From the moment I decided to write this, I knew that I would be inviting criticism. I know that there will be those out there who will vehemently disagree with me, either for political or “religious” reasons. I know I will receive comments along the lines of, “Judge not, lest you be judged.” I know there will be those of you who are pleased that he has passed away. Yet I do not write this in the hopes of seeking your approval. I write this because it needs to be written.
This message is not for those who do not know Christ. This message is for you, oh child, the called of God.
Tonight Ted Kennedy has found himself in the pit of Hades, awaiting judgment before the throne of God. How do I know this? Simple.
Sen. Kennedy was a well known supporter of abortion and homosexual “rights.” His stance on the bible in public institutions is known as well. He has followed the liberal lie of “freedom from religion.”
We who know Christ understand that it would be impossible for us to accept the murder of unborn children. We know that homosexuality is an abomination unto God. We know that our nation will only prevail with the providential hand of God, not separate from Him. It is impossible for Christ to dwell within you and for you to disagree with the above statement.
We, as Christians, have failed. Somewhere during history’s path, someone had the chance to witness to him. Somewhere, someone had the opportunity to show the love of Christ, and His Truth unto Mr. Kennedy. Yet we failed.
Tonight I am not celebrating. Tonight, I am in mourning. I mourn for a soul that has been eternally lost. I mourn for the lukewarm Church who has failed to follow the calling of the Lord, not only towards Mr. Kennedy, but towards others as well.
Perhaps it is our desire to be accepted by the world. Perhaps it is our willingness to compromise on the Truth, to the point where it becomes bland and tasteless. We are willing to discard critical doctrine in the hopes that Christianity will become more palatable.
Dear Christian, do you not know that Christ Himself said that He is the way, the truth and the light? Do you not know that no one comes to the Father but by Him? Christ is not a way. He is the way. He is the only way.
What is it within us, during this age, which causes us to bend the truth? Why do we desire to be acceptable to the world when God Himself is opposed to the way of the world?
I confess with open shame, that I am as guilty as the next Christian. I am not standing here pointing a finger and saying, “Be like me!” We all have failed, we all have chosen the way of the World over God.
Today when you go about your business and view someone lost, consider yourself, and your reaction. Do you lovingly approach the stranger (or loved one)? Or do you, out of the desire to be accepted, turn your heart from what is right, and ignore their condition? Today that person may die, and perhaps you were their hope, their only chance, to hear the gospel.
When you pray, do you pray for yourself, your brothers and sisters in Christ, while ignoring your neighbor whom is on the path that leads to destruction? Or do you truly pour your heart out, with tears streaming down your face, for those who are living without hope? No, not the hope that Obama “gives,” but true hope, that kind that only Christ can give.
Tonight with the death of Mr. Kennedy, I am reminded of my personal failure. I am made aware of how lukewarm my heart truly is. What is the condition of your heart?
I pray, Lord God, that you would spark a fire within my soul. I ask in humbleness, not because I deserve it, but because you desire it. Lord, may you give me a fire, a desire for your Word, for the Truth. May that spark also ignite flames in every one of your children’s heart. May we boldly step forward in love. May you pour your Spirit once more unto this planet, our temporary habitation, so that many will be called unto You and eternal life.