Today’s confusion regarding equality, gender roles, abortion and even differences of patriotism stems from a history of relevance and subjective morality grounded on the beliefs of Darwinism and other secular views. When people are taught to believe that they are nothing more than a combination of chemicals that evolved from primordial slime in the distant past, what point in life is there? What moral standard can one believe in other than their own feelings?
There is no good or bad but it is rather relevant to the individual until that individual comes face to face with true evil in which they begin to reevaluate their own standards of morality. People march for the rights to have abortions yelling, “It is my body and my choice!” And yet if they were on the other end of the spectrum with their own lives in jeopardy they would then completely reevaluate their stance. Again with gender roles we see the same thing as one determines their own gender while people rally behind them in support, until that individual lines up at a sporting event within the gender of their choice and wins due to their true sex and gender and at that moment people begin to reevaluate the standard. Or when a person chooses their gender and walks into that genders bathroom only to watch that gender using the bathroom which at that moment the people affected by it begin to reevaluate their once strong stance.
Equality goes on to say all should be equal and they do right by saying this, but it does not stop there. They continue on to say that not all people should be equal because some are so called privileged and want to cast them down and make them feel bad due to the color of their skin, and yet ultimately defeating their whole agenda of equality. This too stems from a subjective view of morals and what one person or a group of people define as right or wrong within their own eyes.
The only way to overcome this paradigm is by turning to Jesus and His word. His word gives us the meaning of true equality where we are all privileged and all truly equal as we build one another up in Him regardless of skin color, instead of tearing one another down.
In Him we find true unity and peace. In Him we find that one can not pick their own gender but that God has already picked it for them from the foundation of the world. In Him we see that killing babies is unjustifiable and we hurt when a life is taken because we know that a soul is person, regardless of age, is worth more than just a combination of chemicals that evolved from primordial slime. And in Him we know that true patriotism is not in a country, but rather in glorifying Him and our eternal home. There is no other way except The Way.
Kneeling for the flag and rioting in the streets accomplishes nothing except bringing more division and hurting others in the process. There will be no unity and peace except we come to know Christ and spread His love and build one another up in Him.
Though the world crumbles around us we should remain strong and calm as the Lord gives us strength and provides us peace.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.””John 16:33 NKJV
Just a few words on the Las Vegas tragedy and what we can do to heal situations like this one and the many others that have occurred in the past few years.
Wise words with a deceitful purpose is like good medicine laced with poison.
Peace in the heart of a person can only be instilled by the indwelling presence of the Comforter. Apart from Him, the only peace that can be found is an illusion of emotional stimulation that comes and goes with each passing moment, between every hill and valley along the way of life itself.
The unfortunate downward spiral of Christianity today is not the churches themselves, but rather that which resides within the hearts and minds of the individuals that make up the church. We have allowed secularism to seep in and take over much of our view and thoughts, and thus has brought division within the church and a divide church can not stand. The distractions of the world has brought us away from Christ and more into a secular view.
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.”Romans 8:6-7 NKJV
In order to heal the brokenness and bring life back into the church and Christianity as a whole we must let go of secularism and cling to Christ. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit and cleansed from the filth of this world. We have to take our focus off the issues and bring it back onto Christ. Only then will we see unity, peace and a revival.
I am not one to go into politics much, but I felt compelled this morning to state my own view, with so many floating around, in a Christian perspective directed towards Christians. I do believe that what the “kneelers” are doing is very disrespectful, mostly towards the men who have fought and died, but also towards the country that God has blessed from its formation. I will also state that it is their right to kneel regardless of how wrong it is or how angry we become.
At the moment, we live in a fallen world and in an ever crumbling society with a subjective view of morality set within its heart. As Christians it is our duty to proclaim Christ and to be an example for others, and with that said we must also not allow ourselves to become entangled with the affairs of this life.
“No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”
II Timothy 2:4 NKJV
We must come to realize that the devil is behind the schemes wanting to bring division, especially within the church. He uses such things as the kneelers to have us take our eyes off Jesus and set them on the world and its issues. To try and take our focus off the will of God and become distracted by the sinful and hateful nature of man.
At this moment we must let the cry babies kneel and continue in the murky puddles of pride and throwing fits. Let us not scoop to their level and try to get even with worldly views, but rather let us move forward in the grace of God and keep focused on the good Lord and His will for our life. Let us set aside the issues of this life and proclaim Christ to this fallen system.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7 NKJV
Only the love and spirit of Christ can change someone, so why not spread His name and word throughout the land rather than spreading our ideas of what someone should or should not do. We should also be careful to not set the flag as an idol within our hearts, but rather the word of God. Proclaim Christ, stay focused and watch the enemy fall before you. May God bless you and keep you through the days ahead.
Be thankful for all that you have for each day of resent and discontent, the more will be taken away and the less you will receive. God seeks a thankful, loving and cheerful heart that is not affected by circumstances or placement. We must love others with the love of God, praise the Lord with each rising sun, shower people with grace, and shout the name of Jesus for all the world to hear while time permits and before our days are gone. We must live in the Spirit and leave the flesh life behind. We must cling to love, grace and truth while leaving behind hate, resent and the lies of the world far behind. We must cling to Jesus and put our full trust in Him as we watch the world perish around us. Do not take the blessings for granted as it can all be taken away in the blink of an eye.
There is a great difference between knowing God, and knowing about Him. We sometimes become confused in our society today as to whether someone knows Him or has knowledge of Him. People shout verses and theology around, and yet do not understand much of the meaning behind what they proclaim. Books upon books, searching and searching while still never coming to know the Truth.
“always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”II Timothy 3:7 NKJV
A sad truth that has infected much of our society today, especially the younger generation. Basing a relationship with God either by acquired facts and verses, or by feelings and emotions. But to fully know God one must not only acquire the knowledge of Him but also experience Him.
Just like the difference between a young person fresh out of college and an older person with 30 years of experience. Both have knowledge of a certain matter, but only one has truly experienced the matter first hand. Knowledge without experience is but dust in the wind. No matter how much one knows about God, they will never fully understand the knowledge they acquired without also experiencing God in their everyday life.
“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
Matthew 7:23 NKJV
Where do you stand in your knowledge today?