THE WALK OF TRUTH II
“Sanctify them through your truth: THY WORD IS TRUTH.” (John 17:17) In the first section of the WALK OF TRUTH, I was not writing to – or expecting the lost world to approve and embrace God’s Word. I realize that abortion is not specifically detailed in the Bible and the battle for justification of the rights of people will continue until Jesus comes. I know the laws in this country allow abortion and that popular opinion supports the pro choice philosophy that women have the legal right to terminate their pregnancy. The right to live a gay lifestyle and same sex marriage is also advancing toward becoming legal and I know these laws are being created and enforced by those who disregard God’s Word. It is a situation where God’s Word is set aside in order for mankind to build the perfect world. I understand the lost do not live by God’s Word and cannot comprehend the fullness of His truth because they are not equipped with the “receiver” that is required to receive His frequency. Only when a spirit and mind is transformed can someone interpret God’s spiritual language and the holy wisdom that is necessary to understand His will. What is confusing is when “Christians” question why abortion and/or homosexuality are wrong. Followers of Christ who believe that destroying the unborn child and/or marriage between the same sex is acceptable to God, should take heed to this advice; find a quiet place away from the distractions of this world, set aside all of the arguments and voices that you have considered in building your worldviews and simply ask the Lord how He feels toward these issues. The Holy Spirit will not tell some individuals that sin is wrong and another person that it is acceptable. This is why moral relativism is wrong. If we admit that something is wrong and say that we would never participate yet still believe it is a legal right for people to do whatever they want, our tolerance will become a stepping stone to compromise which is another step toward acceptance.
The voice of humanism say’s that doctors and pregnant women many times do not believe the unborn is a person. And since they believe that what is growing and developing inside the womb is no more than a kidney or spleen, then they cannot be held accountable of “knowingly” and intentionally killing an innocent child. It is a fact that many people are uneducated and simple minded – but they are not stupid. Everyone understands what happens when a human egg is fertilized and (unless something prevents it) that it will develop into a human being. It is not to be compared to an organ because an organ is not and never will become a person. Also abortion cannot be compared to “accidentally” shooting someone on a hunting expedition because people go to clinics to “intentionally” destroy what is growing inside of them. When people are guilty they naturally think of everything they can to justify their actions but I have never heard one person say that God told them to do it. And if they did – it would be a lie. “For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11) It is no secret, the flesh is selfish and cries to get whatever it wants and until the spirit and mind bring discipline to the body it will continue being spoiled. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (I Corinthians 13:11)
I would not spend this much time on these social issues if I did not feel that it was important for us as Christians to not be afraid to stand against sin. The topic is to establish what truth is – and how to walk in it. Please hear me out and give me a chance to explain further. I understand there are many people that see life in a much broader spectrum than those who keep their head stuck in the Bible. Tolerance preaches that everyone needs to be respected for what they believe and those who go a step further proclaim that morality is relative to the individual – not someone’s opinion. I am aware of the opposition to merge the church and state together because of the smothering confinement of religious law that could turn a free nation into a dictatorship similar to communism. I also realize the masses believe a spectrum of different views about religion and that all are convinced they have the correct interpretation of truth. Of course, there is a fear that if one group became the dominant “iron fist” of government, it would force all the other religions underground and deny the rights and choices of the individual. We desire to have church and state separate so we can enjoy our own personal freedom to live and worship as we please. So, we can say the legal freedom that gives our society the right to sin – is the same freedom that gives the Christians the liberty to serve God! How then do we approach the political system? Are we just trying to maintain a balance until Jesus comes or are we to become aggressive in our faith based political activism to change the way things are? And if this is true, just what exactly are we as Christians trying to change the government and laws into? We believe that Christ will reign as the King of the future holy city during the 1000 years of perfect peace. This is why we are not laughing about the idea of a world dominated by the laws of God now. There will be no tolerance for perversion or corruption in that Kingdom. There will be no political races or smear campaigns. A negative media that tries to distort the facts will not be allowed. There will be no evil influence where philosophers can teach alternative world views. It will be ALL of God! The purity of perfection and the truth of His divine reality will control every thought and deed.
