I don’t know about you but I am getting sick and tired of all the ungodly things that are going on in our country today. I’m amazed at how far we have drifted from our humble beginning where the folks feared God and based most of their decisions on His Word. The majority of our citizens once upon a time valued human life, had great respect for our flag, our military, our country and yes, even our president. But things have changed and I must say certainly for the worse. Our country is almost unrecognizable to me.
I try very hard not to get too hung up on the politics of our day but they have evolved into an all out war between the two major groups. The liberals on the far left seem to espouse a deep hatred for anyone who does not agree with them and I tell you folks, it is taking a tremendous toll on our homes and our churches. Jesus told His disciples that there was coming a time that when He was no longer with them that the world would hate them just like they hated Him. The disciples certainly found out how true that was and all of them were martyred in some fashion. And it looks like it’s our time now. We as christians have enjoyed many years of freedom from persecution in our country but that is fast coming to an end. Christians are suffering tremendous persecution in many other countries as we speak and that is where we are headed. God help us!
The real question is how are we going to react to all of this. We are aware that we have a responsibility to honor and yes, even obey those in authority over us. However, there is an exception that we must consider. Demands, statutes, laws, etc. that are in direct contradiction to God’s commands as He has declared in His Word carries no weight for the christian. Now we must certainly be careful to not use this as a means to not comply with those things that are not opposed to God’s Word. We still must render to Caesar what belongs to him. But when the time comes that we are asked or directed to comply with something that God does not approve of, what will our reaction be. Will we stand firm on God’s Word or will we cower in fear?
I plan to spend the next few weeks discussing some of the very issues that are beginning to affect us as christians. Issues where there is no doubt they are in total opposition to His Word. I hope to cover these in some detail and some of it will be hard-hitting. It is not my intention to offend anyone but I plan to tell it like I think it is. And I will back up the things I say with God’s Word. And if you disagree with anything I write, I would hope you would take time to express that by commenting on the post.
I pray that God will richly bless each of you.