Never expect anything in return for being part of the Church. Instead, just feel blessed when you are blessed. Give thanks to God because every good and perfect gift comes from Him. People are just people. They will fail you.
How is it that America came to be one of the greatest nations ever built? She is not perfect, not without fault. But she is nearing the end of the typical lifecycle, which would be tragic. The crushing weight of both government and industry out of control will destroy her. We don’t have a political or economic problem, we have a sin problem as dark as the heart of men.
So often I’m amazed by people who believe that mankind should “follow their hearts”.
“No, people should ignore the bible, and organized religion – and just follow the heart.”
This is the mantra of many I’ve met. But the heart of mankind is full of darkness and evil deeds. Who can trust and place their faith in it?
Today the crisis is the earthquake in Nepal. By the time you’re reading this, there will be another one somewhere else, or perhaps a hurricane, tornado, or other natural, or man-made disaster. All of these are tragedies and signs of a planet that is not at peace.
A lot of decent and moral people, along with some not so decent, will always feel compelled to assist the helpless and hurting in these dark days. And we all should. We all should do what we can to help those in need, those in crisis. That is never in question.
However, we are not permanently saving lives by doing so. None of us can really save a life. We can merely extend life on earth. Saving a life would involve someone who is willing and worthy enough to take your place in death. Your place in eternal life, a saved life, can only come from a savior.
And now, it’s time to play everybody’s favorite game! Dalek or trash can!
You tell me (in the comments below).