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Written by Kathy Boecher for “atimetoshare” @ http://atimetoshare.me
“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone, except God.” Billy Graham
Our nation has become so politically correct that we’ve almost become numb to the evil insidiously wheedling its way into the fiber of our existence. Nothing shocks anymore. We’re exposed to corruption, scandal, violence, immorality, excess, addiction and the breakdown of the family. We have been led to believe that we must tolerate the things that others do – no matter how distasteful. We’re expected to accept all beliefs and behavior. We’re told to be open to every opinion, action and belief – except to the One true God who created the World.
Our political arena is filled with name calling and “he said, she said” truths or untruths. We used to believe the news media, but over the past fifty years or so, that has been tarnished along with everything else that once was believable. Today it seems that our very tolerant society has no qualms about slandering others. They have no problem destroying another’s reputation with innuendo and suspicion.
Schools are inciting young minds. The workplace has turned into a “protected” environment where every word can be judged against us. The family can be anything from two male partners raising children – to single, unmarried parents – divorced or separated couples that create even more confusion for the children – and even parentless families, where children have to take on the responsibility of parenting. The days of Leave it to Beaver are long gone.
We as a nation have put God on the back burner. To many He simply doesn’t exist because He isn’t visible and there’s nothing tangible to prove His existence. To some, they’ve turned things or beliefs into gods. Unfortunately, the God upon which our nation was founded, can’t even be spoken of in the political arena, the legal system, public schools, the entertainment business or sporting events without criticism – however, there seems to be an insistence that we tolerate every other god out there, except the One True God.
As Christians, we’ve been pushed aside and often persecuted for our beliefs. It’s really time for us to take a stand. We will have to choose our words wisely, so that we don’t offend. We’ll need to rely on God’s Word, the Bible, to guide us. We must call on the triune God to help us. The world seems to be gaining more and more strength each day, but we have a defense that has no boundaries. End of the story – God wins!
Lord, I know you can conquer any evil that inhabits this planet. We, as your people, need to be strong and courageous in our faith. Help us to stand up for you and your precepts. Gives us the perseverance to uphold your truths. Even if we face ridicule or death, help us continue to keep you alive in a society that doesn’t seem to need you anymore. Your will be done. Amen.
P.S. (from bruce) If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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