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If you don’t agree…Problem solved!

 

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (2 Cor. 10:12)

I recently read an article where the basic premise was: “If you don’t agree with gay marriage, then don’t marry a gay—problem solved.”  Something struck me as quite odd with that statement and after thinking about it for a few minutes I realized what it was.  It settled upon the word: “agree.”  You see, they were saying, “If you don’t agree, and then don’t do it and your problem will be solved.”  The solution to your problem depended upon your agreement to the problem or not, and what you did with that agreement (i.e. do it or don’t do it.).

Now, I have never known a problem to go away just because I did or did not agree with it.  I can disagree with a police officer that I was not speeding and therefore I will not pay the fine to the judge; and my problem will be solved.  I cannot leave my wallet at home and agree that I don’t need it; and my problem will be solved.  In fact, my problem will be compounded because, this type of reasoning does nothing more than attempt to pass your problem on to someone else.  Okay, I don’t bring my wallet.  I reason that I disagree with needing it.  I go to the clothing store and do some shopping, saunter up to the checkout stand, receive the news of the total payment required, and tell the cashier, “I don’t agree with needing to pay for my purchase.”  I have effectively tried to place the burden of my problem on the cashier.  She gets her manager where, in turn, the problem is attempted to be placed on him.  He refuses receipt of goods and therefore rejects the problem becoming his, or the cashier’s or the stores.  So now a clash of wills occurs.  Somebody will have to back down and I do not think it will be the stores, for they are the ones who are presently in possession of the goods.  You see, right or wrong is not determined upon how someone accepts or does not accept a certain thing, idea or lifestyle.  For those who insist that it does, it reminds me of the Bible where it says, “…every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Jud. 21:25).

Since our state of agreement does not solve any problem, then what is it?  It must be something deeper that we are missing in the statement.  Right!  It is the determination of what is right and what is wrong.  For all of the USA’s history, it is the principles and morals of the Bible that set the standard for us to determine right or wrong.  The Bible has been the backbone of our value system and it is now under attack.  I see this in a three fold attack by the Devil:

  1. Dilute the Word of God.

  2. Obfuscate the Word of God.

  3. Eliminate the Word of God.

Diluting the Word of God will be subtle and will cause people to see the grand love and the harsh judgment of God in a much “lighter” atmosphere.  People will then begin to pick and choose what they want to believe or not.  This great maneuver has been accomplished by the production of so many different Bible versions that it is impossible to keep count; with more coming out every year.  It used to be one word of God, one holy Bible.  But now, you can actually choose which Bible you want to have based upon your desire for what God says that appeals to you or not.  In other words, what you agree with or not.  No matter how many different versions (perversions?) of God’s word there are, it will not change what God’s opinion is of a thing.  He stands by His word and as far as He is concerned, it is settled (Psa. 119:89).  Whether you agree with Him of not is irrelevant.

The obfuscation (or, confusion) of God’s word is once again accomplished by the multitude of perverse Bibles floating around the world today.  When people read them, and they teach something totally different than what God’s true word says, they confuse themselves about God.  I have been told that I hate gay people because I am a Christian.  I do not hate gay people, I hate homosexuality.  I hate the practice, not the person.  Neither does God hate the person.  He came into the world to die for the people of the world that they might be saved.  He did not come into the world to die for mans sinful ways so that man might retain his sin for eternity.  There is a big difference between the two.  Where does this grand obfuscation come from?  Well, of course it comes upon the back of the success of the Devils second maneuver.

The elimination of God’s word is what we see happening in full scale today.  These are the troubling times that the “Age of Grace” church finds itself.  During these last few hundred years; the church has not faced much persecution at all.  But now, on a grand scale, persecution will come because persecution of God’s word is directly related to persecution of God’s people.  Therefore, the attempted elimination of the Bible from society is an attempt to eliminate God’s people.  The word itself is of little threat without the people who live by its instruction.

Overnight there seems to be a reversal of roles in society.  The gays have come out of the closet while the Christians are being shoved into it.  Again, this has only happened because God’s people have fallen for the Devil’s dilution, obfuscation and elimination of God’s word.  So they defend, half heartedly, an institution (Christianity) that is watered down and confusing without even knowing it.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  They can do right.  They can cling to God’s word.  They can learn about being truly free in Christ.  They do not, because they do not want to.

Now, since there has been an effective assault upon God’s people through attacking His word, I submit that any response to this situation be likewise returned: tit for tat!  I am not talking about fighting!  Oh no!  I am not talking about defending God’s word!  I am talking about throwing off the shackles of shame that the Devil wants to place upon us to turn us into walking wounded.  In other words: use their same argument against them in the antithesis.  So, “If you don’t accept gay marriage just don’t marry a gay—problem solved,” respond with, “If you don’t accept Christians, don’t marry one—problem solved!”  Another one, “Bible thumpers are the rudest people in the world,” respond with, “Heathens are the rudest haters of God in the world!”  Another: “Why do Christians always try to go to the Bible to shove their ideas down my throat?”  Respond with, “Why do heathens never go to the Bible to shove their ideas down my throat?”

