America is too young To Die

We Can Kill Our Children And Change Our Sex
by Shane Idleman

Almost a year ago, I wrote an article with a similar title when the so-called “Reproductive Health Act” passed in New York with thunderous applause in the state Senate chamber. I could not believe what I was reading: “People actually applauded the slaughtering of children.”

Was I having a dream . . . a nightmare? Was this real? “Who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.” (Psalm 12:8).

Regardless of your political views, we should all be “heartbroken” at the state of our nation today. For example, by supporting certain candidates, many are cheering that healthy 9-month-old babies can be removed “limb-by-limb.” You may say, “But I’m not cheering abortion.” If you support those who support it, you are—let that sink in.

You’re also cheering that children can be influenced by “transgenderism” and be encouraged to change their sex, which is not possible by the way.

Cheering that Congress will attempt to remove all “male pronouns.” The list of insanity that you’re supporting is endless.

Granted, these issues have been in America for years, but there is a huge difference between a politician who encourages “perversion and murder”, and one who fights against it. And I’m getting very frustrated at those who say, “But the Republicans haven’t done much to stop abortion either.”

The reason is that “adversaries” in the House and Senate have “fought” for abortion rights, namely Catholic hypocrites Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, to mention a few. The enemy of our soul has done a great job “preventing” the shutting down of “abortion mills” and silencing churches via “silent” pastors. The view that Republicans haven’t done much is really just an “excuse” and a straw man argument.

I’m not writing this from a political party standpoint—I’m writing this from a God-fearing standpoint. When human life is “devalued”, atrocities such as the “Holocaust, slavery, sex-trafficking and abortion occur.” God help us when we ignore our calling to “confront” evil. But how did we get here and what can we do?

As I said in a recent sermon and article, both titled, “The Great Reset of the Church” Jesus warned the lukewarm church in Laodicea. “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing. But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” (Revelation 3:15-17)

I believe that the church in America resembles the Laodicean church more than at any other time in our history. Sadly, “conviction” is replaced with “complacency”, and God’s “glory” is often replaced with “gimmicks and marketing” ploys. Just look at the top sermons viewed on “social media” today. The preachers are “motivational” speakers, not voices “crying in the wilderness.” It’s about being bigger and better instead of holier and humble.

Like many today, the Laodiceans thought that they were in the center of God’s will. They were large, wealthy, and involved in the community. They looked at numbers, but Jesus looked at the heart and said that they were “wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

His strong words were meant to “convict and challenge”, not “coddle and comfort.” In order to confront the massive cultural shift mentioned above, the church must be revived: “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)

How did we get here? “A deathlike, deep slumber, has overtaken the church and God has allowed the complete breakdown of society. The beacon of light has faded, the salt has lost its savor, and the message of the cross has been edited out of most sermons. We have lost our fervor for the truth.”

Consider the following and how they may have played a role in where we are today—applauding murder and perversion:

“The media is influencing the church. The politically correct police are on high alert. You can mention God as long as you don’t mention His absolute truth. You can mention Jesus as long as He was just a good teacher. And you can embrace religion as long as it’s all-inclusive. Pastors are required to be politically correct rather than biblically correct to be accepted. The trend in churches is to be welcoming, but primarily affirming. Sermons are designed to tickle the ear but not convict the heart. God help us.”

Additionally, many Christians enjoy programs about the “occult, vampires, witches, zombies, illicit sex, and other perversions of the truth.” A Christian should not be entertained by darkness. If we are, our heart needs spiritual resuscitation. “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6).

The church cannot be political . . . unless it’s “politically correct.” I’m often reminded of God’s words to Jeremiah, “I have not sent these pastors but they ran. I have not spoken to them but they spoke. But had they truly stood in My counsel, they would have turned the people from their evil ways” (paraphrasing Jeremiah 23:21). I agree with Leonard Ravenhill here: “We need more prophets in our pulpits and less puppets.” God uses true prophetic voices to confront and convict.

I make no apologies for the “controversial” content of this article. When we fail to confront, we confirm. When we fail to confront destructive ideas and philosophies, we are, in essence, confirming them. To state the obvious, we become part of the problem. We cannot change what we will not confront.

As I often say, this battle is for the very soul of our nation. It’s our choice—“stand or fall.” Watch the video on defending the faith below.

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