The day is coming when it’s going to cost you dearly to say you are a “Bible-believing” Christian. In fact I believe it’s already here. Just ask Louie Giglio.
He was going to offer the benediction prayer at President Obama’s inauguration. But, oh no! They found out that he has preached that homosexuality is a sin and that it can be cured through the power of Jesus Christ. BONG! Like the old “Gong Show…” Giglio is OUT! You can’t believe that and say a PRAYER at the President’s shindig. A “prayer” mind you! Giglio was to say a prayer. You remember those! You say them to God and invoke His name. Let’s see…the same God who breathed His Word into man (40 of them) who wrote the Bible. But, now we don’t want those words (of the Bible) to influence what a man (or woman) prays to this God. Wow! Why even have a prayer! Come on, folks! Have we gone totally crazy, or is it just me?
Secondly, Giglio needs to be careful even associating himself with Obama in the first place. Obama is openly for abortion and homosexual marriage and I guess I question what Giglio was thinking in the first place. Here’s the full article.
Ok, here’s another headline that got me.
“Same-sex Weddings to be Performed at Washington National Cathedral”
WASHINGTON – Marriage traditionalists are expressing disappointment but not surprise at the announcement that same-sex “weddings” can now be performed at Washington National Cathedral.
Cathedral officials announced Wednesday that the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for “gay,” lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members. Thomas Peters, a spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage, says the national cathedral’s announcement shows “that marriage is really an all or nothing deal.” He says Americans must ask whether they want to retain traditional marriage “or fundamentally give it up.”
Gary Hall says the Episcopal Church wants to advance homosexual rights. “If we can lend our authority and our visibility in the service of that cause, it’s really a central part of our mission and an important part of how we live out our lives as a kind of public church in the nation’s capital,” says Hall. He says Christians who insist that marriage is only the union of a man and a woman are forgetting the polygamy of the biblical patriarchs and are ignoring what he calls “the deep logic of the Scriptures” to welcome people as they are.
Oh my! This man, (Gary Hall) is now invoking “polygamy” from the Old Testament to justify gay marriage! Is he serious? I guess he is. Amazing. The New Testament teaches in Ephesians 5 that marriage is between a man and a woman (verse 31) and that homosexuality (Romans 1) is “unnatural” (verses 26-27). Come on Mr. Hall!
Yep…I guess I’m in the minority now as a “Bible-believing” Christian. And yes…the Bible teaches that adultery is a sin and lying is a sin and stealing is a sin. The Bible teaches gluttony is a sin and on and on I could go. Sin is sin. Yet, we now live in a culture where “anything goes” and if you say ANYTHING to ANYONE that might offend them and show them their sin, you are a bigot, who is mean-spirited, close-minded and a fool.
Well, call me what you want, but I’m sticking to the divinely inspired Word of God. I believe it is authoritative and sufficient for all of life. The Bible says of itself in Hebrews 4:12 that it is sharper than a double-edged sword and it is. It will cut and pierce the heart. Sin shows us our need for a Savior. But if nothing is a sin…then there is no need for a Savior. Do you see the subtle nature of this? Do you see Satan’s hand in this? I do!
Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Do you see the words, “teaching, reproof, correction and training?” Do you see what we are to be trained to? We are to be trained and taught and corrected and reproved toward RIGHTEOUSNESS. We are to live right, folks! That’s what Jesus calls us to, dear people. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” But, not anymore! If you believe this way…you are a FOOL! No more bible-believing Christians, please!
Ok. One more to blow your mind.
Want to know who the National Father’s Day Committee has chosen as “Father of the Year?” Drum roll please! It’s Bill Clinton.
You remember him. The man who lied about committing adultery with a girl who was almost the same age as his daughter. What won him this honor? Reuters reported that, Dan Orwig, the chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, explained it this way, “Profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award.” Oh my!
Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/10/bill-clinton-father-of-the-year_n_2447453.html
Ok…I can’t help it. Just one more. Please! Just one more “mind blower…”
See this map…
Want to know what those “yellow states” represent? Another drum roll, please! Those yellow states represent states where there are more people on welfare than are working. There you have it. 11 states that have more “takers” than “givers” to our society. UNREAL!
Think of it. 11 states where private sector workers are outnumbered by people who are dependent on the government. That number includes state workers, and people who are receiving welfare or pension. For example, in California if you own a software company that employs 100 people, you’re supporting 139 other people in the state who are on the “takers” list. Full article found here: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/11/28/are-you-living-in-a-death-spiral-state-and-if-so-what-should-you-do-about-it/
Well, there you have it! Don’t you feel better about reading this blog post today? I know you are thinking, “Are you kidding! I feel terrible.” Well, I’m not sharing this to “bring you down.” I’m sharing this so we’ll keep our head out of the sand. I’m sharing this so we will be on our knees and share Jesus with the lost. I’m sharing this so you will know that if you believe the Bible is the Word of God, what you are up against! I’m sharing this with you so that you will know we must beg God to have mercy on this country. I’m sharing this with you so that you will raise your kids to be STRONG! They are going to have to be tough to live in this nation 30 years from now (if Jesus hasn’t returned for us). Why? Because they’ll probably be put in prison if they call ANY sin what it is “SIN.”
This nation is marching towards a “No More Bible-Believing Christians, Please” attitude… So, get ready! Be prepared. Stay strong in the faith. Stay strong in the Word of God. Stay on your knees. Keep training and teaching your kids and grandkids the ways of the Lord and be prepared for the persecution. It’s coming! But fear not…when the Church is persecuted, she grows! She grows in a hurry! So, it’s ok… Bring on the persecution! Because this may be the only way we will develop a backbone and stand for truth!