Meditations of a christizen (christian-citizen)upon today's topics.
|Tonight’s entry is directed towards those who identify themselves as believers in Christ Jesus and who expect to spend all eternity with him. I penned the following sentence in a previous ‘Word Courier’ entry: The infiltrations of heretical beliefs violate the believers’ covenant with the Lord. (see WC entry Cultural Contamination of the Christ Covenant –July 13,2012) I wrote then and still contend now that we as believers must be weary of mingling in the mindset of the covenant less world.
The motivation for tonight’s entry arrived via a morning news program of which I happened to glance between making preparations for Resurrection Sunday* morning service and maintaining the cleanliness of my abode. The pundits there spoke of the country’s changing views towards same sex relationships. They noted that polls throughout the years indicate a definite increase in the approval of such things. We as a society have changed our perspective on many issues through the years. Often, we have cast down trends and traditions that deserved a proper burial.
Trends and traditions come and go. However, the truth is eternal. The truth is not poll based. It matters not what the American public thinks about gay “marriage”, regardless of when that opinion is expressed. Perhaps most Americans would reject the concept 50, 30 or even 20 years ago. And, undoubtedly more Americans approve of this now. Whatever the percentages, this isn’t important. The Bible, the Word of God denounces such behavior 100%. (see Leviticus 18:22-24, 1 Corinthians 6:9)
Jesus said “…the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32 KJV Holy Bible) not the trend or the tradition shall make you free. Those who will be “saved” and “freed” from eternal damnation will only be free from such strife by the truth. The truth does not change to make convenient for some who want to live in a manner that is repeatedly, expressly and lucidly disapproved of by God. Many among us can refer to this as bigotry if they so desire but it doesn’t change the truth. Every man, woman and child on this planet can say yes that something is right but if God is the only one that says that it’s wrong, then it’s wrong.
Who hath believed our report? The question posed by Isaiah when foretelling the grief Jesus would endure still resonates today. The New Testament alludes to this inquiry as it relates too many during Jesus ministry who did not believe although they had witnessed His miracles. (see John 12:38) The reports out may say America accepts gay “marriage”, but the Lord’s report says otherwise.
* I refer to that holy day that is more popularly known as Easter.