Committed to Christ No Matter What the Culture 

As I lay awake in the early morning light questioning how I should conduct myself as a Christian in the changing cultural climate I asked God to give me a scriptural reference for the day. This was before I knew of the Supreme Court decision that was handed down today.God gave me Jeremiah 3:19 “I myself said, “‘How gladly would I treat you like my children and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.’ I thought you would call me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following me.”

As Christians we cannot stray from what the Bible clearly defines as sin. I think of Daniel and his refusal to stop praying which was against God and he was thrown into the lions den. Or what about Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego who would not bow down to another god and were thrown into the fiery furnace. We have to be the light in the darkening world, not give in to whatever pressure is being brought against us. we have to keep ourselves Holy and set apart. We have been lucky just as the Jews were that we had a Godly nation for so long but now we may have to face persecution at the hands of our beliefs. We have made a commitment to the living God no matter the cost and now we will find out who is wholly committed and who will bow to the current god of this world. Everyone says God does not have to be defended but I’m not defending God I am acknowledging Him before man. God says that if you acknowledge me before man I will acknowledge you before my Father. I think of the movie Gods Not Dead and how one young man stood before a giant in the intellectual world to acknowledge that in fact God is not dead and neither is His Words or commands.

God sent many judges and prophets to warn Israel over and over if they did not follow the laws of God that punishment would surely follow. Our pride has shut our ears to the truth creating our own truth instead of God’s truth. We can love the sinner but never the sin. we can never change his Holy laws to fit into our lifestyle. God said to follow the law of the 

land as long as it does not interfere with Gods laws and this surely is against God’s Holy Law. Let me assure you I do not hate anyone nor do I fear anyone who sins. I am concerned for each and every soul that Jesus loves and died for to know the truth for the truth will set us free. I have made a commitment to follow Jesus and His laws and I cannot deviate from that path due to current society pressure.

I pray for our nation for God also said if we repent of our ways God will surely forgive us. God please forgive us from turning from your Holy ways. Help me to be your light in dark places. Give me strength for the days and trials to come. Give me wisdom to be a light for the lost and the saved during this time. Amen.
Candice Vietzke

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