It’s not the true Church that is culpable in the coming judgment of America and the world. That judgment is coming in spite of prayers, standing firm in our beliefs and dedication to God, and our constant witness to the truth of God and His Word.
If the federal government can confiscate our guns, ignore the 4th amendment by illegally searching us, our luggage, or our cars (and even our homes like the situation after the Boston Marathon bombing incident), yet leave the southern border of America completely unattended, while also deliberately bringing Muslims into this country (without ever determining whether said Muslims participated in jihad or other forms of terrorism in their own country) proves beyond doubt that the intentions of the federal government are not what we are being told. They are what they appear to be and that is a determined effort to squelch our freedoms and control all aspects of society.
So how to respond without making oneself stoop to the level of a non-believer? This is the hardest thing to do. Very rarely do I seem to get it right. My mind races and my tongue spews before rationale can intercede. Anger is a dangerous thing. For a Christian it can be the worst because you taint your witness when you speak before tempering the tongue.
We will run across Pharisees and other religious types as well as authentic Christians and non-Christians throughout our life. Chances are good that professing Christians will not receive a gentle rebuke humbly. They will reject it. Isn’t this what the Pharisees did routinely when Jesus pointed out the truth to them? The truth was always objectionable for them to hear.
For me, I’m taking stock of my life today and I have come to the unfortunate realization that yes, there are individuals that I simply feel no kinship toward. Okay, I’ll say it. I can’t stand them for one reason or another. That’s a bit embarrassing.
As we go through life, we need to be aware of the fact that while God wants us to avoid evil, the best way to do that is by actively meeting needs of people who have real needs! We cannot do this with an “I have to do this even though I don’t want to” attitude. It must be done because we truly care about people. We care that they are lost. We care that they have needs that they honestly cannot meet. We care enough to do something for them because their need is right in front of us!
Dayna Morales Claims Anti-Lesbian Bigots Left Her No Tip But They Say They Left $18 So Who is Right?
Ultimately though, if Morales is lying – and the evidence seems to more than suggest it – what she has done is fraudulent. There are legal ramifications for her course of actions. She lied and defamed someone (even though we don’t know who they are), and she involved herself in fraud by accepting money based on a lie. She may not have gone out and solicited funds. People may have simply wanted to offer donations to her. The fact that she accepted those funds could land her in some trouble.