CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
May 10, 2012
President Obama's announcement on his agreement with gay marriage makes one keenly aware that we are contending for the faith. Our very faith in the truth of the Word of God is being challenged by those in highest authority in the land. This is truly an abomination to the Lord and will bring judgment on the nations that sanction and practice same sex marriage. Where do we go from here?
God truly loves the homosexual, the adulterer and the sinner in general but He hates the sin. Are we raising up a standard or becoming complacent in the church? It has become whatever it takes to get a vote even here in the nation of Canada. Homeschooling in Alberta, Canada are being challenged as the these values are being eroded. New laws will infringe on the right of parents to teach the truth of the Word of God about matters such as homosexuality in their homeschooling curriculum. This is not possible when many homeschooling programs are bible based and one must teach the whole counsel of the Lord. The Alberta Human Rights Act was amended in 2009 to define marriage as between two “persons” instead of a man and a woman. We have come a long way from the truth of the Word of God (in Genesis ) and accepting alternate lifestyles as a way of life. Lord have mercy!
How can we stand without judgment in our respective nations when we have lost our moral compass that is set by the Word of God and instead accept the word of humanistic, evil men and women who have no value for the holiness of the Lord. His name has become a swear word rather than a name to be revered and we need to clean up our act in a hurry. It is going to take the church to wake up and stand up on its feet and begin without fear of man to address these issues. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5
What will it take for the body of Christ to wake up, pray, intercede and speak up without fear of man. The fear of man brings a snare and the church is now caught in it because rights once deemed for all men are slowly, methodically being stripped from us before our very eyes. Few are speaking out and are even now fearing hate crime laws that can be used against them.
The Lord tells us in His Word that we are to love good and hate evil, love the sinner and our neighbor and hate sin but be able to differentiate between the two. Woe to those that call evil good and good evil is written in scripture and God has not changed His mind and is not going to rewrite His Word to please sinners. 20 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 Many are sincere but sincerely wrong in what they believe and God's people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge. Let us get into the Word of God and hear Him on this and all matters.
Let us stand up as a church and hear the voice of the Lord. Let us challenge the works of darkness and speak the full council of God without wavering. There is forgiveness at the cross for all who repent of sin and God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to the truth. The Word of God is the final authority on this subject. Let us hear what the Word of the Lord says, and speak the truth in love to those that are without redeeming the time, because the days are evil. We have not yet resisted unto death. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Hebrews 12:4-6
Father God is not pointing the finger but entreating us NOW to come out and be separate and touch not the unclean thing. He is saying, it is time to repent of our sin and that He is loving, and faithful to forgive sin when it is truly repented of and will make the crooked places straight in our lives.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15