There was a time when a man’s word was his bond. Men sealed a deal with a handshake, and it was considered a bad thing to lie, back out, or “walk back” on exclamations and or agreements. George Soros and the Democrats are experts in this vice.
(The word used to describe integrity escaped me even as I wrote this article. That’s how antiquated it’s become.) Nowadays there are no holds barred, and everyone does as he pleases, destroying others’ lives and property – integrity is obsolete.
Backbiting and lies are the chosen values in our society. Bribery and blackmail are practiced openly in our government. Where are the leaders, statesmen and men of conviction and character?
In today’s world, all that is over and done. One thing that I’ve finally found out is that Christians are not exempt from doing the things people do in a secular society. Jealousy and seething envy abound; sexual sin is rampant; apathy is at an all-time high; morality hardly exists; and honesty, integrity, and virtue are almost nonexistent in our present world.
The Bible tells us that God knows our shortcomings. “For there is non-righteous, no not one. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Is it any wonder Jesus had to come and die for our sins? Humanity certainly can’t or sometimes doesn’t even want to try to live up to the Godly standards He set forth.
Could it be that those not even trying to live a virtuous life are void of the Holy Spirit? Is God taking the comforter, revealer of truth and strengthener away from the world at large – incrementally? If so, maybe we have to beg Him to come into our lives to help us make sense of it all and be able to stand. Or we can ignore the Holy Spirit’s prompting and, by our own futile efforts and philosophy, just be able to feebly hang on? “Ask God for the Holy Spirit” whose fruits are Love, Joy, Faith and Self Control.
Today, 10/24/18, there were supposed bomb threats and poisoned letters mailed out to prominent Democrats, Soros, and CNN – supposedly from some deranged conservative – so the story goes. This is – in my opinion – a last-ditch attempt to discredit conservatism and Christianity. Also, the march of supposed thousands from third-world countries is also timed to coincide with the midterm elections. Was this a coincidence or a perfectly timed event? I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.
These coincidences are taken directly from the Saul Alinsky playbook where the followers of that ideology are told to lie, cheat and do anything to further their agenda. These are the worst of times.
The crazy times we live in are even sung about these days. The chosen lyrics to this song say it all. The vocalist Sage Francis sings it with the heartfelt plaintive voice of a naive juvenile.
Tonight’s the night we’ll make history, honey, you and I
And I’ll take any risk to tie back the hands of time
And stay with you here tonight
I know you feel these are the worst of times
I do believe it’s true
When people lock their doors and hide inside
Rumor has it it’s the end of Paradise
But I know, if the world just passed us by
Baby I know, you wouldn’t have to cry
The headlines read ‘these are the worst of times’
I do believe it’s true
I feel so helpless like a boat against the tide
I wish the summer winds could bring back Paradise
But I know, if the world turned upside down
Baby, I know you’d always be around
And so my friends, we’ll say goodnight
For time has claimed it’s prize
But tonight will always last
As long as we keep alive memories of Paradise…
Songwriters: DENNIS DEYOUNG
The Best of Times lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Almost without exemption, everyone now believes something is happening in our world, something frightening, something that can’t be controlled by man’s own means or devices. Soon the world may become “foaming at the mouth” mad.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding.” “The just shall live by faith.” And “Love thy neighbor as thyself. “
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