Resurrection of Peace Ministries
We, the Church, have been silent for many years as law after law is passed that, in many cases, is contrary to the moral teachings that are given by God. We sat silent and allowed all of this to take place. Those that have been elected speak in the campaigns of their faith and allegiance to "old fashion values" that really are not old at all. The politicians tell us of what values they follow and will do so when elected. We once again, perhaps in hope, cast our votes based upon what was said in the campaign. Once elected, the story changes. Those in office say they have to alter their values in order to deal "across the isle" with those of other political parties. This was not what was said in the campaign. They lied.
The most hurtful part is that we, the Church, have accepted the excuses to change values always blaming those that we didn't vote for when the true shame is the ones elected by our votes did not do what they said. It was all rhetoric to get elected. The direct fault is not those we did not vote for but those that we did yet all are at fault.
Perhaps the ultimate slap was the statement made by President Obama concerning same sex marriages. He said on May 9, 2012, and I quote: “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Yet the same man, President Obama, said on February 3, 2011 this statement: "My Christian faith has been sustaining for me over the last couple of years and even more so when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time." "We are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us but that we are true to our conscience and true to our God."
How is it that someone that professes Christianity and is being "true to our conscience and true to our God" can make such a statement concerning same sex marriages? Someone that professes a true conscience and a trueness to God cannot, in truth, make a statement that advocates and condones something that God calls an abomination. An abomination is something that is hated. It is the deepest word used in the Bible to describe something that God hates. A true professing Christian could not make such contradictory statements. One or perhaps both of the quotes from President Obama are false and merely made to secure votes, election, or re-election. Are we, the Church, going to sit back and be silent again? If we remain in neutral, we can't fool ourselves into thinking that we don't have an opinion. Neutral is an opinion. It is an endorsement for the subject or cause because we are not opposing it. Do you really support same sex marriages? If so, remain silent, if not, pray, seek the Holy Spirit, and join with others to make your Christian values and morals known and heard.
The United States did not fall into this pit of corruption overnight. It will not come out of it quickly. If we want to see a restoration of of what are Christian driven values and morals then you and I must begin to speak. There are, according to those that count heads, 56 million weekly Church attendees in the United States. That many people, with a single voice and vote can and will be heard. We must focus on that which we have in common in the faith and not that which we disagree. If we can be divided by differences then Satan and Hell win and America falls deeper into darkness.
There is a link below to a sermon that was preached May 20, 2012. It runs about 56 minutes but will give you a better idea of what I am saying. I delivered this message at Christ Church, Huntsville, Alabama. Listen and then, if you will, let me know if you are willing to start reversing the downward tide into darkness.
Here is the link. The title is Like Everyone Else It is taken from I Samuel 8. Wi.th you in the Faith...Bill.