Faith and Political Correctness….

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Yesterday my pastor preached a sermon few pastors would approach and I really appreciated it because it clarified some things all Christians should pray about and consider.  Our pastor provides a outline and we fill in the blanks, which is a good study method.  I am going ot share the outline points.

 

Sermon Title:  “There is one true God and We can know Him.”

 

Quote about Political Correctness:  “There is no idea so absurd but if repeated often enough will eventually come to be beleived”  William James

 

Two World Views:

 

The Biblical World View                      The Secular World View

Eternal Life – Hope                                         No Hope.

Jesus Christ – God’s Son                                Jesus Christ  –  religous leader

Basic nature of man is sinful                         Inherent goodness of man

Absolute Standars revealed (Bible)              No absolutes  (moral relativism

                                                                                                                and tolerance)

Creation  –  God                                             Evolution  –  ?

 

Christians believe God is the                      Secularist  believe the world evolved

designer of our world.

 

Obviously it is apparent why we are at odds with each other in this world, Chrisitans and Secularists.  After all, we have two very different world views.

But how can we, as Christians,  find peace with one another and establish civility?

 

Four Steps to take in response to the politically current emphasis today.

 

A.  Be humble, and accept God’s revealed word as truth.

 

B. Be couragous and speak truth “in love” regardless of the response from the world.

 

C.  Be a vigilant guard to the gate of your house for the sake of  your children. (teach your children the truth)

 

D.  Be confident God’s truth will prevail in the end.

 

We live in a world where some will be adamantly opposed to our Chrisitan beliefs, and a certain segment will attempt to destory us becasue of how opposed they are.  We can’t let that cause us to walk away from the basis of our faith; Love, Foregivness and Grace.  It’s hard, very hard, but their souls are worth more than the temporary satisfaction of loosing our calm spirits.  Pray for one another as we struggle with the world we must live in.

 

Thank you Pastor!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Personal Note:  This sermon was very helpful to me and hope it will be to you as well.  I beleive that the only way to progress as a person,  is to seek truth and test it and then stand by your findings, and for that reason I posted this entry.  I offer it in love.

 

12 Responses

  1. Steve Hurst says:

    You obviously have a Godly Pastor. In the world we live in today we have a lot of people that are willing to speak what the world wants to hear. Jesus said take up your cross and follow me. That did not mean a piece of jewelry around our neck but rather that we lay down our lives to follow Him. He did not promise that the Christian life would be easy but that we should follow him, be a light to a dark work and be salt to keep out the rot. We need to pray, pray, pray and let Jesus live through us in love to a mean world, that we might make disciples.
    God Bless You Pilgrim, Your Pastor and your Church. Pray for us, we live in the same world.

  2. pastor Mike says:

    Your pastor is surrendered to God’s will. We win in the end no matter how tough this game gets.

  3. Bill Fortney says:

    You are so right on both counts, yes the battle has already been won, we simply must live it out here! I love you Mike, keep on for Him!!!

  4. Scotty B says:

    Thanks, Bill, for sharing this insightful message. It is always a blessing to learn what others are teaching from the pulpit, and seeing how others are moving along in their journey to meet, and rely upon, Jesus.

  5. Rodney McKnight says:

    Thanks for sharing that message Bill…Our pastors seem similar..Also, I too have seen “The Case for Christ”. The book stays by my beside and I reread it often as I am astounded at the evidence there is for Christ…It can truly be successfully argued that the only object of faith that is solidly supported by the evidence of history and archeology and literature and experience is Jesus. No other religion, mysticisms, crystals, buddhists, Islam, oriental mysticicisms, has these to support faith…I’m quoting someone here but I forgot who…I wanted to mention another good book if it is OK. Mary Neal, MD wrote a book a while back “To Heaven and Back” about her near death experience. I feel it is one of the credible books out there about NDE. She has just come out with a second book “7 Lessons From Heaven” which I am reading and it seems very worthwhile too. Just mention these to anyone who might want to read more about how God and His son are working in people’s life…for the benefit of other people…kind of like He has been working in your life to share His word…

  6. Bill Fortney says:

    Thanks Rodney, I just bought Dr Neal’s book to read on the plane heading to the Tetons, thank you for being such a great brother in the Lord!!!

  7. Dan Smedra says:

    Thanks for the post, Bill!

  8. You still alive and OK?

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