Got Hope? :: By Bill Wilson

We can look at the headlines, and it doesn’t take much intuition to see that the news media and much of America depend heavily on politics. Politics looking at issues. Politics looking at who is running for office. Politics, politics, politics. If our hope is in politics and politicians, it is a hope of dark days ahead. As Christians, our hope can be in nothing less than Christ.

Political leadership long has turned away from common sense. This, however, is no time for the weak-hearted or for America’s Christians to disengage and throw in the towel. It seems we have been doing that since the 1960s, and it hasn’t worked.

Christ is the answer to this dark and dying world, and you are his vessel. Think about that.

You have a calling. And much bad doctrine has been taught about this. The Holy Scriptures say in Romans 8:28 “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

It’s not your purpose, but “HIS” purpose.

Romans 11:29 says that “the gifts and calling of God are unchangeable.”

So, when people are saying that you have to find your calling, it is really understanding that you are called “not according to our works, but according to his own purpose” (2 Timothy 1:9).

Christ is our example. He is the way, the truth and the life. He showed us how to engage according to his purpose. It takes courage to conduct Christ’s purpose in this world, in this country today.

Psalm 31:24 says, “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.”

As Christians, our hope is in the Lord. We are to be ever watching for his return.

As Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

And Jesus promises in Matthew 10:22, “And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.”

We, as Christians, are not to stand by and allow evil to advance just because we have read the end of the book and we win. We are to not be overcome with evil, but to overcome evil with good. The Lord says to be of good courage and that his gifts will never change – you are equipped.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

We are reminded that it isn’t easy in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

Verse 6 tells us, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

We should not fear man. Man cannot take our soul. So, we need to take heart during these times. Have courage. Put on the full armor of God and speak boldly as we ought to speak. And having done all, stand.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

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Democrats Officially Become Party of The Godless :: By Bill Wilson

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution adopting the “religiously unaffiliated” as the largest religious group within the Democratic Party. In a pointed underscore of the dying Church in America, the DNC resolution opened with the following statement:

“WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic has tripled in the last two decades, now representing 25% of the overall American population and 35% of those under the age of 30; WHEREAS, religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values, with 70% voting for Democrats in 2018, 80% supporting same-sex marriage, and 61% saying immigrants make American society stronger; and…

“WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three today; and WHEREAS, the nonreligious have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society, particularly in the areas of politics and policymaking where assumptions of religiosity have long predominated; and…

“WHEREAS, those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of “religious liberty,” to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities; and…

“WHEREAS, the Democratic Party is an inclusive organization that recognizes that morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all; and WHEREAS, nonreligious Americans made up 17% of the electorate in 2018 and have the potential to deliver millions more votes for Democrats in 2020 with targeted outreach to further increase turnout of nonreligious voters; and…

“WHEREAS, a record number of openly nonreligious candidates are running for public office; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE recognizes:

“1. The value, ethical soundness, and importance of the religiously unaffiliated demographic, a group of Americans who contribute in innumerable ways to the arts, sciences, medicine, business, law, the military, their communities, the success of the Party and prosperity of the Nation; and 2. That religiously unaffiliated Americans are a group that, as much as any other, advocates for rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values and should be represented, included, and heard by the Party.”

There is so much wrong with this Resolution. Where do morals come from, certainly not the immoral? The resolution condemns the religiously affiliated for trampling the rights of almost everyone. In other words, if you are religiously affiliated, you are likely a bigot, a misogynist, a homophobe, a racist or worse. See where this is headed?

For the Democratic Party and for America, this is historic. Democratic leadership has chosen to embrace those who are “not reliant on a religious worldview at all” at the expense of those whose religious beliefs define their “morals, values and patriotism.” The DNC states that those who are nonreligious “overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values.” While not denying God, the party is embracing the godless as more moral and sound than believers. The DNC is admitting that godless values are Democrat’s values.

Christians who would vote for Democrats, be forewarned: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

More analysis in upcoming Daily Jots.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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