I have found the 2016 presidential race in America to be interesting at times. One thing that I have noted is the increase of liberalism within our society. What is known as the liberal left has really taken root and almost took over the Democrat Party in this year's election. But though they failed, the movement is alive and well, and clearly has its stamp on last week’s Democratic National Convention. One thing I notice about this movement is the number of liberals that have absolutely no respect for our laws or authority.
 
Now as far as the church, the kingdom culture of Christ is supposed to be influencing the world; yet I am afraid at times it is modern Pop-Culture or Secular Humanism that is all too often influencing the Lord's church, and clearly not for good. Meaning, liberalism is, unfortunately, alive and well in what is called the Lord's church today. And as many in our nation no longer respect and honor our laws as they are required to do by God, Romans 13:1-7, many in the Lord's church today absolutely no longer respect and honor God's laws as well. So all across the Lord's church, congregations are changing and adding, and changing and adding without a "thus saith the Lord." 
 
Brethren, we need to get our healthy fear of the Lord back again! And understand, God is not kidding when His word commands of us that "Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus," Colossians 3:17. The Holy Spirit is clear in 1 Corinthians 4:6 that we are "Not to go beyond what is written," in God's word. And to emphasize that God is not playing with us, the Revelator wrote, "If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book," Revelation 22:18-19. Now, some people would interject here and say, "But John made this threat about the book of Revelation." And that is true; but clearly, God's point is made. It doesn't matter what inspired book one is discussing, if one takes away or adds to it what they want, what they feel is best, what they prefer, or what they like, there are going to be some eternal consequences. 
 
God is concerned with what we are doing and if we are adding or taking away, Leviticus 10:1-2. Let's show and prove our love to Him by simply obeying in all things what He has prescribed for us, John 14:!5; 15:14; Matthew 28:18; Luke 23:1-3; Ephesians 5:23.
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