Darker by the day

In Nashville today (July 15) the temperature should reach into the 90s and the  sun will be shining brightly. That should be the norm for the rest of this week and month.

On the outside, our world appears bright and cheery. Yet, underneath, where it really counts, our world is growing darker by the day.

Baptist Press posted two stories on July 14 that give credence to my belief. There are many more. Just watch the evening news and pick up tomorrow’s daily newspaper where you live. Space here, however, is limited so I will focus on these two stories.

First, which comes as no surprise, the Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay and bisexual adult leaders. This comes about two  years to the anniversary of the Boy Scouts allowing openly gay  Scouts.

Supposedly, religious organizations, such as churches, that sponsor Scout troops can still choose their own leaders. It sounds good now, but do we really think it will stand the test of time? All it will take is one lawsuit and Boy Scouts of America will cave as they have already.

It’s time for Southern Baptist churches especially to wash their hands of BSA and turn their focus back on Royal Ambassadors. RAs provides many of the same opportunities that Boy Scouts did. Plus it will educate a new generation of boys about Southern Baptist missions.

The second Baptist Press story, if true, and it appears to be, is evil multiplied.

An executive of Planned Parenthood, a national provider of abortions, was caught on video negotiating the sale of body parts gained through partial birth abortions.

Apparently the story is true because the vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood didn’t deny it in a press release.  Instead, he defended it.

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Abortion for abortion’s sake is wrong and to sell body parts is not only wrong and evil, it is illegal.  Baptist Press reported that “Selling or buying fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, according to Title 42 of the U.S. Code.” I wonder how long it will take a federal judge to strike that law off the books.

The only good thing about the world getting darker by the day is that means the light of Christ will shine even brighter. It’s up to us, as Christians, to proclaim His name and allow Jesus Christ to illuminate the dark world in which we live.


10 Responses to “Darker by the day”

  1. Ray Phifer Says:

    Our hope is built on Jesus’ blood and righteousness. With all the gloom in the world we have that hope and in the end when he comes to get us we win!!

  2. Thurman Seber Says:

    true…. well said and praise god for the truth being spoken..

  3. Bob Lawson Says:

    Thank GOd for our eternal light that will never be extinguished.

  4. Mike Johnson, Pastor West End Baptist Church Says:

    All I can say is “Even So, Come Lord Jesus”!

  5. Patrick Haygood Says:

    All the more reason for Christians to be Salt and Light!

  6. Harold Miller Says:

    I think of the passage in 2 Chronicles when Saul died and the turbulent times transitioning to David as king. We’re told that the tribe of Issachar understood the present time and knew what to do. I think that God wants no less for us in these times.

  7. Ruby H. Brown Says:

    The Bible speaks of a time when people will call evil good and good evil.

  8. Russ Manger Says:

    You are Right on Lonnie!! Darkness; it is coming from a culture that does not love God or consider His ways. Paul said it best in Romans 1:28-” And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” As a follower of Christ, we should not be amazed by what the world is capable of doing. What is amazing to me is the number of lost hearts in this world who have lost their “first love.” Without God, we are truly doomed to follow satan to ruin. Thankfully, God is still on His throne waiting for people to turn to Him. May we as Christians maintain our focus on witnessing to the lost by the way we revere Christ and His teachings!! Blessings! Russ

  9. Laura Beth Brundage Says:

    Trail Life Seems to be another alternative to BSA. They are Christian based.

  10. Melissa Feagins Says:

    My sons are in Cub and Boy Scouts and are/were involved in RAs through 5th grade. That kind of program is not available for middle & high school boys, at least at my chuch. My husband and I are the Scout leaders, so the homosexual issue won’t come up with our sons, but I do pray daily for the organization and the boys it influences.

    Planned Parenthood makes me sick. This is just so blatantly wrong that even the vocally pro-abortion people I know cannot defend it.

    Lawlessness is increasing…Jesus said it would.

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