A fox was being chased by a huntsmen and begged a wood cutter whom he saw to hide him. The man told him to go into his hut. Soon after wards the the huntsmen arrived and asked if he had seen a fox pass that way. “No,” he answered, but as he spoke, he jerked a thumb towards the place where the fox was hiding. However they believed his statement and did not take the hint. When the fox saw that they had gone, he came out and make off without speaking. The woodman reproached him for not even saying a word of acknowledgment for his deliverance. “I would have thanked you,” the fox called, “if your actions and your character agreed with your words.”
This fable is aimed at men, who make public profession of virtue but behave like rogues. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Actions Speak Louder than Words)
So it is with our ultimate source for judging all behaviors, our holy scriptures. Where we find the following recorded, “They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, beingÂ abominable and disobedient unto every good work reprobate,” Titus 1:16.
In America, same sex marriages and gay adoptions are disobedient, abominable and reprobate behaviors to God. And must be condemned, by God’s body of believers! Working to turn back all governmental efforts that say through legislation, it isn’t.
What a shame that Christian chaplainsÂ while ministering to our troops can’t pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Uttering such words can’t be substituted with just Amen, when concluding a prayer. Because, we have this scriptural directive. “And whatever you ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son,” said Jesus Christ. And for the sake of emphasis, Jesus immediately repeated himself. “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it,” John 14:13-14. Keep in mind that our God isn’t a grab bag for attaining goodies. Jesus dropped this nugget that requires deep discernment. “Therefore don’t be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask him,” Matthew 6:8. And for our spiritual discernment, Jesus gave us this syllabus for our prayerful study, found in Matthew 6:9-13.
America professes to know God, but today, that’s rather questionable. Because America continues to shelf everything important to God. Titus 1:16 aptly describes modern America. So watch for some discussions describing the America God blessed.