I see the big mistake that Christians of today make is trying to defend God and His word.  There is no need to be on the defense when we were commanded to be on the offense.  Again, I remind you, I am not talking about anything violent in any way whatsoever.  I am simply talking about not being ashamed of God.  Or, in other words, refuse to be put into the closet.  Maybe, just maybe we can even get the heathens to pray to God for our rapture.  Wouldn’t that be a sight.

Ten Things I Wish Christians Knew About Homosexuality–Examined

Jim Rigby (a proclaimed preacher) posted on Facebook the Ten Things I wish the church knew about homosexuality. His very questions display his ignorance of the Bible and the subject for which he claims to be an authority. So that his teachings (and the teachings of others like him) do not infect innocent and ignorant minds, I have responded to his teachings below:

1. If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings. WRONG—You should read your Bible. Jesus as the son of God is the author of the entire Bible and He mentions much about the sin of homosexuality.

2. You are not being persecuted when prevented from persecuting others. YOU are being persecuted when others are NOT PREVENTED from persecuting YOU. SO, it depends on who is on the RIGHT SIDE and God’s side is always right for He is your CREATOR.

3. Truth isn’t like wine that gets better with age. It’s more like manna you must recognize wherever you are and whoever you are with. WRONG—Truth is truth no matter who you are with or wherever you are. It is not relative to your opinion or position.

4. You cannot call it “special rights” when someone asks for the same rights you have. WRONG—It is “special rights” when their rights oppose or conflict the rights of truth.

5. It is no longer your personal religious view if you’re bothering someone else. WRONG—Your personal religious view is your personal religious view no matter who is bothered by it. AND, if it is based on “truth” then it really doesn’t matter what your view is or not. It only matters what the truth is.

6. Marriage is a civil ceremony, which means it’s a civil right. WRONG—marriage is a command given to humans by their Creator who designed humans to fulfill that command. It is not a right whatsoever.

7. If how someone stimulates the pubic nerve has become the needle to your moral compass, you are the one who is lost. WRONG—If your moral compass offends the A-moral, then you are on the right track.

8. To condemn homosexuality, you must use parts of the Bible you don’t yourself obey. Anyone who obeyed every part of Leviticus would rightly be put in prison. WRONG—If man had obeyed the Books of Leviticus all along instead of swaying from it, then it would be the standard of living now. (Note: regarding homosexuality, the book of Leviticus (written to the Levite Priests) is not the only book in the Bible condemning homosexuality. There are the books of Genesis, Exodus, Proverbs, Psalms, Romans, etc.). Also, Jesus does not hate the homosexual, He hates homosexuality. Jesus loves the people of the world and died for them so they could have forgiveness of their sins and a means of overcoming them.

9. If we do not do the right thing in our day, our grandchildren will look at us with same embarrassment we look at racist grandparents. WRONG—It is never permissible to do the wrong thing based on how our grandchildren will look at us. If they were taught right, they would have hero’s instead of villans.

10. When Jesus forbade judging, that included you. WRONG—Jesus did not forbid judging. In fact He command us to judge the righteous judgment (Isa. 1:17; John 7:24) just as He gave us example in doing (John 5:30; 16:11)

Right, wrong, or indifferent, he obviously has no idea about what the Bible says about the subject.

Limbaugh: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Flap Signals Backlash on Political Correctness

NewsMax, Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 04:45 PM, By Wanda Carruthers

The controversy over “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson and his views on homosexuality could prove to be a tipping point for people “sick and tired of being pushed around by a very small minority of leftists,” talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday.

“There could be an effervescing tipping point taking place out there, below the surface, right now, that nobody’s aware of, fed up with this,” Limbaugh said on his radio show.

“I think a lot of people are sick and tired of being pushed around by a very small minority of leftists who use weapons, like political correctness and censorship, intimidation, and everything else, in order to shut up the people who say things they don’t want to hear or disagree with,” he added.

via Limbaugh: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Flap Signals Backlash on Political Correctness.

Ralph Reed: Boycott A&E for ‘Anti-Christian Bigotry’

Taken from Newsmax, Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 05:56 PM, By Todd Beamon

Conservative political activist Ralph Reed on Thursday called on the 800,000 members of the Faith & Freedom Coalition to boycott the A&E Network until “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is reinstated to the program.

“Phil Robertson’s suspension is a brazen act of anti-Christian bigotry,” Reed, the coalition’s chairman, said in a statement.

via Ralph Reed: Boycott A&E for ‘Anti-Christian Bigotry’.