Sin’s Payment

The Gillette Company tried to board the PC wagon about “toxic masculinity” and they found it wasn’t the best corporate decision they ever made.  It seems if they wanted to give more support for women in general they might have just increased their ads toward that demographic instead taking the chance of alienating many of their customers.  The funny thing is, western culture (and some others, as well) undulate between an acceptance for facial hair and a bane of facial hair and all regards in between,  as well as hair that grows in other places on the human body.  (Enough said about that!)

I’ve always seen Gillette as a “leading edge” (pun intended!) company in the razor business as far as non-electric razors go.  Although I was disappointed in their choice of kowtowing to the PC clan, it didn’t change my choice of disposable razors.

Last year or so Target made a corporate decision:  Changing their public store restrooms into “unisex” restrooms, where whoever identified themselves as which sex could use the bathroom of their choosing.  The result was a rather large outcry of opposition, and it went as far as the stock market, causing a significant drop in Target stocks.

No one can condone unisex bathrooms that place women and girls in jeopardy because some transgender man thinks he should be allowed to use the women’s bathroom.  But the real danger is that some man pretends to be transgender (which is still perverted) so he can gain access and opportunity to assault women.  How any company, business, or school can justify that kind of decision is questionable in any regard.

We may rightfully discern the sins of others and may not approve of their actions, but it is only up to us to warn (and plead, and beg, and cajole) others to turn from their wrongful path.  It is up to God and God alone to judge.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”  –Romans Chapter 1

Sin always has consequences.

God does judge people, just as He has always judged people:  Not according to their works, but according to their belief in HIM and His Son Jesus Christ.  Abraham believed God, and God credited it to him as righteousness.  James (chapter 2) said that happened because of what Abraham did—and what he did was believe fully in God and God’s plan when he was told to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.  God saw Abraham’s faith and obedience, and spared Isaac.  (Genesis 22)

Not believing in God is the road to Eternity without God.  “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ His Son.”