Essential Discernment

Jesus warned us. 
“Watch out that you are not deceived” (Luke 21:8). 

Wake up, Christian.  Who are you following?

Who is it torching buildings and throwing frozen water bottles at the heads of police and passersby?  Who is it drop-kicking toddlers, punching the unsuspecting elderly with their walkers, assassinating political rivals point blank and in cold blood, and shooting innocent children in their strollers?  Who is looting, stealing other people’s livelihoods and belongings?  Who is committing arson, setting wildfires that ravage our nation’s forests?  Who is threatening peaceful neighborhoods in the cities and suburbs and marching in the streets, giving the finger, and shouting f-bombs as if those are the only two things they know how to do besides vandalize?  Who is pouring quick-set cement outside of the exit doors to prevent escape of those innocents they intentionally desire to burn alive? 

100% Antifa is 100% bad company. 

These people are not Christians. They are not motivated by love.  If you’re with them, you’re not with Christ.  If you’re with THEM, you’re against GOD. 

If you’re with THEM, the judgment of God will come upon you, too. 

Please wake up and repent.

Years ago, I wrote a blog post called Bad Company.  It was about how Martin Luther King, Jr’s peaceful protest movement for civil rights became hijacked by those with a different agenda.  Black Lives Matter is no different.  Billed initially as a loving movement of social justice everyone could applaud, it has gone dangerously off-track toward a different agenda altogether. 

Undiscerning Christians are being swept along in its evil riptide. 

Do they not see, or have they capitulated?  Even you pastors…are you one of them?  What pastor in his or her right mind thinks it’s okay to assault all police because of the rare bad apple? Is the color of one’s skin God’s litmus test for goodness?  No!  How did we go—in 19 short years—from lauding first responders as our nation’s bravest and finest on 9/11 to acronym graffiti “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bad)? 

The author of the Book of Hebrews explains God’s view this way, “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. (Hebrews 6:4-6)

Reread Hebrews above. 
Discernment is vital and needed every moment. 
The lines of right and wrong are being blurred before our very eyes. 
Take stock of where you are. 

“Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out,” He says. “There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not accept My words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day (John 12:31, 48).

That applies to former self-proclaimed Christians who have fallen away, too.  Bad company is taking some there. Don’t let it be you.

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on September 12, 2020

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