"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
Welcome to the 21st century! The whole world and especially America is coming under this condemnation. In politics the practice is called putting the "spin" on certain things, in the Bible God calls it lying.
Women can murder their own children and the devil's crowd calls it "women's reproductive rights." "Marriage equality" is a nice term for the perversion of marriage (or is it the marriage of perverts?) A "hate crime" is much worse than an ordinary crime. If you kill a straight guy, that's just a crime. If you kill a sexual pervert, it's called a "hate crime." Why the special treatment? An "open marriage" simply means we're having an adulterous relationship. "My significant other" means the one I'm having sex with at the present. Sodomy is called an "alternate life style." With all this "spin," we are not fooling anyone, certainly not God almighty. We are not dealing with ignorance, we are dealing with open rebellion.
This is the same crowd that cannot stand to have the Ten Commandments out in the open. They are so biased that our Supreme Court can ban the placement of the Ten Commandments while sitting right in front of them. This has nothing to do with the separation of church and state. America was established upon the separation of church and state. What we are talking about is the separation of God and country and when that happens, our country can "…turn out the lights, the party's over…"
We are calling the Muslim religion "peaceful," yet it has wanted to bury us since its inception. Don't take my word for it. Go to the bookstore, purchase a Koran and read it. Anyone who does not believe in Allah is an infidel and all infidels, Jews and Christians, are to be killed. This is the book that the Muslim believes is his god's word to him. They practice what it says in the countries where they are in control. Right now, in America, one is in harm's way when making a disparaging remark about the Muslim religion, but you can say anything you desire about Christianity, even if it is a lie, and no one chastens you.
When are we going to quit lying to ourselves? Church membership and attendance is cascading. Our youth and young adults are drifting like ships with no anchor. It is all about tattoos and body piercing, spiked hair and hallucinogens. Suicides are spiraling in the 25-and-under group.
Zionica News recently had an article on why so many young people were going into atheism. Their research revealed answers that they were not expecting. After compiling their data, they entitled the article Shallow Churches Push Kids Toward Atheism. The consensus of opinion by the young people was that the modern day church was not serious in its approach and belief of God. The young people referred to their churches going from Bible teaching and discussion of serious matters to entertaining, with no real purpose, but having fun. Most of our young people are getting nothing out of church. Our liberal churches are proposing our kids are living in some kind of Kumbaya land and our kids know better. I've been harping on this type of shallowness for years and "the Purpose Driven" crowd has just sneered at me. What the kids are saying is that there is no purpose in the Purpose Driven Church. Hel…lo!
Everywhere you look, America is in trouble; morally, politically, spiritually, financially, nationally. When are we going to quit calling good evil and evil good? Right is still right; dark is still dark and light is still light. Bitter still tastes bitter and changing the name of it doesn't make it sweet. A rat is still a rat. You can call it a gerbil…you can call it a hamster…you can call it a baby rabbit…but it is still a rat. It will grow up to spread infection and disease.
The apostle Peter commented on such a situation in his second letter:
" But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." 2 Peter 2:22
It is a dog's nature to eat its own vomit. It doesn't affect him at all. The same with the sow; she loves to wallow in the mire. That is her nature. It is not the nature of a sheep. The sheep will do neither. When Christ comes into our heart and lives, He changes our nature. We are not the same as we were. We have been born again.
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And SUCH WERE some of you: but YE ARE WASHED, but YE ARE SANCTIFIED, but YE ARE JUSTIFIED in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (caps mine)
We have had the answer for over 2000 years but we won't admit it. We must blame the Democrats or the Republicans. We might blame the conservatives or the liberals. We could blame the Protestant, Catholic or Muslim, but the truth of the matter is, until we get back to Jesus Christ and God's word we are spitting into the wind.
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:36
Keep Looking Up! Leland Maples