So what is it that you are convinced just ain’t so, that concerns you so, and that causes you to believe that I am unable to see and hear?
Because the real issue according to Jesus is our ability to see and hear.
Obviously Jesus was also concerned for us that we not be deceived. That’s why I use these words at the end of each e-mail —
Words are powerful, use them well. Not mine, not yours, but only God’s truth matters.
We live in a day of media manipulation and biased information delivered up without consideration of truth, but for impacting agendas. This happens on both sides of the worldview spectrum, as well as to each of us. I have found that on occasion when I have neglected to fact check that I have passed along an untruth. But our worldview does effect our bias concerning our truth.
This election more than any other is about two opposing world views. One is taking us toward a one world system, and the other toward maintaining a separate nation state with separate governance. Nations cannot be Christian, because that is an individual matter; but nations can support a Christian worldview. Those attempting to bring the world together as one will require compromise of laws affecting individual freedoms. We are already being introduced to those laws with the hate crime legislation which effectively make governing oneself by a biblical principle to be a hate crime if it is expressed. In a nation that believes in individual freedoms one can challenge those laws in court. In a world or a nation that dictates what you must believe then Christianity and religious freedom in general are destined to become crimes against the state. This was depicted in Israel’s captivity by the Babylonians, when men refused to bow down to the Golden Statue.
In the book of Revelation the worlds influence upon men prompts God to call out:
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18:4
A biblical worldview was the basis for the nation of laws at our founding. We have moved away from that basis and as we become more liberal in that vein we move away from what is Biblical morality in our laws, and more toward a “what is truth” and what is moral.
So today life is less precious. We see that in Abortion; in Black Lives Matter, but Other Lives don’t. If you say all lives matter that is a sin to some — to many. But to God all lives matter. To God those in the womb matter. Yes those in the inner cities matter, and need to have the same opportunities that we have for education and jobs, and representation in government, and spending toward their infrastructure. But the free ride that has dominated the poor inner cities for decades does not motivate commitment to ones own education and to their work goals. We have given housing education and opportunity, but it has not made the difference, because the motivation comes from within each individual. Motivation comes from education but must be internalized.
I don’t know about you but God and His desires for man was and is a motivator in my life. He has been eliminated from the modern equation. He has been replaced with drugs, alcohol and your truth and mine, but obviously not God’s which is what matters.
Therefore we have men and women in our streets who think that the system run by whites (that’s what they are told) has failed them. They want a new system with a new kind of authority. One that does not come into your area and arrest you for using drugs, and raping and beating up on a white man or a black Uncle Tom, because they are the problem. They call the cops. And the cops want to kill us. So somehow it makes sense to them to fight with and resist the directions of someone who has a gun and wants to kill all black young men. Does that even make sense? Obviously they don’t believe that these cops just want to kill them. If they really did then their actions are purely suicidal. They want freedom to be taken to the next stage — no restraints on what I do and want to do. No cops. No courts, no laws.
God is love, and without Him we see and hear, and experience evil in our midst. When God is rejected in society Love, Justice and truth are rejected. As Biden once said “we chose truth over facts.” In fact I wish that were true? Why? Facts say that natural selection without God means if I can gain power and I disagree with you I can destroy you with no consequence to me in this life. Truth is God. Truth says God will judge me when He comes and I will not get away with injustice.
And so for me worldview is on the ballot.