Not Going to Get Any Better!

Brothers and sisters, I urge you to get in the Word, stay in the Word, and pray often daily.   We live in perilous times.

Two weeks ago we had a guest preacher at church.  He gave a good sermon, and gave a warning about the current moral, spiritual, and political climate today:  “It’s not going to get any better.”   The moral and spiritual decay of this country is alarming.

Case in point:  Alison Hopper – a “filmmaker and designer” – has declared the “denial of evolution is a form of white supremacy that perpetuates segregation and violence against Black bodies.”

“Under the guise of ‘religious freedom,’ the legalistic wing of creationists loudly insists that their point of view deserves equal time in the classroom.  Science education in the U.S. is constantly on the defensive against anti-evolution activists who want biblical stories to be taught as fact.”  Moreover, for many decades, “entrenched racism and the ban on teaching evolution in the schools have gone hand in hand.”

This is  Critical Race Theory at it’s best.  Everything, regardless of source or origin, can be considered racist.  Everything is viewed under “critical theory” that questions even the most basic common sense, and then it is extrapolated to encompass the color of everyone’s skin.

It seems to me that is, in and of itself, racist!

Now there’s a lot of effort to project this extremely damaging theory onto the FACT of male and female.  It becomes almost laughable (if it wasn’t so serious) to hear of someone who wants to identify as the “other” gender, or even a “non-gender.”

People are pushing back, as they should.  A teacher in Virginia was suspended because he refused to address a student by their “preferred gender pronouns.”  He won a suit against the school district to be re-instated,  and they have appealed.

Also in Virginia, The Russell County school board unanimously voted to reject the state board’s mandatory transgender policies.

Transgender students will also be allowed under the order to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their preferred gender.

School board member Bob Gibson said he voted to reject the requirement due to an “overreaching government.”

“I was elected by the people of this community, and I intend to stand up to protect every kid and do the will of the people of Russell County — and not that of an overreaching state government,” he said in a statement. “The most important thing we can do is protect every kid and to provide them with a safe and secure place to learn.”

“We do not hate transgender people. We do not hate homosexual people. We do not judge them,” one resident said. “God will judge them. We hate the sin that they live, and that is the problem that we have in the community today, is that [it is] trying to be pushed on all of our children.”

No, it appears it is not going to get any better.  What is God up to??

Job said “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

22 He reveals the deep things of darkness
and brings utter darkness into the light.
23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and disperses them.
24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;
he makes them wander in a trackless waste.
25 They grope in darkness with no light;
he makes them stagger like drunkards.  -(ch 12)

10 But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
11 My feet have closely followed his steps;
I have kept to his way without turning aside.
12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

13 “But he stands alone, and who can oppose him?
He does whatever he pleases. -(ch. 23)

12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. -(ch. 42)

So we have Hope:

8 “But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,
9 I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -(Isaiah 41)

8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

11 Here is a trustworthy saying:

If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
12 if we endure,
we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
he will also disown us;
13 if we are faithless,
he remains faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.

25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. -(2 Tim. 2)

Stand Strong and be of Good Courage!