Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Disintegrating Social Landscape Part II

I came across this article, in The Federalist, a pretty good one, but there are dozens of these kinds of things popping up everywhere now. This one gets deep into the numbers, the larger numbers of those dying at the hands of destructive people all around.

The author gets into all the main reasons, and yes, the systematic demolition of strong social institutions is a decent one.

What he doesn't get into is the main main reason:

The World System uses people's sinfulness to enlarge its authority and they do so at the people's request so they can remain sinful.

Does that last statement mean anything to you? Can you see the riveting and quite sobering truth in it? Or do you just do like millions of entrenched Catholicists and shrug it off as fairy tale blithering, conspiracy inanity, or just mumbo-jumbo too difficult to comprehend?

I agree, I understand, if you are not prayerfully versed in Scripture to employ the spiritual intelligence necessary to grasp what is really going on, then please, I censure no one. World inhabitants benefit tremendously from the magnificent work Cain's legacy carries out. God set forth the Roman Catholic Church, the United States government, the Federal Reserve banking system, and all their licensed, contracted, incorporated subdivision entities, all perfectly legitimate and authoritative for better managing the evildoing of people who want to keep evildoing.

If you are one of those people, then what are you complaining about? Why are you screaming at someone else who is wantonly murdering people when the only answer the World offers is more murdering in response?

I do peek around a bit at Facebook every once in a while, and while I love every one of my friends there, some of them post the most idiotic things. One such post featured something along the lines of "If you want to stop the mass killings then be willing to fight to do it!" There was another one like "F***ing do something and it isn't praying and sending thoughts and insisting politicians refrain from politicizing after these things!"

Ahem. Then what is that thing? What precisely are you going fight to do when, um, I kind of got the idea that you want to end the fighting?

They don't say. Yes they'll screech about all kinds of gun control and other fine-sounding humanist things, but they only amount to splendid virtue-signaling that keeps the Legacy churning out more and more imaginative ways to murder in the name of not murdering.

The only only only answer is Jesus Christ, and it isn't the fake Jesus most churches shove in your face to bleat their virtue-signaling. Please, you really don't have to trust what I say about Him, you can find out for yourself. But the simplest truth of all is this.

"Whoever has the Son has life, whoever does not have the Son does not have life."

Thuh end. There ya go. It can't get simpler than that. That's from John's first letter, by the way, fifth chapter.

In fact do you remember what Jesus said when people did something very similar to what everyone seems to be doing right now? Screeching and hollering and wailing about those deaths at the hands of crazed gunmen? People right there with Jesus, way back then even, said, essentially, "Hey Jesus, what about those people who had that building fall on them, killing them? What's with that? And what about those sacrificially murdered for the governor's pleasure. WHAT ABOUT THAT?"

Yeah, ouch. That is a tough one. What'd Jesus say about it? Now I took some liberties with the text, but again, please, you don't have to take my word for it. Look at the passage yourself, it is  at the beginning of the 13th chapter of Luke. Go ahead and see what Jesus said, right there.

Here's the essence of that, though. He told them, "Hey, everyone is guilty of sin that leads to death. No one is any more guilty than anyone else. That means you too. So make sure you turn from your own sinfulness, or it will be just as bad for you." In another context He said, "Don't fear those who may destroy the body, but fear the One who can destroy both your body and your soul."

That's the riveting and sobering reality that so, so many just can't see in all their plaintive moanings about lack of family and community and mentoring and parenting and all the rest of it. Please, family and community and mentoring and parenting are all good, but -- whupp, Jesus again -- He said if you so tightly grip all those things no matter how good and wholesome they are and your heart doesn't belong to Him, then you're no better. What is amazing is that He also said if you give them up and put 100% of your trust in Him, in return you'd get a hundred times those things. And not just in heaven some time, but right now.

Wow. That's in the tenth chapter of Mark, by the way.

Look.

Seek and find.

These web pieces are fine and quite informative, but I'm still looking for the ones that share those fundamental biblical truths, not about some ethereal theological confusion...

...but about life itself.

Or even better, about The One Who Is Life And Pours Life Out To Those Who Want It.
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The Disintegrating Social Landscape

Came across this brief article, just getting at what's what, but not at the real what's what. At least it is sincere and authentic. At least we can see what's really happening, especially in light of the ridiculous media coverage of responses to the most recent devastating mass shootings and the horrifically fractured political landscape that ravages the country.

But as usual this author has no answer.

"The U.S. should reexamine the foundations of its social policy."

Annnd... then what?

I've thought about blogging about so many things, but much of why I don't is because I am so busy. That I'm pounding out a few words now is quite a task. I don't put much here because I am so busy with things that God has given me to do to minister His Kingdom into the lives of others. I'm a husband, a father, a grandfather, a son with a father who has advanced dementia, a teacher, a coach, a minister, a congregant, and even a high school football game announcer. Not trying to boast about any magnanimity, I'm just talking about the breadth of what it takes to invest what God gives to someone to love others with His love, that's all. Anyone can do it -- He's always asking people to do it, and while it takes time it really isn't that hard.

I'd blog and add to my webzine all the time if I wasn't so engaged in those things, and please, don't get me wrong, I believe my writing web ministry is important.

But whether or not I do this or not doesn't seem to matter to people who by the hundreds of millions are naked, angry, and alone, and no matter how much they cry about it simply choose to remain that way.

What is the answer? The author of that piece I referenced says what so many others futilely say. "Let's have a different social policy, come on."

Errgh.

The answer is spiritual, and it always has been. And just as much it has always been the case when you say, "Hmm, maybe the devil has a mighty grip on your soul and you should do something about it," you get, "Hmm, maybe you better take your puritanically Neanderthal ideas and get outta here."

Okay, you can say that, you're free to do so.

But you're still naked, angry, and alone because you've allowed the devil to grip your soul.

All that stuff about mental illness and addictive proclivities and communitarian disorder? All of it is from Hell. So many have been seduced into believing the problem is purely physiological -- well there may be elements that are but it still starts with the devil. They believe the problem is something science can answer -- well David Hume may be the lord and savior of a lot of humanists, but still, all that destructive stuff is there because people are letting the devil make it that way. Until we get serious about treating it as such and asking the God of the universe come in human form in the Person of Jesus Christ to take out the devil -- please know He is the only one who can -- we will continue to see this crap happen, indeed risk being victims of it.

You can go to Cain and his Grand Agency of Making Things Look Good with all the social policy recommendations you want, and he'll just humor you and perhaps even devise a spiffy looking treatment program or community bonding activity of some kind, but you'll only be asking him to tenderize you as yet another slap of meat to throw on the altar of human sacrifice. You'll still be in freefall heading for a hard splat in the bowels of Hell. Really, as I think about it, I really really can't see how anyone who actually looks can't actually see that truth by reading about what happened in Seattle.

Yet the millions who are naked, angry, and alone still remain naked, angry, and alone -- and blind.
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