They can’t see what they can’t see

New Form of Color Blindness discovered

New Form of Color Blindness discovered (Photo credit: onkel_wart (thomas lieser))

X-linked recessive inheritance: Affected boys ...

X-linked recessive inheritance: Affected boys may inherit a deletion or mutation of the STS gene from their mothers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I grew up in a home where my dad saw no colors and my mother was limited in the colors she could see. My mother’s dad was also totally colorblind. My three younger brothers all have a form of colorblindness. My sister and I can see colors in the red spectrum. Deb can remember the colors that she sees, I can’t.

I give this background information to make a point about people in the last days who won’t be able to see the truth no matter how long and hard they look because God said he would make it impossible for them to see. People will tell me, “Why can’t they see the truth? It is as plain and simple as it can be.”

Yes, it should be plain and simple. However, when God makes you blind, He doesn’t make you a little blind such that you can see a little bit of truth. Totally blind means totally blind.

When I met my future husband, it didn’t take him long to figure out that I had issues with color. In the beginning, he tried to teach me the colors, as if it were as simple as just learning the names of the crayons. As time went on, I dressed my babies in mostly browns and my husband got over trying to teach me to see colors.

When my children got older, both tried to teach me my colors. Eventually, they gave up, thank the Lord. Those were some frustrating years, I want you to know. They grew up and left home and decorated their own houses. When they visit, they tend to forget I can’t see all colors.

My daughter, son-in-law and I were taking a walk through my flower garden this summer. Suddenly, my daughter exclaimed,” Wow! What is that?”

“What? Where?” I looked in the direction she was looking, but I saw nothing unusual.

“There. That small tree with the greenest leaves I’ve ever seen.” Brandi pointed.

I was looking as hard as I could, trying to see what she was seeing, but I had no clue. “Don’t see it?” Brandi asked again.

“No. Sorry. I’m still colorblind. I still don’t have any color memory.”

“Oh, I forgot.” Brandi walked me to the shrub in question.

No matter how hard they tried, no one in my family could help me see what I couldn’t see. Maybe this is why I have a better understanding about why the lost can’t see that the things happening today that God predicted so long ago. They can’t understand what they read in the bible, nor can they look at what is happening in our world today and say, “Hey, these must be the end-time days God spoke about.”

You just can’t make the blind see by telling them to look. They can look all day long and still not see what is plain as the nose on your face.

Forced to apologize

At the end of my road

At a crossroad, following the right path for you.

In the news recently, several prominent Christians and a few who are relatively unknown Christians, have apologized for identifying with their Christian faith.

A recent headline screamed, “Forced to Apologize!” Christian business owners were asked to apologize for using hate speech. There was no hate involved. The couple refused to photograph a same-sex marriage. They did offer another photographer to do the job, however. It seems this wasn’t good enough for the activists who wanted to make an issue against Christian beliefs.

I have two issues with the entire scenario: 1. Stand your ground. 2. Who wants a forced apology?

Stand Your Ground:

If you make a statement concerning your religious beliefs, never back away from it. This isn’t making a choice between the chocolate or the strawberry ice-cream, this is your religious foundation. If you believe God and God said homosexuality was an abomination, then it is an abomination as far as Christians are concerned.

If you repeat what God said and the listener gets offended, you didn’t offend anyone, God did. Let God handle it. Whatever you do, do it with conviction and kindness. If you stand by God’s word, then stand by his word. Don’t apologize.

Don’t Apologize :

For my life, I can’t imagine anyone who would accept an apology by a person who had to be forced to give it. My mother would stop the frequent arguing between my sister and me, then force us to apologize to one another. Now, you know just how sincere those apologizes were, don’t you?

Why would the homosexual community want a contrived apology? They don’t. They do want the heterosexual to appear as if he has been dressed down. They want the satisfaction of having made the Christian to debase himself. If all of this seems petty to you, then you are welcome to my petty party.

Make no mistake, I believe every person has a right to her religious beliefs and the right to practice that religion. If my religion forbids the condoning of homosexuality, I will not condone it. Not for the sake of my niece, an uncle or a cousin. They know that I love them and would never hurt them. I don’t preach to them and I ask that they don’t preach to me. I also think that lying, cheating, and stealing are sins because God said they were. I can see how these things hurt other people. It appears to be okay with the activists that Christians see lying, cheating and stealing as sin, but not homosexuality. Why?

If businesses have the right to refuse service to any one, they should have the right to practice their religious beliefs. The very fact that the homosexual couple made the photos such a big issue is proof that trouble was all they wanted in the first place. They were given an alternative and they refused it. The story should be over.

Your feelings may be hurt after reading this post. If they are, God has hurt your feelings. God made the laws, I just try to live by them. Why do some people have a preference for their own sex? I don’t know and homosexuals don’t seem to be able or willing to share this information. If I had to guess, I would say the reasons vary by person. Does this mean I don’t like you if you are a homosexual? No, it doesn’t. If I dislike someone, it is because they are selfish, loud & obnoxious, rude, mean to children and the elderly, and totally inconsiderate.

If you get in my face and tell me I have to approve of homosexuality, chances are I won’t like you. I promise not to get in your face and demand that you become a Christian. I won’t apologize for my religious beliefs.