The Acceleration of Moral Bankruptcy

I can remember it like it was yesterday.  I jumped on my bike to do a quick 40 miles ride through the streets of Fort Collins, Colorado while listening to a Christian podcast.  As I rode, I suddenly realized that the world is going to hell in a hand basket.  It was around the time that Chick Fill ‘A’s CEO was being called a bigot for giving his personal opinion on marriage to a Christian magazine.  I said to myself, we are living the book 1984, where words have no meaning, and acculturation has replaced clear thinking, debate and respectful disagreement.  Since that day, the acceleration of moral debauchery have become paramount and what’s more frustrating is the church’s desire to accommodate such moral bankruptcy by toning down Jesus’ message of repentance.

As Christians, we should not be surprised to see signs of God lifting his common grace upon America. We should also not be surprised that God will use these times to separate his people from those whom he does not “know” from within the church.  In Roman’s chapter 1, God makes clear how he deals with people who rebel against His word.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. (Romans 1:18-19, ESV) 

If you believe the Bible to be the word of God, then you should feel encouraged in it’s promises.  I know that the church doesn’t like to talk about sin and repentance, because non-believers don’t like that message, but nonetheless, God’s word is true and faithful and will come to pass. Why not let the Holy Spirit deal with non-believers and instead we trust that God has a glorifying plan for His elect and righteous judgement for the rebellious.

If God is real, then watering down the gospel message to accommodate the rebellious comes at a price to you and does nothing to repel God’s coming judgement.  So be encouraged that God will redeem His creation.

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