Chick Fil A Appreciation Day was a defining moment in world history.
While it is the right of American citizens to protest, remember, Chick Fil A Appreciation Day was not a day of protest.
The LGBTQ community will have their “protest” and they have a right in America to do so.
But just because they have a right to protest, it doesn’t exonerate them or justify them and the sin of homosexuality.
The Bible is still the same and the Lord is still the same about all sin.
One more thing.
The love of the Lord for homosexuals, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators (porn), bisexuals, and all sinners is the same too.
They may or may not believe that the Lord and true believers in Christ love them, but we cannot make them come to Christ just as they cannot make us accept the sin of homosexuality.
For the most part, we do see serious and egregious statements made by extreme radical LGBTQ people as well as extreme radical overzealous people that claim to be Christians.
Many people, carnal Christians too, believe that preaching and living against sin is inconsequential. And many believe that the maladies associated with sin is not going to happen to them but the numbers (which I will not get into) speaks for itself.
Christians were asked by former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee to show “appreciation” for a Christian organization to make a concerted stand on Biblical values that teach that marriage, as ordained by God, is between one man and one woman according to Genesis 2:24. And that the sin of homosexuality brings reproach and judgment upon a nation according to Proverbs 14:34.
This statement was made by Mr. Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-Fil-A and it resounded.
All across America, people came out to support, not protest, an organization that cherish and support family values etched and evidenced in their own personal family lives.
As a result of glorifying God, the benefits in a downturn economy is being reaped. Chick-Fil-A doesn’t work on Sunday so that the families that work for Chick-Fil-A would have a day of worshipping God and rest. As a result, records for their fast food chain were broken.
And yes, even residual tax revenue will be passed to some struggling city economies. God knows how to bless His people that honor Him and His Word, even in the face of fierce opposition from those that love their sin more than they love God.
Why was it necessary for a statement of this magnitude be made?
Take a look around you and you will see unemployment at 8.2%, for African Americans, 14% to 16%. And for Latinos, it’s around probably 10%, more or less. Drought is hitting the Midwest hard. The system of greed is still in place. The housing crisis is showing very small signs of recovery but banks, in their greed mode is not lending and they have tightened restrictions.
The existing homes in foreclosure is putting a damper on the economy. The property tax collections is hurting the overall state and local economies.
Europe is about to capsize, and you know it.
Going back to the banks, they still think that people will pursue credit and their system is rigged to swallow what little paycheck you have left in hefty interest rates.
Already, the Fed Chairman, is looking for banks to have 7% liquidity in the event of another financial crisis. Federal law require banks to have 2% liquidity.
This is only an indication that they know another recession is about to hit and Europe is about to go under with long term repercussions affecting the whole world, including the United States.
You can’t be the richest nation on earth with a 13 trillion dollar deficit with China holding the American economy hostage with our debt. It’s like a large cruise ship is taking on water and only one person has a bucket, trying to scoop the water out while saying, “We are not sinking.”
The abortion industry is still killing 1.2 million babies annually and their funding is evaporating rapidly.
Corporate jobs in the private sector is not flowing freely as before. Kids coming out of college will not find jobs for which they carry degrees for. Saddled with student loan debt and credit card debt before they could get a job, is forcing them to look at other alternatives unimagined. Cuts across the board in pay, pensions, medical, dental, and other benefits is hurting people all across the board and now you see the reason behind Obamacare.
Even the military has tighten restrictions on admitting below standard civilians and with reason.
It used to be easy to get into the military in a downturn economy but now, the nation’s military only want the best qualified candidates.
Here’s the reason. Less trouble. Trouble people in the military decreases military readiness. Trouble people in the military decreases “good morals, good order, and discipline.”
Isn’t this a joke now that DADT is repealed.
Trouble people is defined as the combination of out of shape and low education standards civilians.
The military spends billions on training and equipment.
The greatest resource of any military power is the soldier, sailor, marine, and airman. If they scrutinize more, it’s because they want to spend more time training the right mentally and physically fit person. There is no more under the radar civilians getting a free pass.
If you are looking to get in, do not try “Just barely.” The military is looking for civilians that will exceed standards to maintain the military edge over potential adversaries.
For the military, that means less jail time, less dropouts, less trouble people all across the board. So if you wonder why you didn’t make the cut, it’s because the military has raised its standards. And don’t even think that you may get to stay if you are in.
If you are below par, retention is not as easy as you think.
They will let you go in a heart beat if you are underperforming.
Even the drug trade is experiencing a significant decrease in revenue.
When you have major drug cartels fighting each other with ferocity, it’s serious. Just recently, a drug cartel beheaded three rival drug cartel workers on the border of Mexico. It is a clear indication that the United States is still demanding drugs on an unprecedented scale, but nonetheless, at a slower demand pace.
The competition for dollars is fierce. It used to be that they would negotiate and settle the issue amicably. Not any more. Greed is greed and there are no rules in covetousness on the depraved indifference level.
The combination of a downturn economy, and semi effective drug interdiction.
Record billion dollar deficits is hurting the states and they are looking for ways to squeeze every dollar, including obtaining concession from union workers as well as increasing work production rules.
Less money to staff first responders such as fire, police and other emergency service personnel. If a natural disaster were to hit in the United States, it would hurt no matter where the disaster takes place.
The state tax revenue that once was there, is gone. Just ask the mayor of Chicago. Right now, for him and any other mayor, God did him, and the other towns that have a Chick Fil A franchise, a favor. And they should be thanking God that the little extra tax revenue helped. Not to mention residual tax revenue.
