Seasonal deviations and Course corrections
It was amazing to find out that the bible is not silent about slave trade:
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine (1 Timothy 1:9-10).
In the words of George Hamilton IV, “slaves worked on farms growing cotton to make white shirts for Christian folks to wear to church on Sunday,” whereas it is contrary to sound doctrine!
God’s men (the likes of William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wesley) rose up against slave trade and today it is basically gone.
In our days, we have some deviations: homosexuality and greed.
It’s amazing how some people purport to be Christian leaders and go for gay when categorically bible is clear about it in the same verse that condemns slave trade (above). Quite interesting that another name for homosexuality is Sodomy–that was the reason for which Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed! Today the definition of the word is being tempered down, just as the word gay no longer means “merry, cheerful, or jolly.”
Greed! We have of big shots in our generation who stash away monies in countries with obscure names because the eagle is watching UK, USA, and Switzerland. Funds for generations of downlines are piped to Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, seeming to fulfill: “Riches disappear in the blink of an eye; wealth sprouts wings and flies off into the wild blue yonder”–since we know the monies would never return!
How did Sodom fair with greed? “Sodom’s sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door.” (Ezekiel 16:49)
The cycle goes on and on! Men who made legitimate wealth are not remembered two generations down the line, what then could be the fate of those who hoard illegitimate wealth? Crops of d deceivers mingle with godly people to plant evil character in God’s field. I imagine God saying as He once said: “Let them grow together FOR NOW!”
Twenty years ago, a homosexual was a fag; ten years ago, he was a homosexual; but today he is gay.
There is a cycle by which everything gets cleaned out: Ecclesiastes 1:6-7, 9
The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
It is a matter of time, these too shall pass away; what is unnatural will die a natural death. However, it is important to know what one stands for or against, and why: so that we are not blown away by the winds of deviation!