Yesterday, I read Bristol Palin’s blog entry to President Obama. It was well written, and she made some very valid points. Mainstream media headlines, of course, are saying that Bristol “attacks” Obama. The comments made about her blog in Huffington Post (not on her blog) are nothing but derogatory, insulting and downright mean. Odd that everyone defended Sandra Fluke when Rush Limbaugh called her an ugly name, she even got a phone call from the prez himself, but when Bill Maher says much worse about Bristol and her family, many people only add insult to injury.
These days, the only people it’s ok to “bully” are Christians and Republicans. It reminds me of a scripture from the Bible: “And this is the condemnation, that light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, nor does he come to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (John 3:19-20)
Before anyone blows a gasket, I am not suggesting that Republicans are the light of the world. Christ is the light of the world. As we all know, some Republican politicians, as well as Democrats, come with a boatload of personal issues. On this particular post, I am referencing the differences between the major political parties on issues such as abortion and the definition of marriage; not necessarily taxes, economics, or governmental policy.
People can be ruthless when one dares to disagree with their way of thinking on the major issues of the world today. If you take a public Biblical stand against homosexuality, premarital sex/adultery, or abortion you better have your armor on, because you will have just invited war upon your own head. Too many people who know/believe the truth keep silent because of the fear of backlash. But, if you do stand up for the truth, no matter what others say, don't apologize for it.
The Bible has lost its authority in the hearts of mankind. I suppose, if one chooses to live life in a worldly way, it’s easier to believe that there is no God of the Bible, because if there’s no God, there’ll be no judgment. I think people forget (or perhaps don’t know) that they don’t clean themselves up, they accept Christ, and He does that for us. He sets us free. Then again, many don’t want change, they want the darkness.
This post reminded me of a song the Staplers used to sing at the Pentecostal Church on Tuscaloosa Street in the 70’s. Of course I didn’t find them on YouTube, but I did find DC Talk.
Life was filled with guns and war
And all of us got trampled on the floor
I wish we’d all been ready
Children died, the days grew cold
A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold,
I wish we’d all been ready.
There’s no time to change your mind,
The Son has come, and you’ve been left behind.