For far too long, Christians have been pushed farther and farther back from the demarcation line between good and evil. We still look at people hoping Christ will make a radical transformation, but at the same time seem immune to the fact we are stepping backwards in accordance with the agenda of Satan.
The secular humanists and radical activists know the effectiveness of this strategy. They work 24/7 moving that line in their favor and against the truth of God. When it came to mainstreaming homosexuality, they did it incrementally. They started by including homosexual humor on TV - much of it demogatory, but intended to getting us to include the concept in our lexicon of ideas. Then they increased acceptance little by little. I was sitting with my wife the other day, and there was nothing on, so I put on THE NEWLYWED GAME for a minute. They were asking a man about his husband! It was pathetic! My wife could not believe it, but was soon convinced. CLICK. Step by step they have moved the line to such as extent that in a Comcast news article yesterday, they said those who believed homosexuality was an abomination were 'white supremacists'! The case was a boy dressed like a provocative girl in heels in high school who aggressively went after other boys. He ended up executed by a classmate. No one excuses violence, of course, but in the world system, the clash of cultures inevitably leads to it to some degree or other. After all, it was just two days ago that we saw fireworks celebrating a violent revolution against the British. They had done some nasty things to us Americans, but it all pales next to the moves to create an upside-down America where all wrong is right and all right is wrong. I am not forming a militia, but as an evangelist I am like Paul Revere warning that the Satanists are coming! All those who oppose the gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord, the only true God, and author of all things good ARE children of the devil wheter they be Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist, Agnostic, Bahai, WHATEVER. It is not enlightenment of any kind - it is a move of GREAT DARKNESS, and it must be opposed with every fiber of our being. Jesus said that the Father put everything in his, and only Christ can reveal the Father to ANYONE. NO ONE can know the Father unless he comes through Jesus Christ.
It is to the point where if you disagree with these folks you are painted with all the hatred they can muster. Of course I put up one of my trademark posts on Comcast, but I didn't see even ONE other. Maybe by now... The terms of the debate are being changed daily and Christians are acquiesing.
We need to push back all these lines the OTHER way - the lines on abortion, homosexuality, decency in the media, integrity of politicians. Back in the early seventies before Roe v. Wade, abortion was a hot debate topic. Christians, by and large, insisted that ALL abortion be illegal in EVERY situation. That is the position of Michell Bachmann, and there are real reasons to hold that position. However, at the time 90% of the nation did not hold to that. They believed there should be some exceptions, such as for rape and incest and the life (and in some cases the health) of the mother. Christian pundits made it an all or nothing and they lost the debate. They allowed others to falsely claim that these exceptions were in fact the rule, though at the time they were perhaps 3% of abortions or fewer. The all-or-nothing approach has resulted in millions of deaths of preborn babies. While most Americans still disapprove of abortion on demand, Christians have failed to make a sufficient national political case, move that line, and control the debate.
In terms of homosexuality, pastors and politicans have back-peddled to where they refuse to call it the abomination God does. They emphasize BEHAVIOR instead of ORIENTATION, even though God says the EFFEMINITE cannot enter the Kingdom of God (I Corinthians 6:9-10). It is rare to hear the truth, and those that venture to say it are often those with other issues, such as hate and vengeance. We are not talking about STONING people here - w3e are talking about loving people but giving NO ROOM to the devil. We are talking about REFUSING to vote for people who advocate athe practice and coddle practitioners with obtrusive laws to shut up truth-tellers. Did you know that if ALL Christians voted against people supporting the homosexual agenda we would not have a Dem Senate and a President HOSTILE to Biblical Christianity? Unfortunately, many still vote based upon emotion and catch phrases instead of obvious truth and policy positions that come from their own mouths.
The problem it that the church is lily-livered when it comes to standing for truth. My radiobroker told me 90% of EVANGELICAL churches did not want to be have PUBLIC gospel ministries proclaiming the need for salvation to save people from hell. About 90% of Christian schools accept the philosophy of evolution that has exacerbated racism, economic Darwinism, and reduced confidence in the Word of God. If you don't believe the Presamble and the foundation, why would you believe the rest? And so they compromise, compromise, compromise. No wonder many Christian college professors now OPENLY espouse universalism.
So I exhort you today to REFUSE to let others frame the debate. Do not support compromise. Do not patronize those who do. Jesus warned us that in the last days, MANY would come showing healings, deliverances, etc., but we didn't know them and condemned them to hell. This is serious business. MANY are being misled. MANY are prophesying lies and error. MANY are preaching a watered-down gospel with no threshold of salvation that includes Godly sorrow, repentance, and a surrending of the authority to run our life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The fact is that preaching that Gospel is still powerful, and we must do it faithfully. As we are in the public square, we must all stand for what God stands for, and support those who do likewise, and work for the defeat of those who do not.