In Times Like These

Wow, what a challenging time for the Followers of Jesus Christ!! Our culture seems to be in a ‘tailspin,’ and so it is. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement focuses upon a single culture among us and not the entirety of humanity. This is the ‘Me Culture’ out of control. The Social Gospel is NOT The Gospel Message, but about cultures and not about the Risen and Coming Again Christ. And sadly, many who are ‘in’ the local church are joining with them. They have become ‘apostate.’

In times like these we not only need a cultural revolution in Washington, D.C., and as many seem to be expressing, across our Nation; “In Times Like These, We Need a Savior” and His Name is Jesus Christ the Lord. The Body of the Christ belongs to the Savior, but there are many, many more souls who must repent and be ‘born again.’ John 3:16.

Our government has seemingly lost its way from the intentions of the Founding Fathers’ vision. the Constitution seems, also, to be not much more than a very old historical document and nothing more. Someone said to me, “Times have changed.” And my reply was, “But the Word of God has not changed.” What was once true in our culture is no longer true, but the Word of God remains true. Just as the writer of Hebrews said, “Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.” Hebrews 13:7-9. NASB.

One of the many problems facing us today is the very fact that so many are hearing strange doctrines from their churches. Many have gone along with accepting sin with changing culture and saying that it is ‘Okay’. It was said to me this week, “A friend is a homosexual, is getting married and I am going to the wedding.” I replied, “By doing so you are approving that act of sin.” By approval of sin one enters into that sin much in the same way one may drive the ‘getaway car’ in a burglary. This is called guilt by association. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 5:11, “I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.” Tough words, but we are to be different from the world in which we live and not a part of it. Are you, are we Followers of the Christ? “So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32.

Jesus is Lord.

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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