I am concerned for us a People. We have been asleep while our Nation has been traveling the Greased Road sliding speedily toward Destruction. Why do I think so?
Our religious rights are in question as to what we may and may not practice of our faith. We have protected, or allowed protection of many social practices of our society which are an abomination to God, He says so.
Those who wish to desecrate our faith by their actions are protected by our laws, while we who follow Christ are limited as to what we can so much as speak regarding their behaviors, or even of our faith.
We have agreed that THEY have their rights while we have sat quietly allowing THEM to tell us what things we have no right to do. Of course we have been and are silly.
If THEY have religious rights, then under the laws of equity, so do we have religious rights.
If we are to practice tolerance, then so are they to practice tolerance.
If they can desecrate our religious objects protected by our laws, then we should be able to speak against their ideas, practices, and beliefs protected by our laws.
Where have we as the Church at large been while all this ignorance has been being established?
I am sure that I do not have the full answer; but I do have some of it.
We have sat in comfort, not wishing to offend anyone, and have allowed the pressures of our culture to squeeze us into its mold.
We have sat in silence lest we are to be called trouble makers, and intolerant persons. We have called ourselves the “followers of Jesus,” while we speak only of His love and never of His expectations and anger. We call Him a Pacifist, which He was not, and think only of His deeds of provision and healing and kind words. We refuse to acknowledge that God is angry with the wicked every day.
We have so omitted the teaching and preaching of the requirements of discipleship of our Lord, that we have allowed many of our pew attendants to think they can get by with adultery and fornication and that God is just gonna’ pat our heads and love on us, “cause God is Love.”
We back bite and gossip and proclaim vicious attacks of words on our leaders and dignitaries and all the while there is no knowledge of it being a thing against which God has spoken.
We have sickness and perversions of all kinds and can’t get healing because we are living in sin and for the most part, very few of us are even aware of it. We are unaware because we do not read the Bible and we are not taught the full Word of God from the lecterns and pulpits.
There have been attacks on TRUTH from the pulpits by false teachers and preachers. If anyone stands to correct them they laugh and assure the hearers that the things they (themselves) are saying come from the “lips of the learned.”
The Holy Spirit is the real Teacher and those who speak His Words don’t need additional education. Who is more educated than the Holy Spirit? Yet they have incorrectly divided the Word of God to the destruction of those who hear. Where have we been while it has been occurring?
Discussion of the Scriptures is a touchy thing these days because those who debate don’t know what the Bible says. They have heard someone say; or they have a strong feeling about; or excuse me, my God would not do such a thing! They have no knowledge that God says He will indeed do such a thing.
There is no awe of God and no realization that a Judgment Day is coming.
We think that we advance ourselves and God has His approval over us just because He is a prisoner of His love for us. I guess He is in a respect, but why don’t we know that He has a set of expectations which He requires us to know and to live by with all our hearts?
Why don’t we know that God gives us spankings of one degree or another for our good, because He loves us?
We as a Nation and as The Church have allowed the condition of our Nation to destruct.
So what is the remedy? It is easy and it is hard. II Chronicles 7:14:
HUMBLE OURSELVES. PRAY. SEEK GOD’S FACE. AND TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS.
If we will DO these things THEN we can expect God to hear from Heaven and heal our land.
IF we refuse, don’t grumble when the world we know is falling apart.