Sunday, July 12, 2015

Diversion Tactics

Confederate flags pulled from official buildings in South Carolina.

Bakers fined for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

FB pictures, the White House, and other places turned into colors of the rainbow.

Did Hilary Clinton pose in a picture with the Confederate flag in the background?

Comedians asked to change their show because it may be "offensive" (have you heard some of these people...offensive doesn't even begin to describe their sets, but that is another topic)

I have struggled to filter these issues through the gospel and have yet to find the answer. But then I realized...maybe these are not the real issues and that is why there are no real answers.

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;  because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Romans 8:19-22

Y'all. The whole of creation does not groan because of flags and cakes and photos taken in a different time. These are not the issues, but the enemy would like us to believe they are.

While we are taking a stand on whether or not the Confederate flag should continue to be flown-9 families in Charleston are mourning the loss of a loved one in a violent attack. Do you know their names, who they were? That is the real issue, not a piece of cloth that represents different thins to different people.
Clementa Pinckney, 41  
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Cynthia Hurd, 54
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Mary Thompson, 59
Ethel Lee Lance, 70
Daniel Simmons, 74
DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Susie Jackson, 87

These are the names of the people that lost their lives. In a church. Worshiping a Mighty God. Not because of a piece of cloth, not because of what the Confederate flag represents; but, because a young man allowed himself to be used as a tool of the enemy. Satan used this young man not just to end those 9 lives and cause grief in he lives of their friends and family, but to divide a nation and to distract us from what is really happening in our nation, and in our world.

Bigotry is defined by as "stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief or opinion that differs from one's own." (emphasis added).

I am going to try not to get personal here, but it is my blog so.....

I am of the opinion that same-sex marriage and homosexuality is sinful. I also believe abortion is wrong, and murder. To many, this makes me a bigot. If you are one of those people...feel free to stop reading my blogs and if we are friends on FB, click that "unfriend" button with all the righteous indignation you can muster into one finger.

I am not a bigot. I do not judge those whose opinion differs from mine. I welcome differing opinions and the respectful discussion of said opinions. I am not intolerant of your belief if it differs from is just not my belief.

Be cautious, my friends, we are being distracted by small and insignificant molehills that are being into mountains to prevent us from seeing what is really happening to this country.

But that is simply my opinion...