Confession and Coming Out
by, 10-07-2012 at 07:41 AM (372 Views)
Friends, I have decided to ďcome out.Ē
I am coming out as a committed, pro-life, Christian, conservative in every sense of every word. This may not be news for most of you, but Iíve had enough of being silent in the wake of all the liberal garbage that is touted on this site.(Originally posted on Facebook 10/5/12) From now on I am making it my lifeís work to do what I can to see that child sacrifice comes to an end in this country. For me there is NO other issue in this election, or any election in the future because if we do not value the lives of all innocents, then retirement, national security, jobs and healthcare have no value and are just smoke... the smoke of our country burning to the ground--from our enemies bombs or the fire of Godís wrath!
If what Iím saying makes you uncomfortable or angry, well, Iím sorry--but, too bad. If you decide to unfriend me, I understand. I still want to hear what you all think, even if you disagree with me, but if you canít handle it... so be it!
Some of you have heard my story before of how, at age 17, I was convinced to help abort my own child. At the time I did not have God in my life and allowed my baser instincts to control my actions. First, I succumbed to my lust, which put me in that situation to begin with. Once we sin, sin becomes easier and easier. After the abortion, which I knew at the time to be wrong, I tried to numb my pain with alcohol, drugs and more promiscuity, sinking deeper into a sinful downward spiral, all the while lying to myself and all those around me as a matter of course. I lied about being an alcoholic and addict. I lied about my sexual sins. I lied to myself. I lied to my spouse. I tried lying to God.
Unconfessed sin has a life of its own, feeding on itself, growing, consuming oneís soul until we become Satanís willing tool. I believe this is why so many are so adamant in defending the heinous act of abortion, their soul is so withered or so weak that they canít help but do Satanís bidding. But, if we acknowledge Christ as our savior and believe that He selflessly and voluntarily died in great agony upon a cross as a sacrifice to forgive our sins and humbly accept His gift of salvation, then Satan can no longer lay claim to our souls and we can reverse the sinful spiral. We can begin to do Godís work, not because we are sinless, but because we are forgiven, as I am.
I still sin. I lied to my wife last night about smoking cigarettes (I was to have quit.) Some may think this is trivial, but itís not about the smoking, itís about my lying, habitually and without reason, often without thinking. Itís about the sin that still lurks around me, waiting for a chance to suck me in. Itís about me trying to rebuild trust in my relationship with my wife and still falling into Satanís familiar snares. Sin comes too easily, at least to me, and should I falter, ever so briefly, I fall. Christ knows my heart and forgives me readily, but with my history of deceit, convincing my wife of my sincerity will take longer. That is one reason I have chosen to so publicly confess, so that with the help of this fellowship I will be able to more easily see and avoid future pitfalls, readily admit my failures when they occur and will no longer need to lie to myself, to God and, most especially, to my wife.