This past week has literally made me sick to my stomach when it comes to watching what is going on in the world. It doesn’t matter what I watch on TV, Facebook or Yahoo, it is rampant. My guess is that if you haven’t heard about all the things going on, then you must not have television, the internet or newspapers.If you don’t agree, they block or unfriend a person. It is the “my way or the highway” mentality. If someone doesn’t see how horrible things are right now, then they must live on an island with no other people there. I’m going to break a few things going on in the world that is extremely upsetting to me.
Romans 12:2- Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will
A friend of mine has a blog and he made this comment and he is correct and I can’t agree more. Jim Black stated in his blog called Jim’s Personal Opinion that he suspect much of our fall from grace is because we do not teach historical fact in our schools any longer. We are too focused on teaching Current Social Skills and Political Correctness. We are too afraid to “offend” others with truth. He also said and said what I feel in my heart as well. Jim said, I worry that the Master will come and we will be found wanting. I anxiously await his coming. I hope it is soon.
Here are some of the things that are eating at me lately.
Same Sex Marriage- I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to this blog post, there is just so much. This last week same sex marriage was approved for all states. It is as if at that moment, there was an immediate divide among people. I posted a status on Facebook that said basically that I believe that marriage is between a man and a women and I believe in how God defined marriage. At the same time, I also feel that we are pointing out that those who are homosexual are the worst kind of sinners ever to grace this world. When in reality, there are a whole lot of sins and we all sin.
One particular commentator went on to say that basically Christians are worse than ISIS, Russia and the KKK. He went on to condemn anyone that didn’t agree with his views as the worst person ever. I have known this kid since he was in high school and I tried to reason with him that I wasn’t judging him, I was stating that I believe in what the Bible says and what God says. If he wants people to respect him, then he also needs to understand that not all people are like the Westboro Baptist Church. There are Christians and non Christians who are hateful, but not all are. I personally feel that each person has a right to be happy and deserves to live their life as they choose. God has given people “free will” and nobody can make someone believe what they aren’t ready to believe.
I think I am getting tired of the term “love the sinner, hate the sin.” The reason why I am getting tired of this is that it is being used for everything. It is becoming a generic term in a sense. I don’t think there are many that hate the sin since there are so many sinning. I’m pretty sure they are pretty happy as they are doing whatever they are doing. When I drive, I am usually breaking the law since I have a lead foot. I know that I am breaking the law, but I love the control of going as fast as I can. I think it is the same with sin. Some sins are funner than other, but still against God’s law. There is all types of sinning and people have a way of singling out those sins that they don’t do.
As a Christian I believe that by hating sin we are aware of what it is and that we refuse to be a part of whatever sin is going on. When we love the sinners we should be showing them respect, pray for them and sharing the gospel of Christ with them. When we truly love a person we should be showing love and kindness to them even if we don’t agree with his or her sin no matter what it may be. We hate the sin by refusing to ignore or excuse whatever it is. It isn’t as if we are going to stand up and applaud a murderer or other sinful choices in life.
Ephesians 4:15- Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
Racism is alive also. I am sick to my stomach over how the KKK and white supremacists are burning churches. I don’t get why people think one race is any better than another. God created all people. I think people are going to be shocked when they stand before God and they figure out that they were wrong. If you are atheist, I would guess it doesn’t matter since they don’t feel they are accountable to God. That is a whole other topic. I don’t get it, I never will get it when it comes to hatred.
I have nephews, nieces and friends of all races. When I read comments by those who are obviously racists, I get upset. I take it personally when people say what they say. They don’t see the hatred in their own hearts and minds. History is repeating itself every day. There are those who say we need to make sure to remember what happened to the Jews under the rule of Hitler. While Hitler isn’t here, the mentality is still alive and well in America.
Today while I was watching CNN, they were covering the church burnings that are going on at predominately black churches. There has been at-least six churches that has been burnt down over the past week. Then the gunman who kills 9 people during a Bible study in South Carolina just gets me going all over again. I have one person that is on my Facebook that I will be unfriending here in a few that thinks that blacks are the worst people ever. I have known him for a long time and I have never seen this type of hatred and racism in him. .He will be blocked fully from my page though. His mindset is rampant in America and I don’t even have a word that is strong enough for how I feel on this subject.
Racism is just happening in the South, it is happening all over the world. God is the only one who can make a difference. When I see what is going on in the world, I can’t help but yearn for the return of Christ. We are told in the Bible that at the end of days that things will speed up, I think we are seeing that happening before our eyes. On CNN, they made a comment on their page that said, “Pointing fingers at the South isn’t necessarily the best way to do this, as it turns the problem into an easy divide between “us” and “them.” It’s a problem of “we.”
Lastly, the other thing that has been in the news is Donald Trump. I use to watch his show, now I can’t stomach even hearing his name or his voice. He is a vile person and I am shocked that people would even remotely consider voting for him. I see more and more messages where people are saying that he is right. I am disgusted by him and his views. Only in America can someone justify his behavior. They complained when Clinton was president because he had an affair with Monica Lewinsky and yet they can back Trump. He has had affairs, filed bankruptcy and he is a racist individual.
In closing, I have a feeling I am going to be taking many off of my friends list on my Facebook page. The reason I say that is that I will not be a part of hateful and racists people. With all the quote unquote white people are the best and pushing of agenda’s, I won’t tolerate it and I don’t want to fill my heart with such nonsense.