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Topsy Turvy dom

Topsy-Turvy

  1. with the top where the bottom should be; upside down.
  2. in or into a reversed condition or order
  3. in or into a state of confusion or disorder

We people have understood in times past that up is up and down is down.  Now we have a condition in our society and the world where authorities are saying that up is not up, and down is not down.  We are being told, “you must change your thinking going forward”.  “It is for the best of  people and for the planet.”  We the people are being manipulated to an end. We are not being told what this end is going to look like, other than it is apparently for the best. One area in a state of topsy-turvy is human sexuality.  Authorities are saying that biological evidence is not a fact to be considered in human sexuality.  “If you  choose to be a man then be a man.”  “Men can bear children if they are in possession of a uterus, hormones, and other materials needed for childbearing.”

We are losing our minds.  We are being given over to a mind that cannot think logically and straight, or perhaps, a mind that refuses to do so.  The consequence of this is believing  lies and falsehoods.  Living in an unreal state and in mental illness.  Our mental wishes do not  change reality.  Men are not in possession of altering what is real in nature, and yet, this is exactly what is being attempted in sexual identity.  If we look at this in Biblical scripture, we are trying to call what is perverse and distorted about sexuality ‘normal’ in our day.  And yet, we see more and more perversions of sexuality as concessions are being made by society as a whole.  We are heading toward an abysmal state of debauchery and unnatural,  wicked expressions of sexuality in our world. We will become worse than ‘animals’ by far.

Where is this coming from?  It appears it is coming from the upper levels of our society.  Our leaders.  What can be going on in their lives that they would try to make these kind of changes to our society, and to our laws?  Who can be guiding them or influencing them?  What benefit is before these leaders to cause them to capitulate to the current thinking about human sexuality?  Many people in upper society espouse this type of thinking.   They agree with it, and think that all is ok.

As believers we cannot accept the current teachings about human sexuality as being ‘normal’.  Clearly, the types of sexual behavior being encouraged today are set out in the Bible as being perverse, abnormal, and against nature.

 


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Be Filled with the Spirit

We read in Romans chapter one an admonition to worship God and to realize our state and condition without God in our lives.  In this chapter we read that people can be filled with unrighteousness.  We can be given over to unnatural passions and wickedness if we exchange truth for lies.  This is what is happening today in North American society.  Truth is being suppressed and strong efforts are being made to insert lies in its place.   One of these lies is that men can rule themselves, control themselves, and deal with themselves.  But we read in Romans chapter one that the condition of a person without God progresses into all manner of evil, unrighteousness, wickedness, envy, covetousness, malice, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness, gossips, slanderers,  haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.

We need to realize the great and marvelous benefits of worshiping and serving God.    Rather than allowing wickedness into our lives we need to open our hearts and lives to the governing of the Spirit of God.  We need to embrace and stand with the Spirit of God in our day.  How much better are God’s ways then the ways of men.  Peace, joy, hope, love, compassion, mercy, faithfulness, thankfulness, wisdom, obedience to what is right, good, righteousness, humbleness, care, sharing, gladness, good works, and holiness.

God has some better thing planned for those who submit to him.  It’s time to take our stand and declare our position for righteousness in this world.  We stand on the side of God even unto death.  There can be no other position for the saint who will go on to eternal life in the Spirit of Christ.


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Seeking God and his counsel

In the Old Testament we read of  times and circumstances when the leaders and officials of Israel sought the counsel of God through the prophets and seers of their day.   “Should I go against this nation?” “Will I  have victory?” “You’re adversaries are at the door, what should I do?” The high priest used the Urim and Thummim with the breastplate of judgment to inquire of God.

Today we have tough issues that need to be addressed for the Christian.  One of these is sexual identity.  Christian leaders of our day seem to be saying, “I’ll leave it up to you the individual as to how you want to think about this”.  What are we paying these leaders for if not to guide us through  the difficult times we are experiencing today as Christians?  Leaders do not want to address this issue openly to their congregation because they accept money and benefits from those in positions of government who ask them not to.   Benefits such as tax breaks for themselves, their ministry, and their congregants based on how they comply with the conditions for obtaining these benefits.  Also, they do not want to alienate members of their congregation who may be struggling with these issues, or alienate those in their congregations who have adopted the politically correct ideology of our current day.

I think what we need to know today in our churches is how does the Bible address this issue of sexual identity and how can we display compassion but also uphold the way of the Lord.  These are tough issues and they need to be addressed for the believer.  In the churches we need our leaders wrestling with these issues, seeking God, and guiding their congregants through these minefields.  Leaders need to know the mind and counsel of God in these matters.  When Jesus was asked by his adversaries ‘Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?’ he replied, “Show me a coin. Whose inscription is on this coin?” ‘Caesars’, they replied.  “Then give to Caesars what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s”.

We need this kind of wisdom today from our Christian leaders.