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!