“Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.” Philippians 3:19
According to a recent ABC poll 83% of Americans responded that they are of the Christian religion. That’s a pretty big number. According to polls over the years homosexuals make up anywhere from 1% to 3% of the American population. Yet the will being displayed in government and in pop culture is the will secularists and supporters of the lgbt community. Now how exactly is it that approximately 263,000,000 people are being dictated to by 3,100,000 to 9,500,000 people? How is it that people that call themselves Christians allow the society they live in to become so ungodly that now as recently as just yesterday a Christian bureaucrat was thrown in jail because she would not issue marriage certificates to gay couples because it violated her conscience?
I’ll tell you how it happens and if you’re as angry as I am the first place you need to look is in your bathroom mirror. You need to look there and get angry at the person you see staring back at you because that’s the person that let this happen.
I once heard my pastor say that the most popular face in the church is George Washington. Because when the offering plate gets passed around that’s normally the only face you see in it. The fact is that we have become a perverse church who’s god is in their belly. Hey I’m just as guilty as anyone else so don’t think I’m up here on a soap box lecturing and pretending that I’m above this.
We show where our loyalties lie when we won’t come off with our cash. We throw ol’ George Washington in the offering plate when we make $400/week. We say we can’t afford anymore than that because of bills but our bills are things like the fully loaded cable package that we can’t live without or the 3 gallons of ice cream we have in the freezer. Don’t make up excuses. If you created a line item budget showing how much money comes in and how much money goes out and exactly what it’s going toward I’m 100% certain that every single one of us will find that we pay a lot of money for things that we don’t need and then turn around and act as though those things are necessities. Meanwhile back at the ranch the damned farm is burning down and we let it happen.
What I mean is look at the amount of money that lgbt groups and secular progressives have spent on campaigns to change minds and look at how much money we have spent to change minds. Try getting around town on 1$ in gas. You won’t get very far and yet we try to accomplish the exact same thing as Christians. We want to give like Ebeneezer Scrooge and expect to reap over flowing harvests. But the woeful fact of the matter is that he who sews sparingly the same reaps sparingly. And brother when we sew sparingly in our nation today we begin to see the deliberate and cruel treatment of Christians right out in the open even though we supposedly make up the majority.
Our gods are our bellies. That’s the sad fact here in America. We have placed money on a pedestal. Paul called the love of money the root of all evil because he knew what we need to know and that is that money is a servant and it serves the desires of the person who has it. We spend it to “get” things. The modern church in America has become a black hole of desire. We don’t want to come off with anymore than we have to because the rest of that money is like our own little fix. It’s like our own little morphine drip. We have become junkies and let our country go to hell on a moped.
Wake up Church of America. We will soon find ourselves in quite a spot if we don’t change our ways. I mean it’s already here. Christians are being dragged into court and fined more money than it takes most people several years and sometimes a decade to earn. Christians being thrown in jail and told to comply or else. Like Solomon once said “Only a fool sees trouble coming and does not prepare themselves.” Change your ways or else you’ll pay more than it would have cost you to save yourself.