Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Leading The Way

Yesterday when talking about the SCOTUS Homosexual decision I said
This may be God's way of cleansing the Bride of Christ, separating the wheat from the tares. What this is, is a call to be better than we were, a call to show the world love and forgiveness, a chance to help the lost to dig their way out of the holes they dug through their selfishness and sinfulness.
I wasn't quite sure where I was going with that although I know we are commissioned to spread the gospel and it looks like society has sank beyond what most of us thought was possible. With church after church sinking into apostasy playing to an audience that doesn't care about the word of God and shows it by accepting homosexual 'marriage' and other worldly pursuits, it appears that churches that worship the Lord biblically are becoming the minority.

When the Marines found themselves surrounded by Chinese troops near the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, Marine Corps general Chesty Puller summed it up for his men. “Good. Now we can shoot in all directions.” We Christians, we band of brothers and sisters, are also surrounded and the noose is tightening. Good. Now we can spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in all directions. Not only have we the always expanding mission field of atheists, agnostics, and pagans, we have poor souls that have deluded themselves into believing they were Christian yet have fallen into heretical false teaching and churches that make a mockery of God's word.
23 But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. 24 The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:23-26)
So many people are enraptured by the siren song of Satan that they have become mired in his plan of damnation. We are called to lead them out of their traps with kindness, patience, and gentle correction. If God deems it so, they will repent and join us in service to God. If they want to remain in the arms of sin, well, we tried. God called us to spread the gospel, He didn't say it was going to be easy and He didn't set quotas. 

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