Monday, 2 March 2015

Apathy and blindness of the modern church

The modern church at large is one that is blind to the spirit of mammon and apathetic towards issues like abortion and homosexual "marriage". Many unsaved people can see how wicked usury is. They attack usury because of its evil for usury truly is evil. That the unsaved can see how usury is evil is an indictment and shame to the modern church which just casually dismisses prohibition on usury to be only a Old Testament Law that applied to Israel or a backwards Medieval "thing". 

Gambling is not explicitly stated by the Bible to be a sin. Yet, would you say it is not a sin? No.  Of course, you wouldn't. You know it is greed.

You may argue that usury is only taken by banks and governments, those of the world, so it does not matter as what many in the modern church think. Prostitution, abortion and homosexual "marriage" is that which is embraced by the world and regulated by the governments. Would you just sit back and dismiss it to be acceptable and no longer a sin because it is accepted by governments? No, you wouldn't.

Yet, for those of you are who extremely argumentative, and accuse me of being argumentative for exposing usury, you may argue that prostitution and abortion are different things. They concern sexual immorality, not money. That is precisely what the problem is - you selectively fight against certain sins and dismiss others. You turn a blind eye to usury, choosing to ignore it, and selectively target only some sins. 

If government legalised paedophilia under the name of "consensual" sex between young teenagers and adults or bestiality, would you think it acceptable and not a sin to be resisted? No, of course you wouldn't. You may argue that this definition of paedophilia is wrong to hold onto your apathy and justify your selective hatred of certain sins. The issue is what you fight against and what you choose to ignore.

What the world thinks or how it reacts to any sin does not change what it the sin is, and does not change how the church should respond.  By no means! Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Ephesians 5:11).

The unsaved may be unrighteous and that I do not deny. However, that the unsaved can see the evil of usury and the church can't is a tragic indictment, a shame to the apathetic, mammonised church of the 21st century.  Even though the unsaved are unrighteousness and walking in darkness, they have a moral conscience from God. They know usury is wrong, just like they know abortion and homosexuality is wrong.  They may suppress their moral conscience and do so as much as they can, but this does not negate that they know usury to be wrong.

That even those who walk in darkness and are spiritually blind know usury is evil, is all the more why the church should accept and call usury for what it is, the evil demonic usury, and rise up to fight usury. 

The fruits of sin is bondage, abuse and oppression. That is the case of all sins - whether it is breakdown of family, broken relations, death, suffering, addictions or depression. The fruit of usury is poverty, famine and wars. Usury oppresses the poor and afflicts the widow. By turning a blind eye to it, one fails to practice true religion as James 1:27 describes:

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The Christian must have a heart to help the poor and afflicted. Turning a blind eye to usury is oppression of the poor.