Test of Faith
For lack of a better term, we have graduated to living in a fascist society. Oh, and just for saying that I could have FBI, police or special agents knocking down my door anytime now, right? Sounds ridiculous but it’s TRUE.
Those of you who didn’t believe that we live in a society where our churches are TOLD what to preach and not preach about, then you’re going to have a huge eye-opener!
Have you taken the pill? Embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill).
It’s nice to live in a world where you have total bliss, isn’t it? Well, that’s long gone…
Recently I had some experiences where it jolted my world apart. I didn’t realize it at first, it was a slow road to the finish line…but it finally reached its destination at the end of a dead end road. If you’d like to know what I speak of then you would have to understand what it’s like to lose a family member, but they didn’t die!
The facts are hard to express into words, for words don’t give its full meaning. Why did it happen? At first, I didn’t know…I thought it was related to other issues within the family, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s because of what I do here and elsewhere in my life according to my faith. The people, yes it was more than one…who don’t appreciate my beliefs. Although this came over a period of a couple of years, my heart kept telling me there was hope. Then, when I attempted to make these relationships closer, it was a failed attempt and I was even told that I needed to seek professional help. Yes, my own family told me that I needed a shrink because I wanted a closer relationship with them. So, I’ve been grieving and this has been very hard on me. The red pill was a big one! It hurt when I swallowed.
What did I do next? I buried myself in work, school and research…although I’m not currently at work…I’m on medical leave…I buried myself in everything else…and then I realized it extended even further to more than two.
Pulling away has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. My heart aches and my life feels so empty. GOD has blessed me with people (who I don’t know), who’ve come from out of the blue to give me moral support. Although there are only a few, very few who know what I’ve been dealing with, people seemed to be coming my way to support me and my ministry.
Why am I telling you my deepest secrets? Because GOD told me too. You see, we live in a world where there is conditions placed upon everything, even love…and most importantly FAITH!
Faith is the condition which man has attacked the hardest.
We no longer live in a free country. We don’t live in a world of peace. These have been taken from us. We no longer live in a country where we can speak our mind, and choose our faith.
One of the greatest abuses of government power against religious liberty has just occurred. And the world where right was right and wrong was wrong, is now the opposite.
I shortened the article for lack of space but the link is below, as well as other pertaining to this case.
City of Houston demands (5) pastors turn over sermons
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.
Among those slapped with a subpoena is Steve Riggle, the senior pastor of Grace Community Church. He was ordered to produce all speeches and sermons related to Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality and gender identity.
Rev. Dave Welch, executive director of the Texas Pastor Council, also received a subpoena. He said he will not be intimidated by the mayor.
We can no longer remain silent. We must stand together – because one day – the government might come for your pastor.
Motion Filed in Harris County:
Non-discrimination ordinance Rejected:
TAKE A STAND! Time is coming to a point where all mankind will have to make a stand. A stand for GOD, or against GOD.
What’s your decision? Do you see what’s coming? Oh, yes…we’re in the kitchen and the heat is climbing! There will be no lukewarm decisions because they will make you choose…and even if your head doesn’t make the ‘chopping block’ then GOD will make you choose. Time is drawing to a close….you can’t hide.