By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
Our Christian heritage is being threatened; to hijack that which has made America great! To hijack is to overpower; or take over something, with no right to do so.
A Christian should readily see that our Christian heritage is being threatened; not only from outside the boundaries of the church, but from within as well. We are seeing the Unadulterated Word of God being compromised by allowing ungodliness to filter into the church; first in a subtle way, then more openly opposing the Word of God. The sanctity of the church is being challenged by those in opposition to godly standards.
Our Christian heritage is being hijacked by a younger generation of believers; who no longer hold fast to what has been passed from one generation to another. In a electronic age that portrays ungodly lifestyles as acceptable; it has caused many to reject godly ways that have been established by God's Word.
There is a continued acceptance of ungodly lifestyles in the name of tolerance. The compromising of God's Word, without correction, allows such to continue producing more ungodliness or deviation from God's Word (2 Timothy 2:16).
Many have sold their birthright as Esau, who did so for one morsel of meat (Hebrews 12:16). Esau was referred to as a profane person. For one to be profane is to regard something sacred as common.
Esau, who was totally committed towards temporary and material needs, gave them priority over his rights as firstborn and heir. Later, when he wanted those blessings; inherited as a firstborn, he could not.
By allowing one's Christian heritage to be forsaken; for temporary and material needs or pleasure seeking activities, it places one in danger of a great loss as that of Esau. Scripture reveals that where one's treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:21). When Esau realized where his real treasure was; it was too late to claim it.
Our Christian heritage is being threatened; or hijacked, with acceptance of the traits of the ungodly. Scripture tells us that the wrath of God is revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18). Ungodliness is failure in the religious realm. Unrighteousness is failure in the moral realm.
There has been an allowance made for sin rather than adhering to God's Word. God loves the soul of every individual; for He created both male and female; but He does not condone ungodliness that is allowed to reign without repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
Our Christian heritage is being hijacked; because of the fact that light is come into the world (the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ), and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil (John 3:19). Evil deeds are being manifested increasingly more in these latter days (2 Timothy 3:13).
Preaching is the God-ordained means to prevent defection from the truth. There has been a deviation from such a responsibility; for had it continued sin would not be as rampant and openly flaunted before all. The apostle Paul told Timothy, a young evangelist, of a time that there would be those who would turn away their ears from the truth (2 Timothy 4:3).
Dereliction of a God-given duty is helping promote the ungodliness that has become acceptable; even by some churches in Western nations. Tolerance has become the cry of the day rather than adherence to the Unadulterated Word of God.
The apostle Paul cried out: Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, saith the Lord (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Our Christian heritage, in America, is being hijacked of its previous status as "One Nation Under God." When something has been hijacked that is sacred; it should not be tolerated. One should not idly stand by and allow the sacredness of God's Word to be violated.
For a return to our Christian heritage; compliance with 2 Chronicles 7:14 needs to come into play:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
God eagerly awaits a repentant heart so He can forgive; and restore His blessings, as is readily revealed in His Word, towards any who had gone astray and returned into His fellowship through repentance.
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