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Being A Christian In An Upside Down World

We live in a day of great confusion. But what makes the mess incredibly disorienting is that those creating it don't act alarmed or baffled. Instead, when we point out the obvious, we are told with a straight face that we are the ones confused and that the problem is with us. It's all across our nation.

It's the dad trying to warn others of a transgender child who raped his daughter in the school bathroom, and yet, somehow, the dad was the villain.

It's demanding that women have the right to kill their pre-born child, but parents do not have the liberty to determine if they will vaccinate their child without being called evil if they choose not to.

It's a society that defunds the police while supporting violent protests.

It's a standard that welcomes what God declares is wrong, such as same-sex marriage, transgenderism, redistribution of wealth, rioting, and lawlessness.

It's a society that rejects Christian values, which are the foundation of society.

The issue is our nation is morally confused. It is the re-programming of righteousness. This is not merely a difference of opinions but a morality issue. It is now wrong in society to question someone's gender identity, defend the police, and say marriage is solely between a man and a woman. The world today calls wrong right and right wrong.

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" - Isaiah 5:20

Changing meanings (calling evil good and good evil), reframing subjects (substituting darkness for light), and transforming desires (replacing bitter for sweet) all have a blinding outcome on society. The goal is for it to be hard for somebody who has been morally confused to know what is right from wrong.

Those who push this confusion are not just confused but rebelling against God. Redefining foundational aspects of society is a smokescreen for a reluctance to submit to Jesus Christ.

"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools," - Romans 1:21–22

So what are believers supposed to do in a society that twists right and wrong?

1. Realize The Origin Of The Confusion

There are some Christians who think they can help by joining in the confusion. Rather than standing firm on clear issues, they avoid speaking on the topic to support the "greater good." The author of confusion is Satan.

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." - 1 Corinthians 14:33

He brings about confusion by adding complexity and moving individuals away from the uncomplicated facts of truth.

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." - 2 Corinthians 11:3

The Biblical truth regarding the issues plaguing society is simple. We are cowardly if we cannot declare the truth of God's Word on these issues. When somebody comes to us in need because they struggle with these problems, we should care for everyone, but we should also be clear about what Scripture says on moral issues.

2. Be clear about Biblical teaching

A society that is confused needs a church committed to declaring Biblical truth. If society does not hear the truth of the Bible at church regarding gender, the sanctity of life, and justice, where will they listen to it? Christians today are saturated with false teaching that flows from our education and news. Instead, they need churches that bring clarity to confusing topics.

3. Proclaim the Gospel

Christians ought to declare Biblical truth regarding society's moral issues, which are matters of sin and salvation. Christians must see past the political discussions and notice lost hearts who need a Saviour.

Society needs churches concerned about the lost world enough to recognize that everyone can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.

Cultural issues do matter. But not more than a soul. Cultural issues do not matter more than heaven, hell, and salvation. We cannot exchange culture wars for the truth of the Gospel.

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Matthew 16:26

We must boldly speak the truth in love and proclaim the Gospel.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." - Romans 1:16

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