By Ron Graham
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” ─1 Peter 1:22
What constitutes a Christian belief? Belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What constitutes love for the brethren? What is unfeigned love? Unfeigned love is sincere love, undisguised. There should be no doubt when it comes to our love for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Certainly, opposition to our way of life is coming and it’s coming like a runaway locomotive. But when that opposition comes from a professing Christian the rest of us should be very suspicious of that person.
Becoming a Christian is a life-changing event which every born again believer in Christ has experienced. When we become born again, born from above─from God, the one thing we want most in this life is to please our Father in heaven. Pleasing God is not difficult. Follow His precepts, His breathed words, which make up His Scriptures. God will always be pleased with us when we keep His Word. Yes, occasionally we all mess-up, but He already we knew that. He knows we are going to make a mistake or two along life’s roads. On the other hand, standing in full-opposition to every single one of God’s rules says to God you don’t care about Him or His rules.
Let’s say for argument’s sake you don’t care about God. How then can you claim kinship with Him? Standing firm against God is blatant opposition and rebellion. Why would anyone claim to be a Christian while remaining steadfastly opposed to everything we stand for? Could there be a demonic purpose behind such an attitude? Christians─that is true Christians─are God’s children. Our only agenda is to do His will. Being born again means just that; we are not the same person that came out of our mother’s womb, we’ve been transformed into the likeness of God’s Son. The things we lived for, the things we were infatuated with, the things that drew the brunt of our attention have also changed. Now that God is our Father, we are much more inclined to be drawn to Him and the things that He has prescribed as most beneficial to us through His Word.
You might have noticed that there are many professing Christians that don’t give a hoot about God’s Word; they don’t give God the glory for the many blessings that they’ve received throughout their lives. Many Christians pay God little notice and many more see Him as an invisible entity that will only become relevant upon their death. But the truly born again are of a very different mindset. God is the most important part of our lives; He comes first, even before our families.
Across this country we have a great number of professing Christians. Many stand firm on their faith in Jesus Christ. Many will not waiver when it comes to living their life in accordance to what they know to be the truth and God’s will. There are many Christians who know that remaining strong in their faith might well bring severe retribution from the non-believing world that surrounds them.
If you live in the US of A and you are at least 40 years old you might want to take notice that you no longer live in your parent’s world. This country has morphed into a country that no longer recognizes the rights of the individual. We are heading full-steam into the unthinkable world of totalitarianism. To my fellow Christian brethren, you must know by now that the man who occupies the White House is not your brother in Christ.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Matthew 7:1-2).
We are not to be afraid of this verse because it is actually referring to condemnation. As Christians we should not be condemning but loving. There is another verse that is conveniently omitted when someone wants to beat us over the head with judge not:
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24).
The Greek word for judge is “krino” and it means: “to call into question.” Calling into question is exactly what Jesus means when He says: “judge with righteous judgment.” We are to call into question the unbiblical actions of an individual or individuals and discern for ourselves whether or not to follow such persons.
This is something that is sorely lacking in our Christian community. Everyone seems to be afraid of being accused of judging others. When that verse out of Matthew chapter 7 is used it is always in relationship to someone condemning someone else, and like I said, Christians aren’t to condemn but we are to call into question the actions of others and use righteous biblical discernment to do so. We are the righteous, the “called out” of God. Therefore if we don’t open our mouths in righteous judgment, who will?
Here’s the truth of the matter, if you are an Obama-supporter you are also a supporter of abortion─worldwide. If you are an Obama-supporter you are a full-fledged supporter of the homosexual-agenda in this country. Whether or not you agree with my stance is inconsequential, it’s God’s stance on the issues that concerns me and that is where I take my stand using biblical discernment.
If we look at the world through the lens of the Bible, we can navigate much more responsibly our lives, here on earth. Using God’s Word as our guide through life isn’t something we should ever take lightly.
God’s Stance on Abortion
“I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly” (Psalm 22:10).
Well now, that pretty much says it all but keep reading:
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” (Psalm 127:3).
Children are “an heritage” of the Lord? How many abortions have we preformed in this country alone? Children are a blessing from God, what does it say to our God when we destroy His blessings while they are still in the womb?
“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13).
God is God to every aborted child. We should be completely distraught when we consider what we’ve done to provoke His ire.
“Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb…” (Isaiah 44:2).
God does the forming: we do the murdering.
“Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name” (Isaiah 49:1)
Do you get the idea from these verses that God knew us by name before He formed us in our mother’s womb?
“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee” (Isaiah 49:15).
God never forgets and He will not forget those who take innocent lives and never turn from their murdering ways.
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee…” (Jeremiah 1:5, emphasis added).
Before God formed us in our mother’s womb He knew us. Fast- forward to fifty million abortions later and what have we done to glorify God in America, or for that matter to be deserving of even one more day on earth?
“Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13).
The word “kill” here actually means a pre-meditated act of murder – such as abortion.
“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:41-43)
John leapt in Elizabeth’s womb─which shows he was aware, even more aware than Elizabeth─of who was near Him.
Those who professes to be Christians, yet stands against God and His precepts; are only fooling themselves into hell. My brethren─Obama─is not: a Christian.
God’s Stance on Homosexuality
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you” (Leviticus 18:22-24).
“Well…that was the Old Testament; everyone knows that no one lives by those rules anymore! After all, we have freedom in Christ.” Oh really? Keep reading:
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: … For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: … And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:24, 26, 27).
Too many professing Christians consider these verses to be obsolete, although we are told by the writer of the book of Hebrews that “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).
In other words─God’s principles never change.
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:28-30).
God judged and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of rampant homosexuality and He said the same thing would be going on in the last days just before His final judgment falls. My brethren, your president is a full-supporter of the lifestyle that brought God’s judgment and wrath down upon Sodom and Gomorrah.
For those of you who still believe this man─Obama─when he professes to be a Christian, allow me to point out that Obama was born into a Muslim family thus he was raised Muslim, he attended Muslim grammar schools. He was active in his Muslim faith for many years─even into adulthood. Here’s the big one: Obama never renounced his faith in Islam─never. Try and find a sound bite that proves me wrong, I’ll be waiting to make the correction─if I’m wrong.
One of the main tenets of Islam is to lie to the infidels whenever deemed necessary to further an agenda or take advantage of a situation. Who are the infidels? Christians and Jews. Obama has lied so much to the American public and to the world that he probably believes his own lies by now.
So here is the big question. Did God allow Obama to occupy that office for the good of this nation? Yes, God allowed Obama into office─but for judgment─not for good. As a nation we have given God the boot, which leaves an opening for evil to enter. Has Obama enacted on official act as president that would qualify as a godly Christian act? America is falling apart at the seams.
On top of all the economic mess we are in, crime has gone beyond skyrocketing, immorality has reached a new high, or should I say low, as far as Christian morals are concerned. As I’ve pointed out in numerous commentaries, when the fall of America begins to take place─ which it has─the Christians of this nation will be made to suffer and that suffering is occurring now. Keep looking at the horror stories of Christian persecution; they are becoming more and more plentiful.
America currently has a sitting president who professes to be a Christian, yet Christians are being targeted for abuse by his administration. Perhaps one of my readers can enlighten me as to how a president who claims to be a Christian can be at the top of the persecution of my Christian brethren? Again, I’ll be waiting patiently for your reply. Until next time, if there is a next time, “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently” (1 Peter 1:22).
Pure heart? Fervently? Not this president. By the way, Mormons are not Christians either. God bless you all,
All original scripture is “theopneustos”─God breathed.
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