When was the last time you had someone offer an apology for something they did wrong to you or for something they failed to do, instead of blaming it on something or someone else? Now more than ever there is no shame, nor apologies or even explanations for a wrongdoing in our culture.
When was the last time you saw someone blush with shame? In times past you could always find someone whose face would get red over a shameful thought or action which was usually followed by an apology. The horror of a life without shame is the inability to feel good or evil.
Nowadays many folks balk at the thought of apologizing for anything and will try to lie their way out of a situation. In politics there is yet another way out, “I stand on the fifth.” This, of course is said when they can’t think fast enough to keep from blurting out the truth. Some might even go so far as to say, “I misspoke” or “I can’t remember.”
What these people are saying is that they don’t want to divulge the truth and have to pay for their actions. Our highest law officer in the nation lies and refuses to answer questions, or at best skirts the issue when grilled by a senator about alleged wrongdoing of a presidential candidate.
Career politicians have hijacked the United States of America through deceit, lies and sleight of hand. We have let liars and wrongdoers occupy the highest offices in the nation. Politicians live in gated communities and in a cozy comfort zones with a retirement packages and all the perks that go with high office. What a travesty we’ve incurred upon ourselves because of our apathy. We, too, have gotten all we need and live in relative comfort.
There are at least three new books out in the book stores exposing the Clintons and others in high office.
There was a time when a “man’s word was his bond.” In any case, truth is subjective today, and words such as virtue, morality, integrity and honesty have all but disappeared from the English lexicon.
We as a nation have been dumbed-down by the likes of Freud and others like him who said that all things are relative and that no one is really wrong about anything! The Bible says about such people, “Thinking themselves to be wise, they became utter fools.”
Once when I was drowning in an old gravel pit in Michigan (my legs cramped up after too deep into the spring fed ice cold water), I knew beyond a doubt that I was going to die by drowning. My legs were like lead and drawing me down for the third and last time. Just as I was about to expire, I had an instantaneous review of my life play out in my head.
The images ran together like a tape on fast forward. I really hadn’t forgotten a thing, and if I had it was all there on tape so there was no denying my life events up until that time. Could it be that we all have this “tape recorder in our brain” to instantly recall all the events of our lives? So don’t be surprised when all of your past deeds flash before your eyes in the hereafter. “Be sure your sins will find you out.”
The sad truth is that it’s even happening in the Church. I know from personal experience. The great falling away mentioned in the Bible is taking place with people leaving the Church in ever increasing numbers, especially here in the United States. At least some of it is due to the charlatans that appear on television claiming to be servants of the Most High God, deceiving many with their worthless prognostications and promises in exchange for the almighty dollar.
Our nation and churches are in a state of flux, with people groping for answers as to why we are experiencing such lawlessness and twisted morality. Anything goes in today’s society. An extreme example of this is that a head of state is advocating overt and open pedophilia even encouraging his culture to embrace such evil acts.
This, while a highly educated “professor” is saying it’s all right to commit bestiality. At the same time Christians are being murdered and persecuted around the world. Lawlessness and just plain craziness is rampant. Men are dressing like women and even becoming a part of the ruling class. If these things aren’t a sign that we are living in the last days, I don’t know what is.
In the meantime, another amazing thing is happening in Kentucky. A replica of Noah’s Ark is on display. It’s supposed to be as big as the original. It’s almost as if God is showing us with this physical display that the coming of the Son of Man is nearer than we dare think. The Bible says this is what it will be like, “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be, for they were eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage until that fateful day when all were swept away.”
On the other hand, God is not willing that any should perish and is slow to anger. Perhaps he is waiting for you to repent and call out to Him for forgiveness.
Just so you know, a Jewish Rabbi is saying that 2016 is the beginning year of the Messiah, whatever that means.
I am waiting to see the documentary Hillary’s America by Dinesh D’Sousa, which was released this past next weekend. This film is about her wrongdoings and outright lies. D’Sousa was president of Kings College in New York City, a Christian college. Surprisingly, he also has a DVD coming out titled Obama 2016. Notice that the year 2016 dominates. Is this the beginning of the end for America?
Jim T. “Towers” firstname.lastname@example.org