There is a price to pay for ignoring God and His word.The most serious price will be eternal-but there is a price here and now ,in our nation ,amongst those we care about.
God gives His commandments for a reason;it's for our benefit not His .
The world has proved God right by the consequences we see all around us from people rejecting His eternal truth and embracing the insane notion that we can do what we want, where we want ,how we want and with whom we want and there will be nothing to pay.
I could list all the social ills in our nation that are a direct result of disobedience to the Lord of Glory but you know them as well as I do and I guess I just want to motivate you as a Christian to realize several important truths.
Much of the blame for the state of our society can be laid firmly at the door of the church.Many people are concerned that the world is having too much influence on the church-but I think the problem is actually the opposite.The church has lost her savour and fervour and treated holy things with disdain and apathy.
The state of our world is a RESULT of the state of the church,and not vice versa
Too often the church of Jesus Christ has retreated behind our stained glass and tutt tutted while those around us are going through hell even as they're on their way to Hell.The well-known scripture in 2 Chron. 7:14 states that if God's people will repent and pray and turn away from wickedness then the land will be healed.
Jesus said the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church yet by and large the church is cowering behind the doors of the sanctuary instead of assailing the gates of hell.
The church has been entrusted with a mandate ,a message and a mission and those outside of Christ pay the penalty if we don't fulfill our blessed responsibility.
The second thing this news item drives home is that the lies fed to us by politicians ,media and religious figures are deadly.Some can remember the grim-reaper adds when AIDS first became an issue.The message was that everyone had the same risk of contracting this deadly disease, but that was a lie and the safe immorality message put thousands at risk , which the current plague of STDs proves.
If we simply governed our sexuality as God has directed these issues would disappear virtually overnight but the wicked agenda of ungodly men continues to give condoms to children and promote the dangerous practices of promiscuity ,homosexuality ,rebellion and mindless me-ism.
The final thing I want to say in this short commentary is that the obvious failure of righteousness practiced, highlights the glorious promise of righteousness credited-through Christ ,through the cross ,through the Resurrection ,through the eternal promise,through God's grace.
Australians today are largely ignorant of the gospel;they don't know His commandments and they don't know His provision and it's up to us to inform and warn with diligence, grace, love and mercy...after all if you are a Christian today ,He didn't take you home the minute you were born again for a reason,there is work for us to do.
For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves;it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
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Australia is untreatable gonorrhoea hotspot, says WHO | News.com.au