I am not a prophet or the son of a prophet, but I can see in the not too distant future a time when a Bible-believing Christian or a person with strong morals beliefs, will not be allowed to give an opinion contrary to what is socially popular.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. This amendment was the first amendment of our Bill of Rights. It was adopted on December 15, 1791.
For the majority of our nation’s history, we have had a constitutional right to say and believe and write whatever our opinion was. While that constitutional right is still on the books, a contrary opinion is not being tolerated.
If we morally disagree with someone, we would be labeled intolerant, racist, or something phobic. My foundation for right and wrong is the Bible. It is upon the teaching of God’s Word that I should form my opinions and philosophy. Our system of law and order was based on the Bible. But when our society rejected the teachings of the Bible, they are also rejecting the foundation of our judicial system. We are quickly becoming a lawless society.
Police departments across our country are under attack. When we do not respect the law and question everything a police officer does, what do we expect the outcome to be? Do the police make mistakes? Yes! Is their safety important to me? Yes it is. When someone is being placed into custody or being arrested, do they have a responsibility to obey the commands of a cop? I think they do. Regardless of my race, I think the wisest choice to make is to obey they command and have a lawyer argue later. Charging an officer or trying to hit him with a flag pole will get you shot!!
While I may disagree with the actions Bruce Jenner has taken, or the Mayor of Baltimore, The Speaker of the House, or The Senate Majority Leader or even the President of the United States, I have a responsibility, as a Christian, to treat them as my Savior would treat them. I know that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. I received God’s grace and mercy and it changed my life. My thought process is only different from theirs only because of what God has done in me. Jesus would call the self-righteous a brood of vipers, but he also showed compassion on the adulterous woman by asking, “Who will throw the first stone?” He told the truth and he showed compassion to those who repented.
There are several hashtags and slogans out there. Let me give you one that I don’t know if it exist or not, but it should. Here it is – #ALLLIVESMATTER!! Your life is important, regardless of your race or gender or ethnicity, because God created you and one day, you will stand before Him and give an account of your life. And you will be found to be wanting, if you had not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you had accepted Jesus, your sin debt would have been paid by the blood Jesus shed on Calvary.
So while I have the opportunity, I unashamedly say that Jesus drew me to Him and gave me a new life and by His grace, I will serve Him as my King all of the days of my life. Jesus, alone, is Lord.