It's Time for Change
I am commenting on the lastest move of passing the "Bathroom Bill" (Bill C-279, the transgendered rights bill).
Here's where Canadian Christians go wrong. They have bought into the lie that to love someone is to heartily approve of every conceivable activity and "lifestyle" others choose to engage in (Romans 1:29-32). This is not love at all. True love, which God himself defines, wants people set free from all sin, sexual or otherwise, because sin brings forth death, eternally, unless one repents (2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 1:9; Acts 2:38).
Here is the problem, churches today for the most part don't preach ongoing repentance from sin, or the consequences of not repenting (Romans 6:20-23; Galatians 6:7-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10); eternal damnation. It is "the broadway" "ticklish ear" teachers, the ones that stand at the pulpits every Sunday, that have continued, for the love of money and the fear of losing it from their coffers or the fear of being shunned or ostracized by their listeners, to glaze over topics that could get them ousted by their "board of directors" (2 Timothy 4:3-5; Hebrews 13:5-6).
Be-damned the opinions of men. We will stand before God one day and give an account, especially those of us who are called to teach others faith in Christ, and Christian values and practice (Matthew 12:36; Romans 14:12; James 3:1). It is high time for a generation of MEN to rise up and speak out in every venue that we are called into, even if it means beatings and scourgings for the cause of Christ (Proverbs 1:20-22; Romans 12:1).
Compromise begets compromise and that is what today's government and society continually looks like; one compromise after another(James 1:15; Galatians 5:9). There are very few, if any William Aberharts, very few Martin Luther King Jr.s, very few William Wilberforces. Why? Because true strength of character and moral fortitude is costly. It will cost us friends and family, popularity and financial stability, and as it did with the apostles, or even our very lives.
How's that for a benefits package for following Jesus? Sorry people, no prosperity gospel here. Just the facts. Jesus said that he didn't even have a place to lay His head (Matthew 8:20). The apostles asked Jesus if they would be compensated for losing everything for Him (Mark 10:28-30). We have to be willing to lose everything for Him or we are not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:37-39).
How many are really willing to be different? How many will actually take the hits, lose the sleep, sacrifice their health and mental peace, work for peanuts, be unappreciated, misunderstood and falsely accused (2 Corinthians 11:21-31)?
How many "Christians" in politics will actually be like Jesus or the apostles? Are there any men of valor left in the world today (Proverbs 28:1)? Are there any heroes, who will humbly, faithfully and consistently serve their God and savior Jesus Christ and then their fellow man with all respect and honor and moral character (like Joseph)?
When Christ returns will he find faith among men (Luke 18:8)?
Who will pay the price? You who are called to run politically for office, do it as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23). This is not a game and if God graces you to hold a position of office, by God, remember that God will watch to see what you will do on your watch.
If you feel weak, be strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10). If you are afraid be bold and courageous in Christ (Joshua 1:9). If you don't know what to say, do not fear, the Holy Spirit will give you utterance (Matthew 10:19). Just be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, do not compromise, even though the temptation will be great and the cost high.