Our Christian heritage, our history, offends Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News
In Dallas, a Billboard Sign of the Times
June 18, 2018
In Texas, you can advertise adult shops [pornographic businesses] — it’s church promotion they find offensive. That’s the unbelievable predicament First Baptist Dallas finds itself in after it tried to buy a billboard for upcoming sermon topics. What’s offensive about a message on the Christian heritage of America? Plenty, according to the Dallas mayor.
How has the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” become the latest hotbed of Antichrist fervor? This outcome is a consequence of homosexual (LGBTQ for the college students) activism. (I canceled my subscription to the DMN when that news business began advertising homosexual ‘marriages’ alongside natural heterosexual announcements.)
On the matter of our natural rights, specifically Freedom of Religion protected by the First Amendment, Mayor Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News demonstrate their preference for anyone – Muslims, homosexuals, etc. – that opposes the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, specifically God-fearing Christians and Jews.
The mayor and the DMN do not find offensive billboards advertising pornography. They find offensive the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.
But, we Christians should not be surprised. Romans 1:18-32 describes the world in which we live today. This bloc of Holy Scripture outlines the process of reprobation, essentially calling good things evil and evil things good.
Isaiah 5:20 warns against redefinitions of good and evil.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
What are believers in Jesus Christ to do? What should be our response?
First and foremost, recognize this is a sign of the last days foretold by the Apostle Paul to Timothy. I refer to 2 Timothy 3:1-9.
Second, our strategic role is that of intercessor, not the protestor. There is nothing we Christians can say or do to dissuade either Mike Rawlings or the DMN from attacking our faith.
Luke 6:27-28 – “…Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you….bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you”
Third, referring to James 1:2-8, “…count it all joy when you fall into various trials…”. Why should we rejoice? What’s happening to the First Baptist Church of Dallas assures us the second coming of Jesus Christ is near.