Remember The Prisoners (Part 8)

Who is really behind the same sex marriage movement in America? Politicians? Or political parties? Or media? Or Hollywood? Or special interest groups? Who?

No, none of these.

All of these lack the ingenuity required to orchestrate such a brilliant strategy at precisely this time in America’s history. Let’s check the facts, okay?

On the extreme right wing, there are some cut and paste Christians who cloak themselves with Leviticus 18Leviticus 20, and a few other similar scriptures. “Gays are an abomination before God and are all going to Hell. Therefore, same sex marriage is an abomination, too. Period!”

On the extreme left wing, there is another group of cut and paste Christians. These believers hold tightly to Matthew 7, John 13, and a few other red letter words of Jesus. “God created gays and lesbians just the way they are. So, how can their sexual inclinations be a sin? Therefore, we must love them, accept them, and affirm their choices of mates. Period!”

Much of the middle consists of Christians who realize homosexuality is a sin, but hope they will not be forced to take sides. These believers meekly toss their hats on Genesis 2 and the sanctity of marriage. “Historically, marriage has always been between a man and a woman.”

Now, Rachel Held Evans points out an often overlooked group: the 16 – 29 year olds. She states that 91% of non-believers and 80% of churchgoers in this age group describe Christians as antihomosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, and too involved in politics. “So, my question … Is a political ‘victory’ [concerning laws pertaining to marriage as being solely limited to a man and a woman] really worth losing millions more young people to cynicism regarding the Church?”

Put your thinking caps on for a moment, okay?

How could human wisdom come up with this slice and dice, same sex marital strategy which so openly divides the Body of Christ and neuters our divine power?

ANSWER: Human wisdom could never conceive it, but the accuser of our brethren, Satan, could and did do it.

We Christians need to lay our swords down and seek the Lord for spiritual discernment. Our enemies are not our brothers and sisters in Christ, no matter what their beliefs are on the same sex marital issues. But instead, our enemy is the god of this world – Satan- and his kingdom of darkness.

At stake are the millions of prisoners held in chains by the kingdom of darkness as pawns on America’s political chess boards: the gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and so forth.

These prisoners deserve to hear the true gospel of the Kingdom of God so they can make their choices based on truth, rather than on partial truths and emotional gobbledygook.

“Lord we cry out to You today. We ask that the Spirit of the Lord would come upon us believers so that we would be anointed to bring the gospel to those who have not heard its truth as yet. Help us to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the prisoners, to open blind eyes, and to set free those who are oppressed.” (Based on Luke 4:18)

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13 responses to “Remember The Prisoners (Part 8)

  1. Huh, I like this. Reminds you there’s an enemy, and it’s not people.

  2. supashmo,

    Thanks. It’s easy to forget our battle is not with flesh and blood.

  3. Naphtali,

    Thanks. Y’all are such a blessing.

  4. Okay Larry, I just now am reading this, but guess what came up in my prayer time this morning. Yes . . .this. Almost exactly. and that a house divided cannot stand. A country divided can’t either.
    God bless you as you share what He gives you to!

  5. Debbie,

    Thanks for your confirmation. I really appreciate it.

  6. capt jim

    The great want of this age is the want of men,–men who will not be bought or sold; men who are true and honest in their inmost souls; men who will not fear to call sin by its right name, and to condemn it, in themselves or in others; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right, though the heavens fall. Ellen G. White

  7. capt Jim,

    The quote reminded me of the words in Ezekiel 22:30, “I looked for a man…”

    Thanks for your input. God bless you.

  8. You’re absolutely right on why we’re facing this battle. I also agree with you on focusing on the humanity and need of every person rather than our favorite ‘pet’ issues creating ‘us vs. them.’ But what do you suggest we do next time we have a chance to vote like they did in NC?

  9. creationscience4kids,

    Thanks for your input.

    Since 2008, I have dropped out of voting on anything because I’ve lost all hope in any so-called political solutions. So, I’m the wrong person to ask about voting on special issues or any elections at all.

  10. jesusmyjoy,

    Thanks. God bless you.

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