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No, I Won’t

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In a prior post, links at the bottom refer to individuals who refused to go along with a certain agenda, and instead, stood by their convictions.

Basically, these were “No, I won’t….” moments.

In today’s society, things have been structured, and people brain-washed through social media, to take a passive, complacent role in life.  No all do, of course, but there is a push in that direction.

The continual messages through phones and other entertainment, is that unless the individuals are the “one”, the big name, the hero, the MVP, that what they do is not important so people are encouraged to flop on the couch, switch on the TV, and watch another rerun.  Not everyone does this, of course, but this is the way society en masse is pushed.

However, these same people who are discounted by the politically correct agenda also recognize when something is done against the politically correct flow, and they stand up and lend their voices.

People will stand up and indicate their support in some way.  They buy a T-shirt.  They stand outside for hours to purchase an item.  They wait in line to attend a certain venue.

There is a shift in society where it is being recognized that in everyday life, individuals can take a stand against politically correct agendas; this is not limited to the “big names”.

In a pre-K or K situation, where there are ongoing class parties, a mom can say…No, I’m not going to bring rainbow colored cupcakes.  I am going to bring pink for girls, blue for boys, and how many boys and girls do you have in the room?  Or, I’ll bring white frosted cupcakes, or yellow frosted cupcakes.  A mom does not have to bow down with rainbow colored cupcakes.

Who told you that you had to do that?

Some parents are pushing back against the agenda by going to school boards and saying that we are not going to have certain agendas taught in the classroom or certain books in the school library.

There are more of us than there are of them…but….”them” are more aggressive to push their agenda.

I learned this in 2020 when I did a fair amount of calling for the Republican Party.  People would ask from time to time, who is more popular?  I would always say…Trump.  But I would add this caveat, or words to this effect, but the other side, though it is smaller, is way more aggressive and rabid to get its agenda accomplished.

If the bigger side that desires what are called “traditional values” does not get up and take its stand, in little and big ways, then the smaller, more aggressive side, will win.

We have been taught, and this is a subconscious underpinning of society, and this has already been alluded to, that unless you are the “king of the mountain”, “top of the heap”, the “one”, the “King”, the “American Idol”, the MVP in whatever realm whatever that is, that unless you are that, then your voice means nothing.

All that is contrary to what the Apostle Paul taught.  Taught by Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul explained that it is the whole body of Christ that is important.

A body, a human body, succeeds or fails according to its overall general health.  For optimum performance, all parts need to be functioning properly and in good health.  If any part of the body is sick, it affects the overall health of the body.  It affects how much the body can do.

Just stub your toe.  For a moment, the pain of stubbing your toe disrupts anything else that you might be doing.

Or, another example, you can be well one day, fully energized one day, and then the next day, affected by some “bug” and not be able to get as much done until you work through whatever is affecting your body.

So if the metaphor of the body is correct, and since Paul was taught that principle by Jesus, we do know that this is how the ideal world should be working, then it does require the cooperation of every cell of the body working together to win a battle.

It requires just as much the mom who says I’m not bringing rainbow cupcakes, just as much as the sports player who says I’m not wearing rainbow colors, just as much as the politician who stands against rainbow laws, just as much as the baker who says I believe marriage is between a man and a woman so I don’t do cakes for other kinds of unions, just as much the teenager who says it is wrong for boys to use girls’ restrooms.

It requires them all.  There should be a mutual support of anyone who pushes back against the “go along to get along” “destroy western civilization” agenda, even if the person who pushes back is on another “team” or belongs to a part of the body that is not the part where you operate.

There should not be division just because it is a different part of the team that is also pushing back.

And really, another part of the body is not going to look like or operate exactly like you do.  Does a heart look like or operate exactly like a liver?  But both are necessary to the body.

When parts of the body fight against themselves, it is called an auto-immune disease, and is very destructive to the body.

If we are going to beat the degraded attempt to destroy western civilization built upon moral, legal, and Biblical foundations, it must be an “all hands on deck” with everyone participating in whatever realm they operate.

It can’t be left to a few “big wigs” while others sit on the side, watching what happens.

The masses have been taught to do that.  Just watch.  Be entertained.  Leave it to the “big guys” while you sit and entertain yourselves.  Let “us” handle things because we are “a select group of human beings” (this was recently said at the WEF).

Years ago, I read something written by authors who  considered everyone else “jelly fish”.  The authors of that document went on to imply that if the jelly fish have no backbone to do anything, or push back, then they (the jellyfish) get what they deserve.

 

 


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Finding Your Place Within the Body of Christ

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Jesus prayed:

John 17:21  that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me.

 

The importance of oneness was brought out in the book of Genesis.

Genesis 11:1 (KJV) And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 

St. Paul likens the Christian church to a body where each part of the body has a particular function.

I Corinthians 12:14   For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot would say, “Because I’m not the hand, I’m not part of the body,” it is not therefore not part of the body. 16 If the ear would say, “Because I’m not the eye, I’m not part of the body,” it’s not therefore not part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now they are many members, but one body. 21 The eye can’t tell the hand, “I have no need for you,” or again the head to the feet, “I have no need for you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety; 24 whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part, 25 that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 When one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. When one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

 

In science we learn that for anything to happen within the human body, digestion, movement of muscles, growth, anything, a number of factors are involved.  For example, in digestion there are enzymes.  There are also co-enzymes which do not do the job of the enzymes, but are necessary for the enzymes to work.  And so it goes.  Multiple comparisons could be made.

Perhaps the thinking of the world has seeped into the body of Christ.  Some people seek to have the most “likes” on Facebook.  American Idol  pushes the idea that unless you are the “one” winner, that you are the loser.

All that really is not in line with the thinking of the body of Christ.

There are those with the gift of administration.  They should be leading in whatever capacity their gifts take them.  There are those with the gift of helps.    They should be helping in whatever capacity their gifts permit them to help.

If the body of Christ is ever to be one and have the power that is promised in oneness, there has to be a unity that comes from all members finding their place in the body, not trying to take the place of another, but finding their exact place and functioning there.

In reality, in a physical body, a liver cannot do the work of the kidney.  The tongue can’t do the work of the hand.  The eye can’t do the work of the ear or foot.  It would be foolish to even try.

A liver is best being a liver.  An eye is best being an eye.  A hand is best being a hand.  An ear is best being an ear.

When each part is fitly joined together, that is the place of increase.

Ephesians 4:16   from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.


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