“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”[Isaiah 5:20]
Am I the only one who is both sickened and angered by the daily news headlines that reflect the state of our perverse and godless culture? These stories read like something out of the Twilight Zone …
Demonic drag queen reading to children at Michelle Obama library in California – https://www.wnd.com/2017/10/drag-queen-demon-reads-to-kids-at-michelle-obama-library/
Convicted Pedophile drag queen reads to children at Houston Library – https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/family/item/31768-drag-queen-who-read-to-kids-at-houston-library-is-convicted-pedophile
Two trans men telling doctors that you can be a man and have a baby – https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trans-dads-tell-doctors-you-can-be-man-have-baby-n1006906
An 11 year old “drag kid” being used as a model for the LGBTQ+ Converse shoe line – https://christiannews.net/2019/05/13/11-year-old-drag-kid-among-faces-of-pride-for-converse-homosexual-transgender-shoe-collection/
California school board passes radical LGBTQ+ school curriculum – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hundreds-of-california-parents-protest-after-lgbt-curriculum-passes-school-board
Target putting their very own gay pride clothing section on display – https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/19/target-sells-rainbow-childrens-toys-honor-pride-mo/
Transgender boys dominating girls sporting events – https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/06/8th-place-high-school-girls-speak-out-on-getting-beat-by-biological-boys/
WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH!
THE WHOLE WORLD HAS GONE AND LOST ITS MIND.
CLEARLY WE HAVE LOST OUR WAY!
WE ARE BECOMING MORE MORALLY BANKRUPT WITH EACH PASSING DAY!
WE ARE LIVING IN A CULTURE THAT CALLS EVIL GOOD AND GOOD EVIL, WHO PUT DARKNESS FOR LIGHT AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS.
But what many people fail to read in this often quoted Scripture in Isaiah 5 is the very first word.
This Hebrew word is used repeatedly in the Scriptures to communicate and express extreme dissatisfaction and pain. Woe is a a declaration of divine judgment.
It is God’s way of saying that He is disgusted with our actions and that we should expect His righteous indignation and wrath to be coming soon.
Woe to those who pervert God’s created order and the beauty of human sexuality!
Woe to those who are sexually immoral and who practice homosexuality, for you will not inherit the kingdom of God!
Woe to those who cause our children to stumble! It had been better that you were drowned in the sea!
Woe to those who blaspheme the name of Jesus Christ and reject God’s free gift of eternal life!
“Ha! What Judgment?” This godless and perverse will say. “What God?”
But remember … a day with the Lord is like a thousand years and a thousand years is but a day. In other words, God is not slow on keeping His promise of the coming judgment. He is always right on time. He is only delaying the inevitable because of His unimaginable mercy toward this wicked and perverse generation.
But there is coming day when God’s mercy will cease and His wrath will ensue.
“But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly … But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.”[2 Peter 3:7, 10]
We are living in the last days. As committed Christians we have a responsibility to not only live godly lives before God and man, but also to be heralds of righteousness, defenders of truth, contenders of the faith, agents of change, difference makers.
Part of that responsibility involves the free exchange of ideas and social dialogue. When we see lunacy and moral depravity being celebrated and applauded by our wicked generation, we are called to speak out against it. We are called to call evil … evil. And proclaim the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ as the only hope for a lost and dying world.
Peters reminds us what kind of people we ought to be in these last days …
“Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.[2 Peter 3:11-15]
14Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,