Friday, September 27, 2013

The Christian Thing To Do…

The Christian Thing To Do…
Will a man sell his own soul to be accepted, or will he be intolerant for Christ?

By de Andréa
September 27, 2013 

Recently George H.W. Bush was wheeled out as the token imprimatur for a same-sex wedding ceremony maybe you caught it on the news. It reminded me of an event in Chicago back in 2010.

A man wearing nothing but underwear on a city street in Chicago jumps down from a parade float to run over to another man who is wearing a t-shirt that read “I’m Sorry.” The men hug; the photographer’s camera clicks, the picture is posted.

The picture showed a group of professing Christians at the Chicago Gay Pride Parade and a homosexual man dressed only in underwear hugging one of these professing Christians. There were various captions and a whole host of approving comments underneath the picture.

What was the reason for the hug? Well, I think that becomes obvious when you witness the message that these ignorant Christians had on their signs and placards: one said, “I’m sorry that Christians judge you,” and another “I’m sorry the way churches have treated you,” and finally, “I used to be a bible-banging homophobe, sorry.” 

Nathan said: “I hugged a man in his underwear. I hugged him tightly. And I am proud.”

I’d like to know exactly what you are proud of, Nathan.  Are you proud of accepting the outcasts and the down-trodden and bringing the message of eternal life in the person and work of Jesus Christ to the lost…‘or’ proud of being accepted yourself Nathan, by the world, by the age, by those who are at enmity with Christ, and by those who urinate on the Word of God and seek to muzzle the bearer of His Word?

Given the message on their signs, their approach and their method, I can’t help but conclude that this outreach was a self-serving promotion the likes of, “look me over but don’t overlook me.”  But it wasn’t as much what was heard but what wasn’t heard from these so-called professing Christians attending this rally of Satan.  We heard nothing about Jesus Christ, the cross, salvation, the Grace of God, forgiveness, redemption, sin or the Savior; but we did hear “acceptance and reconciliation.”

The Biblical doctrine of reconciliation has nothing to do with being friends with the world, that’s called fellowship; and fellowship with the world or this age is absolutely condemned in the strongest of terms.  (We must live in this world but not become a part of it)

As A. W. Tozer puts it, “Christianity today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.”

The tragedy of modern discipleship is the Christian’s lack of discernment, which has led the exchange of duty and devotion to God, to a saccharine sentimentalism called tolerance. The disciple who is to walk in the steps of Christ must reconcile “the world” that God loves in John 3:16 and “the world” that He hates in I John 2:15.

Christ warned that all those that live Godly will suffer persecution and if the world hated Him, then it would certainly hate his servants. Tell me, is there anything about the false gospel of the Marin Foundation “Christianity” that would suggest that type of reprisal?
No, the world will hug them, kiss them, and thank them, and why? Because these professing Christians “tolerate” that a soul that God loves and Christ died for should not be called out of their “death-style” by a loving Christian, but instead — patted on the back by embarrassed believers all the way to their Christ-less grave.

The savior for the lost, the hell-bound and the hell deserving is not tolerance, but the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ. This new virtue of tolerance is but an opiate to satiate the long atrophied sense of accountability that lays dormant in the self-righteous coward.

“In the world it is called Tolerance,” writes Dorothy Sayers, “but in hell it is called Despair … the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.”

THE BOTTOM LINE:  If you consider yourself to be a Christian my friend, you had better prepare yourself to be persecuted, and I don’t just mean verbal abuse or even the denial of ones right to practice one beliefs. But the kind of life threatening persecution that may require one to physically defend the lives of one’s family.  The kind that will require one to choose martyrdom, or’ to fight back.  I can tell you this…I will not apologize for being a Christian, I will not surrender to the enemy of God or make excuses for His law. 
What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the [the acceptance of the] whole world, and lose his own soul?”  Mark 8:36

We are rapidly approaching the crossroads of the final decision my friend.

What is yours going to be…? 

If you agree, please share these posts with your friends, family, co-workers.  The only way to defeat the apathy and propaganda of the government and its controlled media is to spread the truth. 

Thanks for listening – de Andréa

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