Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. – Gal. 1:3-5
Paul was faithful to preach the good news of forgiveness of sins to those who would repent and turn from their sinful ways but, he did not hold back from identifying that wickedness of an evil age as so many preachers do today. Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ but, clearly taught that the true Gospel does not accommodate sin!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
There are those today also who suppress the truth in unrighteousness and some of them are so-called ministers. The Rev. Ann Gillespie, is a former Hollywood actress who recently closed a sermon with a new version of the Apostle’s Creed. It starts out, “I believe in God, our Mother Bear, source of all being,” and it refers to the Virgin Mary as “the bad-ass womanist liberation theologian, Mary.” There are many more who deny God His supreme position as the Creator. Our public schools teach evolution as the means of human accidental existence and not that God created man in His own image, thus denying the first chapters of the Bible and any concept of sin or morality. They have chosen man in place of God in their philosophy of humanism and the Bible calls that idolatry! Paul continues with all the Gospel of Christ embodies –
“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature (Lesbianism). Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due (homosexuality). 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.” – Rom. 1:16-32
Such people do nothing to improve a society, they only degrade it! If you think I am over exaggerating this problem you need to read what CA is doing right now to not only take your children away from you but also to ban the Bible or anything that would speak against the ‘gay’ lifestyle.
“Sales of the Holy Bible and Biblical based teaching is set to be banned in California in the near future thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and the state assembly who have combined to force a bill through the state assembly that claims the Bible promotes hate speech against gays, lesbians and transgender people.”
This movement is already in full swing in many schools throughout the United States and in many other nations as well. The Human Rights Campaign, based in Washington, D.C., operates its “Welcoming Schools” program, through which it says it provides training and resources to create “LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.” Many of America’s public schools are teaching youths “pornographic” subject matter these days, some parents argue, so they’re planning a “Sex Ed Sit Out” on April 23. But, CA is already preparing to counteract such moves by forbidding parents from taking their children out of school to skip these classes.
These are just a few of the dangerous trends in the world but, if they are not stopped and reversed, they will be like an avalanche – unstoppable. God does not hate the lawless people Paul described – He hates their sin, because it will destroy them. They can all find God but, not on their terms – on His. He says “I am God and I change not!”