Daily Devotional for Tuesday May 22, 2018
The Royal Scam on God's Truth
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I know that it is your desire that ALL come to repentance, that none be lost. Please give me a passion for souls. Help me to look at each person and never forget that they are created in your image, that one day they will die, and they have an eternal soul. Take away any fear, any hesitancy, to share the hope we have in Jesus with those people you bring into my life. Let me never forget that without Jesus, their soul will be lost for all eternity and do my part to share with them how they can have everlasting life through faith in Jesus who died for their sins. It is in the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
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"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?" Luke 6:46
The “ROYAL SCAM ON GOD’S TRUTH!!!” Out of the 7 billion people currently living, apx 2 billion, or 30% of those living worldwide watched the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last weekend. Normally these wedding ceremonies are simply that, even though they take place in the Church of England and are officiated by clergy of the Church of England. However, this weekend was a rare exception. Giving the “sermon” at the wedding of Harry and Meghan was Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Normally these “sermons” at such events are very short, to the point, lasting no more than 5 minutes. Bishop Curry’s sermon was 14 minutes and was lauded by people worldwide as an inspiring, enlightening, message on the topic of love.
I was one of the apx. 30 million in the United States watching, and as Curry’s message unfolded, I knew in my heart there was something really wrong. Having officiated hundreds of weddings during my 25 yrs of ministry, I too have often shared a message of “love” as the Bishop did. I also have used verses from the Song of Solomon. Despite that, deep down I knew there was a problem, not so much with the message, but the messenger!!!
Let me educate you. Bishop Curry personally and as the head of the Episcopal Church, supports and advocates for the marriage of men and women with those of the same sex! I was sickened watching what should have been a wonderful day for the Prince and his bride, knowing that Bishop Curry would have delivered this same message on “love,” if it had been Prince Harry and Mark!!!
I wish it ended here, but you need to understand the history of the “church” Bishop Curry leads. This is the “church” that ordained and was led by an openly practicing and unrepentant man engaging in sex with another man named Gene Robinson. Succeeding him was an openly, practicing , unrepentant woman having sex with women named Katharine Jefferts Schori. The “church” Bishop Curry leads is a stench in the nostrils of God not only because they pervert His Holy Instituion of Marriage (the very ceremony he was speaking at), but also supports and advocates for the slaughter of innocent babies!
Media around the world lauded Bishop Curry for “stealing the show” with his message on love. I submit, Bishop Curry because of his beliefs and advocacy is a stench in the nostrils of God!!!
The "religious left." In case you have been sleeping, there is a new group of people in our nation who call themselves the "religious left." This is a relatively new term so you may not be familiar with it. That is why I felt it was so critical to take the time today to insure you not only understood what it means, but who actually makes up this new group of people. Forty years ago, this group didn't even exist. They have actually evolved and grown tremendously over the past decade.
The "religious left" is made up of people who identify themselves as Christians and hold strong religious beliefs as well as sharing left-wing ideals. Obviously, this group has risen up in opposition to those who have been tagged the "religious right" or the "Christian right." The "Christian right" is that group of Bible-believing Christians who are politically active and seek to elect to office those candidates who hold to Biblical values on the key spiritual issues of our day that are also political issues.
These would be issues like abortion and life related matters, gay marriage, family issues, the proliferation of the pornography industry, and the drive to remove God from the public square. Those in the "religious left" actually take an anti-Biblical position on these issues and are also heavily involved in the ecumenical movement, environmental issues, opposing war for any reason, world hunger, and social issues like healthcare, welfare, and education.
There is nothing wrong with pursing these noble social issues, Believers should be more involved on those fronts. The problem with this group is their anti-Biblical position on the key spiritual issues of our day and their involvement in these ecumenical movements that require you to set aside the Absolute Truths of the Bible.
Like my dear mother used to tell me, talk is cheap. I refuse to try and judge their heart, that is something only God can and will do. However, I have every right to judge them on their actions in accordance with God's Word. How can you say you are a person of faith, yet vote to support the legalized slaughter of over 4,000 innocent babies every day? How can you say you are a person of faith, yet vote to redefine God's Holy Institution of Marriage? How can you say you are a person of faith, yet support special rights for people who have chosen to engage in perverted sex acts God calls an abomination, including their ability to adopt children into their deviant lifestyle?
I guess the real question becomes, what is their faith really in? It is inconsistent to say you are person of faith yet continually take a stand in complete opposition to God's Word. Jesus said that if you love Me, you will obey Me. That means His Word. Of course, those in the "religious left" has been born out of the liberal "churches" of our day who make a mockery of Christ as they operate in open rebellion to the Truth of the Bible while claiming to be followers of Christ.
They support the legalized slaughter of babies, redefining marriage to include men with men and women with women, perverting the family by brining children into homes with homosexual parents, and embrace ecumenical fellowships with all of the cults and false religions of the world. They deny the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, have rejected God's Word for the Absolute Truth it represents, and have bought into the lie of the world that there are "many roads that lead to God." These are the people who make up the "religious left!"
I love you and care about you so much. It is beyond me how a person can consider themselves a Christian, which means they are a follower of Christ and automatically a follower of His Word, yet take a public position in complete opposition to that Word. You better wake up, since this is the largest growing segment of Christendom, this apostate group who calls themselves Christians but go to churches who operate in complete rebellion to Christ and the Bible.
This is the group that is Biblically illiterate since they don't even believe the Bible to be true. These are the people who see nothing wrong with electing a member of a satanic cult to the White House because they think a Mormon is a Christian. They are the politically correct crowd who has bought the lie a woman has the right to kill her baby. They are the group who lambastes those who speak out against the sin of homosexuality, calling them names like "intolerant" and "hateful."
The "religious left" is a group who will wield incredible political influence in the upcoming mid-term elections. They are mostly made up of people who call themselves Christians, but support the things Christ and the Bible condemn. Pray for these people since you can't call yourself a follower of Christ, yet stand on the opposite side of Christ on so many issues. Truth is not what we want it to be, it is what God says it is. We don't have the luxury of giving our heart and life to Christ and then live any way we want. A true follower of Christ is a follower of His Word. Jesus said, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?"
His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller