The Left’s Unpardonable Sins

The culture of the Left, represented by the mainstream segments of media, academia, entertainment, and the Democratic Party, is identified by lawlessness. However, this culture has an extremely legalistic attitude toward what it considers racism, bigotry, and hatred.

Why are exceptions made to condemn these three “unpardonable sins” by those who otherwise allow any and all attitudes and ideas? These appear to not only be unpardonable sins, but the only sins. In the view of the Left, racism, bigotry, and hate are relegated to the lowest level of immorality; more accurately, the only level of immorality.

If there is law and morality, right and wrong, then there must be a source that defines all right and wrong, including racism, bigotry, and hate. If not, then who among us gets to decide what is right and what is wrong? Is it those that say it is right kill a person because the person is not wanted? Can we be directed to what is right and wrong by those that say a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man? Can we be guided to make a right decision by those who take by force what belongs to one, give it to another, and call it welfare? Can we trust those that tell us we can let any and all into our country without being concerned that we will be overwhelmed and that enemies will enter? Do we really want those deciding propriety that deem nakedness or near nakedness to be appropriate public display, and profanity to be acceptable speech? Will we be led on the correct course by those that are intolerant of those that know there is more to right and wrong than racism, bigotry, and hatred?

Could it be that there is not so much prevalence of the “unpardonable sins” as there is an overwhelming abundance of the “acceptable sins”? If there is no source of right and wrong, then racism, bigotry, and hatred are just as acceptable as anything else.

Is There Fear of God in His Church?

“They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods…” (2 Kings 17:33) Is it possible to fear the LORD, yet serve your own god? If so, the reason that there should be a fear of the LORD is not properly understood or regarded, and this lack of understanding or regard leads to disobedience of the One who is to be feared.

Why should the LORD be feared? It is because He created all and controls all. Our times are in His hand (Psalm 31:15). We will all appear before Him to be judged for our behavior (2 Corinthians 5:10), and either punishment or reward naturally follows judgement. This scripture does not tell us that those who are saved by believing the gospel will not have to appear for judgement, but lets us know that all will appear.

It is amazing that although the LORD created all, He allows mankind to make choices. He has given freedom, including the freedom to choose whether to fear, love, and obey Him. 2 Kings 17: 34 tells us “…they neither worship the LORD nor adhere to the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands that the LORD gave the descendants of Jacob…”. Many in the church think that now, since we are under a new covenant, we are free to choose whether to obey the commandments of certain scriptures. There is a mixed message being taught from the people and the pulpit of the church. Some commandments of the LORD are emphasized, such as not stealing, murdering, and so on, while others that are equally clear in the Bible are minimized. One of the most unambiguous and frequently disobeyed commandments is found in 1 Timothy 2:11-15: “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.” This command is obviously avoided by many individuals, preachers, elders, and congregations. Why is this clear command so often blatantly disobeyed? This same scripture answers this question. The deceiver is still at work today just as he was in the time of Adam and Eve, and deceiving in the same way. The first sin was by a woman who was deceived into taking authority over God and man. She took authority over God by ignoring what He had told her, and she took authority over man by making such a drastic decision without consulting him. This scenario is repeated time and again in churches and families as women ignore God’s commands and bypass their husbands, or take the lead from their husbands (men have their own problems, but this particular scripture concerns women). The positive ending to this passage of scripture is likewise being brushed aside, particularly as childbirth and holiness with propriety are by many being given little consideration. This God given role for women is confirmed in other passages of scripture, such as 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.” In verses 36-38, Paul goes on to emphasize that this is the Lord’s command, “Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored.” A woman’s beauty is revealed in their submissive, gentle, and quiet spirit. “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.” (1 Peter 3:1-6) Perhaps the fear mentioned here is the fear that a woman may have that if she doesn’t take control of a situation by taking authority over her husband or the men of the church, then things will go wrong. Possibly things will go wrong, but if a woman does take authority in this way, then things have gone wrong before they even started.

There are many areas of disobedience within individuals and congregations, such as immodesty, fornication, homosexuality, filthy language, gossip, and so on. This is a constant battle since the beginning of time which must be continually addressed. Praise God there is forgiveness for sins. Jesus paid the price and we have forgiveness if we turn from such things and believe in the sacrifice Jesus made. For many however, there is little or no fear of God. They are committing a form of idolatry where they have made their own God who is all forgiveness and no justice. Our continual battle against sin is just that, a battle. That is why we are advised in Ephesians 6 to put on the full armor of God. Galatians 6:7-8 states, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Pleasing the flesh comes in many forms, including doing what seems best to oneself instead of what God has told us to do. As was the case with Eve is the case with us.

Sin equals disobedience, disobedience equals a lack of fear of God, and a lack of fear of God equals unbelief in God and His Word. God is our heavenly father, and in performing His proper role as our father, he must discipline (Hebrews 12:7-11). Also, since God is righteous, He requires justice. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, “For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” In Luke 12:5 Jesus tells us “… fear Him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear Him.” As Dietrich Bonhoeffer is quoted as saying, “Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/

Some Reading Could Save America

Three writings, if read in earnest, could save America from self-destruction: the Bible, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. A matter of such magnitude is certainly worth the time it takes to read and apply the guidance and ideals contained in their words. It is literally a matter of life and death for us and those who come after us; and a matter of life and death for America and the world.

“Love wins” is a common phrase today, but the meaning behind the phrase is not “love”. What is actually meant is “don’t speak truth to me and warn me that what I am doing is wrong and that there will be negative consequences resulting from my behavior.” Another phrase, “the truth hurts”, is often true. We just seem to naturally bristle when we are confronted with our wrongdoing, and we all do wrong at some point. The standard of right and wrong come from the One who created us and everything else. He is God and His word is in the Bible to read, for all who have access to one and the ability to read or hear it. He tells us in Romans 1:18-21, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” The Bible contains the words of life, and its principles, if applied, are the solution to America’s and the world’s ills. However, as the Bible also tells us, there will always be those who refuse to abide by Biblical principles; and so there will always be the struggle between right and wrong , between good and evil, truth and lies.

While America followed, at least generally, the guidance of God, He blessed the nation with protection and providence beyond any other in modern history. Sadly, much of the nation has rebelled against God, especially and significantly the most influential of the nation, trading the blessings of God for curses. The pursuit of pleasure and power has plunged us down a perilous path. We see now that danger, violence, and debt is prevalent. It is foolish to stay the course we are on as a nation. The cure for what ails America is to stop rebelling against God (repent), learn His ways and obey Him; and His ways are found in the Holy Bible and through asking Him to lead us in truth.

To read the Bible go to:

https://www.biblegateway.com/

The Declaration of Independence lets us know why the founders and early Americans took a stand for what is right, and why people have a duty to stand up for what is right. However, people must first be informed of what is right, and what is right and what is wrong is set by God. The standards are set for all time, and His standards are “the” standards. The signers of the Declaration knew the difference between right and wrong, and put down on paper the justification for declaring independence as a nation. Independence meant an opportunity for freedom, peace, and prosperity. For this they were willing to risk their lives, and many did give their lives. The least we can do is understand why by reading the document that tells us.

To read the Declaration of Independence go to:

https://wallbuilders.com/the-declaration-of-independence/

The Constitution lays out our form of government in a short and simple manner. With the help of a dictionary this ingeneius instrument can be understood and it makes evident that many “experts” and many in authoritative positions hold erroneous views concerning what is and what is not lawful.

The Bible, the Word of God, is the ultimate law for the U S and the world. Any law that contradicts the Word of God is no law at all. While man or government may pass and enforce laws contrary to God’s law, they are nonetheless unlawful. Likewise, in America the Declaration and the Constitution, after the Bible, are the ultimate authorities. Any law passed that is contrary to these documents is no law at all. While an illegitimate law may be unlawfully enforced, it is still a non-law.

To read and study the U S Constitution go to the following links:

https://wallbuilders.com/constitution-united-states-america/

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights/

https://constitution.findlaw.com/amendments.html

http://lp.hillsdale.edu/constitution-101-signup-3-ppc/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=con101&appeal_code=MK617PP1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqaKO46mE2AIV24qzCh3Xkgr4EAAYASAAEgI3b_D_BwE

These readings are not giant obstacles to be dreaded. They can be read in a relatively short time; the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in a couple of hours, and the Bible over the course of a year if read for a few minutes every day. Much, if not all, of the country’s debt and social problems would not exist if these three governing directives were observed. However, they are just words on paper if they are not believed in and acted upon, but there are dire consequences if they are not. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Also, as John Adams, founder and second U S president stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

Make America Great (Godly) Again

If America is to be great again, it must become Godly again.  It is not enough to secure the borders, cut taxes, or create jobs.  While these issues are important and necessary, the moral issues will make or break America, or any other country for that matter.  More accurately, whether America repents and returns to its Christian roots will determine whether America will be great again.

The Left and other non-Christians advance their evil that is destroying America.  Christians must enthusiastically advance truth, humility, and righteousness (Psalm 45:4).  We cannot afford to keep it to ourselves because our future and the future of our children is at stake.  America has been a source of freedom and truth for the world, but we have become a source of bondage and lies by our complacency and corruption.  We have allowed wickedness to corrupt our nation through media, government, and the education system. We have been overwhelmed with the lies of the Left.  It is time to overwhelm the Left with Truth.

We cannot make our own right and wrong.  The Creator, as mentioned in our Declaration of Independence, has given us our rights, and a standard of right and wrong.  These standards are unchangeable, such as that murder is wrong, even the murder of an unborn baby.  A man pretending to be a woman or a woman pretending to be a man is wrong.  Men with men and women with women as if they were boyfriend and girlfriend or a married couple is wrong. Pornography and profanity are wrong and are not protected by “freedom of speech”.  All religions other than Christianity are false religions and are not protected by “freedom of religion”, and are not to be condoned by our government.  There are many other lies of the Left that need to be corrected, such as concerning the second amendment, border security, taxes, and government spending to name a few.

