Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." ~ Jesus, as recorded in the Gospel of John, Chapter 10, Verse 10
your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Or maybe even this visionary statement from President Abraham Lincoln, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." My simple viewpoint: Jesus is the answer. Amen.
Let me be clear here. Jesus is the Answer but as long as we live in a fallen world where fallen people respond to their fallen natures, we will not see the fruition of a peaceful world until Jesus returns to make all things right. (That's in the Bible too.) That doesn't mean the power that brought Jesus up from the grave is not still available to change the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls. It is available. I heard an interesting discussion on the BBC News program on the radio the other day. They were talking about the value of human life compared to the value of animal life. The host of the program threw out the concept of the value of human life for those who see it connected to God. He more or less set that aside as being non-consequential from a scientific viewpoint. That led to a discussion about pain and suffering and whether people should be given any more consideration than animals. The fellow advocating for the same consideration for people and animals promoted a vegan lifestyle. I don't want to make him feel bad but I've heard people like himself say that plants also feel pain. Yikes. While this may sound preposterous to you, check out how prevalent some of these notions have become in the views of many of our fellow citizens. Check it out. Meanwhile, I will stick with "thus says the Word of the Lord" as best I know how, and, that's what I recommend to you as well. Amen. ....More later.