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Bishop's Corner

Rocky Mountain IPHC

The Moral Decline of the Nation

The moral decline of a nation: In a horrific decision, the U.S. Supreme court ruled Friday June 26, 2015 that gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry. The 5-4 decision caps a long often contentious battle over what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time.” I have already read many posts with a common theme, “The end is near, the end is near!” and I agree; but if you allow me, I would like to speak to our current situation.

 

It would seem as Christians we only have two options from the growing western Isis (homosexuals) “Live our way or live our way!” Their agenda is very clear, squeeze Christianity out of the picture. And make no mistake that is their agenda. So where does that leave the church? We have three options,

  1. Join the rest of the “progressives” and say, “Love wins!”
  2. Hide our heads in the sand like the proverbial ostrich and act as if nothing is happening.
  3. Call sin, sin and begin to prepare for the battle that’s coming. Paul wrote, “We do wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

These decisions should not surprise, depress or change our commission in any way. On the contrary; we are the watchmen on the wall, the preachers of the good news the last stronghold of hope for the non-believer. Paul wrote, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. Peter said, be prepared to give an answer of the hope that is within us. My wife once told me while she was in college here chancellor would get very upset with them when they would sing, I’ll fly away, he told them to stop trying to fly away and get busy doing the work of the Lord. The church needs to come together, unified and in one accord and get to the business of the church.

 

Do I long for the return of Christ, by all means YES! But I cannot in good conscience look for His coming while the battle is raging. Maybe this is why Paul wrote, “For I am hard-pressed between two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.” My prayer is that the sleeping giant we call the church will arise from its slumber armed and ready for battle.

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