Friday, March 21, 2014

People of Truth 2

This past week on Facebook a friend asked this question: 

“if you could sit on a bench and chat for one hour with anyone from the past or present, who would it be?"

My answer came quickly: “Is this a trick question? For me this question only has one answer and we are free to sit on the bench and talk with Jesus anytime for as long as we choose. (“for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”) Joshua 1:9

Click here to read People of Truth 1 before continuing

Quickly ... a man responded back to me as follows: “while a conversation with Jesus might be interesting, I think that conversation would be mostly me explaining the state of the world today to a person who died 2000 years ago. All I would get out of it is a bit more clarity on the whole Christian religion, which I don't really need. There are lots of historical figures who'd be interesting to converse with, however it seems to me that the most impact would be to converse with a person currently in power. Right now I'm leaning towards Obama.”

Obviously this man and I have a totally different perspective on both Jesus and Christianity. I would submit that “a bit more clarity” on Jesus and Christianity is what is needed in this man’s thinking. Although, I would surely agree with him if I believed Jesus was just another man in history 
such as Obama or any other world leader

In this worldview of professing Christians, Jesus is just another person (perhaps a great and wonderful teacher) but certainly not the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Creator of all things. The thought that any man needs to explain the state of the world today to Jesus is the evidence of this foolishness.

Another young Christian man I spoke with this week said to me; “I am a Libertarian and I believe all things are okay in moderation” You can only imagine the rest of our conversation when I asked; “oh really, how about a little bit of child molestation?” Actually we had a great discussion, and I now have a new friend.

A third Christian recently explained his belief that Genesis is poetry. I suppose the logic that reaches this conclusion would also allow us to call Genesis a murder mystery or any other fantasy that we might conger up? Poetry? Is the bible just another book? If yes, then Christianity may as well be Scientology.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. “The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”Matthew 7:24-27

This is a major problem in our world today. 

People have bought into the idea that there are no absolutes and that morality is whatever each person chooses for it to be. 

A majority of Americans have bought into this lie. Jesus says that these men have built their house upon sand.

How did so many Americans end up with a foundation built upon sand?

Years ago, Josh McDowell noted that most evangelical Christian youth in the United States no longer believe in absolute truth. “In 1991, 52% of our born again church kids said there is no absolute truth. In 1994: 62%, in 1999: 78%, and in 2002: 91 percent of our born again church kids said there is no absolute truth.

How can they be Christians and deny the everlasting Truth (Jesus) who became a man and died on their behalf? This logic is self-defeating. Only by God’s Grace can these be saved.

The primary cause of this deception appears to be the influence of secular education and secular media since the 1960’s.” It is amazing to see how much impact 40 hours a week for 20 or more years will have on a young person’s belief system. “There is no right or wrong. There are no moral absolutes. Everything is relative. Genesis is poetry. Everyone’s views and beliefs are equally valid. All paths lead to god. The end justifies the means. Everything is okay in moderation. There is no god.” … and many other false beliefs.

The idea of separation of church and state which was promoted by mostly socialists and atheists has resulted in a values neutral public education system where naturalism and atheistic views only ... are free to rule the day. How dare that anyone might question the politically correct status quo. Be prepared to be alienated as a fool.

Can you imagine where we would be without biblical teaching leading many? It seems that the best we can hope for now is a remnant. We have several generations of parents who have accepted these lies and follow mindlessly. These misguided kids of past decades are now the teachers, parents, and adults guiding today’s youth and our nation.

Many have chosen to accept the lie that there are no absolutes and that each person needs to discover their beliefs within the parameters established by the politically correct, tolerant, inclusive, secular elite. Freedom of thought becomes the god of each person’s beliefs. Evolution and atheism are at the heart of this deception. And in truth each person becomes a god in and of themselves.

People are drifting aimlessly. Our nation has abandoned the values that it was established upon. And now the entrenched system is based upon trillions of borrowed dollars that have financed the false promises of a morally bankrupt nation. This is the expected natural end result of a politically correct secular media and educational system promoting amorality, evolution, abortion, focus on self, and atheistic beliefs to generations of students since the 1960’s.

Is it too late for America? I certainly hope not.

America has done more good in the world than any other nation in history. But America has fallen away and must turn back to Jesus Christ; or we will all surely suffer the consequences.

“Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it,
for their wickedness has come up before Me.” Jonah 1:2

 Just more poetry, you say?
America has become the Nineveh of today.
Nineveh listened to God, turned to God, and was forgiven by God. 

 What are we to do? How can we become the People of Truth Jesus talks about?

We must decide where we stand.

We must stop “not believing” while we profess to believe.
A free thinker is who I used to be ... before I turned to Christ.
I am now one of the People of Truth that Jesus refers to, and not just another man.

We must see and acknowledge Jesus for who he is: “the Creator God and the King of all things” … and follow Him. We must recognize that Jesus is the eternal Truth and that He is the only true God and that His Word is eternal Truth. We must accept his Word as the guiding Truth of our lives; and test the teachings of the Republicans, Democrats, libertarians, communists, conservatives, liberals and the false religions of men up against God's eternal Truth.

We are citizens of His eternal kingdom (here and now) and we need to begin recognizing this fact and acting upon it.

“You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37-38

God Bless you my friends, Bob

1 comment:

  1. Well, I certainly agree that there could only be one choice! He could "I am the way, the truth and the life", which is absolute.
    And we shall see Him and talk with Him soon!