As a reminder, we are continuing this blog series with the following preface.
In an attempt to talk about difficult, sensitive topics, I want to position myself as one who loves – not hates. I love all people. I also want to state that we can respectfully agree to disagree. If I do not condone (accept or approve of) a certain behavior, that does not mean I condemn a person or hate. I actually want to take the stance of it is not my job to judge others. I have plenty of sins in my own life and have no business judging others.
To keep this blog series above board, I want to explain that I am presenting the facts, not the emotion. I want to offer a way for conversations to happen with a civil discourse by removing emotions from the dialogue. I believe that until we can have respectful conversations without volatile emotions, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to have any sense of civility in our country once again.
Last year, my family and I were eating at a restaurant and behind us was a booth of teenage girls, a young boy, and one adult. This was their dinner before the teenagers went off to their homecoming dance. The conversation was loud and included cussing from the young boy, the teenage girls, and the adult. There seemed to not be a topic that was off-limit, nor were there any discussions of manners or decency. It was so bad, that I sent my husband and son out of the restaurant while I paid the bill and left. Before leaving, I overheard one of the girls talking about not needing a boy to get pregnant. She said that two girls could conceive and make a baby because of the chromosomes in the female body. The teenagers were convincing the young boy that he had no need in the world. He was meaningless. He was worthless. Sadly, this conversation was not stopped. The adult did not interject to provide the truth. How has our world come to this point? How is it that we can be so misinformed?
Every single day I shake my head and cry out to God asking, “what has this world come to.” Then I am reminded that this world is full of demons doing the work of Satan. In the end days, we will see more satanic activity. We will see more confusion. And we will see more hatred. In my life, I have never seen the likes of so many people led astray.
Billy Graham spoke on this topic in Phoenix, Arizona in 1974. He gave examples of devil worshiping in America causing horrific tragedies. Watch his sermon to learn more.
Revelation 12:9 explains, “So the great dragon was cast out, the serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” The reality is that there are good and evil forces at war for our souls. We have a choice to either follow Satan or to follow Christ.
Calvin Klein has been in the news lately. Their marketing tactics have transformed over the years to include young, skinny, teenage girls portrayed as sex symbols to now a “pregnant man” coming out in their Mother’s Day 2022 ad.
The truth is that human life is precious and honored, has meaning and value, has worth, and is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Isaiah 43, Jeremiah 29:11, ). God created each and every human being on the planet. We were not made by accident. He made us for a purpose and a plan. We are to honor and glorify God with all that we do (1 Corinthians 6:20, 10:31; Proverbs 3:9; Deuteronomy 6:5; 2 Timothy 2:21).
God created us as either male or female (Genesis 1:27). We do not get to choose. God’s marriage covenant is for one man and one woman to unite in Holy Matrimony (Genesis 2:24). They can then consummate the marriage and have children (Genesis 1:28). The woman’s body is designed to carry the baby; the man’s body cannot. However, the man’s body is needed to fertilize the egg located in the woman’s body. This cannot be done without the male sperm and the female egg. PERIOD.
I want to encourage our readers to be bold and courageous and stand up for what you believe in with love and compassion. To do this, we need to first know what we believe and why we believe it. Then, take notice when conversations or actions appear that do not align with your value system and decide if you will continue to sit idly by or not.
I welcome your comments on this post. Please be respectful. If you don’t have anything nice to say, please refrain from commenting. This is a chance for us to have an open dialogue in a safe space. For more information on what I believe and how to be a bold and courageous Christian with love and compassion, please join us at His Kingdom Matters.
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