Do not make the mistake of thinking the Sun come ter bring peace on earth. A good many like ter teach and preach that the Sun wants all ter live in peace, and he does. A good many like ter teach and preach that the Sun wants all in his Body ter live in peace and unity, and he does.
But the Sun also warned he would be a divisive figure—that his words and commands whar designed ter sort out those who be with him and those who be agin him.
“I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. I have come to turn
- a son against his father
- a daughter against her mother
- a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law
A man’s enemies will be members of his own household. ” – Jesus (Luke 12:53)
The Sun reminds us that long ago it whar prophesied that his coming would be the undoing of peace among families, even church families.
For a son dishonors his father, a daughter rises up against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies are the members of his own household. (Micah 7:6)
The Sun comes not simply ter take away peace, but ter start a ruckus.
“I have come to bring fire on the earth and I wish it were already kindled!” – Jesus (Luke 12:49)
“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. Anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” – Jesus (Matthew 10:37-38)
What string of words in Skip’s Code of Conduct doth ya find offensive? What passage of Skip’s doth ya refuse ter read and believe? Those words of Skip that trips ya up be a trap set by the devil, ya may lay ter that.
What acts of the Sun doth ya find offensive? Be it fergiving yer enemies? Praying fer ’em who hate ya? Selling yer possessions ter care fer the poor? Showing mercy ter ’em who repent and ask fer a second and third chance? Offering grace ter ’em who squandered the last loan ya give ’em? Getting baptized in the same manner the Sun whar baptized? Withholding the blood of the Sun and his body in communion from the unrepentant?
Think on this a wee little bit: anyone who refuses ter go with the Sun ter tha cross is not worthy of him. He calls us ter cast off all, including folks, in order ter obey him, serve him, honor him.
The Sun created all things (Colossians 1:16) (John 1:3). Heaven and earth, male and female, all God’s law, commandments, promises, and prophecies… ever’ thing good and righteous whar created through the Sun.
The Sun created all things fer himself (Colossians 1:16). All creation whar made fer the Sun. He is the king of kings and lord of lords. Though the prince of the power of the air, the devil, ‘as dominion over the earth fer a short while longer, the Sun ‘as already defeated that old snake (Revelation 1:18). The devil’s time be coming ter a close, but befer the Sun casts him inter the abyss, that lying rascal seeks ter take as many deceived souls with him as possible.
A split be comin’ and the Sun desires the separating and sorting ter commence (Luke 12:51). Question be, will we go with the Sun or the devil? Will we fall ter the temptation of doubting Skipper’s words, the Sun’s authorship and authority? Will we worship the devil in order ter gain friendship with the world?
Or will we love him with all our body, mind, heart, strength, and soul?