Or is it just me?
Bad seems good. Illegal immigrants are ok but folks legally trying to enter are given the run around.
People look to the government to save them from disasters like oil spills and hurricanes. I thought this country was founded on independence and freedom. I thought one of the big ideas was being able to pull yourself up by your own boot straps, not pull yourself up on some one elses. Reading through our history it seems the founders were adamant that government be kept as much as possible OUT of folk’s lives, not irrevocably and deeply tangled in them.
I remember years ago when we first moved to Texas. A few months after being here a huge storm hit. It landed several tornadoes, wrecked homes and businesses and so forth. It took a week for fema to get here. In that week the town had pulled itself together, much of the damage had been cleared and life was pretty much back to normal. Local people pulled together and helped the Red Cross relocate and feed and clothe those who needed it. We did not wait for the government to declare us a disaster area. They did and they helped, but the immediate problems were dealt with by the people here that were involved and invested in the community.I also remember a news reporter lamenting that because we as a town acted so quickly to get things to rights, that the government would probably not give us all the aid we “deserved”.
We did not see the storm coming. We did not have weeks to prepare for its arrival. If we had had weeks to prepare, that damage would have been minimal.
Where is that spirit these days?
Why does it seem that being dependent on others is now a good thing?
I also notice that things that were once taboo are not only openly encouraged but even bragged on. God is being mocked, or so mankind thinks. God will win in the end. Adultery is advertised, homosexuality is raved on, witchcraft is seen as harmless. All of these things are abominable to God. Yet places claiming to be part of Christ’s church not only tolerate these things but pat themselves on the back for doing so. Ummm please show me the scripture that says this is how THE CHURCH is to act. I read of a church like this in First Corinthians. Some how I think they were not being given kudos for their tolerance.
The church must coexist with the world, we are not to join in and act like the world. If we do, we become the world and God is no longer in us. If in fact we are the called, we will NOT act like or tolerate the world in Christ ‘s church. EVER.
have an awesomely blessed day!