faith,  the Gospel

Keep Calm and Preach On!

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Of all things current events, I’m sure it is not a surprise to any of you that the Supreme Court has legalized same sex marriage in America. Wait a minute…maybe it is a surprise. For some reason many Christians have been reacting in shock and disgust that this has happened, and that we are now a nation that has “fallen away from God.”

Let me tell you a couple of things. The first thing we all need to understand is that this is no surprise to God Almighty. He is God and knows all things past, present, and future. We also need to remember that the Bible clearly predicts the fall of nations to lawlessness and sin.

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved (Matthew 24:12-13 NKJV).

As the end times draw near, so will evil in the world. Jesus warned His disciples about this, and it is all over the New Testament. We must remember that we can still overcome evil with good, and that Jesus has already overcome death and evil. 

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33). 

Another thing we must realize is that this isn’t the first time our nation (or any nation for that matter) has fallen away. We have been fallen since the first sin of Adam and Eve. Just look around and you can see sexual immorality, immodesty, lust, greed, violence, and hatred in abundance. This has been going on since the beginning of time, and it will continue to grow until the day our Savior comes for us.

Don’t let this make you feel discouraged my dear readers! As I said before, the Bible already warned us about all of this…it’s just Biblical prophesy coming true! We also need to place our hope in Jesus and remember that He can redeem anyone from any sin. 

I also want to point out that although it is very easy to look around and point out the sins of our neighbor, oftentimes we neglect our own sin. We need to remain humble at all times–especially when we are thinking about or talking about unbelievers.

Although nobody is perfect, we must learn to lead by example and remember that we all fall short of God’s righteousness. We all need His grace and perfect love in order to conquer the sin in our own lives.

So what do we do now? 

You may not agree with what someone else says or does, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love them.

We do exactly what the Word of God tells us to do. We pray, falling before God and humbling ourselves in repentance. We pray for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for the world. We must also learn to love one another and continue to preach the Gospel. You may not agree with what someone else says or does, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love them. 

We all have different beliefs and opinions, and sadly, some will refuse the truth of the Gospel. Even so, we must love them. Only the perfect love of Christ can save our souls; this is the hope we must hang on to forever. 

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34-35).

Love, Emily <3

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