Yesterday, I wrote an article in which I embedded Conservative news sites. Today I felt the need to stress to my readers that NO news site, however Conservative, will give the reader hope or joy or peace. These can only be found in the Word of God and through our Savior Jesus Christ.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)
America is a sin sick country. The GOP mantra from the last election was “Make America Great Again.” Brethren, there is no greatness if there is not godliness. We can have the fiercest army, the most sophisticated weaponry; walls to protect our borders……but if the church in America is weak, and deception and false teaching abounds – America will not be godly.
If the church in America is not sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ; if they are not on their knees praying for the leaders of our nation – if they are placing their hope in “men” and not God, then our Nation will be weak and vulnerable.
Most of our founding fathers sought the Face of God and relied on Him to govern their newly established country. I wrote a piece recently in which I placed quotes from many of our founders:
Words From Our Founding Fathers About God’s Hand On America
Dominionism is False Teaching
There are people who have twisted the Word of God to mean that all governments of nations must be established with Christian leadership before Jesus will return. Although that sounds great on its face, the truth is that there will be no establishment of such governments until our Savior comes to rule and reign on the earth.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).
America’s real problem: Sickness of the soul
The endless political battles between the left and right in America (and Europe) are endless only because neither side is willing to deal with the real issue.
Let’s give both the political left and right the benefit of the doubt and say they are trying to improve everyone’s life in the way they think best. Unfortunately, they succeed only at the cost of that individual’s soul.
This is what Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell seeks to preserve in favoring Senate rules over cleaning up the legislative swamp. It’s what House Speaker Paul Ryan does, trying to keep the people above him in the funding hierarchy happy, and the people below him in the partisan position that best serves his interests.
Such people are not limited to Washington, D.C. The worst of the worst seem to be drawn there, however. Their victims are everywhere around us: The writer who doesn’t write, the painter who doesn’t paint, the composer or musician who makes no music, the mother without children, the teacher who doesn’t teach – so many dreams beaten to death by someone butt-kissing his or her way up in the material world.
Yet how many religions carry on the same games? The Vatican, if reports are to be believed, has become a cesspool of homosexual immorality dedicating itself to the glory of God. The pontiff now pontificates about global warming, rather than warning about the fires of hell awaiting every human soul who has not reconciled itself with God. The “science” of the latter is indeed well-settled.
Many other Christian denominations have decided they really don’t care what God likes or dislikes; their job is to please those who drop by every so often with a check for the collection plate. In the end, it’s money that saves us, right?
Islam is in a class of its own, removing judgment from the hands of its God and relieving him of the burden or butchering unbelievers. No wonder the Buddha has become so popular today, as he fades into eternal oneness with the nothingness of everything else.
The God that Jesus revealed on his road to the cross wasn’t very religious. Perhaps that’s because he had seen what the Ten Commandments did to the Jewish people once the legal scholars of the day got a hold of them.
Maybe what we are witnessing today is a massive, God-inspired effort? Jesus is trying to make humanity aware that he remains the only option to treat a materialistic culture for its soul-eating infection. To follow Jesus, you must set aside all that you have come to know about religion, however. Theology so easily transforms in the user’s hand from an aid to understanding God, to a tool used to manipulate God and others to do what we want. It doesn’t work. The results are everywhere evident.
It’s often said that the Christian church is all about loving one another. Those churches need to start at the beginning, however: Loving God. Love of humanity is not possible without first loving God. Guilt is not love, yet it is the Sunday substitute for so many of us.
What is the prescription for people and nations caught up in the death-knell of materialism? Open the New Testament. Don’t worry about the various interpretations. Read what Jesus did. Try it out and see if it works for you. Jesus didn’t leave a lot of rules: Love God, love others as much as you love yourself, and tell others how Jesus made it possible for you to do those two things. Were that to happen, it is likely that most of the people and nations in the world would be lining up to follow him!
There is no other answer. There is no Plan B. (It was never billionaires, as will soon be seen.) For good or for ill, we live in the age that is going to prove the lack of any other solution.
Godspeed in your travels. – source
Although I do like this WND article, I feel that I should stress something from the Word of God. I think that the writer of the piece has forgotten one very important truth. We must repent – we must agree with God that we are wretched sinners, incapable of saving ourselves. We must agree with Him that Jesus is the only way to be reconciled to the Father.
We MUST be born again:
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:1-17).
For anyone reading this article who is not sure whether they have truly been “born again” please click on the link and read it carefully. The prayer must come from your heart. It is not reciting words which makes a person born again. God cannot be mocked. God knows your heart and your intentions.