An “old” friend of mine has just decided to return to Christian themes in her blog. I have been silent for some time myself. One reason… how many times can one say: “How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?” Because I couldn’t have written my feelings any better than she already has, I know she wouldn’t mind me using her words. I see the world as she does and for the Christian it is becoming more dangerous every day. This is not an unexpected event. Christians throughout time have suffered for their King. It is sad to see many of the things that are becoming mainstream in our day. At the same time, God has sent His comforter, His Holy Spirit, to remind us that our home is not here. Our home is with Him eternally.
CORRECTION: I’ve been away so long I can’t remember things. The post I have re-blogged here is not from the “old” friend I thought it was. It sounded so much like something that a particular blogging friend would have written that I didn’t put two and two together. Nevertheless, I still have comments on this blogger’s site from ages ago, consider us friends also, and I don’t think she would mind that I’ve used her excellent thoughts.
I have become very unpopular of late. Apparently my open disapproval of same-sex marriage makes me both homophobic and bigoted, as well as hateful. And this is not just criticism from non-Christians, but also those within the church. But I do understand why.
I come from a Pentecostal background and during those years the word of God was very rarely preached. Instead, little anecdotes, words of encouragement, relevant stories about the Pastor’s kids, and ‘prophecies’ from God were delivered from the pulpit. I was so hungry and desperate for God after a number of years dealing with this, that I left the church and the Lord placed me in a sound Reformed church where the truths of God were preached unapologetically, and the Word of God was our standard for all things. What a relief. What this has shown me is that too many people sit under weak and watery…
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