Wednesday, March 15, 2017
We live in a fast pace world; before you can accustom yourself to seeing one style, another has taken its place. Before you can properly figure out how to use your latest cell phone, there is an upgrade, with even more gadgets than the first one.
Through social media, the world is shrinking and the multitude of sites keeps increasing. All around us is transformation of some sort, in every corner of our lives. There are no barriers to the transformations, even within the most sacred borders of our lives – where we live and worship.
I don’t claim to be the most learned of people; I miss or overlook many of the complex issues taking place in our world. However, I am an earnest student of Sacred Scriptures and seek to stay abreast with the vast changes that have taken and are continuing to take within the walls of Christ’s Holy Sanctuary.
In the beginning, the God of heaven established the universe on three basic truths, which have come under attack, in our world. They are: A) the formation of the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein and mankind; B) The 7th-day Sabbath and C) Marriage between a man and a woman. The three items are, and have been under attack by the enemy of souls, since Adam and Eve fell.
1. When we look at the natural creation of God, as outlined in Genesis 1, we see that God made the heavens and the earth in six days. However, Darwin’s evolution theory has undermined the word of God so much, until even the Pope has declared that he accepts the evolutionist theory. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-declares-evolution-and-big-bang-theory-are-right-and-god-isnt-a-magician-with-a-magic-9822514.html.
2. In our last post, we covered item B) – as we talked about the introduction of Sunday keeping into the Christian church. (Please read the March 13th blog post for this explanation).
3. Lastly, for item C) I was amazed to read the following article regarding pastors and same sex marriage, in the Huffington Post:
“About 100 evangelical pastors and leaders signed an online letter published Friday supporting the ruling [Same sex marriage], and then went one step further by calling on Christians around the country to continue to work for LGBT rights in other areas — like bullying in schools and employment and housing discrimination.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/29/evangelical-christians-support-marriage-equality_n_7690408.html
Hopefully, you can better understand why I made statement #3: “Moral principles have broken down, even in the ‘Christian’ church.” If the former are not prime examples of this, I don’t know what more could constitute it!
I trust you will keep reading through this “Times Series”. We shall complete the #4 element: “There is little difference seen, in the life of a nominal Christian in the church”, in the very next post.
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