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  • Writer's pictureLouie Monteith


(Isa 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Why is it that nowadays good things are called bad and bad things are called good? It is like Isaiah’s day when there was a great falling away from the faith. You think America would learn from history and be true to the statement written on our money, “IN GOD WE TRUST”. No, but now that phrase is just a sentiment. Now you can call “God” anybody or anything. The recent elections make your stomach turn if you are a Christian committed to the scriptures. How left can the right get? Well, praise God, my faith is in Jesus as the Ruler of all, how about yours?

How can decent people call evil good, and good evil? The mindset of our nation was recently evidenced in this past election. It alarms me to see what people believe about homosexuality. Many now believe it is genetic. How anti-biblical that is! (Gen 19; Lev 18:22, 20:13, Rom 1:27). And now they are trying to add homosexuality into the race issue. Homosexuality is not a race issue or a biological issue, it is a moral issue according to God’s Word.

How can decent people put darkness for light by allowing adults and even young people to enter a public library and access pornography on the Internet? How can decent people put bitter for sweet? How about a cartoon that profanely and blasphemously depicts God drinking beer and an equal to Satan?

I’m sorry, every now and then I get outraged and have to speak out like Isaiah. We’ve got it all backward, inside out, and upside-down! And the answer is not being judgmental toward lost sinners, or to take up the sword and do some senseless thing that will bring a reproach upon the name of Christ. I believe our only recourse is: (2 Chr 7:14) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

“God give us a heart for prayer and for the mercy of God for our nation. God help us to speak the truth in love and to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Eph 4:15, 5:11)

Dear Christian, you are going to stand out like a sore thumb in our society. But really you are a light in the darkness (Eph 5:8). In God’s agape love, stand up and speak up, and confess the Lord Jesus before men! (Acts 2:14, 38, 4:29, 31; Mat 10:32-33).



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