessary to write for Christians, but (considering what the Bible tells us about the times we are living in) it appears to be vital, and perhaps a bit late in coming.

Christian–vampires are real! Certainly not as they are so favorably portrayed on television though.  There most certainly are foul, demonic spirits with a bloodlust that go about in search of a human to inhabit, in order to fulfill their lusts!

In fact, a lot of the strange ‘beings’ you see today on TV, and in movies, are actual types of demonic beings that are only visible in the spirit realm.  We are being allowed to ‘see’ them, to desensitize us to them–and to change our attitudes towards them.  (I suspect a day may even come when they will be able to manifest in the physical realm.)  Movies today are even teaching kids that they can ‘train their [own] dragon’!

Trained Dragon

What a misrepresentation!  The whole idea that these beings are subject to us is an absolute lie!  Neither are they ‘just misunderstood’ or harmless to their ‘friends’.  These beings, in reality, are demons–dangerous, deceiving and manipulative.

Dragon

We can debate all day whether it is possible for a Christian to be possessed, or whether a possessed ‘Christian’ ever truly was a Christian, but there are things we may never completely understand, in this life.  The working of the spirit realm are one of those things.  The Bible gives us glimpses into what happens there, but most of it is hidden from us.  (definition of  ‘occult’ = hidden)

I think one of the reasons that people are so drawn to occult is that they fail to understand the nature of life.  In this world, we are mortal.  But this world is only a testing ground, and a place to develop and refine our character.

Most of us wish to be immortal (but is this world really a place where you would wish to be trapped forever?).  Some people will go to great lengths to achieve immortality.  Sadly, they are easily led astray.

Only what is good and righteous will be granted the gift of immortality! This universe has a Creator, and it is His purpose to sift the good from the bad and destroy all wickedness forever.  He is good, and it is His will that what is good and righteous will be with Him for all eternity.  Because He is the Creator, He makes the rules and He gets to choose!!

Now, the sad thing is, all mankind is bad.  The seed of evil(ness) lies within each of us.  I believe it is encoded in the DNA of man.  Each and every human being inherits a physical body, complete with a tiny seed of evil.  God watches to see whether we will feed and nurture that seed of evil, or whether we will fight it.

But, even fighting it is not enough.  Because each of us has that spot of rottenness inside us, we cannot take part in the immortal world that exists beyond this life.  But here is the mystery that God performed: He came to Earth (Jesus) and lived a life of perfection inside a human body.  Then, rather than die a natural death, He arranged that men would put Him to death.  Because He was perfect and completely innocent, He was able to take our sins upon Himself, and suffer in our place, to make a passage into eternity for us.

Make no mistake, this is the only exception God ever has or ever will make for mankind to enter into immortality!

Jesus on Cross

Since Jesus was perfect, and without sin–whose sins did He suffer and die for?  Any of us who is really sorry for the wrong we have done, and who is willing to stop doing wrong!  But, each person has to ask God for their own forgiveness and trust that Jesus died in their place (this is your ‘ticket’).

Then we must live life differently–we must turn away from evil and do good.  We must be obedient to God’s rules for the rest of our life–this protects us from evil.  (Living this new life is what ‘gets you to the airport when it’s time for the plane to leave’.  Many people have accepted the ‘ticket’, but have failed to  ‘be at the airport’ when the plane took off–because they went back to living an evil life.)  If you truly want to be immortal and spend eternity with God, you need to spend your life here with Him too.  There is no immortal life apart from God.

What does any of this have to do with vampires?

Vampire

As most of you are aware, there is a hidden spirit world.  God lives there.  He created the immortal beings that also live there–angels.  But not all angels are good.  One of the chief among them decided He could do a better job than God, and he (the devil/Satan/Lucifer) is in rebellion against God.  Nearly 1/3 of the angels have joined in his rebellion.  (They are now called ‘fallen angels’, ‘demons’, ‘evil spirits’).

From their point of view, they believe Satan is going to win the fight against God.  Therefore, when they make contact with humans, they make you all kinds of promises of what things will be like for you, if you befriend them and join in the rebellion.