Yes, I am a Christian and I believe that Jesus Christ and God’s Word is the one and only absolute truth in heaven and earth. But what the world cannot see is that – it really is! You see, God IS the Father of truth and Satan IS the father of lies, which is why true followers of Jesus must be dogmatic and not tolerant. “Why do you not understand my speech? Because, you cannot comprehend my Word. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and lived not in the truth, because THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth you CHOOSE not to believe me.” (John 8: 43-45) I realize I am naïve because it is difficult for me to understand how anyone could NOT believe that! The reason why Christians rally for conservative flavored topics (are you ready?) is because they want Christian representation in the legal system! Why? So that Christian morals and principals can become law. We have a vision to see all of the humanist thrown out and Godly men and women seated in authority. We believe the world would be a better place if all of the crooks and bad politicians were chased out of town and our government operated under the presence of God and His absolute truth. Why else would Christians vote other than to preserve and protect the biblical standards of a Christian worldview to produce a Christlike culture? Because Jesus Christ IS THE way, THE truth and THE life! Am I afraid of persecution and criticism? Are you kidding me? We are standing at the edge of eternity and we are afraid to stand for what is right and wrong? Where are the front line warriors? Are God’s people hiding in the bushes or too busy worrying about the economy they have forgotten about why they are here? This is why we are in the mess we are in! Fifty years ago the social heresies against God’s Word and those who aggressively promoted blatant sin were afraid to come out of the closets with their dark agenda because the majority of “God fearing” people would not tolerate blasphemy. But as the masses that support sin increased, the majority changed sides and gave confidence to those who operated in the dark and the acceptance of liberalism was born. The New thinkers came out of hiding and now prance upon the brightly lit stage of arrogance because they know a large part of mainstream society is behind them. They listened to Satan’s strategy about how to influence the blind and confuse the minds of the youth with poisonous lies. God’s truth sheds divine light on those who are in error but when the voice of God’s people becomes weak, the enemy becomes encouraged to increase its assault against God and His mindset. Even the hearts of the religious world have become even more “numb” to the default system and are calloused to the presence of sin. They have slowly let down their shields to preserve God’s moral and holy standards.
Modern society is increasingly accepting of behaviors that the Bible declares to be sinful, immoral, and unnatural. I know that Jesus ate with sinners and was not ashamed to function with them – but He did NOT embrace their lifestyle or support their views. He would never pat them on the back and say it’s ok to sin or compromise and agree with their choices to live their own way. He loved them so much that His thoughts were directed to waiting patiently for the appointed time when He could minister to them. That means CHANGING them from going in a wrong direction and converting them to His truth. We are to love ALL people, but not respect, condone, admire or encourage them in their carnality. “For they that are after the flesh do mind (obey) the things of the flesh; but they that are after (seek) the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the CARNAL mind is ENMITY against God: for it is NOT subject to the LAW of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the FLESH – CANNOT please God.” (Romans 8: 5-8) “You adulterers and adulteresses, (unfaithful people) know ye not that the friendship of the world is ENMITY with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4) We are anointed to PREACH the GOSPEL, the good news that Jesus has brought DELIVERANCE to the captives and salvation to the lost. Jesus gives us our mission, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 418-19) While there is a significant difference between child molestation and homosexuality involving consenting adults, the fact that society accepts such unnatural behavior allows people to consider even worse perversions of what God intended sex to be. And that leads to another question: why is society increasingly tolerant of aberrant behavior? Child molestation, bestiality, homosexuality, and other perversions are becoming increasingly accepted because society has, for the most part, rejected the Christian worldview. The conventional wisdom is that humanity is NOT created in the image of God. Rather, humanity is the result of billions of years of the random processes of evolution. Postmodernism says that God is NOT the objective standard of morality. Rather, God is the invention of weak-minded people who are unable to accept the fact that everything in this world is meaningless. The world at large says the Bible is NOT the inspired and infallible Word of God. Rather, it is a record of the primitive mythologies held by ancient people who had no knowledge of science. The rejection of the Christian worldview and the acceptance of a secular, naturalistic worldview have left us with absolutely no objective standard by which to declare child molestation to be evil. After all, according to an atheistic worldview, child molestation is simply an older blob of random and meaningless chemical processes using a younger blob of random and meaningless chemical processes for pleasure. For generations, professors have told people they are nothing but animals, so we should not be surprised if they begin to act like animals. If there is no absolute moral standard, then the “boundaries” people push are imaginary ones. So, ultimately, child molestation and all perversion is a result of people denying God and living their lives however they want.
The Bible speaks of godless individuals who “suppress” the truth. “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and God-head; so that they (the lost) are WITHOUT EXCUSE. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him NOT as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the LUST of their own hearts, to DISHONOR their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the TRUTH of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed forever amen.” (Romans 1:20-22, 24, 25). “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Rom.3:18)