Walking Your Path and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

Sometimes you HAVE to stand for what you believe  . . . I’ve personally experienced this with my blog. Some people will be cruel and unjust about what you have to say concerning lifestyles and actions you disagree with, but sin is sin. White-washing, calling it another name, not talking about sin, and denying it, does not make it alright.  Wrong doing will always be just that, wrong, in spite of our efforts to make it appear differently.

Phil Robertson, the star of A & E  television channel’s “Duck Dynasty” has been the most publicly criticized example of someone being attacked and punished for speaking out about what he believes is sin.  This is Phil’s right of free speech according to our Constitution.  A right for which millions of military veterans have died to protect and defend. Mr. Robertson is a veteran and was removed from his family’s hit TV show for stating in an interview with GQ magazine what he thought about the homosexual lifestyle.

He called it sin and was immediately censored and removed from his “Duck Dynasty” show for stating beliefs that too many people consider “politically incorrect” and discriminating.  Now, it’s popular for people to discriminate against Christians, or “believers”, as I like to call us. It appears good is bad and bad is good.  John 3:19 (NKJV)  “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness instead of light, because their deeds were evil.”

People deceived by their spiritual darkness want others to accept their sin and if possible, be punished for speaking out against it.  It’s labeled “hate”, not the wrong for which it is.  Like the abortion business, get people to believe it’s a woman’s right, a choice, so we can keep killing innocent children and making money.

On December 25, people around the world celebrated the birth of Christ, the Light of the world, but we must remember what His purpose was for coming to earth. He was born to die. The son of the living God was born to die for sinners, and then live again, defeating darkness once and for all and the spiritual death sin brings.  How can we not choose the path to believe Christ’s message and share what Jesus died for, so that we may have forgiveness, and live with Him forever?  Jesus loves each of us so much. “For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 (NIV)  All people, not just those who we disagree with or the ones who disagree with us. Everyone!

Mr. Robertson, you have chosen your path, and I walk mine with you.  Christ’s blessings be on you and your entire family. May God’s divine purpose for you continue and be accomplished in your lifetime.

God’s blessing to you at this very special time of year!

Donna

 

Standing For Righteousness And Being Christian

A couple of years ago, I became aware of the Holy Spirit urging me to speak the truth, and no longer remain silent about abortion and other aspects of my faith in Jesus.  I would label myself a “believer” and not just Christian.  Nowadays, the term Christian is tossed about with the casualness of someone stating their name.   It seems that anyone who is NOT atheist, Jewish, Muslim or any of the numerous Eastern religions is too quick to call themselves Christian.   Many people think they’re Christian because they go to church, or because their parents took them to church, or because they don’t proclaim another religion so, “I must be a Christian, right?”  

Proclaiming you’re a Christian should be much, much more than just saying you are one, or that you go to church.  It means you are a believer and follower of Jesus Christ who shed His blood for our sin and our complete salvation, that He died and rose again, ascended to heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to come dwell in our heart.  Being a Christian means having a personal, ongoing relationship with Jesus. Reading and BELIEVING His Word, the bible, spending time in prayer and worship and seeking His direction and purpose for your life. It means you strive to live that life seven days a week and not just Sunday. It’s an ongoing process, a goal, one that all true believers never stop reaching for.  We fail and we succeed, but we keep pressing forward, confident that the good work Jesus started in us will continue until we die.

When you become serious about being a believer, your life changes in ways you never imagined.  Spending one on one time in prayer and worship with the creator of the universe who loves you with an all-consuming love is wonderful and unnerving all at the same time.  Having a relationship with someone means you spend time with them, getting to know them and their heart and letting them see yours.  It’s during these times of prayer and worship, the Holy Spirit gives you guidance about your life and what He wants you to do to establish His kingdom on earth.  It’s why I started writing this blog.                

Today, Christians are afraid to speak the truth of the word of God concerning taking the lives of the unborn by abortion and sex between the same genders.  Our culture, in part by Christians remaining quiet on the above subjects, has made these topics not only “acceptable”, but “untouchable” without being sliced and diced by the left. Anyone speaking out against abortion or homosexuality is shredded by name calling, rebuked for what the left calls our ignorance and stupidity, and left for dead along side the liberal media road.  Liberals feed off this media opinion, even liberal Christians who do not search or believe the scriptures for God’s unchangeable covenants.   If you are a true believer, the word of God makes it very clear about the areas of life you should stand up for and speak out on, in spite of what anyone may say or print about you.  We MUST stand for righteousness if we do not want a curse upon our nation.  Here’s a link to a wonderful video: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd

 Christians need to stand united and boldly declare from our mouths and our pulpits that, we will serve the Lord our God and seek righteousness by refusing to place into our government offices anyone who is Pro Choice, or in favor of abortion, and not electing candidates who promote the homosexual agenda by supporting legislation to encourage it.

The days of believers sitting silently in our pews on Sunday, singing our favorite songs, and hearing a feel-good sermon are over!  Our country’s survival  and it’s ability to promote the Christian faith to the world is in peril by our cultural agreement and silent acceptance of the so-called “enlightened” liberal agenda.  We need to vote for people who uphold morality, marriage between a man and a woman, and life for anyone no matter what stage of physical developement they have achieved.

There IS a war on women.  It’s called abortion.  It kills baby girls (and boys), and emotionally destroys the women who believe the lie that abortion is a choice that has no consequences.

Life is a right given to us by our Creator and recognized by our constitution.  There is no right to choose death for the unborn.

Donna