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Gay man sues Bible Publishers

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

We all knew this was coming, so it’s not a surprise.  Here’s a link to the article:

‘Gay’ man sues Bible publishers

The interesting twist here, which I did not expect, is how the Bible versions issue ties in with it.

This guy is representing himself at court in these cases, so his law suit is unlikely to go anywhere, but there will be more like him (but better prepared) in the future. 

But, “… see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass….”  (Matthew 24:6)

Yes, they have removed the Ten Commandments and nativity scenes from public property.  Yes, there are now perpetual lawsuits over the “One Nation Under God” in the Pledge of Allegience.  Yes, the U.S. Treasury has sneakily removed “In God We Trust” from the face of the new dollar coins.

But, there is much worse to come.  One day soon, they will be killing us and thinking they are doing God a favor by doing so.

We should oppose every intrusion of government into religion.  We should mobilize our friends and our churches against the anti-Christ spirit in our courts, legislatures, and the executive branch.  However, let’s not get overly worked-up over it.  “All these things must come to pass.”

If you want to get worked up over something, if you want to lose sleep over something, let it be the winning of more souls for Christ.

The time is so short.  Of course the world is going to hate us.  Of course evil people will attempt to take away our rights.  Soon, they’ll be taking away our money and our property, imprisoning us, and killing us.

That doesn’t matter right now.  We know how the book ends.  We know that there are many more martyrs for Christ yet to be made (maybe you or I).  We can’t change that.

What does matter right now, and what we can make a difference with, is the winning of souls. 

We can’t change the course on which humanity has set itself.  We cannot change end-times events foretold in prophecy 2,000 years ago and testified of in the very newspaper and TV-news headlines we see every day.  But, we can win one more soul.  We can point one more person to Heaven.  We can help one more person understand that their sin can be forgiven and that they can have peace with God.

We need to understand the difference between what we can change, and what we cannot change.  Where will our effort be useless, and where will it be useful?  What is worth losing sleep over, and what is not?

Time is short.  Let’s go out and win one more.