As believers in Yeshua we need to draw a clear and distinctive demarcation line between the Kingdom of Yahweh and this worldly kingdom. Many of us (including me of course) are opinionated about things that strike a cord with our hearts and we are vocal about issues.
One of the things that has always bugged me about the whole “political correctness” charade that people tend to follow, both heathens AND believers are guilty. We’re told not to discriminate because discrimination is wrong and to some degree it is. If we choose one person over another because of race, that is wrong. However, if we choose not to hire a Muslim to teach religion in a Christian religious school then that is not discrimination, that is common sense. Muslims know this and they do not allow “infidels” (non-Muslims) to teach in their religious learning institutions.
In scripture Yeshua tells us that we are to “judge” a person by the fruit that they bear. He mentions that a good tree cannot bear bad fruit nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. We’re supposed to see an olive tree for example, see the olives and say that it is an olive tree. If we say anything else, like saying that there are apples growing on the olive tree then that is sheer stupidity. The Greek that scripture uses for the word “judge” in that instance means to discriminate. So I guess that people of a liberal persuasion would label Yeshua as the ultimate hate monger, the epitome of politically incorrect behavior. But these people would probably argue about the fruit on the aforementioned tree too.
We are to discriminate, it is natural and it probably keeps us alive more than we can ever imagine. Open an old jar of mayonnaise and if it smells bad then you have judged that if you eat it you will become sick with food poisoning, but if you throw it out you will remain healthy. If you come to a train crossing and you judge wrong, thinking that you can beat the train to the crossing and you die as a result, you didn’t discriminate your timing correctly.
Of course in the cases above we are talking about things in a physical sense; judging by what we see, hear, smell, taste or touch. Yahweh gave us five senses so that we can discriminate. I would challenge anyone here to sit down just for a few minutes and reflect on how making correct judgments based on being discriminatory saved them a lot of angst many times and probably their lives at least once.
To the believer, we have been given a better ideal for our judgment of things. Yahweh, in the Torah gave us many ideas of what is right and wrong, and how He thinks about a variety of different subjects. He encoded these ideas into the Law so that we could know what His thoughts are. After all, since the Creator of All Things knows what is right then it has to be right.
All throughout history mankind has made wrong choices. That is the result of living as a fallen being in a corrupted creation. Scripture is quite clear that mankind will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again; and that is another reason why we need a guidebook to let us know of the correct ways to conduct ourselves. We’re told in Scripture that Yeshua Ha Mashiach is the same yesterday, today and forever. If for some reason you cannot understand that, it means that He (God) feels the same today about ungodly behavior as he did since the beginning of creation.
From the very beginning Yahweh has been opposed to homosexuality and all kinds of sexual perversions. There is evidence that it existed before the Flood of Noah and we know that it has persisted to be a flaw in human character throughout human history. Yahweh’s feelings on this particular sin are very strong. Sure, he hates all sin, so much so that if a person does not become regenerated through the shed blood of Yeshua they cannot be forgiven of sin and will live eternally separated from Yahweh’s love.
Sexual sin has always been a stumbling block with people. In the Torah, commandments are given to stone both offenders if adultery is found in the Israeli camp. Homosexuals were to be stoned as well and also people who laid with animals. So for homosexuals to go off on a tangent and say that God is unfair with them is a lie because all sexual sinners in Israel were treated the same. People don’t realize that sexual addiction is idolatry because it elevates the sexual partner and the sexual act above Yahweh, thus making it the thing that they crave or worship more than they crave or worship Him.
Where homosexuality is concerned however it is quite evident that those involved in it tend to treat it as a religion, in that they try to win converts. You really can’t argue with this seeing how in our day and age most textbooks, most schools and just about all institutes of higher education promote this lifestyle and persecute anyone who declines to go along with their flow. The “spirit” of homosexuality has woven itself so well into society that what was once seen as a sinful act is now seen as correctness, almost a righteous act, and the righteousness of seeing it as a sin is seen as hateful. Strange days for sure, but days prophesied as occurring in the last days.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:18-32 NKJV
The above was written by the Apostle Paul, to the Church of Believers that lived in Rome. Paul knew Yahweh’s thoughts about homosexuality. He referred to himself as “the Pharisee of Pharisee’s,” a member of the Jewish ecclesiastical order who sat under and was tutored by the Great Gamaliel. Paul was showing in this passage that there is a certain progression that leads to unrighteous behavior. First you deny Yahweh. That makes you a fool according to scripture. Fools worship the creation rather than the creator. When you deny Yahweh you deny his ways, thus making every deed right in your eyes and okay for you to do. And even though you love and worship “nature” which Yahweh made to begin with, you begin to do things that are not natural. Even the animals, who use sexual union for procreation know that laying with the same gender produces nothing of intrinsic value.
So by now, if you’re of the homosexual choice, you are thinking me a hater because I’ve shown you what Yahweh thinks of sexual sin. Again, he hates all kinds of sexual sin, not just homosexuality, and, all who practice immorality will suffer in this world and after they close their eyes for the last time, should they not get right with Yahweh through the shed blood of Yeshua. Oh, and that doesn’t mean that you can come to Him and accept Him and continue in the offensive lifestyle. Yeshua always told people, “go and sin no more.”
