You know, honestly, as a Christian, I believe we are living in the last days. It’s 2015 and Right is Wrong while Wrong is Right. Many people are now openly coming against the Word of God and trying to make it of none affect. There are groups of individuals who tell us Christians that we aren’t to judge the behaviors or lifestyles of others, but rather accept those behaviors, even if they go against what God says in the Bible. The Christian is now the group of people to hate because we choose to stand on the Word of God. Now, granted, there are some who fall under the title “Christian” who do go around and belittle, harshly judge, taunt, and speak insultingly to those who don’t believe as we do. I don’t encourage that behavior because we are to love….show love…..be love, even when we don’t agree. Showing love does not mean that we accept or agree with the wrongdoings of those who go against what God says in the Bible, but love will allow us to speak to the people the way Jesus would so that they can be drawn – “Through Love and kindness have I drawn thee” – Jeremiah 31:3.
Some days, I cry out to God and ask, “God, when is Jesus coming back?” It’s all so heartbreaking but was spoken of many, many years ago. Let’s take a look at some Scriptures which speak to this truth:
1. 2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
2. Jude 1:18
They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.”
3. Romans 1:21-32
21 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.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 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.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 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.
26 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:
27 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.
28 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;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 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.
Now let me say this:
I am an imperfect person living in an imperfect world but I don’t try to change the Word of God into something that will make me comfortable in my sin. I know what the Word of God says and implies, but there are those who are now taking the Bible and changing it into what the “world” wants it to say. Now, it’s okay for a person born a man to now be a woman. It’s now okay for a person born to be a woman to now be a man. Children are now making decisions to choose which gender they want to be and schools are now being forced to speak on subjects that are against God. We have teachers teaching about same sex relationships (my two dads/moms). This is now the new “normal”. We have teachers teaching about being transgendered, homosexual, bi-sexual, or whichever other gender title there is, while the Christian parent is being looked at as hateful, unloving and unkind because we don’t want our children to be taught that God is now okay with what He was once not okay with. The Christian is now taking the backlash because we want our children to appreciate and know that God ordained a man and a woman to be husband and wife and that it is still okay with God. The Christian is now deemed, “Judgmental” because we believe what we believe and choose to stand on our beliefs while the “world” is trying to FORCE us to accept the changes which are occurring.
Please understand me on this point, I don’t hate anybody. What the next person does with his/her body, life, is their business, but it becomes my business when they try to force me to accept or fall in line with what they believe. It’s funny to me, in some ways, because some of these same people don’t want us to force religion, Jesus, God, The Holy Spirit or the Bible on them. They don’t want us Christians to tell them about a loving God who will allow us to choose eternal damnation by denying HIM. They don’t want us Christians to pray in school, in public places, and some are even trying to prevent Christian from having church services, Bible study in their private homes. What? Seems like a double standard to me.
So I put the picture of the broken chain as a photo because I won’t be bound by what I believe to be against the Word of God – the Bible.
I expect to get backlash from people, including my son, (insider), but my beliefs are what they are. If I am wrong, God will deal with me.