November 28, 2016
What are we witnessing?
Yesterday I got into a conversation with someone on a "faith" type website. These sites draw all types, especially those to argue against God and those who liberalize God.
This person I talked with basically said to me, "Where did God say..." she then added "God...not Paul not Leviticus." In other words, she asked 'prove to me that God said it.'
My reply to her was that it didn't matter whether I could prove anything to her, what mattered was whether she believed it and what effect that would have on her life. So, nothing happened...
I have found that when people say, "Paul said this or that...so it doesn't mean anything," then it doesn't matter what is said after that, your argument is null and void.
So does God want us to stand up to these people and argue for what we believe? Yes He does. In Jude 1:3
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
So I accept that and will contend for my faith. The next question needs to be asked, to what end? What is the end result of contending for our faith? Is this thing we believe just some warm fuzzy? or is it a cool thing to do on Sunday, a way to make business contacts? Make friends?...why do what we do?
Well, lets look at what our world will look like WITHOUT Christ. The nation of Venezuela is a seething reeking crap hole right now. Venezuela used to be a prosperous country, until Socialism. Hugo Chavez came on the scene and did what Socialists do...they foment unrest and pit one group of people against another. When Socialists pit one group against another its usually along economic lines. It goes something like this: Dont you hate rich people? They stole their money, your money...Dont you hate paying college tuition?...Dont you hate paying for Medical? Dont you hate...just fill in the blank for the next social hot button.
So the people, the faceless masses, all in agreement...vote these liars and thugs into office.
Right now Venezuela is teetering on complete destruction. People scrounge garbage for food. As basic a need as food is, the very people who voted the Socialists into office cant get enough food for their families.
And yet people in the US continue to entertain this philosophy.
Jesus said (Matthew 24: 1-13) that in the end times that we would see famines, earthquakes and disease in various places. He also added that these are the Beginning of Sorrows. A term used by Jesus to describe the times of pain, suffering and death.
Are we witnessing the time of the end?
I believe we are.