The definition of EUPHEMISM according to the dictionary is: a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
there is none who does good.
So, now let’s take a look at a couple of things this world has euphemized, in the doing their very best to escape the truth that is as clear as daylight before their very eyes.
Here are some classic examples of the world’s euphemism…
- Homosexuals with high suicide rates are called GAY, which at one time meant happy
- The religion of terror Islam is called the RELIGION OF PEACE
- Women who hate being women are called FEMINISTS
- The political left which stoops to every rotten scheme to sabotage the elections are called LIBERALS
- Violent black thugs who take the most black lives via black-on-black-crime, call themselves BLACK LIVES MATTER
- Preborn babies are called NOT HUMAN so people can have access to guilt free murder via abortion
- Tantric Yoga and the Kamasutra, which is nothing but Adultery/Fornication is called MEDITATION
- The RAINBOW, which represented God’s saving covenant with His people is now seen as a mnemonic for Gay Pride
- Fascist liberals who take to violence to silence the opposition, call themselves ANTIFA… short for Antifascist
- Instead of dealing with homosexuality as a serious sin and mental illness, it is accepted by pushing the so called GAY PRIDE agenda.
When you have a look at the above, it is very clear the world loves to live in denial of the truth. There are all a bunch of wannabees who are wicked by nature but love to see themselves as upright, for such is the nature of self-righteousness passed down to them from Adam in the fall.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
We must remember that we live in God’s world and life is to be lived here on God’s terms but we are like animals who try to suppress the righteousness of God, that is so prevalent in God’s good and deserving justice aka karma, which kicks us back into our senses but because we love our sin so much, we call karma a bitch. After all, if we have the nicest words for our sinful actions, it logically follows that we will reserve the foulest of language for the righteous judgements of God.
Isaiah 5:20, 24
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw
and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay
and their flowers blow away like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
So, if you are wondering, what’s the solution at the hand… it’s “Jesus Christ” but as much as a person cannot enter another person’s banquet unless he is invited. You cannot gatecrash faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, unless God-the-Father draws you unto His Son for salvation (Jn 6:44). When this happens, God will grant you repentance (Acts 11:18) so that you begin to die to that self-righteousness nature you received in the fall of Adam and receive in its stead the righteousness of God via faith in the Gospel of Jesus Almighty (John 12:24-26/Rom 5:17).
16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
Talk about a change of heart… that is the blessing and promise God has in store for those whom He brings to faith. Our hearts once wallowed in the mire of sin but in the Lord Jesus Christ, we delight to do, although not perfectly, that which pleases God Almighty. This spiritual journey, is undertaken, by the believer/pilgrim, whom the sovereign Lord sanctifies in this world. For as such, this is the legacy of Israel (Gen 32:28), am talking of both the Church of the Old and New Testament, who rested their faith in the Messiah.
Matthew 11 (Jesus is calling you)
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? 4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,
“That You may be justified in Your words,
And prevail when You are judged.”
Have you ever wondered; how hard it is to live in denial of the way things are? Have you ever wondered why the LGBT are three times more likely to commit suicide compared to non-LGBT folk? The truth is God designed marriage to be between the one man & one woman, and no matter how the world may try to comfort their peers with Satan’s lies, the truth does not change, and as I said earlier, in this world if we are to be satisfied with the lives we are living, then we are to live on God’s terms, and if we want to live otherwise. You can bet on your own life that you will never live a fulfilling life. So, remember there is no satisfaction in being a law to yourself (Prov 3:7), you are not God, so kick that self-serving nature of yours out of your heart and ask Jesus to teach you His law… i.e. first to love the Lord with all your heart and second to love your neighbour as yourself.
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
So, it is time you changed your life’s goal from pleasing yourself, because the truth is you are not God, and so everything you do to serve and please yourself, is nothing short of the deviously wicked and sin but if you were to make the joy of the Lord your strength, and live according to His Law, there will be no limit to the joy you will have in life, because you were made in the image of God and so reflecting His nature is your life’s purpose. So, embrace it in the Lord Jesus, and your life’s pleasures will no longer drag you down into the mire because you will no longer delight in debauchery, sexual immorality, thievery, murder and covetousness but you will instead delight in what pleases God and there will be no stopping you from enjoying life to the fullest (Rom 8:1) and that to without regret and guilt.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and [h]that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
I would just like to conclude by saying that we are not saved by obeying the law, we are saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and this saving grace is made evident in the change of heart I indicated earlier, where a person begins to desire to do that which pleases God, while his/her old nature nauseates him/her spiritually because he/she is now a new creation in the Lord Jesus Christ. So finally, he/she is not saved by obeying the law but the Law of God is now his/her life’s standard because of the saving work of Jesus Christ in his/her life (Phil 1:6).