Daily Devotional for Tuesday June 26, 2007
The Truth Under Attack
(2 Samuel 7:28; Proverbs 12:19; Zechariah 8:16; Ephesians 4:25)
In case you haven't been paying attention, the TRUTH of God's Word is under serious attack like never before in the history of this nation. You have the national convention for a "church" this past weekend, cheering a man who supports slaughtering innocent babies and trying to redefine God's definition of marriage, while castigating those who choose to believe the Bible as God's Truth. June is a month that has been set aside to promote, glorify, and celebrate a group of people who have chosen to engage in unnatural, unhealthy and perverted forms of sex God calls an abomination. The hottest books this summer are books on atheism with many Hollywood celebrities leading a growing movement of people who have chosen to believe there is no God. It is like the walls are closing in as the TRUTH is coming under attack from outside the church and inside it as well!
This past weekend was the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut. The ultra-liberal UCC has openly gay clergy, supports gay marriage, and the killing of babies. One of their keynote speakers was Democratic Presidential candidate Barak Obama who took the opportunity to lambaste the "Christian right," evangelicals who are foolish enough to believe what the Bible says, stating that, ""Faith got hijacked partly because of the so-called leaders of the Christian right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us." Obama, a member of Chicago's Trinity UCC whose controversial pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright is famous for his perverse theology of "black empowerment," also stated, "I don't know what Bible they're reading, but it doesn't jibe with my version."
Well Barak, I want to know what Bible YOU read! Dodging the fact he supports killing babies and special rights for homosexuals including redefining God's definition of marriage, he tried to focus on other social issues like health care, poverty, and the environment. Those are all worthy issues, and issues we should, and MUST be concerned about. However, you simply can't choose to compromise the Absolute Truth of God's Word for political gain. THERE IS NO COMPROMISING THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD! Jesus said if you love me, you will obey me. That means the Bible! As a Christian, Obama nor anyone has the luxury of picking and choosing what parts of the Bible they like and don't like. It is not Obama's truth that matters, it is God's! This is why our final authority is NOT what any man says, but what God says in His Word.
*As an interesting side note, even though he doesn't pastor a church, or teach the Bible, or hold evangelistic meetings, for "credibility" Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is an ordained minister. Lynn, who recently asked the IRS to take away the tax exempt status of Liveprayer for my comments about the Mormon cult is ordained with....THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST! Now, you want to talk about hypocrisy! I made educational and spiritual comments about the fact Romney is part of a satanic cult, something I have every right to do, yet his own church at their annual convention has a man as one of their keynote speakers who is RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES!!! TALK ABOUT SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!!! WHAT MORE OF AN ENDORSEMENT DO YOU NEED??? Memo to Barry, what time are you going to send the letter to the IRS to ask them to revoke the tax exempt status of YOUR OWN CHURCH???
June is also the month that as a nation we promote, glorify, and celebrate the sin of homosexuality. All throughout the nation there are special events at places like the family-friendly Disney properties in addition to parades in many cities to spotlight this CHOICE some people make to engage in a perverted and deviant form of sex. I lay the blame for the fact this nation now accepts and has legitimized this sinful choice right at the door of the church. My goodness, you have one entire denomination that caters to and specifically targets the homosexual community! While we have been hiding behind the four walls of our churches, building bigger and more beautiful buildings to meet in, creating our own little Christian subculture, satan has been busy turning this sexual perversion into a mainstream lifestyle that now, most people accept and condone. The United States in 2007 is no better or different than Sodom and Gomorrah, deserves the same punishment, and it is the gutless Christian leaders who sat back in silence, AND STILL ARE, who are to blame!
Also, the hottest selling books this summer are books on atheism. With many Hollywood celebs publicly supporting this belief that there is no God, atheism is a growing movement across the nation. As I have told you before, this makes sense because people don't want to be held accountable for their actions. By denying there even is a God, that means they are free to do whatever they want, live however they please, without having to answer to anyone. The Bible says, "A FOOL says there is no God," and surely this is the mental exercise of a fool to deny God's existence. However, they are not worried about tomorrow, only today, and by denying the existence of God in their mind it gives them a pass to do what they want without being accountable to anyone. Of course, this a lie from the lips of satan, since the moment they die, they will stand before the very God whose existence they denied, be judged for their sins, and cast into hell for all eternity. GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD!
I love you and care about you so much. What is a true follower of Christ supposed to do? With the TRUTH under attack from inside and outside the church, what are Christians supposed to do? What God has called us to do my friend, TAKE OUR STAND FOR THE TRUTH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS! One reason the Truth is under such fierce attack is that the Truth is not being told in the marketplace! We have abandoned the marketplace and left it to satan, and it has now even infiltrated the church! Like cancer spreading, we have allowed the lies to live and they been told long enough and loud enough that people have now exchanged the Truth for a lie.
All we can do is boldly, visibly, and without compromise, bring God's Truth into the conversation. We have to tell Obama that killing babies and trying to redefine God's definition of marriage is WRONG! We have to stand in the public square and tell people that choosing to have sex with people of the same sex is WRONG! We have to make the case that without any doubt there is a God and those who are foolish enough to deny His existence are WRONG! Those who have committed their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ by faith, who accept His Word as Absolute Truth and our final authority in all matters, MUST speak out and not be silent any longer!
You do that where God has you planted. In your home and neighborhood. At your school. On your job. Where you recreate. With those people the Lord allows to cross your path each day. The Truth is under attack because those who possess it have been silent for too long. Now is the time to speak out and let our voices be heard in the marketplace. If those who tell the lies of satan are so bold and unashamed, how much more bold and unashamed should those who have the Truth of God on their side?
My friend, the TRUTH is under attack from within and without the church. Now is the time for the people of TRUTH to take their stand and let this lost and dying world know that there is only ONE TRUTH, and it is not what any man says it is, IT IS WHAT GOD SAYS IT IS IN THE BOOK HE WROTE....THE BIBLE!!!