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Triple S – Spiritual Socialism Schisms.
That’s copyright (lol) but in all seriousness I am too excited to share a comment a dear fellow author of mine, left on a blog I posted recently. While he thought he was responding to the piece, he was really responding to some thoughts I had yesterday. Somethings I was reasoning with myself about. While on the road yesterday (working), some secular songs were playing and I was asked, “Did you see the video for this song” and my response was no. Then the person said, “Oh, I forgot. You don’t listen to these kinds of music anymore”. That response led me along a trend of thought that I got answers for today. Why didn’t I listen to those types of music? Won’t it be better if I knew what was going on to make witnessing to unbelievers easier? In thinking this, I was ready to go home and take in some Trey Songz, Drake, Nicki Minaj and the likes of those to acquaint myself with the world around me. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me that I was looking at a Lady Gaga video a couple of nights back which he did lead me to. Would the Holy Spirit lead me to see such? I believe yes, depending on how he is going to use it for ministry but apart from that I was not to listen or indulge myself in anything of the sort and so I dismissed the thought. Then came the comment to further drive the point home but to reinforce it, God gave me the Triple S factor. The enemy tries to tie us up by using SPIRITUAL SOCIALISM SCHISMS. I hope the comment enlighten you as much as it did me.
Comment from Dreaming Together for a Better World.
I can relate to the tendency to feed the wants of our carnal self. When I am recovering from my bronchitis I’ve had for several weeks the inclination inevitably comes that the Enemy is very much a part of, that I can watch a program on Vision TV Ian inter-faith station) or Turner Classic Movies. Then, I turn to these stations to find programming that concerns me about people having affairs or televangelists some of whom are connected to God’s heart and His will for their lives and some who flaunt their worldly success in front of their congregation.
Then, the Holy Spirit speaks to my heart. “Kevin, don’t watch programs like these. The Enemy wants you lured into this programming under the guise that it will keep you informed and abreast of the latest thoughts on societal issues. You need this programming so you can speak with intelligence about societal problems.” Lies, all lies., which Satan uses to lead the faithful on a course of moral destruction not quickly, but slowly as faith gets eaten away at, as questionable morals are necessary to fit into the postmodern culture of you can have any God you want, serve Him in your own way, feel that a half faith is better than no faith at all.
We do not serve a God of our own convenience. Our Lord will not have His character distorted and made into something of societal acceptance. We either serve the God of the Bible or the Prince of Darkness. There is so in-between road.
I fear that this postmodern philosophy that says you can have some of God and some of the world, that you can make up your own belief system as you go along, will be the damnation of many souls. I Peter 3:15 says,” But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (NIVUK).
The answer for the hope of Christ within us can never come from a life of half faith, a half commitment to Christ. That is the argument that the junior devil, Wormwood, used with the guidance of the senior devil, Screwtape in C.S. Lewis’s book, “The Screwtape Letters.” A quote from the book.
“It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
Lord, help us to see that the gentle slope of a half faith is the path to Hell. Give us the courage to stand up for our convictions lest we should be dragged into the raging cesspool of our fears. Strengthen our heart and mind and teach us what we need to know, that we would be able to stand against those sly, cunning and insidious attacks of the Enemy, which erode our faith bits at a time until we discover to our shock that we have no faith at all. Amen.
Keep on sharing what the Lord puts on your heart to say. Be faithful in this and your Lord will bless you beyond measure.
Thank you for the beauty, grace, depth and honesty of what you share as you dare to be vulnerable. God bless you for your faithfulness in giving the difficult word we all need to hear.