- Why those things that the world and church agree to be wrong, are wrong;
- How to think about these moral issues;
- How to deal with these moral issues; and
- How to deal with and treat the perpetrator and the victims.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
The Church has succumbed into Earthly Fleshly ways of dealing with Moral Issues
One of the reasons why the modern church in the west is so weak is because it has fallen into dealing with moral issues such as abortion, pornography and sex slavery in very earthly and fleshy ways.
It is not that the world and the church have total disagreement on everything. No. The world and the church both have agreements on what issues are to be of moral concern. However, the world and the church are in conflict over:
The Modern Church's Earthly, Fleshly Reasoning as to why Immoral Acts are wrong
The modern church has subtly fallen into consequentialism. For example, it argues, regarding abortion, that it is wrong, not purely because it offends God, but because it "hurts" people, especially women. This may seem very caring. However, the manner of spirit in which this argument is made is in the spirit of fear. Fear of people is a grave sin, equivalent to murder because it shows rejection of fear of God. This precisely what many in the modern church do. They fear people more than God, relying on earthly worldly weapons of chariots and spears, and not on God. They have forgotten God. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God (Psalm 20:7).
The world trusts in chariots and horses in the moral fight against evil acts like pornography and sex slavery. Tragically, the church has decided to do the same and leave God out of it when reaching out to the world about why these things are wrong. The fool is he who trusts in man, and fears man for the fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25). These Christians also impose their man-fearing approaches to evangelism and dealing with moral issues to other people in the body of Christ. This brings a snare to those in the body of Christ who have no fear of people.
I have experienced this to be the case with one modern evangelical who imposes his man-fearing approach in evangelism onto me. This is why I do not want to be associated with him or even speak to him, just as he does not want to be associated with my efforts of evangelism, except for when he gets to impose his man-fearing approach which he thinks is "superior". This has no only discouraged me, which he merely acknowledges with mere lip service, but has really set up a stumbling block against me. That is why I was annoyed at him. Yet, he does not know why I was "angry" at him and uses this against me.
As long as one has the fear of man in oneself, one will naturally act out of that fear. Suppression of such fear will not stop the person from acting out of fear of man. One needs to hack it to pieces as one completely removes from one' system, a cancer cell. Fear of man is a cancer that has infected the church. It it like a tumour cell that not only spread to others, but forms an encapsulating cage around other cells within the body.
The Christian needs to be aware of those people within the true body of Christ who have a fear of man. They are like cancer. However, he must also seek to cure the person by making him battle fear of man and kill it, like a doctor who seek to make a cancer cell revert back to a non-cancerous cell.
It is because of fear of man, and a lack of trust in what the Word of God says about ALL issues that has made the church weakened as it is in the west. The world is full of lies, that are hide under the guise of truth, or are mixed with truth to render truth lies. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies (Psalm 40:4). Why does the modern church trust academics, governments and activists who all are selfish and have self-seeking agendas about these moral issues? It is because it has fallen into worldly thinking, and failed to acknowledge and repent of this.
The modern church in the west needs to repent of trusting in the ways of man, and fearing people.
How the church should think about moral issues
The church should trust every single Word of God, even if it seems unreasonable to oneself personally. For example, the Christian should trust God where it says that usury is wrong (Psalm 15:5; Ezekiel 18:8,13; Jeremiah 15:10; Matthew 5:42; Luke 6:34-35). Usury is wrong per se because it is wrong in spirit. Just as gambling is wrong in spirit because it it of a spirit of covetousness, usury is also wrong because of covetousness, a grave sin in the eyes of God, equivalent to murder, because it is the hatred of God. All sins are hatred of God themselves, and therefore, equivalent to murder. Murder is a grave sin, but blaspheming God and failing to trust in Him, or believe in Him is far worse because it is against God.
The modern church in the west, in being under the spirit of mammon, failing to deny itself fully including one's own life, has fallen into thinking about moral issues from the same earthly, and worldly manner as the world. It is blinded by a desire to preserve itself from persecution, ridicule and mockery, so that it can enjoy its comfort and easy life in the west. In doing so, it is relied on weapons of flesh, rather than spiritual weapons from God. This is exactly why the church had not only lost, but has been hacked into pieces by the agents of satan in moral issues such as abortion, sex slavery and homosexual "marriage".
It has succumbed to earthly arguments which look at the temporary, such a marriage is best for the child only when there is one father and mother, abortion "hurts" families and women, that and sex slavery is "discriminatory". These may be true in the earthly sense, but that is not the issue at all. Such arguments are fleshly in themselves, and therefore should be rejected by the church. It has compromised with evil, fleshly thinking, consequentialist thinking, fit only for the world and that which has absolutely no place in the life of the true Christian.
To even consider these arguments are legitimate is worldly itself. The church must reject all these arguments are insist dogmatically that the reason why these things are wrong is because God hates these things. They are abominations in His eyes, and such people who practice or approve of these things will burn in Hell for an Eternity if they do not turn from them.
How the church should deal with these moral issues
The church has often aligned itself with the unsaved to deal with these moral issues. It is unbelievable how the church is so blinded into thinking that this is acceptable in the eyes of God. The typical modern western Christian would argue that one is only just dealing with moral issues, and a moral issue is that which is universally and absolutely wrong, and thus, it does not matter who thinks this way, as long as one sees evil things as evil. This is an extremely foolish arguments for two reasons. Firstly, the unsaved do not have the same Biblical reasoning. They cannot even for a moment think Biblically for they are dead in sins and hostile against God in their minds (Romans 8:7). Secondly, it anti-God to align oneself in partnership with the unsaved. No, this does not only apply to marriage. Unless you can point out where does the Bible indicate it only refers to marriage, this argument which is an attempt to reading into the Bible must be flushed out of one's system. It applies to all a situations where one needs to become involved with unbelievers on any actions. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 warns very clearly: