Hatred For Christianity

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As I look around me, it is extremely evident of the hatred for the true God, who was revealed to us in the Old Testament as the LORD God of Israel. This spills over to a hatred of His one and only true Word to us known as the Holy Bible and an outright hatred of His people known to the world as Christians. The reason for this obsession is a three letter word called ‘sin’. The world wants to sin to its heart’s content and doesn’t want anyone spoiling their party. It is just like what the people of Sodom and Gomorrah said, “Stand back!” they shouted. “This fellow came to town as an outsider, and now he’s acting like our judge! We’ll treat you far worse than those other men!” And they lunged toward Lot to break down the door. (Genesis 19:9 NLT)

Even though we must remain a standard against sin, please let’s never forget that as Christians we MUST LOVE THE SINNER IN THE MIDST OF HATING THE SIN. If the sinner only sees that we hate the sin, we are failing miserably as Christians. They must sense first and foremost that we (representatives of God) love them. Jude 1:22-23 states it beautifully, “And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.” Many Churches get it wrong when all they do is quote Scripture to hate sin. Other Churches get it wrong when all they do is pervert love without the truth about sin. Oh Lord, help us to get it just right even though the world in general will hate us for it.

If we are confronted, we cannot compromise God’s Word, even though the world sees it as extreme narrow mindedness and wants to annihilate it just like they did with Steven in Acts 7:57-58 which tells us, “Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him.”

The following is a list I compiled of the nucleus of truths of why the LORD, the Bible, Christians, and Christianity are so hated by the world. Many today try to explain away these truths or pervert them into something different, but the Word of God is clear and as Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”

1. A hatred for God along with rampant sexual perversion has become epidemic:

“But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand. So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us . Oh, yes! Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.” (Romans 1:18-27 MSG)

“They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.” (Romans 1:30a,32 NLT)

2. Way beyond the fact that life begins at conception, the selfish assumption that a person’s body is their own to do with what they want to is the bigger lie:

“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NLT)

3. The woman was made for the man not the man for the woman. This is not about dominance, but it is about harmony where respect from the wife and love from the husband equally balance themselves:

“For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For this reason the woman ought to have a  symbol  of authority on her head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.” (I Corinthians 11:8-12 NKJV)

“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” (Ephesians 5:21-25 NLT)

“The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.” (1 Peter 3:1-4 MSG)

4. Love without truth and justice is a perverted love:

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-6 NLT)

5. If you are capable of finding work and don’t work, then don’t demand to eat:

“Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.” Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business. We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 NLT)

“If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:3 NLT)

6. Owe no man anything:

“That’s also why you pay taxes—so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders. Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other.” (Romans 13:6-8 MSG)

7. There was nothing that was created that wasn’t made by God:

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.” (Colossians 1:15-17 NLT)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-5, 14 NKJV)

8. There is no other name under heaven whereby man must be saved:

“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10,12 NKJV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6 NKJV)

9. Anyone who has not submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and accepted Him as their Savior over sin, will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire:

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:18-19 NKJV)

“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15 NKJV)

“Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:41, 46 NLT)

“The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:41-43 NKJV)

“And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.” (Isaiah 66:24 NKJV)

“And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’” (Luke 16:23-24 NKJV)

Sometimes only a cartoon can capture the irony of the world we live in:

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The Window is Opening

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Romans 13:1 reminds us, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” No matter who you voted for or rooted for in the last few USA elections, we know for sure that The LORD has who He wants in governmental power for His purposes. And yes, He used Hitler in Germany as His tool for His purposes. He also used Obama as His tool to wake America up as to how ungodly we can become. He has now put Trump in power and it is exposing the divisiveness we are left with in America. Suppressed hatreds are spewing forth. Anything biblical is viciously attacked. What our future is as a nation, I do not know. But spiritually I do know that we desperately need revival. We have strayed so far from our Christian roots that Devine intervention is our only hope.

There have been two special nations that the LORD rose up on this earth. One rose up 3500 years ago and became the Jewish nation of Israel. This is what Jeremiah 31:35-36 says:
“He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name: “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.””

The other nation the LORD rose up was 500 years ago to become the Christian nation of America in order to be the primary tool to fulfill Mark 13:10 (The gospel must first be published among all nations.). Don’t ever fall for the lie that we were never a Christian nation. The LORD’s handwriting is all over us. It is throughout our most precious documents. It is even stamped on our coins and our monuments.

Yes it is true that over the past few decades, America has veered terribly off course. But the LORD has risen up a remnant, just like He showed Elijah there were 7000 during his time. This remnant has been praying earnestly for a spiritual revival. Emanating from the heartbeat of this remnant is the consensus that this window of revival in America is opening.

Carter Conlon of the Times Square Church NYC speaks of this revival in the five MP3’S below. The first two are from when he first was given the vision and the next three are from the days just before the Inauguration.

Revival Is Coming And What It Will Look Like

Miracles and the Coming Revival

Day 1 Rediscovering Our Identity

Day 2 Fast For Our Nation

Day 3 Fast For Our Nation

No one who is Christian or non-Christian can disagree with the fact that America is being turned upside down. Whether this is good or bad worldly speaking only time will tell but one thing that I know deep down is that a limited window of time for a spiritual revival is being opened. Conviction of sin will be poured out. Let’s not miss the opportunity for the LORD to use us in a mighty way for His purpose and glory!

Jesus told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)

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Therapeutic Gospel

“We do not want to give you the therapeutic gospel that only touches your behavior and doesn’t change your character.” (Dr. David Jeremiah)

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The gospel that has become increasingly emphasized in our modern Christianity has turned the saving work of Christ into a therapeutic focus on a Jesus who meets our felt needs in a way that keeps us at the center of our lives. Whereas the real Gospel goes right to the heart of the matter and deals with our deadly SIN ISSUE and FALSE LORDSHIP in our innermost being. Sin must be cleansed and Jesus must be allowed to sit on the throne of our life.

Please take note of the picture below with the Tweets from Twitter on it. Tap on the picture and blow it up so you can read all the Tweets. The first two are vastly different from the rest. The first two exemplify the therapeutic gospel:

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“Church isn’t about what you or I can do; it’s about what Christ has done.” (Gary Wilkerson)

Thomas Aquinas, back in the 13th century, exposed the error behind the therapeutic gospel:
“We confuse two similar yet different human actions. We see people searching desperately for peace of mind, relief from guilt, meaning, and purpose to their lives, and loving acceptance. We know that ultimately these things can only be found in God. Therefore, we conclude that since people are seeking these things they must be seeking after God. People do not seek God. They seek after the benefits that only God can give them. The sin of fallen man is this: Man seeks the benefits of God while at the same time fleeing from God himself. We are, by nature, fugitives.”

Paul tells us we must first become a new creation:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he  is  a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)

Then, and only then, after we become a new creation, can we do all things, not by the help of Christ, but through Christ:
“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:12-13 NKJV)

Jesus emphatically tells us:
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:38-39 NKJV)

What we need is not a few doses of self-esteem, but the esteem that only comes through the reproach of Christ:
“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” (Hebrews 11:26 NKJV)

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Stop and Ask at the Crossroads

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This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’ I posted watchmen over you who said, ‘Listen for the sound of the alarm.’ But you replied, ‘No! We won’t pay attention!’ “Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of my people’s situation. Listen, all the earth! I will bring disaster on my people. It is the fruit of their own schemes, because they refuse to listen to me. They have rejected my word. (Jeremiah 6:16-19 NLT)

It has been laid bare for all to see over the past couple of months of how deeply divided a people we really are in the USA and the world. That is why I must ask you one question. If you were facing indefinite solitary confinement, and you could only take one possession with you, what would it be? I believe that the answer to that question sums up more than any other question I could ask you. Without blinking an eye, I would answer for myself, “The Bible.” All of who I am is based upon the inerrant Word of God and its authority. Unless we agree upon that concept, the reality is that we will never truly see eye to eye.

