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Learn To Discern; How Should Christians Respond To The Orlando Event?

July 5, 2016
Learn to Discern
Enemy Has One Play Book and one goal:  to be God.
[2Th 2:3 ESV] Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
[2Th 2:4 ESV] who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

God is restraining him.
[2Th 2:6 ESV] And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.
[2Th 2:7 ESV] For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only He who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.
[2Th 2:8 ESV] And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

Counterfeit Everything
[2Th 2:9 ESV] The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
[2Th 2:10 ESV] and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

God gives over people
[2Th 2:11 ESV] Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
[2Th 2:12 ESV] in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

How is a Christian to React and Respond to the Orlando Event?

Do Not Be Deceived. 
[1Co 6:9 NASB] Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 
[1Co 6:10 ESV] nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

That is a list of what Unrepented people do. 
Sin is the great equalizer. [Rom 3:23 ESV] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

[1Co 6:11 ESV] And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

How should a Christians respond to the Orlando Event?
1. Unpack it correctly. Let the Bible inform you.
A member of Islam murdered sodomites. 
Darkness attacked darkness.
A unrepented lost person of a godless religion attacked unrepeneted lost people indulging in fornication, idolatry, adultery, effeminate, homosexuality, drunkenness.

That event was a demonic nightmare from beginning to end. 
[1Jo 3:4 ESV] Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

The devil’s goal was to create counterfeit martyrs out of sodomites. So people will support LGBT. . . . . 
It worked!   

Reminder, God gives over people to their evil. 
[2Th 2:11 ESV] Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
[2Th 2:12 ESV] in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
I saw so-called Christian ministers “standing in unity” with LGBT. .. 
Never affirm evil for any reason. 

Your sadness should be that unrepented people perished horrifically in their sin. 

2. Respond Correctly
How did Jesus respond to a massacre at a synagogue in His Day?  He told them to repent. 
[Luk 13:1 ESV] There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
[Luk 13:2 ESV] And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way?
[Luk 13:3 ESV] No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
[Luk 13:4 ESV] Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem?
[Luk 13:5 ESV] No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

Never Affirm sin. For any reason.   Sodomites, fornicators, adulterers and drunkards LGBT. . . 
[Jde 1:22 ESV] And have mercy on those who doubt;
[Jde 1:23 ESV] save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

How do we save others and show mercy? 

Learn how to Share the Gospel. 
Jesus Commands IT!
The Righteousness of God
[Rom 1:16 ESV] For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
[Rom 1:17 ESV] For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

Speak It & Cut and Paste.
[2Ti 3:16 ESV] All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
[2Ti 3:17 ESV] that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

God has you, now move forward and share the Gospel. 
[Jde 1:24 ESV] Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,
[Jde 1:25 ESV] to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

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