For I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel Of Christ

By: D. A. Slinkard

The world has gone nuts! Someone had to say it! We live in a world of debauchery and craziness that is beyond belief. Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has introduced the world to gender-neutral dolls. They have dubbed the toy a “doll for everyone” but, truly, the toymaker is trying to indoctrinate our children with the mental sickness going on in the world today. There is no such thing as gender neutral. God did not design the world this way. Mark 10:6 tells us, “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.”

It amazes me how far we have gone in the wrong direction! We have people speaking out about gun control laws and how guns take the lives of the innocent, yet these same people show their hypocrisy when they remain silent and allow innocent babies to be murdered inside the mother’s womb. Whether a person comprehends it or not, murder is murder. Where is the outcry for the voiceless? Our society dresses it up with terms such as “pro-choice” or they say “it’s a woman’s right to choose what to do with her body.” America has killed far more lives with abortion than what Adolf Hitler ever thought about doing. Let the public school systems teach that.

My life was changed when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. You do not know my heart, but I know it. I see the filthiness, the wickedness going on in the world; and I realize we, as a country, need Jesus Christ. We need the God of the Bible; not the god that people conjure up. I believe the Bible to be true through and through. So when I see Galatians 6:7, Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap, I believe it. We are reaping what we have sown in our past. We have sown bad fruit in the past, and we are getting bad results today.

We fix the issues of today’s world by doing exactly what God tells us to do in His Word. I have mentioned this scripture in other articles and I believe it is worth repeating again. 2 Chronicles 7:14, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. We will continue to reap what we sow, and if we sow wickedness, we are going to reap even more wickedness than what we can comprehend today.

We find ourselves at a crossroads in life and we must make a decision. Are we going to turn towards God or are we going to drift further and further away from the Creator? I oftentimes wonder what it is going to take for Christians to stand up to the ungodliness happening in the world around us; but oddly enough, we seem to roll over and just take it because it is the “Christian” thing to do. We demand high standards in many areas of our life. We want high standards when it comes to the hotels where we stay, the stores where we shop, the restaurants where we eat; but the one thing we have lowered our standards is in the church house. We have whisked away Biblical standards in place of being more like the world, and in doing so we have fallen away from God.

My answer to what ails society revolves around a true revival of the church. We need to get to the basics of Christ and our need for a saviour. We need to understand how God looks upon sin and then make His precepts our own. If we would take the Bible and make God’s Holy Word our final authority in faith and practice, we would see the necessary changes in our society. This is Biblical advice found in 2 Timothy 2:15, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

What are you going to do to show you are not ashamed? I hope this article has stirred your heart in a way that would move you to want to bring honor and glory to God with your life. Feel free to drop me a line at
By: D. A. Slinkard