Just take a look at Detroit, Michigan. Thousands of houses are empty and certain sections have become dumping grounds for murder victims.
The education system is more concerned about teaching children sexual acts of homosexuality cloaked in the “tolerance” teaching, subjecting innocent children to sexual perversion. Preparing the next generation of perversion.
Not to mention pedophiles, criminal sex addicts, child molestation, serial rapists, and other forms of lewd criminal behavior. This includes those that use their professional position to access vulnerable people and abuse them sexually. Including pastors.
Are we sure we want to educate children on the perverted ways of homosexuality? Knowing that this door is the door that further the moral erosion of families?
WHAT BROUGHT THIS ALL ABOUT?
Selfish Individual Needs.
Many want to lie to you and tell you that homosexual love is equivalent to heterosexual love. This is never the point. It is smoke in mirrors. It is about the commission of sin. A violation of the Word of God. The willful disregard of the Word of God. Sin is the blatant act of hatred against the known will of God. It is the transgression of the law. Sin is lawlessness. Sin is what Jesus died for.
THE DEFINING MOMENT IS THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT MAN HAS SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD. AND MAN’S ONLY REMEDY IS THE CROSS OF CHRIST, REPENTANCE AND THE RESURRECTION POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, CALLED THE NEW BIRTH.
The late Dr. Lester Sumrall preached a message almost 10 maybe 15 years ago about the economic experiences and conditions of our time. That sin is inextricably connected to poverty. Scriptural authority for the statement, Romans 5:12.
The change of course in the morals of Christians and sinners in this nation demanded a defining moment.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, was that defining moment.
The promotion of sin is never in the best interests of people. For sin is defiance of God.
The church didn’t help prior to this because of its dirty laundry of double standards that precipitated the homosexual agenda. For years, homosexuals sang, played keyboards, and preached without opposition. Not to mention the fact that adultery, fornication, porn, and self gratification is still rampant in the church today. Pastors are involved in more sex scandals than at any time in it’s history.
Internet accessibility has made it easier to tap into porn, masturbation, setting up sexual rendezvous, and other connected sins. Pastors are bringing the world of sin right into the pulpit from their homes.
The evidence is when they are asked to make a stand against the sin of homosexuality or any sin, they can’t, because chances are, unless you know them, they are in bed with Secret Sexual Sins.
If they aren’t in bed, they are preaching soft Christian messages that fail to challenge the child of God today to live sanctified, holy lives, free of sin. They are still preaching “Christian light” messages that fail to bring people to a place of conviction of personal sin and repentance before God.
Unless I am wrong, we have yet to hear these “heavy” preachers stand with Mr. Dan Cathy. But they won’t. A defining moment in history for the church must be taken advantaged of. Personal kingdom and empire building is for the dead birds. For once, we need to see these people stand for something meaningful and not for themselves to improve their legendary rock star of preachers status.
Some of them are so afraid of losing people that they steer clear of controversy intentionally. That’s so they don’t offend the biggest contributors that sit in their churches, giving away thousands. It’s tough preaching in an empty church but if you got a crowd of sinners, and you do not bring them to the altar in true repentance and giving their entire lives to Jesus, it’s no different.
It’s a shame when a known prostitute, based on a documented interview said that prostitutes sit in a known west coast mega church with ease. They sit near their clients and their client’s wives during service. Why? No conviction messages about the holy presence of the Lord. Why? Because perhaps, the pastor is a client. You never know these days.
Some of you know full well what your pastor is up to, yet, you still go to their church and listen to their hypocrisy. The worst kind of hypocrite is a pastor. Just read Matthew chapter 23 and Ezekiel 34 and you will see it.
What I am getting at is that the church has made a statement but if our statement has the hint of Secret Sexual Sins, we are hypocrites of the highest order. And that makes satan proud.
We must now look at ourselves through the mirror of the Word and make drastic corrections to bring our lives up to the standard of the Word of God and stop being hypocrites.
Many have accused the Body of Christ of not feeding the poor and sheltering the homeless. These accusation are powerful if we are not doing first things first. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…” But I also find that statements about feeding the homeless and ministering to the needs of the poor are distraction statements designed to shift the focus of attention off this issue of sin.
Folks fall for it all the time and when we forget about sin, it doesn’t matter. God is concerned about your heart attitude toward Him and He can feed you any and every day. But when you die, which would you rather have?
The salvation of the Lord or a full belly going to hell?
Cold. Not really. Especially when you have an expiration date which make food and shelter almost a muted point.
We must seek God in righteousness first and then minister to the needs of others. And this could be done simultaneously. But we can no longer look the other way and sin at will as the world.
The worst thing that we can do is stop seeking God and seek to please LGBTQ’s accusation.
More defining moments are ahead of us.
What we do after this is the true defining moment. Will lives be changed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ or are we satisfied with this one display of Christian camaraderie? Are we going back to our cubby holes or will be choose to be salt and light in the earth. And yes, would we be daring enough to invite sinners to sit at the table and feed them, clothe them, house them, and minister the gospel to them?
We should never be a social gospel alone. But we should never look the other way after we came out and made an open display.
Let’s work on our out of the spot light defining moments.
It starts with coming back to the Lord in true repentance. It continues in the true family nucleus. One man, one woman. Marriage. Not alternatives. Not substitutes.
It continues by teaching our children Biblical values that promote righteousness, not sin.
It is solidified, nurtured, and cared for within the local church.
Perhaps, by changing the way we do business, the church would once again be a place where God’s convicting power be ministered, lives would be changed, and God would be glorified.
Are we up to the challenge?
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