Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shaundrie Follows God...Not Man

What I want Americans to stop doing is telling adults how to live. I want people to stop influencing their culture, politics, and principles on one another. I have a problem with religious institutions trying to govern what everyday Americans do within the privacy of their own home. Let the Word of God govern their decisions and you mind your business.

Now let me clarify that I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, was resurrected on the third day and is with God as I type! Furthermore, I believe that God gives you free will to make choices in your life. God preordain that man would have free-will, the ability and responsibility to choose to obey Him (cf. Josh. 24:14-19). Leviticus 18:22 clearly states, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination." Following God means that you WILL follow HIS Word. Its up to you to make the CORRECT CHOICE.

Now, lets discuss "choices". Choices were given at the beginning of time in the Garden of Eden. Eve CHOSE to disobey God and eat of the forbidden fruit (cf. Gen. 3:1-6). Your decisions in life are solely based on YOUR MORAL COMPASS. However, there will always be consequences for your actions. Just as Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden, you also will reap what you sow (cf. Galatians 6:6-8). Only YOU will be held accountable for those actions. Therefore, I will not judge (see previous post).

Now, God can give you free will....who is man to tell you how to live?


The statement that disturbed me the most is at the 2:40 mark. Father Johnathan Morris said, "....take the principles to influence influence influence work place with the values that you believe in." I do not know if your values are God's values. History has taught us that not every man of the cloth is of God. I will not follow your principles and values.

Pastor John MacArthur, of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, clarified this perfectly with his sermon, "The Foolishness of God, Part 1". He said, "You don't need human wisdom. You don't need human philosophy. You need the word of God. If you know the word of God and you understand the word of God, you know the reason for everything. You understand what you need to know and you have solutions to your problems. You see there are only two views of anything, man's and God's. And this is how man's goes. Indulgent, shallow, short-sided, unrealistic, pandering to the flesh, elevating desires, supporting pride, advocating independence. Makes man the center. And who wants it?"

Furthermore, forcing a man's hand to do anything will make him hate it or flee away from it. So by imposing influencing a religion's values on politics, work places and cultures, you are pushing the very people you are attempting to save away.You do not force a person to believe in your values and laws. God's Word should always be presented to them. Then allow GOD to deal with that individual in the manner that draws him unto Thee. Moreover, we must accept the the "whole counsel of God on this subject instead of the wisdom of men (1 Cor. 1:18-21)."

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