Where is the Church of Today?
DELEMUS, GERALD October 16, 2019
In the middle of the Democrats' Presidential Primary Debates on Oct 15, 2019 an advertisement was run for a group named the "Freedom from Religion". The ad had former President Ronald Reagan's estranged son Ron Reagan speaking for the group, he ended with, "I'm Ron Reagan and I'm not afraid of burning in hell". Well that about says it all for the Democrats and their positions as a group. I heard the candidates calling out about their fears that some state legislatures are moving to outlaw abortions. These concerns of the Democrats are concealed in calls to protect "womens' reproductive rights". It sounds to me that they don't want their rights to reproduce protected but rather their rights to kill the innocent child yet unborn. I suppose the Freedom from Religion advertisement makes sense to the crowd on the stage and those that support them.
Where is the church of today? I hear the Speaker of the House tout her Catholic faith and then support the killing of children in the womb. Has the church lost it's way or it's voice? I recall Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 5 rebuking the church in Corinth for allowing one in their flock to have sex with his father's wife. Paul was outraged and he was clear on how the church was to handle such immorality. The Church of Laodicea is alive and well here in America and preaching it's false teachings to the flock (See Revelation Chapter 3). "Lukewarm" the church is called, or as we have here in America, the "Its All Good Church". We are in many cases afraid to raise our voices in condemnation of behavior that is clearly in opposition to Scripture and the will of God. Jesus told us, "If you are ashamed of me before men I will be ashamed of you before My Father". We have chosen our sides and many deny even making that choice.
We must, as disciples of Jesus the Christ, find our voices and "choose this day whom you will follow". God will not be mocked, not even by His supposed church. We are told that God starts His cleansing in His house first, this means His church. I think of the tolerance of behavior that is an abomination to God by us as if it doesn't matter, but it does.
Those who claim to be Christians or the disciples of Jesus the Christ must make a stand. This is what was meant when the story of the "watchmen on the wall" was told. When the watchmen see the enemy coming (Satan) we are to call out a warning to those in danger and if they fail to listen, their blood is on their head. If we fail to call out a warning then their blood is on our head. When we see others practicing sinfully we must warn them and share the testimony of Jesus the Christ. I love the Hebrew name of Jesus it is Yeshua translated into "Yehovah Saves". Beautiful. Let us not fear what man thinks of us but let us have reverence for God and His will lest we fall. It is always the right time to do what is right.
Semper Fi, another "ambassador in chains", Jerry