Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Why Hate is Acceptable Isaiah 5:20

Normally when someone in Hollywood says something I take very little notice. First of all because media stars very rarely can see past the bridges of the very expensively redone noses to know how the rest of us common folk live. The other is that fame is a fleeting and fickle thing, and it does not make one an expert in anything. However when Kathy Griffin spoke at the 59th Annual Creative Art Emmy Awards, I noticed. After receiving an award she used language so vial to describe the Lord Jesus Christ, I cannot repeat it here. She then proclaimed, “. . . .This award is my god now!” While blasphemy is not anything new for the Hollywood crowd, I was still shocked at the utter gall of Ms. Griffin. To say such vial things about the Lord of all creation should give her pause.

Isaiah 5:20 states, “ 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!” When God’s Word says woe we should take notice. In this portion of Scripture the Prophet Isaiah is drawing up charges against the people of Judah. He describes sins which if committed will bring judgment upon a people. While he was writing to them, it should be remember that this was also a warning to people of all ages that these sins bring destructive consequences to particular persons or nations that commit them. The bottom line is that committing these sins invites God’s wrath down upon those who do.

Our faith is under attack in this country. The problem is not with the Kathy Griffin’s of the world that make fun of Bible believing Christians, it is that they thrive and even make fortunes on the wholesale character assassination of Jesus Christ and His followers. The fact that should not escape us is what if Ms. Griffin had said something about Mohammed? How many embassy would be in flames? How many innocent Americans would die? The world says that it is okay to hate as long as you hate the right thing. We have got things backwards, we are messed up. Read Proverbs 17:15, “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.”

God is not pleased with this conduct, I am not pleased with this conduct. I will no longer stand by and let unbelieving hordes of ignorant people run my Savior’s name through the mud! Will stand by Jesus Christ, and if you claim him stand by Him too. Christianity is no longer for cowards, the days of sitting on the side lines are finished. Get up! Wake Up! It is high time you realized that the world will hate you, the Devil will attack you, and your flesh will betray you, but you have a friend that sticks closer than a brother! As the song states:

Stand up, Stand up, for Jesus
Stand in His strength Alone.
The arm of flesh will fail you
Ye dare not trust your own
Put on the gospel armor
And watching unto PrayerWere duty lies or danger
Be never wanting there!!

1 comment:

Myles said...

I'll stand up with you brother and give praise to our "one and only Savior Jesus
Main Entry: sav·ior
Variant(s): or sav·iour /'sAv-y&r also -"yor/
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English saveour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvator, from salvare to save
1 : one that saves from danger or destruction
2 : one who brings salvation; specifically capitalized : JESUS 1