I don’t know about you but I have utterly had it with all the garbage that constantly inundates us on a daily basis. I am acutely aware of the controversies that surround the legitimacy of Covid19, the infection and death counts, the vaccines, the CDC, the major drug companies, the recent American Presidential election and the various backroom operations that are in motion to curtail our freedoms. I have spent considerable time and effort looking at all of them and I have an opinion, like everyone does. But I do not post articles on them because that is not the message that I have deemed of primary importance.
If someone (Christian or non-Christian) wants to continually post allegedly “truthful” information that validates their “opinion”, that is their right, but please do not send them to me, because quite frankly, I am not interested in reading what supports your opinion about worldly events. I don’t ask you to consider my evaluation on what I have surmised, so please don’t ask me to consider yours. I don’t know how much clearer I can make that.
I have but one message and that is the validity of, and the advancement of, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I do not support abortion, the use of so called recreational drugs or any drugs that are not prescribed by a qualified physician. I do not support the lifestyle and moralistic claims of the LGBTQ community. Because we live in a democracy, they obviously have the right to make their own decisions individually and collectively, and have opinions that differ from mine, but I also, personally, exercise my right to not agree with theirs. I harbour no hatred or malice towards any of them, we disagree and that is where that stands. Much like I do not agree with a person who is under the control of alcohol or drugs. I do not agree with it but that does not diminish the reality that God’s love goes out to every sinner, including me. The only difference between myself and the drug addict or alcoholic is that I have found freedom through my faith in Christ, and they haven’t. A gift, as validated by the whole counsel of God, in His Holy Word, has to be accepted to be received.
The problems that are within the Christian Church today are considerable. I’m not going to list them but they are increasing in number and there are many wolves at the door. I am just an ordinary Christian layman, who studies God’s Word and is endeavouring to follow Christ. My understanding is that Christians are supposed to build and hold one another up and that is what I try to do. I’m not perfect and I make mistakes, I’ve done it before and I will probably do it again, but not intentionally. And if I do, I will apologize, confess my sin and correct what I am able to correct.
Jesus warned us and specifically told us what would happen in the last days. And yes, everything in me tells me that we are indeed approaching those last days. Jesus repeatedly tells us that our peace is to be found in Him, not in the world around us but in Him. I take that to heart. He is my focus. If you wish to focus on something or someone else, that is your choice but not mine.
My perspective is that we have more than enough problems to deal with, within the Christian Church, rather than adding to these problems, by splitting our attention and endeavours, to also focus on the legitimacy of what is currently happening within our world. I am not advocating not being aware of and I am not advocating abandoning our democracy or our country. But that is not my priority, that is not my primary focus. I am by God’s grace, part of the Kingdom of God and that does take precedence over the kingdoms of this world. If you disagree, that is your choice, not mine.
Jesus told us that a house divided falls. My thinking is, if ever there was a time to reconsider and refocus on Jesus, it is now. If we as Christians can’t focus our priorities, how in the world are we going to convince others to. It is a crossed message and there is only one who gains from that, and it isn’t Jesus.
In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus gave instructions to his disciples to spread the gospel to all the nations of the world. Do we see anywhere within the Great Commission or even in the whole of the New Testament, where Jesus or any of the inspired New Testament writers advocate we include, in our message, the perceived worldly governmental shortfalls? No, neither do I.
So there, that is where I am coming from. Telling it how it is, for me. My “opinion” of the necessity of keeping Jesus as our primary focus, at all costs. This opinion I have chosen to voice.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!