Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"Peace, Peace" (Part I of VI)
The 13th chapter of Ezekial has always been an interesting one to me because false prophets are calling for “peace, peace when there is no peace.” Everyone wants peace but God demands that peace be on His terms. That is, while we seek the type of peace where everyone gets along at almost any cost, God doesn’t. God offers a different kind of peace for those who are faithful to His commands and truths. Namely, it is a righteous peace found only in God. In this chapter of Ezekial, I find it fascinating that God says He will tear down the walls which the false prophets have whitewashed. In other words, God will tear down these promises of peace which compromise (whitewash) His word. I tend to think that liberal and conservative legislators dramatically sitting next to each other during the state of the union, in a new call to civility, is a whitewash. Christians appeasing radical Islam is a whitewash. Seekers of appeasement cry “peace, peace when there is no peace”. This country has become so divided along moral lines that I wonder who we think we are kidding. Anti-abortion advocates will no more be at peace with the abortionist’s agenda than those opposed to the homosexual agenda will be at peace with the homosexual marriage and family agenda. And they shouldn’t be. Likewise, true Christians will never be at peace with the radical Muslim agenda of having Sharia law govern this nation, which was founded on Judeo-Christian values. These moral issues represent a wall which the Christian faith is not to whitewash (compromise) - - - that is, not be at peace with. As I’ll mention again in a few days, President Obama declared that we are no longer a Christian nation. How did that happen? Too many principles, values, and tenets of the faith have been continually compromised so there would be an appearance (whitewash) of peace. Peace with whom? Those who have an anti-Christian and sometimes anti-American agenda insist that we should not oppose them so that there can be civility and peace. To oppose them is called uncivil. According to the Bible, God is quite “uncivil” about whitewashing His word. God says, “I will break down the wall that you have smeared with whitewash, and bring it to the ground, so that its foundation will be laid bare.” Further, God declares that He will send His “wrath upon those who have smeared it with whitewash.” Well, I don’t know about you but that sounds a bit “uncivil” to me!! We may sell ourselves and our nation out by actively crying for peace via compromising (whitewashing) God’s commands and truths, but, God is not mocked. As long as we cry “peace, peace” with each other in this compromising manner, we and this world will have no peace with God.