THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

WALKING CONTRARY by Earl Sutton

 

In Leviticus Chapter 26, the Bible tells of the blessings Israel would receive “IF” the commandments of God were heard and obeyed. It also tells of the curses which would fall upon them “IF” those commandments were ignored or disobeyed. God said to His people, “And if ye will not harken unto Me, but walk contrary unto Me, then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I will chastise you for your sins” (Lev. 26:27-28). God is showing good leadership by telling those backsliders who were walking contrary to His law that they were going to be chastised for their wrongdoing.

          President Trump has shown good leadership by telling those in Congress, who are walking contrary to the laws of our nation, “If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time; very simply, you can leave.” Really, any member of the House or Senate, who is against the United States, openly hates America in public, or obstructs national security measures should immediately be forced out of their leadership roles.

          The left who openly hates America and obstructs national security protections, like the wall, should be arrested for sedition. There needs to be severe consequences for those who go inside Mexico to coach those wanting to gain asylum in America or illegally enter America. These words from President Trump are a chastisement and warning to those who are walking contrary to our laws, and they could find themselves behind bars if they continue working against our country. The President is chastising them for their unconstitutional actions.

          Also, Senator Lindsey Graham called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other freshmen Democrats Communists; because of their policies and hatred for our country. Ilhan Omar has been interviewed as walking contrary to our country’s security by refusing to condemn Antifa attacks on ICE facilities.

          The big issue now is do we really want these anti-Americans (and Communists) out of our Congress? Have we had enough of their hateful speech and anti-Semitic language toward Israel and the U.S.A.? Have we clearly seen that their motives for changing our country are going in the wrong direction? Have they brought unprecedented hatred of our laws and beliefs to a boiling point?

          Does the Squad of Four women who are in Congress who hate our Constitution, flag and country, be allowed to make our laws? Do they need to return to their own roots where their passions for walking contrary can be appreciated by their own kind? Have they proven to be anti-American, anti-God, and don’t have America’s interests at heart? If they don’t care for American values, should they take our tax dollars for their paychecks? Should any representative who thinks evil toward our country be allowed to serve?

          My friends, these anti-Americans in Congress work for you and me as taxpayers and voters. We have the power to send them packing in the next election if we will stand up and speak out.

          We can no longer sit on the sidelines and give in to the sin of tolerance. Before they leave, they need to wash out their mouths with lye soap and clean up their speech. Either show respect for God and country or step down from their leadership roles.