I ran into a post on Facebook last night that caused me to read a linked article. I would love to include this in the post, but it appears the person posting it didn’t like my response and so I cannot find it again to allow you to read it.
What the article implied is that “Christians” need to make themselves more appealing to the masses to bring more into “Christianity.”
Here was the first problem. Christians are told to be a reflection of Christ. Does this mean to be kind, loving and caring? By all means yes, but the person writing the article had issues with those that show where the Bible says we should not tell people not to sin because this infringes on this person’s right to live as they wish.
Here was the kicker for me though. The person writing the post said God does not take sides for God is just God. The implication was that God is neutral. A being that sits above looking down and does not interact with His creation. This in itself would negate the need for Jesus to have come into this reality and to have died upon the cross for our sins.
Here is the point I want to get across. God is not neutral. He is already on a “side.” For the Bible tells us clearly that it is we the humans that must choose a side. This is why we have free will. The person writing the article stated that God does not belong to any party, not to disagree but that is not true, as I stated in my reply to this post in Facebook was that officially per the Bible, God was not a democrat. This is true. For democrats support things within the Bible that are called sins. Sins are of the world and are on the opposite side of God. For the Bible clearly states that if humans befriend the world they are the ENEMIES of God. In another post I re-posted a few days ago and showed several key elements within the Democratic Party that shows them to be the enemies of God. As Jesus said Himself a house divided cannot stand. So since God cannot be His own enemy those that befriend and live in the world and support sin and even encourage sin are on the opposite side of God.
Those that come to know that God is real and accept Jesus Christ are their Savior know that they must strive daily to become more and more like Jesus. When doing this they know they are getting closer and closer to the light, the good and the glorious. For this is the side that God has always been on. Any that say we must make “Christianity” more appealing to the masses have no true concept of what it means to be a child of God, and I truly am sorry for them and pray that they may one day see the light before it is too late, but time is running out in that department for all.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
In yesterday’s post I spelled out the need for Christians to become more involved in politics. I showed that several of the founding fathers of this nation, even though I only quoted three, felt it was mandatory for morality and virtue to be present or government would fall into chaos.
If you have not read the posting yet I strongly suggest you do so for it contains an important comparison between what the Bible asks of those that follow and have accepted Jesus Christ and a political group that has left the Bible https://dreamwalker1960.com/2015/08/17/stop-falling-for-the-propaganda-why-it-is-important-to-mix-religion-and-politics/
We are in the early stages of something that can go very badly for the short term for Christians in this nation. Will what I said cause many of you to awaken to the facts? I cannot answer that, but Jesus made it perfectly clear in Revelation 3:15-16. You must choose a side. You must be against God or for Him, you must be cold or hot, black or white and you must never, never be lukewarm for it will be worse for the lukewarm than for the cold towards God.
The formers of this nation wanted all of us to be servants of God. They knew many would not be, but I seriously doubted they expected this many to be lukewarm. We are in sad times for humanity, and it must be the Christians that step forward and make it known what is right and wrong within the world. Why? Because too many wonder in the lukewarm and not in the hot and they shall be found wanting.
Our actions, our choices in even the simplest of things decide for us upon where we will stand when the time comes.
It is my deepest wish and desire that more stand with God than not, but as each day passes I see more and more that it will not be this way and this is extremely sorrowing to realize and accept but I must or I will drive myself into despair if I think upon it too much. So many that I call friends that I fear I may never see again except if by chance I look upon them in the pity. I know that if I do see them I will weep not for myself, but for them, for once they are in the pit there is no coming out and it will last billions upon billions of years.
Would you rather suffer emotional pain and anguish or eternal pain from burning and worms eating upon you?
Simple questions that only you can answer. Since many have not been raised with the correct mindset a major degree of emotional pain will be needed by many that awaken to the fact that they are living in sin. In turning from this sin many will need to leave someone they have chosen to love. The emotional pain required to leave that person will be tremendous but necessary. Yes necessary. You must choose God or the human, the eternal or the mortal.
But this life we now live is fleeting, temporary not eternal.
What is eternal is God’s rewards. Be they good rewards or bad, for God has promised both will be dealt out to each person’s personal measure. One thing is made perfectly clear if you choose the world then your rewards are here in the temporal and fleeting and few or none will be good for you in the eternal.
It is your choice and it is not a choice I envy you in any way.
Hebrews 11: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Colossians 3: 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
There is a big misconception going about that needs to be addressed. In one of my previous post “The hippie Jesus is alive and well but the true Christ is hard to find.” I tried to point out that love is not all happiness and joy and all is right with the world.
First we must remember that in proverbs it states that if a parent truly loves their child they would not spare the rod. I.e. spank them. Yet in today’s society that is something that is evil and taboo. It is amazing how what is right and good is suddenly the opposite. Big sign of troubles coming to this world yet most will just laugh it off and stop reading here just because I worded my sentence that way.
True love from a parent is not easy. They suffer as much as the child when they are forced to punish them, do you think God is any less upset?
When you allow a sin to grow. All those that allow it to grow actually say they hate the world and those they allow to sin. Now I am not saying go out and force people not to sin. That will never happen and then I would be the fanatic some of you already think I am.
A new awakening is now taking place. The world is now drawing the lines between those that will choose God and those that will choose sin. This line is not a straight line as many would assume but it cuts throughout groups that though themselves to be churches and those that have always thought they were not. It cuts across races, creeds and sexes.
What you need to understand is that those that are truly “Loved” by God avoid sin, for they have felt the guilt and discomfort sin brings into their lives. Those that deny God’s love embrace sin and embrace those that embrace sin. Once again the world is returning to black and white, sinner and saint, bad and good. Which side of the line do you stand upon?
If you stand with God and place Him first you have only one choice. Reject the sin and accept God.
Matthew 12: 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
The war against oneself is the hardest battle to ever be fought. It is ongoing; it is continual. There is rarely a break, but there are times when you are at peace with yourself.
As you age you come to learn more and more of what is right and what is wrong. If you are taught correctly when you are young you learn to avoid certain pitfalls, but still you fall short in many things and the “wrong self” wins instead of the “right self.”
The wrong self gets the expensive car, the wrong self seeks more and more materialistic items like houses more money things that truly have no meaning beyond this life, yet the “wrong self” still wins.
It is through understanding the Bible that we soon learn that there is more to this life than this life. There is God the creator of all you see about you and you. There is His Son who took your place upon the cross so you could live FOREVER.
Now why did I capitalize that word “FOREVER?”
Because this temporal life we now live in is truly a blink of an eye to what our REAL life is going to be. This life is just a trial to see if we can handle what is to come.
If all we do is listen to choices that are made by the “wrong self” our earthly and temporal bodies then that is all the reward we will ever get. Then when it is time to get your true and glorious reward of an eternal body, which ALL will be given. Those that chose the temporal rewards will receive no rewards and will not only be heartbroken but their eternal bodies will be stuck in one place for all of eternity.
On the other hand you will have those that followed the teaching of Christ and chose not to live in the temporal but sought after the eternal that will receive their rewards for that time. A time that as the word “eternal” implies will last for billions upon billions of years and will not only be here upon earth but throughout all of God’s creation, the universe.