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Summary: One of the greatest threats to the church is that we become Politically Correct and accept "respectable sins."

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RESPECTABLE SIN

2 Timothy 4:2

Have you ever heard of "outing?" "Coming out party"

Used to mean going out for picnic and a party to celebrate a girl becoming a teenager.

Now mean "Corning out of closet"

Now it means to become openly ungodly and defying public opinion

used of transvestites and homosexuals

Now used of Shack-up-ers and Satan worshippers

These people were once considered "moral degenerates" "Sick-Os" "threats to society"… "Sinners”

In the name of science and open-mindedness and liberty and psychology and justice....

THE BLACK MARK HAS BEEN LIFTED.

First they are ALLOWED, overlooked, still wrong but allowed

THEN ACCEPTED, not seen as threat... usually because some well-known person outs or because they do some public service

(((like Hell's Angels bringing toys to crippled children)))

It is the devil's P.R. job

Soon they are LEGISLATED... militants push for "end to discrimination"

Then FORGOTTEN

Then APPLAUDED on Donahue

Psychologists have Psychologized sin away

We are the products of our environment, parenting, peer-pressure, society, T.V., etc

We are NOT RESPONSIBLE…

We had no choice

So lawyers come up with "Black Rage" in Reginald Denny case and blame the white folks for slavery and oppression.

Self defense is stretched to allow mutilation of husband while asleep

slaughter of parents while watching T.V.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE

Satan is trying to sell sin as a DISEASE

IF it is a disease …then…

not responsible

not immoral

not illegal

should be understood not prosecuted

supported; not shunned

Like homosexuality

"They can't help it, they are born that way"

So instead of standing against sin and calling it what it is

We rally around to understand and support them.... instead of using funds to help them change we fund their sin, instead of enforcing laws to stop them we legislate against discrimination.

What used to be Godliness and Christian is now discrimination and illegal

Now the righteous people are the criminals.

The courts are taking away the rights and ability of the church to preach the truth because it is "discrimination".

Then society goes beyond protecting it... they TEACH IT

Public schools today teach that homosexuality is just another choice of lifestyles, just as legitimate as husband-wife.

They use books like "My Two Mommies" or "My daddy's Roommate".

They are undermining the very teachings that Christian parents want to instill in their kids.

Gay teachers in schools are perfectly acceptable

And if the church or parents seek to say anything... they have a lawsuit on their hands

Churches today are being sued because they fire staff who are Gay

because they discipline members who are sinful

This trend WILL CONTINUE…. WORSEN.

Because more and more sin is going to be embraced by society, by the law

More and more it will be legislated and funded and protected

And more and more the church will be sued

But you can approve of it, overlook it, accept it, legislate it, fund it, protect it, and teach it

BUT IT IS STILL SIN, IT IS STILL AN ABOMINATION TO GOD, GOD WILL STILL PUNISH IT, THE CHURCH STILL HAS TO STAND AGAINST IT.

THIS IS THE ONLY FORUM LEFT TO DO IT.

THE DANGER TO THE CHURCH IS NOT LAWSUITS

THE DANGER TO THE CHURCH IS THAT WE WILL BUY INTO THIS ACCEPTANCE GARBAGE. .

It makes me sick to hear these godless immoral heathens who are guilty of these things and if a Christian stands up to speak against it... constantly LOVE gets shoved back in our face

"But God is love, you're preaching hate."

Because we are Christians, somehow we are just supposed to love everybody and everything they do.

If we are harsh, we're not Christian

Being Christian means to "have the same mind in you which was in Christ Jesus"

Jesus was one with God

And GOD HATES SIN" and PUNISHES SINNERS

GOD NEVER OVERLOOKS SIN OR ACCEPTS SIN

GOD ALWAYS REJECTS SIN AND WARNS AGAINST IT, AND PUNISHES IT WHEREVER HE FINDS IT

((Read scriptures on SIN from Nave's)))

To be a Christian means to reject sin, warn against it, and have no part of it

We are salt and light

We are to give light (knowledge) in the darkness (ignorance)

We are to make a difference in the society around us

And to be agents of healing may mean to "bring a sword"

We may have to be divisive and uncooperative.

The second greatest threat to the church is RESPECTABLE SIN

That we might buy into it and KEEP OUR MOUTHS SHUT.

We are to be a voice in the desert shouting prepare the way of the Lord, make straight the paths.

We are to be preaching REPENTANCE

We are to be ambassadors of Christ preaching reconciliation on basis of REPENTANCE

When the church accepts abortion, homosexuality, humanism, atheism, pornography,

When the church embraces these things

Or becomes silent about these things.... THAT IS WHEN THE CHURCH IS IN TROUBLE.

THAT IS WHEN THE WORLD IS IN TROUBLE.

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