David Jeremiah tells us, “A ship’s anchor only works if it is embedded in the rock. And the anchor of hope only works if it is embedded in God’s unfailing Word. That’s why so many of us feel hopeless—we’re casting our anchor against the wobbly platitudes of well-meaning friends or the flimsy promises of politicians when what we really need is solid assurance from an unchanging God that our future is secure.”

Nicky Cruz goes on to say, “The world today no longer accepts a belief system rooted in tradition and complacency — doing church as we’ve always done it. The next generation will either see the power of God working in their lives in real, tangible ways, or they will have no use for our message and no interest in following our Savior. They need to see a consistency between our life and our faith. If they don’t, they will reject us as well as our Lord.”

I agree with Nicky. But I believe he does not mention the most vital ingredient of all. That is a ‘conviction of sin’ that needs to descend upon this nation. It is called revival, and revival comes from prayer. We need to plead to the LORD that He will send one more revival before the end. That sinners will give their hearts to Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, at an unprecedented rate.

I have gotten to the point in my life that I will not debate with people politics or religion without first praying for a conviction upon them. If I do not detect a conviction, I will avoid getting into a damaging debate at all costs.

I do not need to go any further than my own website to see that people are noticing how decrepit in morals we have become as a society. I get more hits at Google on my article Bad Will Be Good and Good Will Be Bad than any of my other articles by far.

We truly are at the crossroads. The only answer is to go back to a total dependency upon the Bible along with humble prayer that shakes the world around us. No more hypocrisy and pretending. No more partying during the week, then putting on our pious face for Sunday mornings in church. We must be the real thing!

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Whispers

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Immediately the fire of the Lord flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench! And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, “The Lord —he is God! Yes, the Lord is God!” (1 Kings 18:38-39 NLT)

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“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (KJV: still small voice). When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:11-13 NLT)

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I have been a Christian for well over 40 years and as we enter 2017, I believe that it will be a year of uncertainty unrivaled in my lifetime. I have sought the LORD diligently to try and understand what is going on, especially as far as the Christian realm is concerned. I am particularly concerned with what has happened in the Pentecostal/Charismatic sector. I have seen many adherents derailed or going down the wrong track and I believe many of the answers can be summed up with a study of Elijah. I keep on being drawn to the accounts of him and the valuable lessons and insight there are in these portions of Scripture.

Many today are drawn only to the dramatics of the earthquake, wind, and fire. But notice a few things about the Scriptures above. When fire came down and consumed the sacrifice, the people were truly impressed. The problem was, because it was not in the people’s hearts, there was no lasting effect. This bummed Elijah out. The LORD was merciful and revealed to Elijah that His presence was not in the drama of the earth shaking events. Rather it was in His gentle whisper (still small voice).

Do not get me wrong. I pray for and believe 100% in miracles and healings. I have witnessed and been the recipient of them. But I also realize that they are only the results of our great God’s power, not His essence. I must make sure that it is His essence that is my ultimate quest.

I see many that identify themselves as Pentecostals and Charismatics travel from meeting to meeting to satisfy their addiction to God’s manifestations. They crave for the goosebumps and hype. But just like a drug addict they come down afterwards.

When you seek God’s essence first and foremost, you will be truly sustained and fulfilled. For sure, I want to pray for and see miracles, healings, the earth trembling, and fire breaking out. But to cover my face in awe as I experience His power, not the results of His power, will undoubtedly have a lasting effect that can’t be easily shaken. It will be a power that permeates body, soul, and spirit. It will instill a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Let’s not forget that when Isaiah 53:5 states, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed”, that the absolute is our spiritual healing from sin and it is not an absolute for physical healing. Many want to forget the part of the ‘Our Father’ where it states, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The LORD is our Father, not our genie. Yes, many things we don’t have is because we simply don’t ask for them or we ask amiss. But when we do ask in faith and sincerity and don’t receive, we can rest assured that He does what He thinks is best for us in light of His kingdom. There is no doubt that our Father is eager and able to bless us beyond our imagination. It’s our job to ask and put our trust in Him for the best results.

I write these things so that as we enter the uncertainties of 2017, we keep things in perspective and balance no matter how crazy things get!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
(Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV)

I will leave you with this question: “Are you yearning for and receiving the Lord’s whispers in your life?”

