Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Trying to figure it out.

I hope you understood the caution being sounded in the article attached to the last post.  It is difficult to tell why one would be opposed to such a noble effort without looking at a variety of other things that seem unrelated.  The whole movement toward a one world government has been going on for a long time.  It has gained acceptance in some political circles in recent years and most of the push toward man's making a real difference in things like the environment, social justice, and redistribution of wealth has come into full bloom over the last thirty years.

These ideas have been tried by a number of socialist leaders in the past, but their efforts have failed and have been relatively short lived.  No one tries to get into countries with this kind of governmental system.  However, during the last election the proponents of these philosophies of secular humanism managed to get a candidate into the White House and the slide toward perdition has been rapid.

Christians around the world have been opposed to these philosophies because they presuppose that man can, in his own power, change nature and his own fallen carnal inclinations.  So, for years the progressives have incrementally infused education and religion with their do good to feel good programs that put the creation ahead of the creator.  In the process they have removed God from the equation by shaming nominal Christians into believing that we are being exclusive in our demand that God be included in all phases of our existence in a Christian nation.  These same people have no tolerance for Christians and attempt to hold them up to contempt as uneducated rubes with no compassion for others.  Non-Christian nations all over the world slaughter those who are Christians and don't even allow them to worship.  The intellectual elites in academic circles worldwide seem to have no problem with this type of behavior.  I've been a Christian for over fifty years and I've been witness to acts of kindness and benevolence by dedicated Christians during all this time.  This has been worldwide, but because it comes from a heartfelt gratitude for what God did through Jesus Christ, the actors don't desire publicity.  The worldly press doesn't recognize that it's happening and only the recipients know its origin.

Let me set the record straight.   Christians care about the environment.  However they are well grounded in the reality that when it comes to nature, God has the final say.  All the worldwide efforts to bring man together to heal the environment have done nothing.  One volcano in Iceland can dump enough carbon exhaust into the atmosphere to overcome all the gains man has made in fifty years of industrial clean-up.  This doesn't mean we shouldn't try, but it does mean that all the governmental regulation in the world isn't the answer.

Christians care about the poor and disenfranchised in the U. S. and around the world.  In a booklet by Dr. David Jeremiah, the following facts concerning the role of America in World Missions are provided.  "One reason for God's blessing has been our involvement in world missions - taking the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth.  America has provided approximately three-fourths of history's missionaries and the same amount of money and other resources.  When 75% of the missionary activity in the world has emanated from a country with only five percent of the world's population, that is significant.  Today, 95 percent of the world's population has access to some portion of the Bible in their language, plus Christian radio, audio recordings, and other resources like the "Jesus" film." 

This information is a necessary precursor in finding the solution to the symbolic jumble of intertwined knots shown in the photograph above.

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