Who gets to define religion? Actually, the better question is – who gets to redefine religion? Maybe even who defines “of”. We’re looking at China in this series, but the same issues come up everywhere. It’s all about who sets the rules. One thing we can be sure of – it’s not God. Not in China. And not in my country or yours either.
Are we nearing The End Times?
Are we nearing The End Times? You know – the time foretold in the Bible when God pretty much decides He’s had enough and is going to bring this age to a close?
I’ve noticed that much of what’s on this site, although not intentional seems to be about that. So – I figure why not focus on that, and rearrange things to fit?
The U.S. and Israel: Three Tragic Verses – One Unavoidable Conclusion. The U. S. will not help Israel at a critical time and … When presented with the facts, no matter how much we don’t like what they say, sometimes the conclusion is unavoidable. Just look at Ukraine and you get an idea of what’s coming.
Never again will I destroy all living creatures. That’s what God said. You know, back in Genesis, the first book in the Bible. Of course, that means He did destroy all living creatures once. However, let’s not forget what happens in Revelation, the last book in the Bible. God won’t destroy all living creatures. That doesn’t mean destruction isn’t coming though. Further, it says nothing of the earth itself. Is it time? Have we grieved God to the point where He’s finally going to end this fallen creation?
Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. But where are the peacemakers? In Isaiah, God asked who He should send, and one person said, Here I am! Send me! Where is that person today? Is there really no one willing to be God’s messenger today? Are there really no sons of God left? It appears that the answer to both is a resounding NO! Jesus can ask, who will speak for me. But no one’s answering. Like an ostrich with its head in the sand, we can’t hear.
Would Jesus ever pander to the base? It’s a question that Christians really need to ask themselves. And I mean really stand in from of the mirror – look yourself in the eye – and ask, “Do you believe that Jesus would ever pander to the base?” Then, if you’re a Trump supporter, ask yourself how you reconcile his words and actions with what Jesus taught.
Last night, while more than 25 cities had riots raging over the police killing of George Floyd, the normally active Trump twitter account was largely silent. There were but two Tweets – neither of which was helpful. No calls for calm. No words of hope. Just lot’s of silence.
Is that really the kind of person Jesus wants us to support? Or does He actually want us to convert that kind of person to be more like Him?
Let the dead bury the dead.
Remember where we all came from. Maybe not to the extent Trump is, but we all came from a life where anger and hatred were the norm. Do we really want to go back there, now that we’ve learned about God’s kind of love? Is it really worth potentially giving up our inheritance from God just to get this kind of person elected? I don’t have children, but do you really want your children to have to grow up in a world where uncontrolled hatred and anger are the norm?
Trump shouldn’t decide when churches open! You may have seen the headline from CNBC, or something like it: Trump slams governors, demands they open houses of worship ‘right now’. But you know what? It’s not up to the governors to decide when churches open either. I’ve often argued that separation of church and state – if done correctly – is a good thing. The government should not dictate religion. If we learned anything from history, it should have been that many people came to “the new world” – eventually much of it to become the U.S. – to avoid the royal version of religion back in Europe. But we haven’t really learned much, have we?