I started writing a post about leadership and how God can help you lead but I had to put the brakes on that one when I saw and read the article linked below.
Unfortunately, this ties nicely into a series of posts I had done concerning the apostasy of the church. I think I was numbering them but I’m going to forgo that and just subtitle this one “The Apostasy of the Church – a continuing story.”
When I speak of the apostasy of the church, I am referring to the apostasy from within.
I’m sitting here right now and I can’t quite get my head around what is happening in our world. I am, however, reminded of what Paul wrote in Ephesians:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age.” (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV)
There are so many things wrong with this that I can’t even begin to write them down. The first is that she is a lesbian.
Let me be clear that I do not condone her lifestyle choice. It’s clear in Leviticus 18:22 where God is stating that man will not lie with man as he does with woman. While not clearly stated here, we can make the assumption that He also meant that women should not lie with women. It is, however, clear in Romans 1:26:
“For this cause, God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:…”
Now to address her stance on abortion. Where do I begin with this?
Here is a quote from Ragsdale taken from a Rewire article she co-wrote in 2008:
“Thirty years ago, abortion was seen as a positive advancement — medically, socially, and religiously. … From a religious perspective, abortion enabled women to be responsible stewards of their God-given gifts and talents — to make decisions about how to order their lives so that they could best use those gifts to serve God and the common good,” she co-wrote in an article published by Rewire in 2008.
“But now, after decades of badgering and finger-wagging from the purportedly morally superior Right, not only are individual women succumbing to obligatory guilt where once there was relief and gratitude, but even the pro-choice movement has jumped on the bandwagon,” Ragsdale said, opining that certain terminology is harmful to the cause as it “dispar[ages], rather than “rejoic[es] in, abortion.”
I find it impossible to rejoice in the death of an unborn child.
in the article, she also states that nowhere in the Bible does it say that the unborn are people. And yet, abortions can be performed in their trimester. If you look at the picture of the fetus during the their trimester, I would have to say that it looks very much like a person. Psalm 127:3 states this very clearly:
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
It doesn’t get much clearer than that.
The bottom line is that we need to stand up for what is right. The church is not a building but the body of Christ. We are the church.
I will first say, upfront, that I won’t chastise anyone who is Lutheran or Catholic or Episcopalian but one thing we can do is to abandon these organized religions that teach apostasy and go back to having Bible study within our homes. Remember that when two or more are gathered in His name, He is there in the midst of them.
This post might agitate some but I think this something that needs to be brought out into the light. The comments section is open if you wish to discuss this further. 🙂