Monday, February 15, 2016
Have the Courage to Suffer the Contempt of the World
"God assumed from the beginning that the wise of this world would view Christians as fools...and He has not been disappointed...If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world."
This quote is so profound, and I would like to add that it is not only the sophisticated world that scoffs, it can also be carnal church goers as well.
Be careful of whose parade you attend so to speak...
If someone is okay with an organization that is pro-death, the murder of precious unborn babies? Then I would question the integrity of not only that organization, but also, the integrity of the faith of that person and those who blindly support that person.
Be careful of whose parade you are attending.
We are in a pivotal time in this country. Please teach your children and youth the importance of this time in our country!
There are men such as Ted Cruz who to our family, seems to be very much in line with the teachings of Christ. It's interesting he is not receiving much press.
I reiterate the quote above.
...And when it comes to our precious, innocent, unborn, I will always speak out.
Just this week, just two examples of many lately, of reports I receive from my daughters.
-Our oldest daughter was dismayed this past Sunday as most singles there are not paying attention to what is happening in this nation and not realizing the importance of this time! They lamely muttered that they usually just wait and pull the straight Republican lever. She was horrified at their passivity on the primaries and the importance of Justice Scalia's passing! This church is probably one of the better ones. Frightening.
-One of our daughters went to dinner with a handsome young man she met at a (protestant conservative denomination) church who has studied law, who also teaches at a Christian school. He told my daughter he will turn her into a democrat yet. Her response of course was simply No. That platform comes against everything we believe in as Christians.
This young man (a sanders supporter) had no explanation except choice of the mother when confronted by our daughter on the abortion issue alone. Shouldn't the baby have a choice?
Note: Neither churches above have ever been mentioned on this blog, my goal is not to mar a reputation but to make the point of the state of most churches.
Be careful of whose populist parade you attend.
Even a child is known by their doings...
Signing off for the day, Amelia at the Forest Cathedral
Photos by Robert Stock