When is the last time you feared God? When is the last time you, like Philippians 2:12 says, worked out your salvation with “fear and trembling?”
As America rapidly transforms into a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah (with a lot more fat people) – with lust, homosexuality, human trafficking, and so many other evils so rampantly scouring cities everywhere – is God going to spare your city for the 50, 20, or even 10 righteous who inhabit it? And if you’re the only one, why might that be?
If you are not a Christian and have no desire to be, this isn’t for you, so please do not bother to continue reading or offering up your opinion. This is not about arguing over who is right or wrong—in fact, this is not up for discussion or debate with nonbelievers at all—this is, for those who call themselves followers of Christ, a CALL TO ACTION.
Today marks an unforgettable day in history. It is the day that gay marriage has made its way to Congress. While this is not surprising, and is in fact prophetic in God’s Word of the coming times, what was surprising are the proverbial crickets I heard all day long on all of my social network sites from “Christians.”
God has clearly taken His hand off of our country for many reasons not pertaining to the nature of this blog, but one being the utter lack of acknowledgment—not only from nonbelievers, but His own people! I’m here to tell you (since nobody else will) it is disgraceful and needs addressing.
Where is the balance between showing unmerited grace and mercy to the saved and the worldly while being vigilant about God and His agenda? Why are so many of you more concerned about convenience and comfort instead of standing by your Christianity and dedication to Jesus Christ no matter what it costs you?
Are those stories of noble courage and boldness from mighty men and women of God in the Bible where it ends? Since when did personal conviction stop bringing about personal change? Are you more worried about your reputation with your fellow man than your reputation with your Heavenly Father? Do you think He is ok with our cowardly silences and worldly conformation? Has Christianity become more about selling out than speaking up?
In doing what I felt was right by posting a status encouraging Christians to stick to the Book they claim to live by, I had a family member tell me I disgust them, another Facebook friend call me ignorant, and if I cared enough to count, I probably cost myself a few Facebook friends (which fortunately is not a tragedy to me). But what surprised me the most was, not opposition from nonbelievers, because that is to be expected—but the opposition and quite forward disagreement from my fellow Christians!
I was completely shocked to see many Christians say they “don’t agree” with me. It’s not about “agreeing” – it’s about READING, BELIEVING, AND APPLYING GOD’S WORDS (and without doing all three, you’re doing God, yourself, and others a major disservice).
If Jesus were walking this Earth today, I can promise you He would NOT make his profile picture that red equal sign (and contrary to popular belief, I believe Jesus WOULD have a Facebook page, as it has become the most effective way to reach the masses). He would, in total kindness and love (kindness and love being key words here), explain to any who would listen, that homosexuality is a sin and to turn away from it. He would say the same thing about adultery, lying, stealing, idolatry, fornication, drunkenness, and many other sins outlined in the Bible that would take up way too much space to list out.
If the Bible clearly states that we are ENEMIES of God if we are friends of the world (James 4:4), what makes you think your endorsement of what God considers an abomination will be held guiltless in the eyes of God? Why do you think it’s ok to be an advocate for a movement that unabashedly spits on the name of Jesus Christ?
Don’t mistake my admonition for hatred. That whole “hatred” thing is really played out. What’s hateful is how Americans are expected to “tolerate” and “accept” everything but Christians and their rights, and it’s because of Christians allowing it that it continues to happen. I am writing this because I care about my Christian brothers and sisters who, for whatever reason, don’t find their behavior in supporting such things to be ungodly or a cause for concern. I am appealing to Christians everywhere to READ the Bible to understand thoroughly what God expects from us as ambassadors for Him. We are the only representatives of Jesus left here on Earth, and as you can see, things aren’t going well for us. Like any team with goals of winning, constant conditioning, encouragement, and correction is REQUIRED.
While homosexuality happens to be the subject of the day, I believe it is just one of many of the enemy’s wicked agendas that are contributing to the overall deterioration of our nation. I believe lust and sex appeal are shoved down our throats just as much, and are just as bad, if not worse than the Marriage Equality movement. The same goes for the MURDER of innocent babies (commonly known and accepted as “abortion” and can be used as birth control and paid for by taxpayers in a town near you!) and so much more.
I am not saying that the government should “cater” to Christians. Look around—we all know that’s not happening. We all know that even the Bible encourages the separation of church and state. What I am insisting here is that Christians learn the Word of God if they are going to use the title so they don’t make Christianity more of a joke than it already is.
I know that no matter how much I stress the importance of love and kindness in confronting “touchy” subjects like this, people will turn my words into hate speech, and that’s ok. They did the same thing to someone else we know. If they called Jesus a devil, I’ll deal with being called “ignorant.”
If nobody else is going to be vigilant about the evils that compromise our children’s futures, I will gladly do so. And you should consider it, too. God’s Words are God’s Words whether or not Christians or non-Christians agree with them (and again, this pertains to so much more than just homosexuality and gay marriage). Comfortable, peaceful Christianity is not Christianity at all—just ask Paul or John the Baptist.
If the world is “on your side,” Christian, perhaps you’re on the wrong one.
A Disgruntled but Dedicated Jesus-and-People-Lover
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 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, 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. For this cause 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. 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: 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 1:16-32 KJV