Yesterday in my hometown the city commission approved an ordinance that will allow a "cafe" atmosphere in our downtown area, allowing the drinking of alcohol lining the public sidewalks. I also just sent an email to each commission member, the mayor and the city manager telling them of my objection to their decision.
The commission is made up of professing Christians that are showing their friendship with the world, their lack of morals and total disregard for a family environment all in the name of greed. This latest decision is just the extra kick to the recent allowance of alcohol sales on Sundays.
I remember as a child in Paducah KY when you were hard pressed to even find a store open on a Sunday. But that was a different time, when there were actual morals and family values left. Now it seems that what the mighty dollar wants, the mighty dollar gets. Paducah is slowly becoming a very worldly influence on its inhabitants. Any sin that can be thought of can be had in Paducah. Maybe I am a little naive, but I don't think it has always been this way.
I can see Paducah changing, or at least God has opened my eyes to things that have been going on for a while. There is something seriously wrong with things when a person can stand in the parking lot of any bar and ask people if they are Christians and get a 99% yes count. This is from people that are on their way into an establishment, under cover of the night, to engage in all manners of sinfulness..... and they blaspheme the Name of God as they do this.
It's time for true Christians to wake up and stop electing officials that are going to further the worlds agenda. But then again, most are like the 99% that answer yes to being a Christian, but are actually the world and products of the modern "christian" message proclaimed in churches across this country. The one that has no sanctification or regeneration. They teach nothing of the new birth in Christ, but say they are "born again", even though they still live just as sinful as they did before they got their ticket.
Sadly these poor souls are travelling down the wrong road. They go arm in arm with each other down a very wide path. The narrow way (Matt 7:13-14)is just that - NARROW. You come by yourself, with no baggage because it won't fit through the narrow gate. If you want to pack all your sin along, then you are on the wrong path and I plead you to seek the Holy God that can save you and in turn take your yoke of baggage.
As for the city leaders of Paducah. Pray for those that voted for this ordinance and are schmoozing with the world, that they may meet the True God of the bible. Also pray for the 2 lone commissioners that voted against this and that they will continue to vote in accordance with their beliefs.
Proverbs 20:1 (KJV) Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.