Those in offices of government, those seeking government office, and we as a people should follow the example of Roy Moore, the Alabama U. S. Senate candidate of 2017.  Below are two links that show what he is about and the direction that we the people ought to be moving.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/09/27/roy-moore-alabama-senate-hq-win-full.cnn

https://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/michael-brown/2017/09/27/what-the-roy-moore-victory-means?utm_source=OneNewsNow&utm_medium=email&utm_term=16788453&utm_content=727831416111&utm_campaign=31334

How long will we let the Left perpetrate their lies?  Will we consider them acceptable and sensible?  The speech and behavior that they espouse as liberating, beneficial, and honorable is obviously unwholesome, destructive and dangerous.  Let the Lord Jesus Christ deliver us from deception and delusion to truth and reality.

 

 

The Progressives’ Death Wish

What is it with progressives, socialists, communists, liberals, the left, or whatever they may be called, that make them want to destroy themselves and everyone else?  Ephesians 4:17-19 gives insight into their foolishness: “…in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”  Proverbs 16:25 also helps explain their thinking: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”  The thinking and behavior of progressives is bizarre.   What is even more absurd is that more and more people who are not considered progressive are caving in to such insanity and accepting it, instead of taking a stand against it.

The acceleration of the progressives’ false reality seems to have begun during Bill Clinton’s impeachment process with his illusive statement, “It depends upon what the definition of ‘is’ is.”  They seem to have taken this cue and ran with it, developing the mantra of not, “it is what it is”, but “it is what I think it is”.  This unreasonable and dangerous way of thinking is the only way to their never-will-be-had goal of a la-la land utopia built by man and false gods.  It is an imaginary way to an imaginary destination.  While they are dwelling in a country that has been more prosperous and protected than perhaps any in history, where opportunity and freedom abound, they do their best to tear it down.  If they succeed, they can then stay in their pretend world and make believe that there are jobs, health care, protection of life and property, and a healthy, stable population.  However, as God has done in the past He will “scatter the proud in the imagination of their hearts” (Luke 1:51).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp3TQf2xDc8

https://vimeo.com/13722147

https://vimeo.com/136798883

Progressives are proud in that they take truth, which is in Jesus Christ alone, and declare it false while they take the imagination of their hearts and declare it to be true.  Such imagination concocts ideas such as that it is acceptable to kill unborn babies; marriage can be other than between one man and one woman; same sex attraction is something that should be acted upon and is acceptable; a person can be male, female, or anything they can imagine themselves to be, and it is fine for them to enter and use any bathroom, changing room, or locker room and shower facility that they so desire; a nation can remain prosperous by spending more than it has available to spend; elections can be honest without voters having to identify themselves; pornography and dressing pornographically is not behavior but is free speech and causes no harm to families; profanity is normal and acceptable; climate change is dangerous and due to man’s production of plant nourishing carbon dioxide, not part of a natural cycle; the earth is over populated; the idea of individual sovereign nations is obsolete while a world government is the way to peace and security; it is necessary to force people to give to others; it is necessary to force people to associate; bigger government and more taxes improves the economy; gambling is beneficial to society;  the Constitution changes to fit imaginations; a nation can be a nation without borders; we can be a safe and prosperous country by letting in anyone who wants in regardless of whether they will assimilate or obey our laws; the Constitution and laws only apply in certain circumstances and to certain people; and God will bless a nation that accepts false religions and false gods as equal to the truth of the gospel found only in Christianity, even if Muslim chaplains are allowed in the military.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/march/us-military-entrusts-entire-division-to-muslim-chaplain-for-first-time

http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/muslim-appointed-division-chaplain-for-u-s-soldiers/

Let’s unfold that last statement.  Before Israel began to defeat the enemies of God in the land that he promised to them, the Israelites had been given the Ten Commandments, the first of which commands that they should have no other gods beside the one true God that gave them the commandments.  What would have been the outcome if the Israelite army had in their ranks soldiers, commanders, and priests that worshiped Baal, Asherah, or any other false god?  God likely would have left the Israelites to be destroyed by the giants that they ultimately defeated, for it was not in their own power that the Israelites destroyed their enemies, but as they were told, “the LORD your God Himself fights for you” (Deuteronomy 3: 22).  Will the LORD God Himself fight for America when we not only tolerate but promote the teachings and worship of false gods?  America’s founders dedicated the country to the spreading of the good news that through repentance of our sins and the belief that Jesus, God’s only Son, paid the price of death for our sins, was resurrected, ascended to heaven, and is coming back to receive those who call Him Lord and walk in obedience to Him by the power He gives us, we have been saved by Him from eternal punishment and given the gift of eternal life and blessing.  He “has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1: 10).

Making up our own reality and allowing false gods in our nation is a death wish.  We cannot force Truth upon anyone, like Islam tries to force lies upon people, but if we are to be blessed and protected by God as we have been in the past, we must not promote or condone falsehood.  Life or death, blessings or curses; we make our choices moment by moment.