Here’s something to remember though–God created Satan.  God and the devil are not equals.  There is no question that Satan will lose his fight against God.

God created a destroyer to nurture evil, and to fight goodness.  This opposition makes goodness stronger, and makes evil visible.  At the time He has planned, God will sift the good from the evil, and will destroy all evil.  This was God’s purpose in creating the role of ‘The Destroyer’.  None of this was a mistake, or a surprise to God.  This is why God allows evil–because it must grow to maturity before the judgment day.

But God is just.  He will avenge and He will repay.  He will make right the things that we suffer here.  Whatever we lose in this short life will be more than repaid in eternity.

Back to vampires and evil spirits . . . the devil is going to be given a short time (3 1/2 years) to be in charge of the whole world.  He will enter into, and possess, a man who will be global leader for 42 months.  During that time, he will try to kill all of God’s people (Christians and Jews).  That day is very close.

These days, there are evil spirits everywhere.  These spirits are telling people a lot of things (some true, some not) and making a lot of promises.

Some of these demonic spirits have fooled people into believing that they are space aliens, a superior race which has come here to teach and help us.

Grey Alien

Reptilian

Others claim to be angels  (technically they arefallen angels), and they promise to lead people into new truth.   Many different groups of demons lead people into the many false religions around the world.  Some lead people into a particular type of wickedness–such as drug abuse, homosexuality, or astrology.  Others seduce people to explore or experiment with evil–demonic music, ouija boards, invoking spirits, watching or reading about witchcraft, sorcery, and vampirism, etc.

Some demons portray themselves as good, loving and compassionate–‘white witchcraft’, nature spirits, male cross dressers, some religious spirits, etc.–while others are very proud of their violence and wickedness.  Some even portray themselves as gods (I suspect these are fallen angels that were given control over a specific geographical location, before they fell).

But they all have one purpose in common: to spread the rebellion against God and destroy His people.  And they all have this in common:  they twist people’s perception of God and teach them to disobey the one true God, in one way or another.

You are going to have to decide if you believe them, and which side you want to be on.

It is important to understand–angels and demons know God’s rules and what the Bible says.  Demons just choose not to believe it anymore.

You also need to know that angels and demons are immortal–but there is no savior for angels that go bad.

Why are these things important to know?  For a number of reasons:

  • Angels don’t make mistakes.  If there is even one thing wrong in what an angel tells a person, that is a deceiving angel–because all angels know the truth.
  • Angels who obey God will only speak to a child of God who is living in obedience . . . WHEN and IF God instructs them to . . . and will only say what God instructs them to say . . . and this VERY rarely happens.
  • Obedient angels who do contact humans are only messengers.  They never draw attention to themself, or allow themself to be worshiped.  They speak only on behalf of God and they give God praise and glory.
  • Obedient angels’ messages always line up with the Bible–the whole Bible message, not just one passage.  They never contradict God or His Word.
  • Obedient angels never tempt people to sin.
  • Angels who follow God don’t disobey Him, because an angel that disobeys will not have a place in God’s kingdom in eternity.
  • Because angels are immortal, even an angel that disobeys God will not die.  Disobedient angels suffer eternal punishment.
  • Obedient angels don’t accidentally disobey God.

Many people, knowingly and unknowingly, are doing things that are enabling more demonic spirits to enter our physical world.

Some of these ways are obvious: seances, taking hallucinogens, staring in the mirror while speaking satanic invocations, etc.

Others may be a little less obvious: tarot readings, palm readings, playing with ouija boards, talking to dead relatives, listening to certain music, using drugs, watching horror movies, watching or reading porn, etc.

Besides those, there are many ways that would be surprising to many people:  hanging out in cemeteries, piercing, tattooing, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, taking prescription meds, having ‘lucky’ objects, calling on luck when playing games, having sex with someone you aren’t married to, etc.Laying Hands On

And there are some that would be very surprising even to Christians:  having hands laid on you, or being prayed over (even in church), by someone who has demons or is demonically influenced.

Some of these things are spiritually dangerous, no matter what your mindset. You would need to be fasting and praying in order not to be overtaken by them.  Others are dangerous if approached with an emptiness, a desire, an expectation, or an openness that you long to have filled.  (In other words, if your ‘defenses are down’, you will be susceptible.)

