Like most Christians, I came to the Lord later in life. And I hated that because of all the time I spent pretending to be part of a notion that I was NOT a sinner and NOT at fault. You have to wonder why it takes so long to get saved but considering what our families put us through, I AM A MIRACLE.
It’s bad enough that I jumped ship from the family’s religion of choice, but to actually live it was quite another.
Regardless of what we are called to do as Christians the world tells us to pull up a chair and shut up. Interestingly, the world only believes in ‘choice’ with abortion and homosexuality but we can’t choose to be against it? Then how are we are judgmental, hypocrites and intolerant? The ‘tolerant‘ is trying to kill us.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Knowing the TRUTH has great responsibility attached to it. I take it seriously. WHICH is why most of my family has shunned me. Calling out sin is not for the faint of heart or those seeking to be popular.
When I was young [long, long ago] my family was never well to do but aspired to be better. We set goals. MANY years later nothing has gotten better but much, much worse. Sin has attacked this family and is winning because they are their own God rather than serving God. They are sin-sick, He is the Great Physician, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance”. [John 2:17]
Since they deny Christ, I may not see these people in Heaven. I struggle with that. But Christians are not called to be as the world, we are called to be Christ-like:
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Matthew 10:34
We are also called to tell the truth in everything, no gray area or it justifies sin. Homosexuality and its agenda is wrong; abortion and its agenda is wrong. God is not pleased with people killing His created and mocking His covenants. God’s way is perfect while the world perverts it to satisfy their prideful lusts. Before Christ I made myself my own God. After Christ, I committed myself TO God. Then the scales fell and I saw for the first time that I am His created, His workmanship.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” Romans 1:18
Tolerance is compromise; I will NOT compromise my Christianity for ANYONE for ANY reason, not even for my own family.
The devil disguises himself as someone you trust…but this I challenge you to do: TRUST JESUS. His opinion will never change, His love will never change, He will always be there for you…just accept Him as your Savior rather than people who seek to keep you in condemnation and fear.
v18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[c] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20