Aug 26, 2009

The True Ramifications Concerning the Death of Sen. Kennedy

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.


Matthew 7:20-21


…wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.


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?


Revelation 3:14-17


And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.


So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.


Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:


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.

5 comments:

Rush said...

I submit that it was not the fact that someone failed to speak the Word to him, but rather he dismissed it. The "wisdom" of this age sees us as fools.

You covered a lot of ground, but I'll choose just this one snippet. ;-)

Which is not to say that too often we do in fact act as proper witnesses for Christ. It is indeed something to pray hard and strive for.

Rush said...

"Which is not to say that too often we do in fact act as proper witnesses for Christ."

...err...

do NOT in fact

my bad

TroubledPatriot said...

Good point Rush... but can we be sure?

The whole aspect of this message was to point out the tragedy of a man lost to the pits of eternal damnation.

You have no idea how many nasty emails I've received to far... but like I said, I've expected it :)

DJ Willie said...

I enjoyed your article. But, I'd like to add my thoughts as one child of God to another. First, Senator Kennedy was not a dumb person. I'm sure his mind and heart was lost long before he became as well known as he had. He chose to accept money for doing nothing or NOT being part of life's cycle here on this earth (food, shelter, clothing, learning about each other and this earth and about our Maker). He chose to wear fancy clothes, drive fancy cars, live in fancy homes and in turn he never lifted a finger to help produce the food he ate, the clothes he wore or the material used in his home--he chose NOT to learn about the cycle of life on this earth or the wisdom of God. As much as some of us would like to blame ourselves for his lost soul we should not. For Senator Kennedy was NOT a dumb person. He was in fact a very smart person, he just chose his own path instead of God's path. Christ taught by example, NOT just by words. His entire life was an example for ALL of us. It's simple, you walk his path and you live with him. Course he died on a cross, a horrible death, put to death my men of this earth, and if we choose this path we may be put to death also. But, which path would you rather choose? Christ's path, even if it meant a horrible death or Senator Kennedy's path or luxury and posh but the loss of eternal life? Christ's path is NOT an easy one and most of us fail in following his path, because if we were following his path we would NOT seek out money as the MAIN reason for our existence on this earth like Senator Kennedy did. No, we would share what we have and we would try to develop on this earth the teachings of Christ. Does anyone remember the city of Enoch? Some believe it was a REAL city, some believe it is a tale of sorts. It was a city where all the citizens lived to help each other out and no stranger was ever left homeless, hungry or without clothing. It was not welfare, but charity a big difference, because each citizen was a part of the cycle of life they lived that has been placed before us. There were all a part of the producing of food, clothing and housing (the necessities for each of us) from there they did everything in the name of God and the entire city was found to be righteous in the eyes of God and translated to heaven so the story goes. But, think about this, is it possible to develop a city like Enoch? I think so. Anyhow, my point is, we all have the right to choose our path here in this life. That's what Christ's plan was all about "Agency". Senator Kennedy was not oblivious to the teachings of Christs. Could we have done more as a people? Of course. We can always do more. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

TroubledPatriot said...

DJ, you are absolutely correct in what you stated. I agree with you 100%. I do think it's sad though, referring to the choices Christians make, that today a lot of us seem to be choosing the easy way, instead of the straight and narrow.

On a side note, I have no idea why this article went out in today's subscriber list as it was posted a couple months ago. Sometimes, blogger confuses me :)

George Washington