The Bible warns against all these things.  If you read the Bible, you should not be surprised that these things are ‘wrong’ or dangerous.  God makes rules to protect you–because He knows what you don’t:  how things work in the spirit realm!

Any kind of rebellion is an open door, and an invitation, to rebellious demonic spirits.  But there are some spiritually dangerous things that seem less obvious.  (They should be obvious, but because of being around them so much, many of us have become desensitized to them.)

So, last but not least, one that will probably surprise everyone:  watching television!

Television, as we know it in America, is in a class by itself.  It puts us into a very receptive, trance-like or hypnotic state while we watch.  In this way, it is able to bypass our objective mind and implant its messages (both verbal and nonverbal) directly into our subconscious.

Watching TV

Most people have some understanding that this happens, in regard to convincing us to buy different products, etc.  But I think very few people see how television molds and shapes the collective conscious of our nation.

The American consciousness (way of thinking/belief system/paradigm/virtual reality) is outwardly manifest in our ‘culture’, but it is first created in our minds through television.  This virtual reality is a composite of the messages that are promoted through television.

It is highly unlikely that the people that create television programs, or television networks, have much awareness of what they are doing–although many of these men are unquestionably demonically influenced.  Such a level of sophistication, deception, and evil intent is required to create this alternate reality, that I am certain it is the mastermind of very powerful demonic entities.  It is a very intentional form of thought and behavior control that is being created and controlled from the darkest spiritual realms.

It is ironic, that the nation which possesses the most truth and the most religious freedom, also has the most scoffers–and ‘Christian’ scoffers (‘Christians’ who don’t believe in the spirit realm) are the worst!!  Truly we have a ‘form of godliness, but deny its power’!

When the truth is taken to  other parts of the world–to ‘unsophisticated’ and ‘backwards’ people, to ‘third world’ nations, they receive it with joy!  They are very aware of the nature of demonic influence around them, and seek to be freed.  But, in America, such things are denied!

Who, from one of these places, if brought to America, would fail to discern the tremendous number of demonic beings here?  Who would not see the myriad ways in which we openly welcome demonic spirits into our lives?

Who would fail to see the obvious danger of television, and how it is being effectively used by the devil to corrupt an entire nation?  Who would not be amazed that we sit (with our little children) in front of this demonic teacher, and absorb the teachings and subtle propaganda from hell that it spews?

Christian: there is little hope that you will have spiritual discernment if you don’t turn off your television!  The devil’s power and ability to deceive is far greater than the level of wisdom and discernment that most of us have!  How much more so, when it is done subliminally!!

Jesus said that few would find the way (to truth and eternal  life).  It is a certainty that if you really want to find God, most of the time you are going to stand apart from other people!  You cannot conform yourself to the crowd and live in truth!  If you can’t stand to not ‘fit in’, you aren’t going to be able to stand for God.

If you want to stand for God–before anything else, you have to make up your mind that it is ok not to fit in!

Until standing for God is more important to you than standing with the crowd, any correction given to you is just a waste of time.  All teaching, all truth, will be totally lost on you.  You will accept a lie–even an ugly, wicked, obvious lie–before you will accept the truth.

The themes that Satan is promoting in America, through television, are becoming more evil, and more blatant, every day.  In fact, if you are following something that is popular in movies and books, and on TV, it is a virtual certainty that it is propaganda from hell in the rebellion against God.

Christian–wake up!  Think about it:  Satan is consolidating the mindset of the world, to accept evil and to rebel against God.  Have you been so blinded that you have to wonder whether or not it is ok to read Harry Potter books?  to watch Twilight and True Blood?  to be getting tattooed and pierced?  to smoke?  to be ‘hooking up’?

Television has so desensitized Americans to evil and danger that we walk around with a fearless mentality–as though evil isn’t real, or we are somehow above it.   Yet, at the same time, many American ‘Christians’ have opened so many doors to demons that their own bodies have become habitations for every sort of foul spirit!  No wonder they can’t discern when evil spirits infiltrate their churches–they are already living in  harmony with them every day!!

