In this election we saw two more states added to the legalization of same sex-marriage. According to cbsnews.com “New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont — and the District of Columbia already allowed gay marriage. But Maryland, Maine and Washington are the first to approve it by public vote. The other states’ laws were enacted either by lawmakers or court rulings.”
I believe that as we see the continual decline of society and we continue to go deeper into what is prophesized concerning the moral condition of the world in the last days, we will see all of our states legalizing same-sex marriage. I also see abortion being legalized in all of our states.
We also saw in this election two states legalizing marijuana; so what is next? Cocaine? In a Democratic society we will go as far as the people wants to go; that is the problem with total political freedom…the people get to decide and things can get legalized if they follow the proper legalization process.
Conservatism seems to be politically sound and, to an extend, it has a form of Godliness, but at the heart it is also filled with man-made religion, idols and false ideas of who God really is. Conservatism will eventually also fail because it places the emphasis on the individual; just as liberals place the emphasis on government.
There is an accepted arrogance and unhealthy pride about conservatism in America that strives to place this nation above all the nations in the world. Conservatives like to call themselves exceptional, they like to call it America’s Exceptionalism.
In this election, for example, Latinos, like never before, were almost inexistent in the Republican Party. You wonder why? It is very difficult to attract people of other cultures when you already come across as viewing yourself as better than them. The Bible tells us in James 4:6
“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” NKJV
It seems like we continue to mix the things of God with the things of this world. We use God as an ingredient that adds a needed seasoning for a particular selfish agenda. Politics is to be respected, but politics is not the answer; politics does not have the power to change and transform a person’s heart. Only God can change us!
Liberalism will eventually destroy this nation as it has many nations around the world. Liberalism dances with socialism; socialism is the heart of communism and I believe that we already know the condition of the communist nations around the world. On the other hand, Conservatism dances with Capitalism and the problem with Capitalism is that it dances with greed as greed dances with pride. These are man-made ideologies with very little Biblical foundation.
We are not called to mix in, we are called to be holy and we must be careful that we do not allow secular ideologies with forms of Godliness to take us out of the path of righteousness. Liberalism will never die in this world, as we know it. Liberalism is bold in expressing their resistance against God that makes it friendly to the god of this world.
Conservatism is dying and will die without any hope of resurrection. It may sound terrible, but it is actually good news. Good people, good morals and good conscience are not enough to change the world. The church has the message of hope; the church has everything that the world needs. We are the light and the salt of this world.
I can feel the rain coming down and the ark of our salvation is already in place. Church, get up and speak…it is your turn now! Our hope is in Jesus; He is our only Savior and our only Lord! I end this article with these words:
“16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Romans 1:16 (NKJV)
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.
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