Commentary By: Gordon King
The world seems to be inching, or should I say running, towards the beginning of the Tribulation period. With each step the evil is increasing by leaps and bounds.
There are many people in the world today who make evil their idol. In fact, there are so many that I am struggling just to keep up with the news!
Evil knows no bounds, nor does it differentiate between religions, the saved or the unsaved. Evil deeds can strike even the elect.
There are those who claim to be Christians, yet spew hatred and evil from their mouths. I am speaking of certain churches who say “God hates fags”, and “Burn in hell”. These people give Christians a bad name. They profess Christ, but do they really know Him? I suppose that is for God to know, yet we still have to live with the repercussions of such blasphemy.
Now don’t get me wrong here, I am in no way endorsing homosexuality or gay marriage, on the contrary. What I am saying is that we should love everyone! God loves everyone, no matter what they have done or how they may choose to live their life. However, He does hate the sin! As believers we were all at one time sinners, not one of us was free of sin, except Jesus Christ Himself.
Do you think that God is happy with these so-called Christians holding signs reading “God hates homosexuals”? I don’t think so, and they will have to answer to Him!
Sometimes being a Christian, maybe most of the time, is very difficult. Especially now in the world with so much confusion and chaos. It almost seems at times to be an arduous chore in differentiating between what is right and wrong anymore, and how to approach the world and those living in it.
The world is turning darker, yet we are the light. They cannot see the true meaning of what we stand for or what we tell them is the truth. They only see us as being hateful and intolerant!
We should approach the world as Jesus would. Ask yourself this question which you have heard before, “What would Jesus do”? Would He hold signs saying that He hated people? I don’t think so! He would approach them with love and kindness, yet tell them that they should repent of their evil ways.
We as Christians need to be understanding, we should have compassion, yet we must stand for what is right. We should share the message of the cross out of love, not hatred.
Jesus came into this world to save it, not to condemn it, people are already good at doing that for themselves!
Love the sinner, hate the sin. We don’t have to condone sin, yet we have to live among it in the world. We have to live in the world in order to shine our light and share the truth. And although we live among it, we should not partake of it.
It’s hard being a believer, knowing just what to do and how to act. That is why we must ask the Lord to guide us and be our strength. We must listen to the Lord and follow His lead. Sometimes that involves things which just don’t seem to make much sense to us, but God does work in mysterious ways my friends!
Love your neighbor as you love yourself, love your enemies. Forgive those who trespass against you. In all things give God thanks. Ours is not to live for ourselves, but to live for God, with God, to bring Him glory and honor.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!