Test of Faith

Do you Really believe what you Say you really Believe?

  • You say, In God we trust. Its on our money, part of our American cultural foundation.  The Founding Fathers ended the Declaration of Independence with this:  And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Do WE in this PC day and age SAY what we MEAN?  We SAY we trust in God, and it SOUNDS like we mean it. Do we do it because, in the church, its the PC thing to say?  After all, we can live as we choose the rest of the week!  Whose to judge?

56 men suffered varying degrees of misfortune for placing their signature underneath John Hancock’s – but none of them wavered, and none of them repudiated their pledge. For this, and despite all the difficulties we have faced – and will continue to face – here in America, we should always give our thanks.

9 died before victory and fully 1/3 died impoverished having given all they had to the cause or had it looted and burned, stolen by British sympathizers, or confiscated outright by the British.

They said what they meant.  They also MEANT what they SAID.  They put their firm reliance  in Divine Providence.  Can we even comprehend today what that means?

Let’s take a current events example:  The media, both parties, and most people in general say the election is a binary choice; Trump or Hillary period.

IS THAT TRUE?  Are you convinced that it is a binary choice?  1 or 0?  There are other options to be sure, other parties and even an independent!  But do any of them have a chance of winning?

AS A CHRISTIAN IS IT RIGHT FOR ME TO CAST MY VOTE FOR ANYONE WHO IS DEMONSTRABLY AN UNBELIEVER?  What does Scripture say about casting your lot with the unbeliever?  And if Scripture says its wrong, why should I vote for either one of the binary choices?  To keep the other from winning???  HOW UNCHRISTIAN IS THAT???  Repentance starts NOW!  The past will not change!

I am not asking how you are going to vote: not my business, don’t care!  Between you and your conscience!!  IN GOD WE TRUST.  We say what we mean BUT DO WE MEAN WHAT WE SAY?  DO we REALLY believe?  Are we willing to trust in Divine Providence that the God we SAY we worship IS ABLE?

75% profess at least cultural Christianity and yet a vanishingly small minority can make abomination the law of the land because we (who SAY we REALLY BELIEVE)  won’t stand up for the law of GOD!  We won’t educate ourselves, we won’t inform ourselves and if we REALLY believed in Divine Providence we would know beyond all shadow of doubt that it works BOTH ways BLESSING AND CURSING!  So tell me again that you REALLY believe and I’ll tell you the same and we can leave here with our conscience assuaged but hardly clear—to our everlasting detriment.   We can’t live like hell and expect heaven, can we?  Let’s close with a word of prayer!

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