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One aspect of the fall of man was the obvious loss of discernment and the susceptibility to believe a cleverly designed and stated alternative for his life. The result was devastating. Romans 5 summarizes what occurred when man succumbed to an ego-driven aspiration, namely, the capability to be just like God. The brief summation states (Vs. 17), “by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man” and (Vs. 18), “just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people.” One of the more astute columnists is Thomas Sowell. His column on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – "Last Chance For America?" Indicated the following: (One man’s) “antics and bluster may appeal to some voters – but in the world as it is, he may well cost us our last chance to recover from the great dangers into which the Obama administration has gotten this nation…the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue America. Instead, if the polls are an indication, what we may get is someone with the opposite of all these things, a glib egomaniac with a checkered record in business and no track record at all in government.”
The problem is - who is paying attention to the consequences. Whatever happened to sound principles and core values that should influence a people and nation intellectually, politically, and most importantly – spiritually? Yesterday, I wrote and posted on Facebook the following: “Why is it that so many "Evangelicals" are voting for one who claims he is a "christian" but has never asked God for forgiveness? Why do people believe such a person in this and other matters. Could there be the reality of II Thessalonians 2:9-12 being fulfilled before our eyes and we lack the perception to understand who is dominating the culture and what is happening and about to happen? One needs to take the time to read and discern II Thessalonians 2:9-12 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”
Thomas Sowell’s column included: (One Candidate) “is entertaining, and he has ridden a wave of Republican voter anger against the Republican establishment, which has repeatedly betrayed them, especially on illegal immigration. But these political problems are a sideshow, in a world where Iran is guaranteed to get nuclear weapons and North Korea, which already has them, is developing long-range missiles that can reach American cities. Iran is also developing long-range missiles. Then there are the international terrorist organizations from the Middle East -- many sponsored by Iran -- whose agents have had easy access to the United States across our open border with Mexico.” Serious people need to be thinking seriously. Above all else, people need to be Taking A Serious God Seriously (A Book with tha title is available on Amazon:
Jesus said (Matthew 7:15-16), “Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.” Then in verse 21 Jesus said: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Spiritual terms are bandied about by politicians such as “Christian”, “forgiveness”, “Church” ad nauseam. Religious Leaders, so-called, embrace and endorse the “false prophet” types and willingly open the gates of the hen-house for the “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” When the Lord is saying “Seek Me and My righteousness”, we have “Christians” seeking egomaniacs who have never seen the need to ask God for forgiveness but with bluster, blather and bloviating lead many astray and onto the slippery slope of impending disaster and oblivion. The Biblical Christian must exercise discernment and be a bold voice for for God’s values amid a world deteriorating more and more into chaos. Consider these things with me!