Monday, April 12, 2010

Glory To Glory

The days are here and coming where the evidence matters little;
Where truth is subjective;
Where history is rewritten;
Where the wisdom of the ages is mocked;
Where reason is replaced by emotion;
Freedom displaced by tyranny.

The intolerance of "tolerance!"

It is curious how those who accuse Christians of hatred and intolerance are often the most venomous in tone and intent. It is the most obvious and easily over-looked hypocrisy of our times.

Jesus prophesied these days at the very beginning of His ministry:

"And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed". John 3:19-20

Once again, brothers and sisters, we should not be afraid to call evil by its name, recognizing that we are living in an extraordinary battle.

Discouraging, confusing, dangerous. Nonetheless, we need to speak the truth while it is time for speaking truth, even if it means we might get scolded at times by those who want us to speak less.

You know that he was revealed to take away sins. The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world"!
1 John 3:5; 1:7; John 1:29

Satan and the enemies of life would love for you and I to crawl into a hole and remain silent. This is not the answer. For whether we speak or whether we are silent, our lives must shout the Gospel of Jesus Christ through either our words or our deeds; through the proclamation of truth or the witness of love…a love that triumphs. Christianity is not a religion of philosophical babble but the Gospel of tranformation where those who believe in Jesus, who turn from a life of sin, and follow in the footsteps of the Master, are "transformed from glory to glory" 2 Cor 3:18 through the power of the Holy Spirit. This transformation should be visible to the world in all that we are and do. Without it, our witness is sterile, our words powerless.

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