4 Sep

What kind of world are we living in when the idea of asking teens to be abstinent until marriage is considered restrictive, oppressive, and controlling?

I’m not just pulling this out of thin air. One Samantha Pugsley wrote a blog saying that very thing. She tells about taking the “True Love Waits” pledge when she was ten years old and believing now that it was oppressive and demeaning.

Really? So it would be better to raise your child to throw herself to whimsy and have sex “whenever it felt right” and thereby bring a lot of comparison, heartache, and not to mention disease in to the marriage bed? Even if you took faith and religion out, wouldn’t abstinence until marriage just make sense?

What kind of world are we living in?

What kind of world are we living in when homosexuality is considered an acceptable lifestyle? Do not get me wrong (but you probably will… liberals always seem to do that). I have friends who are of that persuasion. I do not hate them. You can’t hate a friend. I do not walk around attempting to shove a Bible down their throat.

However, the scripture is clear on this issue and when we start legalizing one immoral lifestyle, what’s next?  I am sure this will get me in trouble but some of the most heinous offenses could be legalized using the same arguments for homosexuality (“You can’t help who you fall in love with!” “It’s genetic!” “Some people are born with that type of wiring”)

What kind of world are we living in?

What kind of world are we living in when it’s okay for a sitting American President negotiates with a known terrorist organization for the release of five terrorist prisoners in exchange for one American soldier. Until that time, we have never condoned or helped this brutal, horrible, regime. But now? Now, apparently it is okay. We barely give notice to the men and women fighting and dying for their country. And as a slap in the face to all active and retired (and even deceased) soldiers, we allow for the release of five men who are part of the world that they fought to keep away from our nation because of the horrible tactics they promote.

What kind of world are we living in?

What kind of world are we living in when there are American people supporting the Hamas?  I will grant you that in their tactics, the Israelis may have been brutal,even vicious. But that is only because others are trying to force them out of a land that rightfully belongs to them. The Hamas are terrorists! We cannot support terrorists and we must always support Israel because they have always been our allies? But many armchair political experts are talking about how the Israelis deserve what they’re getting (they get their news from the liberal media and have no apparent knowledge of how to research for themselves).

What kind of world are we living in?

Someday, God is going to call me home. Someday, He is going to call all of us who are believers home. In the meantime, we must do more than just sit and lament. We must get involved in the political process. We must let our voices be heard. We must not sit meekly by and let the secular society run us down, make fun of us, and transform our political system. We are citizens, too. We have a right to be heard. And to not speak out is wrong.

So quit telling me that I should be quiet. Quit telling me that I am promoting some hate filled Gospel. There is nobody I hate. And because I have a heart to love, I love people enough to say when they are wrong according to Scripture. Just like many have done for me many times in the past.

It may not be my permanent home but for now it is the world that I live in and I will continue to speak out!congregation



  1. Carole September 5, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    GOOD for you! There for a while I was afraid you were going to buy into that nonsense that preachers should not speak out politically!

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