Divisions among us
March 29, 2021, 7:59 am
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As I look around at what is going on in our nation, I see the divisions among us as citizens of this nation. We are being torn apart by those who wish to destroy our Republic, making it instead into a socialist nation claiming that they will give us all we need. Yet, as I look at socialist nations, such as Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, and China, I see that there are only 2 kinds of people in those countries. They are the members of the ruling class, and everybody else. Why do so many in our nation believe that this is a good thing? It leads to enslavement of those who are not a part of the ruling class. I ask you to take a look at what those in Washington D. C. are doing. I also ask you to look at the career politicians of both parties, they start out as regular people, and end up as millionaires. They do not really care about you and I, they just want to keep their power and the perks.

Now I want to turn to the Church, I have watched over the years and seen the disintegration of the church. I see the United Methodists getting ready to split into two different denominations no longer united. The Episcopalians splitting up also, and the Presbyterians who have become extremely split into many different types of their original grouping. I could go on, but you know what is happening in your own denominations. In the scriptures there is one letter to the early church that warns us about what is happening. Jude wrote these words in the late first century.

“But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
(Jud 1:17-19 ESV)”

Just as politicians in both parties follow their own passions so too has the church in the world, become worldly. They follow the dictates of those who want to do their own thing, even though God has said it is sinful. Remember brethren that God will judge all of us, some will be Jesus’ people, we will see him as he is and will spend eternity in the heavenly realms with God. Those who have followed their own lusts, whether it be money, power, or sexual perversion, makes no difference. As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome: “Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (ESV)

Choose who you will follow, if Jesus then eternal life in the heavenly realms with God, if your own passions, it is eternal death in the lake of fire with Satan and all who have sinned and refused the gift of God.

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Being Blessed
March 1, 2021, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Culture

In the first book of the Bible, Chapter 12 of Genesis, we read the verses:

Now Adonai said to Avram, “Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Gen 12:1-3 CJB). Now if we just take this part of the Bible then it is saying that Avram (later Abraham) go to the place I will show you for it will be your new home.

God is saying that Abraham will be a great nation, and that he will be blessed by God and his future will be a man of great status, but that he will be a blessing to others. God has told him that those who bless him will be blessed by God, but those who curse or attack you will be cursed. Finally, God says that all the families of the earth will be blessed, through Abraham. That is a huge promise that God has made to Abraham, yet, since it is God himself who is making the promise, you can bet it will be kept.

The blessing for all the families, is Jesus Christ, Son of man and Son of God. For it is Jesus who comes and lives a sinless life and is crucified, buried and a tomb reserved for the family of Joseph of Arimathea, and from there he was resurrected, and many witnessed his wounds and knew that it was Jesus. What is the blessing of people that comes from Jesus, descendant of Abraham? It is eternal life in heaven with God and Jesus. If you confess your sins, he is just and will forgive your sins, and if you acknowledge him as your Savior and Lord, you will be saved from Hell and given a place in the heavenly realms.

Being blessed is being a child of God, being a sinner will take you to the Lake of Fire with Satan and all his minions. Personally, I think you would want to be blessed, and be in heaven, instead of cursed, and spend eternity in the lake of Fire.

As for the rest of what God promised to Abraham and his descendants Israel is a country even after 2000 years of exile, God has restored them to their rightful place. The men and women of Israel have managed over all the centuries managed to maintain their personhood as Jewish persons, people of the promise. When the God who created the universe and the planets in their orbits around myriad suns, makes a promise, it will be fulfilled. I pray that our nation will turn itself around, will continue to bless Israel, and will cease their persecution of conservatives, and christians. Our Constitution says we have certain rights, not granted by men, but rather God! I note that the House of Representatives has fired their chaplain, because his prayer of the day asked God to move the congress off the idea that they did not need God in their House. Shame on those who voted to do this heinous action.

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