The Bible states that “God is not man that he should lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” (Numbers 23:19).
If God says something, you can take it to the bank.
Once upon a time in America, it used to be that a man’s word was his bond; but that was a long time ago. People were ostracized for lying and cheating back then – at least in my neighborhood and among my family, friends and acquaintances. Most people believed in God, and many shuddered at the thought of his vengeance on such as knowingly and wantonly committing sin. Today, many young people hardly believe in this sovereign God, and some don’t even believe in God at all.
Today corruption is so common that people take such behavior for granted and find it hard to believe anything anyone says.
Politics in our country has opened a pandora’s box of corruption – big time. Teachers, professors, and some Christian denominations have caused young people to question morality and the existence of God.
With false teachings infiltrating and permeating Christianity through manmade cults on the internet and television, and with weird philosophies pervading our society, we are fast becoming a hate-filled, Godless society.
Amid this craziness, today’s youth are desperately seeking something to believe in and truth; and many are dying in search of it.
We have let them down. The gospel and other simple truths only found in the BIBLE are the only things that change lives and gives hope to those who are dying inwardly without absolute truth.
Our youth and the lost in our society must be told how and where to find truth. To do this, we must tell them to believe that Jesus Christ is who he claimed to be (God bearing witness, too, at his baptism), because without faith it is impossible to please God. We must “believe that He is and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” This can only be done through the Holy Spirit’s intervention when we repent and receive Christ’s forgiveness by asking for it and by receiving Him into our hearts and lives. Upon receiving Christ, we can learn about Him, His teachings and promises in the Holy Bible with spiritually opened eyes.
With things coming to a head, we must come to the realization that there is only one way to encounter truth. That is by knowing “truth incarnate” embodied in Christ Jesus and reading and studying the Bible on a regular basis. Only by Christ’s teachings can they hope to encounter God and find meaning for their lives. Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
The benefits of knowing God’s word (the Bible) are endless. Below are just a few of them.
“I will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on me.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“Ask and you shall receive – knock and it shall be opened to you.”
“God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted, but will with the temptation, make a way of escape that you will be able resist it.”
“Without faith it is impossible to please God. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.”
“The word of God is swift and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I witness to my 431 Facebook friends daily, on things of a political and/ or spiritual nature. I do so by perusing the daily news on the internet and assimilating those things that are found to be informative to those seeking truth. I don’t relish having to warn them of things to come or the error of their ways since I am also a sinner saved by the grace of God. But I’m compelled to do so.
Recently, I had to eliminate a couple of people from my Facebook page who were trying to frustrate me with things that didn’t really matter as far as doctrine is concerned. Things like the word rapture not being found in scripture. Anyone who studies the Bible will soon learn that God doesn’t always spell things out in detail. But what does a person do with the “Thief in the night” passage or “in the twinkling of an eye” or “Come up hither?” Better yet, how about “Two will be lying in the bed, one taken and the other one left. Two will be in the field, one taken and the other one left?” Aren’t those passages self-explanatory?
Since I believe that politics and religion have much in common in shaping our society, I am looking forward to reading Judge Jeanine Pirro’s new book “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals.” (By the way, she was run off from the television show “The View” with a barrage of hate-filled expletives by Whoopi Goldberg.)
Dinesh D’Souza has just wrapped a documentary titled “Death of a Nation.” The release date was Aug 3rd of this year. I want to see this informative film.
Dr. Hayes Wicker gave an excellent sermon on this topic last Sunday. The title of his sermon was “Tooth Decay.” It can be seen on FBCN livestreaming on the internet. Just click on sermon of July 15. On www.fbcn.org. It’s a humdinger!