Common Sense Isn’t So Common Anymore :: By Jim Towers

People everywhere are searching for cover from all they see happening in our world. Things such as war, famine, natural disasters, economic woes, and manmade viruses. Bunkers and bomb shelters are being built by those who can afford to have them built. Preppers are stocking up on food; this is the commonsense thing to do in today’s chaotic world.

After reading the news on the internet and watching the news on television, they cower in fear from all they see happening in the world. What with wars, rumors of war, and the very real possibility of a nuclear holocaust in their own backyard, people have good reason to be afraid. Freezing to death without fuel to keep them from doing so, finding themselves homeless, and scrounging in garbage cans for food like the Venezuelans and people in other communist countries must do to survive – are other very real fears.

Yet many American people still cling to the hope that the government can save them from these catastrophes. However, they are the very ones causing much of this calamity. Those without common sense look to an illegitimate government that continually lies and is incrementally taking their constitutional rights away from them (a puppet government who gives our money away to other outlaw countries like the money was their very own) and, all the while, imposing ever higher taxes on its citizens – even while they are turning out thousands of armed tax collectors to get even more from the populace.

Oblivious to the times in which we live are homosexuals and transvestites, parading around in varying degrees of nakedness. They want the right to indoctrinate our children and force us to acquiesce to their way of life. There are those among them who even want the age of so-called consent lowered so they can legally have sex with children. Even Monkey Pox, STDs, AIDs, and Syphilis can’t stop them, so Sodom and Gomorrah live on in present times. Other assorted lunatics are causing trouble and chaos everywhere they go. We have those who worship trees, animals, and other inanimate things. Some even demand the right to worship Satan openly. How absurd, and what an affront to Almighty God who gave them life! Such people have this in common: they’ve been blinded by Satan, the father of lies; they willfully suppress the truth of God by their wickedness.

These same people also believe the lies their governmental leaders of today tell them, although anyone with any degree of common sense can see that they are wrong in all they do because their belief systems and motives are skewed through and through with sin. It’s funny how they want others to believe that they are intelligent, loving and kind when, in fact, they are inclined to do evil and are self-righteous, self-serving, devious, and vindictive.

It makes us wonder if there is redemption for those who have fallen for Satan’s lies. I hope so because we all know someone just like that, even among family members.

The apostle Paul writes in the book of Romans that these people are those, and I quote:

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise, also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:25-27).

“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful” (Romans 1:29-31).

The book of Timothy says somewhat the same thing, only it is a little less severe. In reading these verses, we can see that people are going down that path in increasing numbers. In speaking of the “last days,” the apostle Paul tells Timothy what it will be like when many people forget about God and the teachings of Christ Jesus, which are declared in the Bible.

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:1-7).

Doesn’t this scenario sound familiar?

We all know people like that. They may even exist within our own families and friends; they may even be neighbors. The best we can do is try to get them to acknowledge God, repent and receive Christ. Sooner or later, they will thank you for your concern. In reaching out to them, however, we must be careful to do so out of true concern.

Although most people know that world-shaking events are taking place everywhere, they search for cover and answers in vain – when the answers can be found in the only God-breathed book in the world – the Holy Bible. The Bible says this about itself: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

If you consider yourself a true Christian, then you shouldn’t be able to find yourself in the lists of people in either book. If you do, then maybe it’s time for you to repent and get right with God.

Nevertheless, you must keep in mind that no one is perfect even after receiving Christ, but now we have an advocate with the Father. One who will never fail us.

Book review:

I’m looking forward to reading Eric Metaxas’ (one of my favorite Christian writers) Letter to the American Church. The book is published by Salem books. This latest book deals with the church and what they must do before the imminent rapture and the soon coming of the Tribulation period.


Jim Towers

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