Pastor's Corner

30 Mar
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Mid-Week Challenge

Mid-Week Challenge

 Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia proved the power of the people Monday as he vetoed a bill passed to protect people and business acting on their religious conviction from being forced to provide services for homosexuals and transgendered individuals and couples.  Unfortunately the power of the people came not from within his state but from the deep pockets of industry outside his state who threatened to pull business if he signed the bill into law. Governor Deal had openly supported parts of the bill but changed his tune when the NFL threatened to pull the future Super Bowl and Hollywood said they would pull future movies from being made there. 

In his reasoning Deal said, “The bill allowed outsiders to cast doubt on the character of Georgia and Georgians.  Georgia is a welcoming state filled with warm, friendly and loving people. Our people work side by side without regard to the color of our skin, or the religion we adhere to…That is the character of Georgia. I intend to do my part to keep it that way.”

It is amazing how quickly a person’s convictions are turned when money is involved.  Maybe the passing of the bill would have confirmed that Georgians have common sense and an understanding of democracy.  What about the rights of business owners and those of the individual who do not wish to have a lifestyle choice forced upon them in commerce or in the locker room?  What about the voters who put this governor in office? The people of Georgia were forced to protect themselves from an overreaching Federal government and a kneejerk reactionary, politically correct charged movement that actually puts people in danger, but the governor vetoed their wishes.  Businesses have been forced to declare bankruptcy, middle school aged children are forced to deal with issues they are too young to understand and parents are forced to pull their children out of public schools and take on debt to afford private schools as a means of protection.  The politically correct actions of this governor says more about his ability to get in line with the status quo than his ability to be a true leader.

You might not be the governor of a state but you are your own leader.  You have influence and to the people around you it is more than any activist might have on them.  Don’t just get in line with the prevailing political movements, show some backbone and stand up for what you believe to be correct.  Know what you believe and why.  Be prepared to defend your position and take action when necessary. 

1 Peter 3:15-17 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

Serving the Savior, 

Bro. Jonathan

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