Thursday, May 19, 2016

Seriously? When did sin become all right?

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20 ESV) In our world today, we face the challenge that sin has become acceptable and calling sin a sin is not. It is offensive to people to say that homosexuality is a sin. It is offensive to people to say that a men's bathroom is for males and a women's bathroom is for females. It is offensive to say that to claim that you are no longer the sex that you were born because you feel like you are the opposite sex is an offense to God. It is offensive to say that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. It is offensive to say that which the Lord has said to us in the Bible, and not just your interpretation of the Bible but what it truly says. Everyone has become a Bible scholar and knows what it means, even if they don't follow the Lord, worship Him, be fed by Him in regular times of worship, or follow His will for their life. Then, when a Christian makes a statement, they are called hateful and terrible. They are told that their religion teaches them to hate.

Why? Satan has really pulled the wool over the eyes of our culture. In the U.S.A today we call evil good and good evil. We say that it is all right to sin and not all right to avoid sin. We claim to follow the God of the Bible when it suits our purpose and then claim that the same Bible is wrong when it suits us. We want to say "In God we trust" as long as it suits our lifestyle. When it doesn't, then we want to throw the trust in God out the window and then follow the ways of our sinful nature.

I guess that what the Lord said through Isaiah back in the mid to late 8th century B.C. (not B.C.E. which is also a way to say that we don't follow God in our history and world today). We call evil good and good evil. Homosexuality is good. Heterosexuality is just a way to condemn the homosexual and is a way of hiding our homophobia. Transgender is good. Wanting to keep our children (sons and daughters) and wives safe from having to wonder who is going to step into the same bathroom as them is bad.

The world today says, "You can believe what you want as a Christian, just keep it to yourself." Then it turns around and says, "I will believe that transgender and homosexual lifestyles are acceptable and you have to listen to me shout it from the mountaintop, say it on the TV, promote it on Facebook, and yell it at the top of my lungs from gay pride parades in cities across the nation." Good is evil, evil is good and you must accept it.

That is what the world says. I refuse to accept that. I will stand on that which God says. Evil is evil. Good is good. Right is right and wrong is wrong. How do we know the difference? Be real. We know what is right. That is what the world is trying to crush. That is what the Lord God almighty has said through the Holy Spirit in the Word. I do believe the time has come when "the court outside the temple (is left out), for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months." (Revelation 11:2) Even those who claim to be Christian are trampling the Word of God in their haste to be accepted by the world today.

"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for , but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say,'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us," and to the hills, 'Cover us!' For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" (Luke 23:28-31 ESV) My friends, that time has come.

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