Excerpt from my book “WHoly Christian”:
Pray for wisdom. We are once again living in a time when it is not particularly popular for people to speak up for their faith in Christ Jesus or be so audacious as to say the Bible is true and it is God’s message to humanity. Openly mock Jesus and His followers? No problem. Dare to proclaim Jesus as the one who has changed you life and can positively change the lives of others? “Houston, we have a problem.”
In his day, G. K. Chesterton commented on the prevailing attitude of that day regarding Christianity. Middle aged and older Americans can remember when the pendulum had swung in favor of Christianity and the prevailing attitude had changed from Chesterton’s day because folks recognized they were reaping what they had sown by pushing God from the public square. But the lesson has been forgotten and the old attitudes have returned, the pendulum is in the far left’s arena once again and they are trying to keep it there in spite of the consequences of their policies which we are already experiencing. One may say: Ozzie and Harriett have moved out and Ozzie Osborn has moved in. Most of us are longing for the return of Ozzie and Harriett even as some on the left are trying to erase the proof that those days ever existed. “Houston, we have a problem;” of course, this metaphorical “Houston” is the command center of Heaven and we have been given permission fro God Himself to request wisdom at any time. Actually, not only do we have permission but God is waiting for and encouraging us to look to Him because He alone has the knowledge, ability, and power to set at naught the Adversaries’ schemes.
He who refuses to learn from history is forced to repeat its mistakes – George Santayana
All new news is old news happening to new people – Malcom Muggeridge
You are free in our time to say that God does not exist; you are free to say that He exists and is evil; you are free to say (like poor old Renan) that He would like to exist if He could. You may talk of God as a metaphor or a mystification; you may water Him down with gallons of long words … and it is not merely that nobody punishes, but nobody protests. But if you speak of God as a fact … as a reason for changing one’s conduct, then the modern world will stop you somehow if it can. …it is now thought to be irreverent to be a believer. – G. K. Chesterton
The heights of Christian attainment are available to every person. It’s a shame to live a life short of what God intended your life to be. Despite appearances, everyone lives forever; the good and the bad, the difference is the quality which is directly linked to the presence or absence of God. Despite whatever protestations may be offered to the contrary; you do not believe what you do not live.
It is quite possible that improper activity and beliefs regarding the arena of politics may potentially have a profound effect on your forever as well as your now. If a man’s religion and his politics don’t mix there is something wrong with his spiritual condition and his politics, to say the least. Therefore, if a person chooses to support or refuses to condemn something God condemns then that one may count on enduring the consequences of that choice. If that person is fortunate the consequences will be experienced in this life, thereby affording an opportunity to repent and begin making reparations.
There are “monsters” in our near future if we do not wake up soon and start taking action to stop evil in its tracks.
Pray for wisdom
–Pastor Ward Clinton