Sunday, May 8, 2016

Loss of Compassion or Discernment?

It is with a heavy heart, I've been doing some serious soul searching.  There is a realization about myself and this place that I wasn't ready to accept, much less embrace.  In listening to the various opinions in America, from political to religious to morality to the label of terrorist and hate speech, there are a whole lot of folks who'd best not come knocking on my door when this mess collapses.  I'm usually a fairly patient person, and try not to be too judgmental or at least give folks space to "come around," but there isn't time for that anymore.  If you've had more than two conversations with me, you know where I stand on the following issues, but I will post my perspective publicly here, so there is no misunderstanding.  I'd hate for someone to waste their time and effort trying to make it here when they would only be refused or sent away . . .

Since this is an election year, let's start with politics.  Extremists abound on both sides and I don't want to listen to or feed either side.  Most of the Bernie fans I've heard, have mouths and attitudes like Trump and most of the Trump fans seem as entrepreneurial as Bernie.  Hillary fans are just plain sad . . . and as for Ted Cruz, he's a religious guy that openly believes Monsanto has upgraded creation.  No double speak there . . . So, if you truly believe any of these people are going to fix America, when they fail and they will, please know those of us who are being called names now, won't be rolling out the red carpet.

On to religious differences.  In all fairness, this place was established by a direct call from our Heavenly Father to be based on the Bible.  PERIOD, it's simply not up for debate, so if you are New Testament only, or pantheist, or hedonist, you won't like it here.  Believe me, I've stood my ground to some very disturbing name calling and I'm still here.  I'm related to people who will not be taking refuge here, so please understand I have absolutely no motivation to compromise my spiritual beliefs or make concession.

As for morality, I've been forgiven much by our Creator, so your past is irrelevant as long as it is in the past.  Parents with grown disrespectful unrepentant kids, this will not be a shelter for them.  This place is here to help folks who actually want to live according to Scripture through the end days.  I will not debate morality because I didn't write the rules to begin with, therefore they won't be changing.  I'm stuck with a few rules myself, that I'd like to change, but I'm not about to give up the blessings and anointing, so I aim for obedience.  Times will be difficult enough, we surely do not want chastening to be necessary!

As for the label of terrorist and hate speech, I've already been introduced to that . . . Nothing says "tolerance" like someone screaming obscenities.  Truth will be labeled hate speech.  I believe the Bible is true, so if you don't like what the Bible has to say, you won't like the atmosphere, here.  Save yourself the aggravation . . .

In sorting through this, I was truly afraid I'd lost compassion, but I was wrong.  The Word of YHWH is the only Truth and anyone or anything that comes against it cannot be here.  Adonai has allowed me discernment, that I would use my resources and energy wisely in showing compassion to those He will be bringing.  Discernment is not a loss of compassion, at all; it's the clarity to see where the compassion should be directed.  

 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.  Hebrews 5:14