From the Pastor's Desk
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
There is a lot of negative things taking place in our world today. There has never been a time of so much hate, turmoil, and a desire to control and rule as there is today. We are definitely living in the perilous times that Paul wrote about in his letter to young Timothy.
(2 Timothy 3:1).
But as Christians we are in this world but not of this world. It pains me to see so many that profess the name of Christ take on the same views, politics, and position as this world does. Some do it because they are more faithful to a political party than they are to God. Then others do just trying to take the easy less controversial way in life.
Betty Wein retells an old tale she heard from Elie Wiesel. A just man comes to Sodom hoping to save the city. He pickets. What else can he do? He goes from street to street, from marketplace to marketplace, shouting, “Men and women, repent. What you are doing is wrong. It will kill you; it will destroy you.” They laugh, but he goes on shouting, until one day a child stops him and says. “Poor stranger don’t you see it’s useless?” “Yes,” the man replies. “Then why do you go on?” the child ask. “At first I was convinced that I would change them. Now I go on shouting because I don’t want them to change me.”