Earlier this year, I joined with the move locally, to voice support for the retention of the Anti-buggery Laws in Trinidad and Tobago. In this regard I have had several social media posts that addressed the issue. While many persons understood our position, there were folks who objected to our stand. I share with you today one such objection and my response to this.
I am in disbelief that the church would fight against this knowing fully well that all these things must come to pass in the fullness of time before the return of the Saviour. .it just clearly shows that ministers appear not to understand or appreciate that the world is being prepared for His second coming..When you see these things rejoice for your redemption draweth nigh...don't waste time praying against these things because it will come to pass. .just watch and pray as Jesus commanded and let God's will be done...just my take on this whole thing.
CS via facebook
Thanks for your comment. Indeed our salvation is near than when we first believed. Our understanding of the imminent return of the Lord and our recognition of the signs that would accompany same, do not preclude us from taking a stand for righteousness, prayerful resistance to ungodliness in our nation and making an attempt to influence national policy in a direction that can invite the grace of God to be extended toward our nation. I think that we, as the church, still have the responsibility to represent Christ in the earth. We are still called to be His witnesses!
I am not sure if you would also suggest that because we know that the end is near and these things would come to pass, we should not purchase property, not vote, not send our children to school or not save money. While these may seem to be extreme in relation to your statement, it points us to the obvious reality — we must occupy until He comes.
Further, several parts of the world today are experiencing severe famine, should we consider the efforts of the churches and para-church organisations that assist in relief, a waste of time also? Do we say that any efforts to negotiate peace and avert armed conflict in various parts the world is also nonsensical? If I am to erect a building, would it also be a waste of time to adhere to earthquake resistant building codes? Each of these is a significant feature of the end times birth pains. But the truth is, while earthquakes are included in Christ’s eschatological prophecies, an earthquake today does not signal the end tomorrow. In this regard, even though we are conscious of the fact that the last days are upon us, we are still unaware of the specific time of its comprehensive unveiling. In the meantime, our sojourn has to be one of usefulness to the Kingdom of God.
Our message then must continue to be “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand”. Our effort must still be to call men to repentance and lead them to the saving grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The increasing darkness of this world would cause the light of Christ to shine brighter. It would also cause those who are not truly of Christ to fade into obscurity, as the difference between them and the world become more and more inconspicuous.
Quite interestingly, a significant sign today that is evidential of the last day, is the weakness of many who profess Christ, to stand on the side of Truth, as found in God’s Word. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron…” (1 Tim. 4:1-2). Many within the church seem to be deceived by the delusions of the enemy in relation to the LGBT issue. They are comfortable echoing the sentiments of the world, rather than the Word of God.
In concluding, let me say this: quite a significant cross-section of the Christian community are still missing the point of the battle we are faced with. What is being established around the world and now, here in Trinidad and Tobago, is an effort to silence the Church. I said it before and I would say it again - this have very little to do with the Buggery Law per se. That is just a minor part of the whole plot. There is a move to eradicate all knowledge of God and the things of God from our society. Their intention is to create an environment where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not acceptable. Their objective is to develop a society in which God and the things of God are deemed to be irrelevant and outdated. Their intention is to indoctrinate our society, beginning with the children, to ensure that the perverted sub-culture LGBTQIA and secular humanism is accepted as normal and seen as love. It is their position that the message of God as articulated by Judeo-Christianity is to be interpreted as one of hate, which must be eliminated from our society. This indoctrination has already begun. In Canada, it is called SOGI 123.
“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” (Ez. 33:7)