This is a long article, I apologize in advance for that but I hope you will be patient with me and read it all the way through, it is worth your time. I did not want it to be long, but there is much that needed to be said. I hope that this article blesses you and encourages you in Christ.
Reading the news these days it seems little good occurs in this world, of course that is not the case but this would be the general conclusion drawn by anyone reading about the goings on in today’s world.
Whatever happened to the family and values? Or decent entertainment that reflected those values instead of today’s shows that push the limits in every conceivable way and are used to convey a point – like sex outside marriage is totally cool and acceptable. Whatever happened to actually telling the truth instead of being “politically correct”? I suppose I’m dating myself here, but does anyone remember when Archie Bunker on All In The Family was controversial? Old Archie would be laughed out of the room as too conservative today.
Leading the revolution of America including the all-out attack on the family is Barack Obama. President Obama is a narcissistic, self-absorbed, evil man who ideally should be removed from office and placed in a jail cell and left there – permanently. No other president has done as much to hurt the American people, as has Obama. Obama is like a stage 4-cancer prognosis just delivered by the doctor – and as America sits in the doctor’s office – America has been told that she has only a short time left to live. God’s divine retribution is at hand.
In 2011 Obama and company announced they would no longer support the Defense of Marriage Act. Early in 2014, Obama had the LGBT flag raised over the embassy in Israel of all places, and John Kerry was working hard to appoint LGBT ambassadors to various posts. Obama and his cronies refuse to secure the US borders allowing many illegals across the border – now Obama is even trying to grant them amnesty by executive order. If the Obama Agenda is to destroy this country from within – all I can say is that he is doing an outstanding job of it.
Recently ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians – where was Obama might you ask as this situation became public? Why he was golfing of course, this being the second time ISIS perpetuated a heinous crime and our president thought golfing was more important – kind of speaks to Obama’s character or lack thereof don’t you think? ISIS is fast becoming an intense threat to peace and safety everywhere while Obama plays golf and refuses to acknowledge the elephant in the room. The Obama administration will not recognize these people for what they are, Islamic terrorists. Obama has even gone so far as to say ISIS is not Islamic, despite the fact that they have established an Islamic Caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq according to ISIS anyway.
While Obama the supposed leader of the free world plays word games and supports his Muslim brethren – even appointing some of them to important and highly sensitive US government posts; the world is going to hell in a hand-basket and Christians are being persecuted and murdered in ever increasing numbers. Why is it that Obama does little about this? Where was the American spirit and outrage (via our president) when Pastor Saeed was thrown into an Iranian prison? Recently at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama condescendingly informed us that Christians should not get on their “high-horse” concerning recent Muslim atrocities as many horrible deeds have been done in the name of Christ. Journalist Michael Bresciani writes in a related article on this Prayer Breakfast of the unbridled hypocrisy of Obama as if he has any right to even be at this event – which he does not.
In short – Obama as a moralistic leader of our country is completely laughable, or it would be if this were not so serious. Mr. Obama champions gay rights, abortion, illegal amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, sides with and honors the Muslim community while disparaging the Christian community and the American people at large, the very community that helped build this country.
If Obama cannot get his way, he simply issues executive orders to get what he wants when he wants it. He even went so far as to tell us he would do so on national TV and then did what he said he would do. Where is the Congress in all this? Why does Congress not reign in this lawless president? President Obama should be impeached and thrown out of office for crimes against the people of the United States. The Obama administration is heading this country into a socialistic nation at least, or even more likely a dictatorship – think this cannot happen? Think again, Obama need only have a pretext to declare martial law and the power is his to effectively do what he wishes, there would be no 2016 election. BTW – during World War II, Hawaii was under martial law for 3 years. If a war or “rebellion” exists, martial law can be declared. Just envision what would happen if the Fed tried to take away the guns of all people in this country (and this IS coming) – think about that in the above context.
Then there is the Western Church, where do I begin? The Church in the West is nothing like the Church in other countries I’m sad to say. Now don’t get me wrong here – there are some great churches in the US and some great people as well of which I am privileged to know more than a few. But lets be honest, the Church of the Western world is becoming perverted and is rapidly falling into decay.
In many Eastern and African countries, the Church despite very real and present dangers including death is growing at a phenomenal rate. Take Iran as an example, many people are leaving Islam and coming to Christ through the witness of other Iranian Christians, visions etc. Iranian Christians are seeing miracles of healing and other miracles and have a very strong faith despite heavy persecution. These folk’s lives are in serious danger, they often have less than we do materially – and their faith is much stronger and more pure.
In the Western churches, more and more denominations and churches are embracing not only rights including leadership in the church for LGBT members, but are embracing openly gay pastors and are endorsing gay marriage. God in NO way hates people that are gay – but then again that is a sin – plain and simple. We want these people to be exposed to the love of Christ same as anyone else, but the LBGT folks should not be in positions of authority in God’s church, nor should the church be for gay marriage. This quite simply goes against God’s Word. Yet today, people in the church are being excoriated for saying this very thing and being accused of intolerance.
If you stand up for what the Bible teaches, all of what the Bible teaches – you are labeled a homophobe, a hater, intolerant, ignorant, politically incorrect, and an all around danger to humanity. Sound ridiculous? If you support the Word of God in it’s entirety, you may well be one (if you speak out) who is considered to be an extremist and therefore dangerous according to the US government.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rob Bell went so far as to say that we should embrace the rights of gays so as not to become irrelevant. Rob Bell – “I think culture is already there and the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense”
Who is Rob Bell? – Well he used to be pastor of the mega-church Mars Hill Bible Church. Surprised?
How about Eugene Peterson? A pastor and professor at one time, this gentleman also is responsible for a newer Bible (it does not even deserve to be called a Bible) translation: The Message. Eugene is New Age Movement all the way and The Message is an awful translation that leaves out much needed biblical truth. To understand the serious flaws of this translation for yourself, you can read my article on that here.
Do you see and understand what is happening here? The mainstream push to make biblical Christians and Christianity a thing not to be regarded as good and wholesome – but rather a dark and nefarious ideal to be held in utter contempt. If you do not regard homosexuals and the LGBT as the new partners in faith, you are relegated to the back of the room and labeled as “old school” and outdated.
Is it any wonder then that the US is in such shambles politically, in the church, and in the values we hold as a people?
The great falling away is well under way in America. The Church is being widely deceived and treading an extremely dangerous path. Modern Christianity is morphing into something unrecognizable and in complete opposition to what the Word of God teaches. To follow the new tenants of Modern Christianity is to selectively disregard the teaching of God’s own Word – including the part of the Bible that makes it abundantly clear that homosexuality is a grievous sin.
Be very careful whom you give your attention to when listening to or reading teaching on God’s Word. Check what is taught against what the Bible has to say – always. Just as in the first century church when false teachers crept in along side even the Apostles, false teachers are prolific in today’s Church. The problem is that many of these teachers also teach things that are true to God’s Word along with what is not making them harder to recognize.
Be a diligent student of the Word – and do not compromise the Word of God.
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