Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Friday, March 18, 2005

The Disneyfication of Christianity - How Evil Justifies the Murder of Terri Schiavo

God loves everyone! God is all about unconditional love! Everything that happens is God's will!

Oh, really? The very first thing you should do if you ever hear someone claiming to be a Christian and yet spouting the above type of nonsense is to run as fast as you can and as far away as you can from them.

Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice saying, Eli, Eli lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

In our Disneyfied world of used car salesmen for Christ and other "New Age" charlatans, the popular view that one is supposed to express is that God loves you just the way you are. That is a patent, baldfaced lie.

When Christ was on the cross, having taken upon himself the sins of the world, God the Father could not even look at him. Thus our Lord's words, "My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?"

On La Shawn Barber's blog, there is a letter from one of her readers who bemoans an alleged lack of compassion for Michael Schiavo. "But he's God's child too!" is the import of what that letter writer wails.

While it may pain some to hear it, nevertheless, the truth must be spoken:

God cannot love Michael Schiavo while he unrepentantly wallows in the sins that he is in the process of committing. The rapist in the act of committing rape, the murderer in the act of committing murder will cry in vain to God, if they cry to Him at all.

One is not Christian if one condones evil, sympathizes with evil, or enables evil. God cannot bear to look at such unrepentant sin in the making. God's love is very much conditional. If He loved you just the way you are, there would have been no need for our Savior's sacrifice on the cross. If everyone were equally loved no matter what, there would be no need for a Redeemer and there would be no hell.

If you want prayers and compassion for Michael Schiavo et al., you should be praying that God will move their hearts from their current course of defiant evil and open their minds, hearts and souls to the grace of salvation which can only be attained through Christ our Lord.

There can be no love or forgiveness from God while one is in the very throes of stubborn, blind, unrepentant sin.

I implore all those, whom the Holy Spirit may move to do so, to reject the Disneyfication of Christianity, to reject the "happy endings for one and all" nonsense that makes a mockery of Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross.

If one must pray for Michael Schiavo, let it be a prayer that he and those like him will turn from a course that leads inevitably to death and damnation.

However, in the meantime, pray most fervently that Terri Schiavo may be spared from a cruel and inhumane death at the hands of monsters, aided and abetted by misguided and misinformed pseudo-Christians who base their beliefs on whatever passing whim they feel from moment to moment, rather than on the Word of God.

John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Christ is God and the infallible Word of God. His teachings are not compatible with mollycoddling sinners in the very act of committing their sin.

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.