It is time to wake up, and be afraid!!  Some things are not meant to be toyed with!  While it is true, that believers who are living righteously have power over the enemy, it is not true that we can live carelessly and nothing can touch us!

You may not need to fear being seized by some violent evil spirit that will cause you to jump off a cliff–but you certainly need to be very aware that you can easily be seduced into opening yourself to a deceiving spirit, by partaking of things that you shouldn’t.

Deceiving spirits can be hard to detect.  They affect your mind, twist your understanding of truth, and distort your perception of God. They burrow deep into your heart and mind, looking for seeds of unbelief and rebellion that they can cultivate.  Then they lead you away from God, and into sin.  They can work very slowly, and it may take decades to see the fruit of their work in your heart.  You may even continue to ‘do great things for God’ outwardly, while your heart is being drawn away from Him.  But, if you live long enough, one day it will become apparent that the fruit you produce, that looks so beautiful on the outside, is full of rottenness and worms on the inside.

One last thing you need to know: demons multiply!  Once a demon has taken up residence inside you, others will join it.  Wise people know this principle and will warn you against many things that may seem trivial.  It is easy to laugh them off, but think about it:  if some activities, that seem safe enough, can provide entry points for demons . . . and if demons ‘multiply’, once they have taken up residence . . . is there really any way to be sure how many and what kind of demons you may eventually have inside, if you carelessly allow the first one in?

When spirits move in, you become ‘possessed’; you are ‘taken captive’, ‘in bondage’–no longer in control! Does this still sound like fun?

Jared Lee Loughner

How do you know that you won’t end up with ‘multiple personalities’?  or a schizophrenic spirit? an epileptic spirit? a homosexual spirit? a ‘serial killer’ spirit?  a pedophile spirit? an alcoholic spirit?  a suicidal spirit?  Yes, any of those could enter in–and you don’t get to pick!

If you are playing with these things today, there’s a good chance you’ll later end up in jail, a mental institution, or the morgue!  Go ahead and laugh, but remember this: once evil spirits move in, your spirit is merely in the way . . .

Phil Spector mugshot

 

American Empire–Sowing The Seeds Of Hatred

Will You Know Him When He Comes?

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us

Angels, Demons & Raising the Dead

What Does The Devil Look Like?

You can’t be a follower of Jesus and be politically correct.

Q:  Who benefits from the whole absurd notion of ‘political correctness’?

A:  Those who practice and/or promote evil.

Political correctness is merely a form of intimidation meant to silence those who would speak the truth.  A form of intimidation . . . a provoking of fear . . .

‘For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self‑discipline.’  II Timothy 1:7

 

If you are so easily intimidated by societal pressure to be politically correct, then I seriously question your ability to endure in the face of real persecution!

In fact, I wonder about your level of commitment to Jesus Christ.  Did you decide to be a Christian because of your dedication to Jesus Christ and the truth and love He embodies–or because of  ‘what’s in it for you’?

“Then [Jesus] called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life  will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.””    Mark 8:34-38

 

Is telling the truth, in the face of man’s displeasure, too great a burden for you to bear?  Is it too embarrassing to uphold the way of truth and love, when those around you are swimming in a cesspool of sin and perversion?  Is maintaining their favorable opinion of you more important to you than being faithful to God?

For example, God’s Word says:

“ ‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.’”  Leviticus 20:13

and

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”  Romans 1: 25-27

 

Gay Couple

Gay Couple

(In Leviticus 20, there are many other practices which are mentioned and condemned.  However, homosexuality is the one I have chosen for an illustration, because it is one of the ‘freedoms’ that is so zealously guarded by political correctness.)

The passages above clearly spell out that homosexuality is a sin, a perversion, unnatural, detestable, shameful, indecent, and a capital offense.  It also implies that illnesses such as AIDS may be the ‘due penalty’ for such perversion.

Christian: are you ashamed that God’s Word says such things?  Have you become so influenced by political correctness that you feel more shame over God’s Word and His attitude towards sin, than you feel towards the sin itself?

If so, I hope you are jolted enough by the realization to hit your knees and repent!  It is definitely time to turn off your TV and start spending time with God.

 

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