Out love Our Critics

I have to admit that I was very disturbed by the ruling of the Supreme Court yesterday on the LGBTQ issue. Add that to the isolation of Covid-19 and the riots and looting and takeover of part of a city, I looked up and asked God if this is still the nation that “One Nation Under God”? You know, I didn’t get an answer, but I think I can look around and find my reply. As a nation, we have stepped away from God, with many running as far and as fast as possible away from anything that even hints at rules and restrictions. Thus, we have become a nation of people who vaguely know that God exists but we don’t really revere His Name and His sacrifice enough to listen to His voice and heed His call. Faced with this turning away from God and His precepts, I cried and then I heard God’s voice say that this is what He has been feeling for years as His truth has been rejected by one group, one nation after another. Isn’t that what the Bible promises will happen? There will be a great falling away from the Truth, and then…well, I hope that you, like me, have read the end of the Holy Bible and you know that God wins. And those “still playing for the home team” also win. In the meantime, all we can do is to continue witnessing and to continue to show others the truth of God’s love and the wisdom of following His laws. There was lawlessness in the time of Lot and look what happened. What I would describe as a mob scene or a riotous crowd demanded the crucifixion of Jesus, and look what happened. God ALWAYS wins, folks. Always! He doesn’t want to win with judgment; that is why He sent His Son to die for sinners. But God in His righteousness will judge and it won’t be pretty for those who keep pushing the envelope and trying to change God’s laws to suit their beliefs.

Photo from Bible Quotes

This morning I read Dr. Denison’s take on the whole SCOTUS decision. Here is what he had to say:

Dr. Denison and Three Biblical Certainties

It is from Dr. Denison that I got the title for my blog today. We have to out love our critics because we have no other choice. I do believe that black lives matter, but I don’t believe that they matter more than any other person’s life. I believe in social justice, but I believe in justice for all and not just a select group that is most vocal (and most violent right now.). And I don’t believe that anyone should be discriminated against on a job, but I also know that we have to draw a line in the sand and say that since we the Christians know that the gay agenda is sinful, then those who seek employment in Christian schools and churches cannot be hired there. As the justices said, that battle will be fought at another time, and we need to be ready for it.

In the meantime, our words and our actions need to be those of love and not judgment. God is the Great Judge. He left us here on earth to love, not to condemn. I confess that I have been wont to condemn lately, so I am working on praying for those who choose the highway to hell, praying that they will repent and turn away from their wicked ways and back to the God who created them. After all, our loving and gracious Heavenly Father wants that for all of mankind. How can I want any less?

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Before we can lead others in the right direction towards our Heavenly Father and salvation, we need to make sure that we are right with the Lord. I prayerfully leave you with this song.

I Repent by Steve Green

4 thoughts on “Out love Our Critics

  1. Vickie, thank you. It is mind boggling, isn’t it? There is so much lawlessness going on in the world. But you know what? The vast majority of today’s church prepared the way for this lawlessness when they diluted Jesus’ gospel to exclude repentance and obedience to his commands. They are teaching a gospel of grace absent of the cross of Christ which involves death to sin. This is why these things are happening, because the church at large left the ways of God to follow after the flesh and instead of standing out as separate from the world, they blended in with the world.

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