By Lisa Haven
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states, there has been a domino effect of attacks on Christianity and the persecution against religion has ignited.
Consider this, recently I reported an event that happened in Kentucky where a pastor was banned from preaching in a Juvenile Detention Center because he refused to sign a waiver that stated he would not say Homosexuality was a sin.
In Seattle, two Christian street pastors were brutally beaten at a gay pride festival for holding up signs in protest.
Then days ago a Mississippi School opens with prayer at an assembly honoring high-achievers, and because of that the school district is now being fined $7,500 and dishing out money to the student who sued them. Additionally the judge has ordered that all bibles be banned from the campus.
Here is the breaking report…
It seems one can hardly watch television anymore without the bombardment of profanity, sexual content, violence, wizardry, and promiscuity –and that’s just the commercials! Fifty years ago such immoral content would have been considered too scandalous to be aired on live TV. Yet today, such programs are not only watched but promoted and encouraged. Where has America gone?
How about our schools? Since 1963, the year prayer was removed, our schools have plummeted morally. High School pregnancies have increased by 200%, school shootings are on a rocketed rise, STD’s in children are up by 230%, condoms are placed in public school restrooms, and immorality is accepted as the norm. Even worse, seventh graders are now being taught how to pray to Muhammad and wage their own holy Jihad, while saying the pledge of allegiance is frowned upon in some schools. Not only that but our elementary children— some as early as Kindergarten—are forced to go through classes that teach homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender as a lifestyle they too can be a part of, and parents who object to such teachings are considered divisive, intolerant, and bigoted.
How about our churches? If we look back at the 1940′s and 1950′s church, the top problems were: smoking, dancing, television, makeup and card playing. The problems today, however, are much worse, they are: ordination of sodomites, adultery, divorce, drug abuse, financial scandals, the emergent church, and fallen pastors and evangelists. Not only that but there are many mega churches preaching a one-sided gospel message. If hell doesn’t fit into their doctrine, they remove it and teach their congregants that hell is a fictional place. While others are making God into the God they desire Him to be. They preach only grace and forget that the God we serve will one day judge the world too. God is a God of grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness but he is also a God who will one day judge the world for their lives on earth. The sad part is many churches today fail to teach the full truth of the Bible, and as a result many people are coming to Jesus only for what He can do for them, rather than making a sincere commitment. The second they found out it isn’t only about getting things from Christ, but life sacrifices, they are gone! In truth, they never really knew the true God in the first place. This is one reason we have many false converts today, which have invaded our churches, and sadly, many churches cater to them for financial reason; thus leaving holes in the Gospel of Christ. I believe you get the picture.
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power… always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5,7
How did our nation end up at this point of moral decay? The answer, quite simply, is that it happened slow and steady. Kind of like the analogy of the frog in the kettle. If you stick a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will instantly jump out. However, if you stick that same frog in a pot of lukewarm water and slowly, over time, raise the temperature. Then it will boil to death because it doesn’t realize the waters temperature rising. It just stays in the pot until its utter death. This is what is happening to America, and our politicians are using the frog method to slow boil our freedoms and morality away.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:15-16
“Then He [Jesus] called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38
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