Nena Arias | September 30, 2019For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. (Luke 16:8)
The Bible verse above has always disturbed me. Perhaps because it is something I don’t want to admit as being true, or so it seems.
Why is it that the God-haters, who reject his knowledge of right living and want to make their own path, like Adam and Eve did, are more shrewd, relentless and tenacious in focusing and achieving their goals than the children of obedience to God’s ways?
I was once again reminded this week of the audacity, boldness and daring character of those who oppose God and all that he stands for. A so-called UN expert put out a call on governments to take action against religions that don’t embrace and approve the so-called LGBT “rights”. As if perversion has rights on the same level as human rights.
The UN has lost so much credibility that most people don’t even pay attention to what is going on there. They mistakenly believe the UN is totally irrelevant, and in many ways it is. But the truth of the matter is that what gets decided and approved there will eventually make its way down to every country and its government. Activists who are familiar with this modus operandi of the UN body are relentless to take their case there where they will be heard and can create a multiple nation ripple effect if their agenda is heard and approved.
Recently, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, told the General Assembly that, “States should adopt decisive action when religious authorities, leaders or agents infringe on the rights of LGBT persons through violence and discrimination, including hate speech.” The term “hate speech” has become the term that justifies and defends all of this deviant sexual behavior. This of course includes God, since he is the maximum authority that has established the moral guidelines for us to live by.
The God-haters want to only accept the guidelines established by God in other moral/ethical issues like “don’t murder, don’t steal, don’t lie, etc.” but when it comes to the sexual issues, they conveniently want to leave God out of the criteria of each individual. And that’s okay. God allows for acceptance or rejection of his moral standards BUT people must also be accepting of the consequences that come with those decisions. Just like, when I am traveling and want to get from point “A” to point “B” the fastest way possible but it would include going on a one-way street of oncoming traffic, I can choose to take that short cut but I must also expect the consequences of having a head-on collision with oncoming traffic because I am violating a pre-determined guideline that is clearly marked by DO NOT ENTER signs when I decided to travel in the wrong flow of traffic. Life is also just that simple to understand.
It is more than obvious that the religions who uphold the principles in the Word of God—the Bible—are the first ones to get ostracized for daring to uphold God’s truth about all of life because it points out sin in all areas of life and commands us to teach what God says. This is the belief system that the LGBT community wants the world to suppress and censor because it shines the light of God on their sin. They want to blame God by saying “I was born this way so how can God justify rejecting me or punishing me when he has made me this way”? This lie has been repeated so often that modern generations take it as a truthful position. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Sexual deviants are not born that way.
Deviant sexual behavior has evolved from correctly being called sin, to mental disorder to now being “normal”. The Bible has always told the truth about sexual sin and therefore, widely known as such for millennia. In 1968, DSM-II (the classification of Mental disorder) listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. However, in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at its convention, asked its members if they believed homosexuality was a mental disorder. The vote to remove homosexuality from the DSM classification won by 5,854 to 3,810, of those who voted to retain it. Psychology Today reports that “The APA then compromised, removing homosexuality from the DSM but replacing it, in effect, with ‘sexual orientation disturbance’ for people ‘in conflict with’ their sexual orientation. Not until 1987 did homosexuality completely fall out of the DSM.”
I hope you caught the bottom line of what we are pointing out here—it is that moral issues are now being decided emotionally by the feelings of the so-called experts not by what God and biological science clearly point out.
If we discredit and reject the guidelines that God has established for right living to protect us from our sinful selves, where does the line stop? With that same premise all out-of-control sinful behavior can then be justified.
Where are the sons of light in this face-off? We are in the frontlines, but we must be more audacious, bold and relentless than the sons of this world who defy God, because we are on the side of absolute truth.
I was so pleased to learn that at this very same UN session, President Donald Trump organized a freedom of religion summit to defend the right of belief of all peoples of the world according to their conscience and to not be imposed upon, oppressed or persecuted by any government. Thank you, President Trump!“While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light.” (John 12:36)
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light”(Ephesians 5:8)