Commentary By: Gordon King
The world isn’t getting any prettier these days, in fact I would say that it is getting much darker. Looming threats of financial collapse, starvation, disease, and war dangle over our heads. Social turmoil is increasing as societies begin to crumble, as bad is turned into good and good into bad.
What we now see happening in the world is the beginning of many sorrows, leading to the beginning of the Tribulation period, but ultimately to the return of Jesus Christ!
The Middle East is literally a powder keg just waiting to explode. The Syrian war is becoming even more of a deadly war zone, with Russia and Iran tightly intermingled with the Syrian leader Assad. The Syrians are slowly pulling Israel closer to war along the Golan Heights, and now America is even closer to entering the battle.
Societal views and opinions regarding morality is changing rapidly, with the world now accepting all forms of sexual deviance from what God has ordained as holy and righteous. Not only is the world accepting of these things, but actually punishing those who do not conform to their standards.
Earlier this month the Canadian Province of Ontario passed a Bill which is totalitarian in nature, Bill 89! This Bill gives the government the power to take children away from parents who do not agree with “gender identity” (LGBTQI). Just how far does this Bill go? I’m not sure, but it’s not too hard to read between the lines. It sounds to me like a person will not be able to speak out against any form of sexual identity including homosexuality without being punished for it, at least that’s where it is headed.
The bill was introduced by Minister of Child and Family Services Michael Coteau, who has previously stated that he considers questioning a teenagers’ self-identification as LGBTQI or telling them to change as abuse.
“With the passage of Bill 89, we’ve entered an era of totalitarian power by the state, such as never witnessed before in Canada’s history,” said Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition.
These are the ways of the world we now live in, control by the government to force people to live certain ways, to tell parents how to raise their children, to punish people for not living the way that they are told to live. If a person is in disagreement with certain things this will not be tolerated. If a Christian disagrees with homosexuality because scripture tells us that it is a sin then he or she will be punished for saying so.
And isn’t this how we see the world, speak the word of God, disagree with the ways of the world and you are labeled a hater! Just because we don’t agree with sin does not mean that we hate people, just the opposite is true. It’s a good thing according to the world to hate Christians, to label us as intolerant haters, however also according to the world it isn’t good for Christians to voice their views without being punished for it!
These are all signs of the changing world around us, signs that more is on the way, that this is only the beginning of more to come!
As the darkness moves in so do dark things, dark spirits, evil and wickedness.
Stand firm in your faith of God, hold on to what is true and righteous, know who you are in Christ and put Him on daily!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!