There is no denying that in today’s modern America, we live in a society that is based on self worship. Our desires, our lusts for sexual pleasures, for various foods and physical comforts, even for wealth, must be fulfilled, must be satisfied above all else, and never denied regardless of what the Word of God teaches us. Yet we never satisfied, why? Because these earthly physical pleasures are only temporary, giving us pleasure in the moment, thus sending us off in pursuit of the fulfillment of our next pleasurable desire, never realizing or willing to admit that the only real fulfillment for our sense desires can only come from a close relationship with God, our Creator, the TRUE source of all LIFE.
It is a sad truth that those who are lost, those who do not believe in God or His word, those who have utterly rejected God’s gift of salvation and redemption will ultimately reach out to other idols to fill the emptiness in their souls, because mankind was created to not only worship, but to crave and desire fellowship with our fellow humans. God designed these natural desires in us to be used with His guidance. However, the pastors, priests, ministers, the hierarchy of the so-called Catholic and Christian Churches today have turned away from following and teaching the lessons given us in the Bible. Saint Paul admonished Timothy when he stated:
It is a sad truth that those who are lost, those who do not believe in God or His word, those who have utterly rejected God’s gift of salvation and redemption will ultimately reach out to other idols to fill the emptiness in their souls, because mankind was created to not only worship, but to crave and desire fellowship with our fellow humans. God designed these natural desires in us to be used with His guidance. However, the pastors, priests, ministers, the hierarchy of the so-called Catholic and Christian Churches today have turned away from following and teaching the lessons given us in the Bible. Saint Paul admonished Timothy when he stated: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Those words spoken by Saint Paul are just as true today as they were when Paul first spoke them to Timothy.
One of the important lessons that we are to learn and understand is that Christians are to be held to a higher standard than that held by the world, according to the teachings of God. Trying to adhere to the worldly ways and ideologies of the physical realm is totally futile when compared to the awesome Word of God, and we should NOT allow any church leaders to alter or profane, in part or whole, scripture to suit the evil ways of the world or their own sinful lusts.
All human beings are created bearers of and in the image of Almighty God, no matter their race, sex or if they are gay or straight, which means that they are deserving of being loved and respected, but this in no way means that we are to love, tolerate, respect or accept the sinful or evil ways or life-styles of others. Jesus should be our role model to imitate because He loved all people so much that He deliberately humbled Himself and died to allow us, the debased, vile, dirty and sin stained creatures that we are, to receive forgiveness and pardon. By accepting His Gift of Salvation through the shedding of His blood, His death on the Cross, we gain access to the Holy, Sinless and Almighty God.
Open your eyes and your hearts, and put to use the God given gift of discernment, be alert like the Watchman on the Wall. If your priest, minister, pastor or church leader is putting him/herself forth as being a Christian but is secretly working in a strip bar, a gay bar, or is a drag queen, transvestite, pedophile, adulterer, etc, you must NOT change churches or “tolerate” such deceitful behavior, instead, GET RID of that offending priest, minister, pastor or church leader for lying about what he or she stands for or believes in, and for leading the congregation astray.
The same holds true for you political leaders. If you elected, on National, State, County, City level, a President, Senator, Representative, Mayor, etc. claiming to be Republican or Conservative, but once in office, they are just the opposite, GET RID OF THEM, DO NOT KEEP RE-ELECTING THEM, for the longer they remain in power, the deeper into darkness and despair they will lead the world.
This does not mean that we should not be compassionate toward those struggling in sin, because each and everyone of us are also battling with our own demons facing the same battle of SELF-WORSHIP, but it is our duty as true Christians to NOT allow God’s Holy Standards for His CREATION, His CHURCH, His CHILDREN to be debased, perverted and led astray by the evil and destructive ways of the world.
As Winston Churchill once said: “It is not a choice to fight evil, you must fight evil, for it will either kill you now or kill you later but it will surely kill you!”
God bless in the name of the Father+, The Son+, and The Holy Spirit+. Amen.