So, now that we have all of that established, just what is this article about? Well, as mentioned at the beginning as believers in Yeshua Ha Mashiach we often tend to get off track and we tend to take on the ways of the world. We’re supposed to emulate our Lord Yeshua, yet we put on earthly clothes, so to speak. In simple terms, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS NOT A GODLY THING, especially if it violates scripture or Yahweh’s principles. But here’s the clincher; you have to read His word and ask for His direction in order to know what is right and what is wrong. Sure, those of us who are regenerated know right from wrong, but often we ignore it. Sometimes we get so tired of being rejected by family, friends and coworkers that we give in a little; accept and practice their ways. Friendship with the world is enmity with God, scripture says. Enmity means a total rebelliousness and hatred of. In modern terms, friendship with the world is like giving Yahweh the middle finger, like telling Yeshua to go to hell because you’re going to do what you want to do and you don’t care what He thinks. You think that’s harsh? Well, sometimes the truth is a bitter pill to swallow.
Simply put, if Yeshua finds something offensive, then we’re supposed to find it offensive. Do we hate the person that is doing the wrong? No, never!! We hate the sin but love the sinner. We treat them with the same lovingkindness that Yahweh treats us with. After all, we were all, prior to our conversions, enemies of Yahweh. We NEVER accept their sin as being okay and if need be, we rebuke it when it is being fostered and taught to others as being the “new thing,” the “hip thing,” or that “God accepts it because He loves all people.”
Over the past forty years or so here in America we have seen an influx of people from many cultures. The U.S. has always been a melting pot for the desperate of the world who yearn to be free. However, when you come to our nation, you’re expected to become Americans and to adopt the American culture, or to practice your own culture within your home and live as an American outside of your home. Instead, the immigrants who have arrived in the past four decades have arrived with the intent (or so it seems) to impose their culture upon the people who have invited them in and have accepted them. With all of this we have witnessed a watering down of the Judeo/Christian ethic that made our nation great. Anyone who has dared to bring up this subject, or try to announce that it is occurring is labeled a bigot, a hater and some have even been brought to court on the premise of having caused a hate crime. Granted, this is all part of a judgment by Yahweh on a sinful and rebellious nation, but that has already been address in other posts in this blog.
At the end of last year, around December of 2011, Lowes Home Improvement Stores announced that it was going to pull it advertisements from a show titled “All American Muslim,” which was supposed to foster understanding of Muslim life in America. The show supposedly was based on families in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Having friends that live in that area, and who have visited Dearborn, I must attest that they did not feel comfortable visiting there. They were constantly watched, observed and sometimes threatened. To quote one person, “It is a mini-Jihad state that has set itself up as a Sharia governed entity.” So, the corporation that administers Lowes knew the truth and they did not want to be part of promoting a system that is dedicated to killing every man, woman and child that won’t convert to Islam. Bravo to you Lowes!!!
The outcry by the libtards, the libtard press and even some who would label themselves as “Christians,” was to condemn Lowes as being a hateful organization, run by bigots and unAmerican. Always remember this, those who point fingers usually have three fingers pointing back at them, so if and when (because it’s bound to happen) they point and call you a bigot, a racist or a hater; they are probably two or three hundred percent more than what they are calling you.
The good thing is that people stood by Lowes. Believers in particular came out and stated that enough is enough and that they weren’t going to believe the liberal lies of ungodly people anymore. I went to Lowes this last weekend. They were still open. They weathered the storm and as far as I know, they are thriving. Every time that we ignore what the spin doctors try to get us to believe we score a victory against them.
Just this month, another corporation was lashed by the flagrum of the liberal press and the political correct libtards. The popular restaurant called Chick-fil-A was labeled as intolerant, hateful and politically incorrect because their President and COO Dan Cathy was quoted in the Baptist Press as saying; Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Read it again folks. He didn’t bash homosexuals, he didn’t vilify them; he just said that his corporation believed that the “Biblical” definition of a family unit is what the company endorsed. His (and the company’s) beliefs and code of ethics were judged as being hateful. The media and the other libtards have become “thought police.”
So, seeing that our very thoughts are being judged it seems that we have come to a fork in the road so to speak what shall we do. In other words, you just cannot be a wishy washy believer in Yeshua anymore. You’re going to have to take a stand, FINALLY! You’re going to have to finally affirm and proclaim what is more important to you; Yahweh’s Kingdom, His ways, His precepts, His thoughts and intentions and His will for your life; or, will you side with the world. Either way you’re being forced, not by Yahweh, but by the world and the libtards that run it. You’re being forced to make a choice. That ultimate choice that this is leading to will be whether you take the Mark on your right hand or forehead. The ultimate choice is whether you spend eternity in the peaceful bliss of Yeshua in Heaven and in the New Yerushalayim or swimming the backstroke in agony in a sulfur stew for eternity. Yahweh offers you a choice, the world forces you to make decisions. We hope you make the right choice.