Friday, December 23, 2016

Sloth or Zealot

Romans 12:11 (ESV) "Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord."

A sloth is noted as a slow animal. It's symbolic of laziness. A story comes to mind: Anthony said about his brother, "Timothy is lazy," to which Timothy replied, "I'm not lazy, I just don't like to work!" Timothy was slothful.

We must be honest: left-wingers are zealots for their causes. Regardless of what cause it is, whether anti-establishment, anti-wealth, anti-morality, anti-Christianity or whatever, they are zealots for it. For instance when Indiana passed a bill that liberals perceived as unfair, they organized a boycott of Indiana. The same goes for North Carolina. In most cases these boycotts are against the evangelical conservative Christians who favor those laws.

If one Christian or conservative even uses a word in their "incorrectness" lexicon, liberals ostracize them. They know how to stand up for what they believe!

On the other hand political correctness (PC) has enslaved all Americans and removed any pretense of freedom of speech. They have freedom of theirs, but we don't have freedom of ours. Christ's voice is censored sometimes by law, but most often by persecution. Left-wingers silence through persecution, and they are so blind to their own cause that they fail to recognize their own hateful attitude!

Christians are called to be zealots, but Paul recognized the sloth in all of us. Christians are called to be zealots, and not sloths. Paul goes on to actually define zeal: it's being fervent. How so? "Serve the Lord!"

Adam was called to "tend the Garden". As such mankind has one and only one job assignment because it was intended for all. Since the Tree of Life, representing Jesus, was in the center of the Garden, it's obvious that Adam's responsibility was to tend to God. He was to do things which would magnify the Lord. That main thing was written on stone much later on "Thou shall have no other gods besides me, " which is in essence "love me only!" Luke explained well how to "tend the Garden":
Luke 10:27 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Love is an action verb. Emotions show little action. We do things to demonstrate love, and St. John says to "obey his commands". What did God command?
 Matthew 19:28 (ESV) "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in  the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
Fervency is doing things. Zealots do things. What is it that we should do? The Great Commission is "go therefore and make disciples" and "teaching them". Slow-moving sloths can't do that, but that's how fervent we are to be. When we make disciples of people we are doing our part in saving them from eternal damnation. That's an ultimate show of love. That's demonstrating love by DOING!

Sloths don't do much other than eat, poop and rest. They even move slowly from one thing to the next. They are the epitome of apathy and laziness. They certainly aren't left-wingers because the progressives' Great Commission is "Go therefore and keep disciples from being made in all nations!" Their self-appointed job assignment is to keep others from hearing the gospel and as such as the ultimate way to hate: they prevent others from being saved from eternal damnation! They don't tend the Garden, they set fire to the crops before they are harvested!

Whenever there is a cause which teaches others about Christ, we are to be zealots. In doesn't matter where or when. There is no wall of separation of church and state in scripture, nor even in free speech. That's society's addition to the Constitution.

Christians need to stand up to keep this a free nation; free to speak publically about Jesus, to tell the nation about Jesus and to insist that we have the freedom to live as Christians. That freedom will make others angry because zealots get angry. We need to get as angry for God as others do against him!  By apathy we accept the God of the west: secular humanism which the French worshiped as the Goddess of Reason. Libertas standing in our own harbor is symbolic of the angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14 (ESV) "And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."
That's right. The torch the stature of Liberty holds doesn't light the nation. It is a false light held high by liberalism. Their zealous followers ensure that we follow their gods as well. They are allowed to stand prominently in America while the One True God has been covered by a veil to hide him from those who need them.

It's God who helps the huddled masses, not Libertas, but it is she who gets the credit. If it was Jesus who stood high on Bledsoe Island, those who have been deceived would scream in defiance. It's okay for Libertas to stand there,  but us sloths need kicked in the buttocks to tend to our own Garden. Jesus deserves the spot that was meant for Jesus when this nation was founded, but the left-wing has created their own religion. Ours (America's) is a pagan religion and our god is an Unknown God. Their god is anything or anyone, but our God is  Jesus.

As Paul said, "let me proclaim to you the unknown god who you worship!" He as saying that Jesus is God; that they just didn't know him! We need to tell those as fervent as Paul told the philosophers at Athens. He died for telling others about Jesus. He tended the Garden well!

The sloth has claws for pulling food to the mouth. They lay still in laxity, and let the food come to them. That's laziness and lack of fervor. We need to go fish for the Lord. We must move in haste because the time is coming soon when no more opportunities will be there. It may be the ones we most love who fail to be brought into the Garden. We must tell them in haste how to be saved and stand up for what is right!

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