A Call to Righteous Action

The re-election of Obama was extremely unfortunate, but should not have been very surprising. Remember, this year the majority of delegates at the Democratic National Convention actually shook their fists and booed three times in anger on national TV to publicly acknowledge their absolute disdain for Almighty God, the Holy Bible, His chosen people, His land, and His holy city Jerusalem.

Anyone who truly feared the LORD and had even an ounce of discernment knew that casting a vote to re-elect Obama was a vote for unrighteousness. On November 6th, the American majority voted their “minds” and unwisely joining the Democratic Party in their outspoken blasphemy. That included 70% of American Jews and 25 million self-described evangelical Christians who obviously don’t have a clue about what the Bible truly says.

America’s god is now Obama and Big Government – “The divine giver of free cell phones, birth control, abortion on demand, welfare checks and food stamps.” Never mind that all that “free stuff” comes from America’s false god “plundering” the pockets of citizens which actually work for a living.

Our nations ills are all directly tied to sin and the rejection of truth. America’s current love affair with evil stems from pride, selfishness, greed, hedonism, lust, idolatry, and covetousness. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy and explained exactly what people living in the last days would be like. Not surprisingly, his description fits the average American citizen to a tee:

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power…” – 2 Timothy 3:1-5

America has truly devolved into a heathen “Romans 1″ society:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” – Romans 1:28-32

In the Greek context, the words “a debased mind” mean: “Having a mind that cannot even think in it’s own best interest.

That is the mental state of the average American today. They are so far “gone” that on November 6th they voted against their own best interests and future well being. Instead, they unwittingly cast their votes to become further enslaved, controlled, plundered, and impoverished by their own corrupt government. Objective historical facts and truth never entered into their mental equations on election day – only subjective feelings, blind faith, false ideology, selfishness, greed, and pride.

What is most disturbing though is the response since the election by the so called “Church” in America. It has been AWOL. The American Church is now the worldwide national poster-boy for the lukewarm Church of Laodicea described in the book of Revelation which God promised to “vomit out of His mouth” if they did not repent:

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” – Revelation 3:15-17

When asked, most American “Christians” would say that they are nothing like those in the Church of Laodicea, but is that true? For example:

Since the election have you repented and turned from your sins? If not, why not?

Have you called your local church to join together in congregational repentance? If not, why not?

Are you sharing the “Good News” with those around you who are currently lost in their sins? If not, why not?

Have you taken a public stand against the murder of the unborn and tried to save the life of the innocent (fifty million dead and counting)? If not, why not?

Have you taken personal responsibility for your child’s education and upbringing? Or do you blindly continue “in good faith” to allow them to be daily indoctrinated into godless anti-Christian post-modernism, secular humanism, political correctness, and socialism? If you do, why?

Do you accept “free money” from our evil, godless, socialist government even though they use those “free checks, grants, and gifts” as “bribes” for your vote and pay for it all by robbing others of their personal property? If you do, why?

Most Christians in America are completely without excuse.

Sadly today, the Church in America is basically a mirror image of the evil godless pagan culture which surrounds it. But, the pagans aren’t the problem in America, rather it is the Church. As Christians we must live in this fallen world, but not become “conformed” to it. Rather, we must change our way of “thinking” and start offering our lives as “living sacrifices” to God. Only then will we be able to engage the godless counter culture:

So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. ” – Romans 12:1-2 (NCV)

We must stop making excuses and playing games with God. We must start looking at our own sinful actions seriously the way God looks at them. Then if we hope to stand (as we are called to do) we must “act”.

Read the Bible, pray, and repent. Figure out what the LORD desires of you, not what you desire of you, or what you desire to do for the LORD. Settle the matter in your mind. Then in good faith take “action”. Be transformed into the image of Christ and start sticking out in this pagan society like a big red sore thumb! True Christians are to be salt of the earth and a light that gives light to the world. We must never hide our God given light under a bowl.

Jesus’ message to the Church of Laodicea ends with these beautiful words:

I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – Revelation 3:18-22

.Have a blessed day!

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.Sean Kirkpatrick

Sean Kirkpatrick posted at 2012-12-15 Category: America