Sadness All the Way Around
it is inconceivable to me that a person would be asked to leave a position in which they are very proficient because of their stand for the things of Christ, because of wanting to uphold the words from God in His book to us. But, this is exactly the age in which we are now living and that was exactly what happened. Sadness all the way around.
Conform to the current line of outrageous thinking or be cut and removed as if you were the growing cancer.
I had a conversation with a very godly leader recently who works in the public sector at a high profile company in our area. He expressed his outrage over things in our city that he is subject to just as he drives to his job downtown and that is before he even gets inside the building. He says that it is all over the place and that if anyone dare speak their own thoughts about any of it, they are probably going to get that pink-slip coming their way. Ah….the pink slip. Christian, this is now our world and we must decide daily where are hearts are and with whom we will align ourselves.
Many of us will enjoy speaking freely about our faith because we are working from our homes, own our own companies, or work in a Christian atmosphere. This is our opportunity to make our light into a conflagration for all the world around us to see. We can teach God’s word and pray openly and at will in these environments…for now. In this ever-changing societal climate, it begs the question of for how long we will freely and legally be able to do these things.
You know what I love? I love it that Jesus doesn’t give us pink slips and show us the door.
Here is a quote from an article I recently read that I found to be very interesting:
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
― Theodore Dalrymple
It is interesting that now we are all expected to bow a knee to the god of “self-definition” even when it defies the god of “science”. Ridiculous, I know, especially since God is the Creator of all and the “god of science” is no god at all and that The Maker made us in His divine image. Male and female He made us.
The world will attempt with all its might to redefine everything in existence, but know this…our God is a mighty, all-powerful God who is the author of it all. Nothing will be able to redefine Him. That is reality.
So, when marked and marred by the world system, stand. Stand still. Still stand. He will make a way. He will protect and provide. He will make right all that is backward and upside-down and inside-out.
It brings fall-out when you are targeted and dropped to the ground for living a life that speaks truth, His truth. I am keenly aware that this is happening all around and that it is not a few isolated instances. Do I like it? Do I respect it? Would I like to talk loudly and correct the one who does the bidding of the Evil One? Oh, yes. Yes, I would, but I don’t need to. See, I know that My Father holds our lives in His hands and that He takes care of His people in abundant ways. He controls our lives. It is only people who think they have the power to squash you who are arrogant enough to reside in the lies they expect you to believe and speak. They truly have no idea that one day they will answer for their actions. They can wrestle with God, or not. They can think that what they claim will be upheld, but sadly, they just do not understand our God. Yes, sadness all the way around.
The Truth will prevail no matter how much man attempts to change it or distort it.