Mmmmm….gay cake. Thank you, Betty Crocker!
Who knew that giving God the finger could be so delicious?
And so profitable.
There’s no doubt about it: Here in “god bless ‘merica”, where profit is god and God is bad for business, it’s become all the rage to openly mock biblical Christianity by any and all frosted, fruity and delicious means possible.
As for all of the “gosh golly gee, that’s terrible!” and “what has happened to America?!” squeals of “outrage” that something like a new gay cake promo tends to inspire from verbally indignant professing Christians, most of those same folks are as likely as ever to support and even personally profit from the very companies that are doing everything they can to corrupt and destroy the culture.
Betty Crocker joining in the all-American corporate push for the redefinition of family and the profanation of marriage is anything but a shocker. It’s just the latest example of the not-so-new normal in American business life and culture.
As reported Monday by Dustin Siggins, “Famed homemaking company Betty Crocker once promoted couples making up over a cake. Now, the 90-year old company says it is adjusting to the times by promoting all relationships — including homosexual couples and cohabitating couples — as equal to married couples with children.”
So last week it was gay Whoppers from Burger King, and this week it’s gay cake from Betty Crocker. The hits just keep a-comin’…
Thanks to corporate America, we should be just a few gay condiments away from the bliss of enjoying an entirely gay meal.
We’ve got gay Oreos from Nabisco.
We’ve got Pillsbury, Pepsi, Wheaties, Cheerios, Green Giant, Starbucks as just a sample of the all-American, culturally iconic, pro-homo/anti-Christian brands doing their dead on, delicious best to help fuel the Romans 1 trajectory of our culture.
Profit, Persecution, and Profit from Persecution
With this trajectory comes the increasingly overt persecution of biblically obedient Christians.
Both the promotion of homosexuality and persecution of obedient Christians are purposefully intensifying, side by side, as two feet taking alternating steps down a path toward a desired destination.
Yet even while this transpires at length, year after year, in rather glaring (and well marketed) fashion before our “shocked” and “outraged” eyes, most professing Christians in America do far more to enable this march into darkness and persecution than they do to resist or oppose it.
Even worse, more often than not, many professing Christians personally profit from the very corporations that are now feeding the flames of persecution.
Obedient believers are increasingly unable to get jobs or keep the jobs that they have due to the openly anti-Christ policies increasingly embraced by much of corporate America…a corporate America whose stockholders and supporters are largely composed of professing Christians.
Christians Eating Christians
Who knew that the “mark of the beast” forming in America as a tool for the economic persecution of obedient believers would be largely financed, enabled, and profited from by professing Christians? (I’ve covered aspects of this sad reality in several earlier posts, including A Mark of the Beast and Corporate “Mark of the Beast” Rollout Continues.)
As more and more obedient believers encounter the practical, real-world consequences of the broad push by corporate America to openly advance anti-Christian causes and persecute obedient believers, they are waking up to “the blessing of persecution” (Matthew 5:10) as a building reality right here and now.
This persecution is a precious and treasured blessing in that in allows true, obedient Christians to stand firm by the grace of God as an example and light.
With that truth understood and held close as the beautiful thing that it is, it seems as though many professing believers use even this biblical concept of the “blessing of persecution” as an excuse or rationalization for them enabling the persecution in question.
Bizarre as that may sound, it is true and in complete harmony with a variety of other biblical truths that are warped and abused by professing Christians in America in order to justify their inaction, apathy, or at times even their active participation in (or profit from) the persecution of obedient believers. Here are a couple of examples:
The sovereignty of God is routinely (ab)used by professing believers in America in order to dismiss or avoid their clear personal obligations to actively obey Him with everything that they are and everything that they have here and now on the unfolding battlefield of American culture and civilization. In this approach, phrases like “God is in control” are ironically used as a way out of doing the very things He has actually commanded His people to do right here and now, as if His sovereignty absolved us of our responsibility to personal, active obedience to His commands in the time and place in which He has put us. With the popularity of this personally apathetic approach to the mission at hand, is it any wonder that the enemy is dominating the war for culture and civilization in America?
Prayer, matchless and beautiful as it is, is routinely abused when it is offered in lieu of tangible, active and full participation in the Christian “war effort” for here and now. True prayer is a wonder beyond description and it is the most important thing that we can do to make an impact. That is completely true. At the same time, true prayer frequently involves pleading to the Lord for real, tangible needs to be met and changes to be made right here and now. To pray for such things to be accomplished through the actions and/or sacrifice someone else (whether that person is God or whether it is another person through whom God works), while refusing to sacrifice and give our everything to the cause of Christ ourselves, is to pray both hypocritically and insincerely. Such prayers are hypocritical in that they beseech others to sacrifice or act in ways that the prayer giver will not pursue themselves, and such prayers are insincere because, in their hypocrisy, they demonstrate that the prayer giver is not truly desiring the change or action for which they plead, since they will not do everything possible with what God has given them in order to meet that need or make that change happen.
We all must guard against these abuses of the beautiful truths and life-giving tools given us by Christ. It is our nature to be selfish, and that nature has been well exploited by the enemy that now openly ravages the culture in which we have been placed.
May God grace His people with obedient repentance so that, one supernatural salvation at a time, we might restore this culture, one obedient disciple, family, community, and town at a time. That is our great mission as given us by the Lord of creation.
No matter what this world and our enemies may say and have you believe, these things are possible right here and right now…if, and only if, we will repent and actively believe.
His obedient people will prevail.
Stuff that in your Oreo, Nabisco.
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