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The Roller Coaster Of Turbulence

Have you ever rode on a roller coaster? I’m sure most of us have at one time or another.  A roller coaster is: “an elevated railway with steep inclines and descents that carries a train of passengers through sharp curves and sudden changes of speed and direction for a brief still ride.” But remember, the joy and exhilaration of the roller coaster ride is brief and temporary.

Although it may seem like an exciting time to just have fun and live it up your way, you still need to beware that you can’t live on the roller coaster ride of fun all your life. So, you must be careful that your need for pleasure does not turn into a “roller coaster of turbulence.” By “roller coaster of turbulence,” I mean having fun outside of the will of God! The roller coaster is not the sin but how you roll becomes the sin!

I Corinthians 14:40 said: “Let all things be done decently and in order.” Which means God gives us permission to enjoy things in life, but it must be done in alliance with His Word. That’s why Proverbs 14:12 said: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.” When mankind starts leaning to his own understanding of what is right, (especially when it comes to pleasures), it results in a plethora of ungodly activities that lead to a roller coaster of turbulence and eventually death. 

Turbulence is defined as: “chaotic, disordered, characterized by conflict.” So, be careful when you start having fun the wrong way by trying to mix light with darkness which compromises the Word of God according to 2 Corinthians 6:14 that said: “…and what communion hath light with darkness?” “Remember a little leaven leaventh the whole lump.” 

Therefore, you cannot justify your actions/behavior by just adding a label of holy, or Christian, or gospel, etc. on your conformity to this world’s system! So, be very careful when you start operating as a “secular Christian” (which is an oxymoron). This happens when you profess to be a Christian, but you have conformed to the world’s standards! 

You say you stand for Jesus, but you are willing to fall for the world if it brings you fame and fortune. So, because it seems more lucrative to conform to the world, some try to justify their wrongs by mixing carnal with sacred and they come up with titles such as “holy hip hop, Christian jazz, Christian R&B, contemporary gospel, etc. And Lord help us, now we have Christian night clubs! We can’t have Sunday night services, but we can have Sunday night clubbing! 

Things that God had once delivered you from, you are now returning back to them like a dog returning to its own vomit. 2 Peter 2:21-22 said: “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”

So, instead of desecrating the holy name of Christ by using the name Christian Night Club, why not just be honest and just call it “The Vomit Night Club and leave Christ’s name out?” Lastly, 2 Timothy 3:1 exhorts us with these words: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” The word “perilous” is defined as: “full of danger or risk.” So, if you are warned by the “truth,” why would you take a risk on your eternal life by riding the “roller coaster of turbulence?”

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