WANTED : TRUTH TELLERS

“He definitely is the biggest hypocrite in the country” —  Quote from Maxime Bernier leader of a political party campaigning for the Prime Minister`s office.   In its editorial section of the Ottawa Sun a clown is balloon twisting the word “sorry” over and over again in a cartoon caricature of Justin Trudeau.

Most of us understand hypocrisy to mean double face.  In the Greek hypokrites,  signifies “stage actor, pretender, dissembler.”   A hypocrite is a person who pretends to be a certain way, often seeking peoples approval,  but in reality a fraud who does it for self-serving purposes.  Though it has become common practice  for leaders to wear masks to fool their audience,  in private they are not always what they purport to be.   Few are as sincere as they claim, even after multiple apologies are made, telling of their indiscretions, confidence has waned considerably in our public servants.

The Bible says a great deal about hypocrisy.   The Bible teaches that the root of hypocrisy is the fear of man.  A good example of this were the Pharisees in first century Palestine.  The Pharisees were a small group of religious leaders who sought to influence the Jews with their faulty doctrine.   Jesus would often correct their teachings which led people into an overly strict way of life.  This angered these zealots enough for them to  make false accusations against Jesus,  seeking His death.  One time, when Christ had cast out a demon, the Pharisees charged Him with being in league with the Devil.    Jesus pointed out their pretentious ways , and warned His apostles about their teachings and influence.

In our day,  if someone calls another a Pharisee; he is telling him that he is a hypocrite.  Christians should should not be two-faced.  We should be truthful in all our dealings with man.   Truth is always in fashion, and right on all occasions.  Pretension should be left to magicians and illusionists.   The Lord desires truth in our inward parts and that should be what characterizes us if we seek to honour Him.  We run afoul of this very thing whenever we try to be something or someone that we are not in an attempt to please people by false words and actions, when, in fact,  we hope our real motives lay hidden from ever being discovered,    Evil men have done this for centuries.  It is not new and we should not be surprised when it happens.  Albeit Christians seek to remain free from this corrupting sin, lying ways can turn up in relationships where someone might point out that their partner cannot be trusted to tell the truth anymore.  Hard as that may sound, we are self-deceived, if we think our sins can be concealed from God,  since everything  is seen by God.  God sees and knows our innermost thoughts and intentions before we even put them into action.    Scripture assures us that anything that is hidden will be uncovered.

 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known,  Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops (Luke 12:2,3).

    One day every insincerity or indiscretion will be brought into the light of judgment.  Our hearts need to be cleanse and made right with God.  Jesus Christ came preaching the truth, and the Pharisees hated Him for it.  The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us that our hearts are corrupt.

  The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it.  (Jer.17:9)

May the Lord lead you into His truth to help you see your need for forgiveness.  He gave His life on the cross to bring you the truth about your lost condition and teach everyone that salvation can be found in Him alone.   Jesus said:

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

 

 

 

 

Celebrants of evil

“Do you enjoy being here” was her question.   

“No I do not”, my reply.

“So why are you here?”

“Because the Bible speaks of a great commission to give the gospel to all nations”  We bantered back and forth, her asking questions and me answering her until the idea that absolute truth does exists entered our discussion.   The conversation took place at the homosexual parade. It seemed ok with her that people can do whatever they decide for themselves is right Not too surprising our talk ended when she took her little girl by the hand and left the noise and nudity on Bank St. not fifteen feet from where we spoke.   It was the gospel that upset her, not the open display of half naked men and women, some who were dressed in leather barking at children and their parents at curbside. No doubt some in the parade and in the crowd attend these events to satisfy their own lewd and erotic fantasies I suppose child abuse is too kind of a word to use here, but it seems that police, firemen military personnel and every other public and private service agency present at these parades are not too concerned about children being exposed to various perversions.  Yet, if these same things in the parade were done in private, these same abusers if caught, would be taken to court by some of the very same people found in these parades and prosecuted. But here we are year after year where flagrant abuses are taking place to the applause and glee of parade watchers with hardly a word of protest being voiced against it. Instead of vilifying such evil, most media outlets promote it. Innocent kids are brought in to march alongside riotous celebrants of evil.     

    So we stand there with our gospel signs in hope God will have mercy on this crowd.  Christians know that the gospel is essential and that absolute truth can be found only in God.  This same God knows that man if left alone, will pervert everything around him in his quest to rule himself, which can only result in greater decadence, corrupting everything around him.  Our libraries have had “drag queen story hours”; CBC produced a show “Drag Kids” which is a documentary about pre-teen boys as “drag queen” entertainers,  sexualized performers – for adult audiences to watch and be entertained.    We are to raise children with the understanding that they are depend on us for their safety, especially free from sexual objectification, a condition where they are groomed and exploited as sexual objects.  God has given responsibility to parents to prepare these youths to live a proper and healthy life which is why the gospel and Christian morals must be maintained.    

     Next time you are saddened about children being exploited in a country let us say like Thailand,  take time to consider the rapid moral decline in our own country and the current exploitation of children at these parades in ways that we once thought taboo just a few decades ago.    Ask yourself how you feel, about women exposing themselves, and men dressed as women and women as men jesting and dancing provocatively before thousands of wide eyed innocent children, these same children which God has put under the trusts of adult parents.  We should be both ashamed and concerned about the destruction of childhood innocence and especially the full sexualization and sexual objectification of our kids.    

      The way out of this immoral mess is to get back to basics    We need to recognize the existence of God, to reflect that knowledge in our laws and institutions, to rid ourselves of the notion that we live on this planet to please ourselves and can do whatever we wish.   We must realize our own sinfulness and turn to God`s Son for forgiveness, with the understanding that He provides grace for our salvation and grace to live by in order to bring glory to Him alone. No more living for sin.   You will need to attend a Bible Believing Church and start over again, learning the Bible and growing in your new found faith. Maybe one day, we might see you holding a gospel sign and caring about others so that they too may hear the good news about starting a new life in Christ.       His promises are true and can be counted on, especially the promise of heaven. May God help you to consider these matters.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 

  And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.   (Romans 1:26 – 28)