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Coexist?

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As I was driving the other day, I was behind a car that had a Coexist bumber sticker like the one above. All of a sudden I had a flood of thoughts fill my head. I am sure the American 2016 presidential election had a lot to do with it simply because it revealed the deep divide there is in this country and the fact there is hardly any unbiased news sources anymore. I have seen friends, family and workmates torn apart by this divide. What I see with my spiritual eyes is that there is an all out war going on stemming from the wickedness flowing out of the demonic world.

Speaking from the aspect of being a bible believing citizen of the USA, I believe in the following principles as reinforced by Scripture:

1. Abortion is murder and must be stopped
2. Marriage is 1 man to 1 woman only
3. We must bless Israel
4. We must protect our borders
5. We need to stand behind righteous law enforcement
6. We must maintain our right to bear arms to protect innocent life

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)

I also want to speak as a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Hostility against Christianity is greatly on the rise worldwide. This is why we as Christians must never forget that our faith is exclusive. There is absolutely no other name or way beside Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Not because we say so, but because our Father in Heaven says so.

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name (verse 10: Jesus Christ of Nazareth) under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
(Acts 4:12 NKJV)

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11 KJV)

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:17-19 KJV)

We can put all kinds of bumper stickers on our cars to make us all warm and fuzzy, but reality must be faced. My source of knowledge, wisdom, and authority comes first and foremost from the Word of God. I want to be able to live out my life exemplifying the love of Jesus Christ and coexist with those who do not accept the authority of the Bible, but this is not where the problem lies. The root of the problem is a hatred that has arisen for the LORD God of Israel and those that proclaim His Word. Our enemies want to stifle us. This is their agenda, which is far from coexistence.

There is only one way to break down this barrier. Our government and leaders are not the answer. We must pray for one last intervention of the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can place conviction of sin on those that vehemently oppose righteousness and true justice. Yes, we need to pray for one last revival and be ready when it occurs! Don’t be surprised if it starts and runs outside the walls of church buildings where indifference has set in.

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Cry For Justice

People often wonder what is the purpose of the Millennium, or thousand year reign of Christ that will take place on this earth (Revelation 20:1-6). The main purpose is that Jesus Christ the LORD will demonstrate what reigning with true godly justice is all about. But for now, the closer and closer we come to the fulfillment of the End-Time’s prophecies, the more injustices we will see in the world around us.

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Whether someone is crying out for justice for themself or for justice concerning others, the cry is getting louder and louder. America once stood for justice, but now we see politicians, the very ones who are supposed to represent justice, who are the most guilty of injustice, even criminal acts. Our government fails to prosecute these guilty ones. They are guilty of massive coverups and collusion. Integrity is a word from the past and there is no more shame or blushing. The guilty will not resign. They and their supporters call evil “good” and good “evil”. (Isaiah 5:20-21)

So how are we to react as Christians? We know that the LORD sees every unjust act. We know that justice is not always meted out in this life. But we are to rest assured that righteousness and justice will be carried out at the judgment seat of Christ (Revelation 20:11-15). Not one unconfessed act will be overlooked. We must always keep in mind that vengeance is the LORD’s (Romans 12:19) and that we are to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). God will take care of the rest. As a matter of fact, we are instructed to look up when we see the world coming apart around us (Luke 21:28).

I have included a well rounded group of verses that looks into justice and what God wants us to know concerning it:

Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.(Deuteronomy 16:20 ESV)

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong. (Isaiah 61:8a ESV)

“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. (Zechariah 7:9 NIV)

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17a NIV)

Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. (Psalm 106:3 NIV)

Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. (Leviticus 19:15 NIV)

The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. (Psalm 33:5 NIV)

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. (Proverbs 12:22 NIV)

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both. (Proverbs 17:15 NIV)

From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 8:10-12 NIV)

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. (Proverbs 24:24-25 KJV)

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. (Proverbs 21:15 KJV)

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things. (Proverbs 28:5 KJV)

He (Jesus) said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” (Luke 18:2-5 ESV)

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation 6:10 KJV)

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