Why Are We Surprised?

Kirk Cameron has been slammed for his view that marriage is as old as dirt – from God – and it should always be between a man and a woman. His remark that gay marriage is unnatural has been declared by some as hate speech. Piers Morgan wanted to get Cameron to respond because he knew what Cameron would say.

In his statement after the interview Cameron wrote this:

I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America. I should be able to express moral views on social issues – especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years – without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach “tolerance” that I need to either bend my beliefs totheir moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.

In any society that is governed by the rule of law, some form of morality is always imposed. It’s inescapable. But it is also a complicated subject, and that is why I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect.

What I find amazing is that Christians are getting all upset over this. But why on earth are we surprised. We know that this will happen. We know that it will get worse, and we know the outcome.

2 Tim 3:1 says But know this: difficult times will come in the last days. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to the form of religion but denying its power.

2 Tim 4:1 Before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom, I solemnly charge you: 2 proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.a 4 They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But as for you, keep a clear head about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

It’s going to get a lot worse. Are we ready to stand on the Gospel which is Jesus Christ? Let’s not be surprised. let’s persevere!!

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