Yesterday morning, while talking to the Lord, I told Him, “God, one of my favorite things about you is that there is no gray area. You are black or white, there is no in-between”.
We live in a society where everything is mixed and confusing; right is often perceived as wrong and wrong is accepted as right. Marriage has been molded into something God never designed it to be, the killing of innocent life has been named “healthcare”, genders apparently no longer exist and everything we do is based off of “feelings” regardless of spiritual facts. We, as a society, have lost our way in the night because we allowed the darkness to push out the Sun.
I often wonder what Jesus would do if He sat in a modern-day church service. Would He even recognize the stories being preached from the pulpit? Would He be angry at the pastors for teaching something He never stood for or disappointed at the congregation for listening to false teachings? I think He would, I think He would be hurt at what we have allowed to happen to His Father’s house.
Jesus was not politically correct. To Him, sin was wrong, and righteousness was right, there was no “gray area”. Jesus called the Pharisees and Scribes hypocrites, show-offs, greedy, selfish, oppressors, fools, blind, self-righteous and many other things (Mat 23), does that sound politically correct to you? In modern day society Jesus would not be accepted. He would be deemed unkind and shunned by the masses because the masses want to feel good and conviction is not a friendly feeling.
We have confused judgement with condemnation. Paul did not condemn people, but he did judge their walk with God (1 Cor 5:12). If someone said they were a Christ follower yet continually lived a life in contradiction to Christ, Paul wanted nothing to do with them (1 Cor 5:11). Is that wrong? Many, most, would say yes, but I wonder- maybe Paul was so in love with Jesus, so infatuated with the truth of the Word, so in covenant with God, that to hear someone say they knew Jesus yet watch them live a life contrary to God, was simply something Paul could not associate with. When Jesus saved the adulterous woman He told her, “go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11). By this we know that Jesus judged her actions as sinful and that God expects us to leave our old lives behind, our old sins behind, because we cannot be the same people we used to be after we encounter the Lord.
Sin pushes God away, therefore God cannot be in covenant with it. Yes, God loves the sinner, but He loves them enough to want them free from sin so they, we, can be fully His. When Adam and Eve fell, when they allowed sin into their lives, God asked them, “where art thou?” (Gen 3:11). God was not asking Adam where he was physically, He was asking Adam where he was spiritually: sin had caused Adam to be removed from God’s presence.
Just like back in the Garden of Eden, sin causes US to be removed from God’s presence. God wants us close but sin keeps us separated.
Is this post going to upset people? I fully expect it will, but we are living in a society where we are loving people right into hell and it has to stop. We cannot put Government views above God or political correctness above conviction. Jesus did not come to this world to make us “feel” good but rather to rip the veil off of sin and show us what sin does to the soul. He came to save us, to give us a choice of life or death, right or wrong, salvation or destruction. Jesus came to separate the Word from the world, heaven from hell, and God from satan. Jesus is the Great Divider, He pierces the darkness in order to make way for the light.
There is no gray area with God, it’s either right or wrong, and if it’s wrong, get rid of it because God cannot be around it.