Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Disillusionment in the Ranks - The Church's Sin of Silence

When was the last time you heard a message on the topic of morality? On the importance of keeping God's laws?  On the importance of standing up against immoral, liberal theology?  On the importance of being intolerant towards the cry for tolerance of immorality?

The Liberal 2015 sex education program is a case in point.  As one reads the first chapter of Romans you would think Paul was addressing the provincial (and federal) legislatures this very day, "They exchanged the truth about God for a lie...", "Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error." and, "They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

The Liberal sex-ed curriculum teaches that these 'unnatural', 'shameful' acts are the acceptable norm.  With very few exceptions, Tanya Granic Allen and her group Parents As First Educators (PAFE) being one of them, we don't hear a beep from the evangelical church. The Moslem community puts the evangelical community to shame when it comes to standing up against those who condone immorality, 'those who call evil good and good evil' .  It seems the evangelical community is scared poopless of taking a public stand against that which God clearly calls evil for fear of being seen as intolerant and judgemental.

If there is any comfort to be found in all of this, it is to know that these things must happen and Christ's return and judgement of evil-doers is imminent.  It is not for us, as Christians, to judge, that is Christ's sole prerogative, but it is our job to call evil, evil.

To those who sell a soft-centered, lovey-dovey, tolerant Jesus, they would do well to read Revelation 14 where God says they, "...will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever."