Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yes, The Days Are Dark

I've enjoyed two days off. Unfortunately, it has been raining here in Galesburg for those two days...and it looks like it will continue to at least through Monday. Such days have a way of dampening your spirits and even depressing you. It's frustrating when things don't go as you would like them to. I had planned a couple days of working in the yard. Recently, I put up a new sign in our front yard. I operate a computer shop in my spare time and I wanted to landscape around the new sign in hopes of attracting more business. Oh well. For another day.

In a similar way, we face dark days in our country. It is almost cliche' but it is still very accurate to say we now live in "ObamaLand". Seems that no matter how low his numbers go and no matter how loud the opposition gets, he and our congress are devoted to destroying the country we love.

I've often privately compared Obama to the grassy knoll shooter. Only this time, the president is behind the fence and Uncle Sam is in the back of the Dallas limousine. Obama is here to deliver (to America) the coup de grĂ¢ce.

And I see little to stop him, save the grace of God.

But as bad as I feel for what is going on government wise, I cannot but help feel even worse due to the infiltration of the gay agenda. I mean, as much as I loathe socialism, communism and Marxism...and love capitalism, the Scriptures do not dictate any particular type of government as Biblical save, of course, a Theocracy.

No, there are other things that bother me more. Things that the Scriptures speak of, to one degree or another, such as homosexuality and abortion.

Yes, homosexuality is still a sin. It is no less sinful than the things I was involved in before my conversion. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 gives us the list:

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

...and such were some of us!

The answer is as it always has been. The Gospel. And I don't mean the "ask Jesus into your heart because He'll give you joy" pseudo gospel. I mean the Biblical Gospel which includes the message of the law (to convict of sin, and humble the proud) and grace (for those humbled by the law).

Political activism is not the answer unless you want whitewashed tombs. The Gospel is the only real answer to the issue of sin.