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The “me” culture.. the destroyer of nations


There are several cultures at work within the world, as there are several cultures at work within the church. Now I say “church” as a whole of all that say they are believes in God. In fact, in Revelation there are seven churches a.k.a. cultures listed.

The most dominate culture for all the cultures within the world and the church is the one that says, “Everything revolves around ‘me”.”

Yes, the “me” culture is everywhere. It reminds me of the age of Galileo Galilei, in which the culture of the time was also self-centered to the point of stating that the earth was the center of the universe and everything revolved about it.

It is also in this time that written material was available, but mainly to those of great wealth. My point in mentioning this is what I have been witnessing more and more in today’s schools in the United States. That being to teach the basics and to do that poorly and not teach knowledge. The “histories” being taught today are not complete or changed to no longer teach of freedom, but on reliance upon the state; simply socialism, which is a step below communism. Communism, which has been shown to be corrupt, self-serving to those in power and ultimately destructive to the very nation that practices it.

I have seen the news broadcast (when news was worth watching) of long lines for the ordinary citizens of the former U.S.S.R. just to get the basic foods to survive till the next week at which time they would have to stand in line once again. While those in powers or of import to the nation lived in luxury. This what is the citizens of the United States are now be led to do, by those that are in power at this time. Daily we hear of corrupt in various departments of the government. All by those that have been in office for their entire live. That is not how this nation was designed to work. Those that go to the government were meant to stay a few years then leave. That is what it needs to be returned to.

The “me” culture is not what is taught within the Bible. Self-sacrifice is what is taught. Jesus completed the ultimate self-sacrifice, upon the cross. Another example is that of Job. A man who was rich and was reduced to a sick beggar in the streets homeless. He kept his faith in God and all was restored to him. Job always placed God first. Yes, he lamented about his suffering, but once he placed God first things improved.

Right now, the U.S. is suffering and many are lamenting, but recently there are some signs that people are starting to place God first again. Once most do this and return God to the core of this nation you will see this nation rebound.

We need to strive to remove those in powers that are so blinded by their “me” mentality that they do not see that they are doing anything wrong. When in reality they are. They feel they have broken no laws. What is worse the corruption has spread so far that is affecting those that in the past exposed this corruption to the world. Now they sing hand in hand that the world is better to have corruption rule the land rather than God rule the land.

This nation was founded upon religious freedom. People moved here to get away from a government that was the church. Now you have those that say there is too much God in the government and are forcing the true God out only to replace Him with the god of “me”

Which, to me is the ultimate form of corruption. As the statement says, “ultimate power corrupts ultimately.”

Conceptions of reality


It is interesting when you think upon how others have come to a completely different understanding of something then you came to on the same topic. It all boils down to how they were taught and their personal experiences. It is also interesting on how the total opposite can occur even with these different influences throughout someone’s life.
One of the main such occurrences happens when someone turns to Christ.
In this one moment all are equal. In this one second a person can totally change into someone different and yet in some aspects the same. Yet once this moment is past then new branches begin to grow from each person, once again influenced by different elements. The one thing that does not change is their believe is Jesus and God are real.
Yet still due to events and the words of those about them they can suffer setback or experience spurts of growth in their faith.
One thing that is needed in Christendom is those that wish to teach the Bible. I don’t mean preachers I mean teachers. Those that have a fairly solid foundation in the Bible and the concepts within it that teach humans to go beyond being human into something that God finds pleasing to His eyes.
I know I am one of these. I try to cause people to think. I try to get them to stop and ponder where and if they stand with Jesus or are they merely acting a part filling a pew but not wanting to be there at all.
This is why true servants of God need to step up to the plate and try and pass on God’s knowledge. For is not God worth it?

Are you going to cause World War III?


I was just watching “Battleground” (1949). The first movie to be made about the Battle of the Bulge. In part of it they had pastor talking to the troops and he asked the question was it necessary for them to be there. He said that when ever someone with the believe of a super-race or a super-believe threaten the rest of society then yes it was necessary.
Now we have ISIS. Men who act exactly like the followers of Hitler if not worse. It is something that needs to be stopped before it causes 13 million to die horrible deaths in concentration camps in addition to 22 to 25 million military death. It is said that nearly 80 million dies in total in World War II.
In that time many saw how Germany changed, and they tried again and again to talk the Germans into not pursing what they ended up doing. Now we have an identical if not worse threat to the freedom of the world before us.
Today though we live in different world. A world that easier to travel within and also more dangerous. More dangerous due to weapons that can be made these days. Weapons we are allowing people to make that would willingly and gladly use upon us due to their super-believe that only they are the children of God when in reality their very actions and behavior say the opposite.
They are a threat to the world. They are a threat to all those that call themselves civilized. ISIS has made it clear that all that do not fanatically do as they do will be put to death. These men cannot be treated with. They will only answer to the same exact violence that they give out. They will grow like a cancer that can only be cut out of the human race so the human race can return to growing.
But it can only grow with God at the head. Part of the reason it has become so virulent is because people are turn away from God. People have forgotten or never really taught what it is to be Christian. That is the total opposite of how these men within ISIS are being taught. They are the true meaning of the word fanatic. While many if not most of those that call themselves Christian are the antithesis of these men. If people do not awake quickly than 80 million will be a drop in the hat compared to all those that will die in the war to come.
The lines are already being drawn. The radical countries are teaming up already while those are the other side are fragmenting. The fanatics smell weakness, and the weakest is the USA, due to poor leadership and lack of proper education. It is time to turn to God and realize that all human life is important and stop those that think they only they should exist.

The ongoing rebirth of the church


Since Jesus made Paul his thirteen disciple, we have witnessed more than once the rebirth of the church. Sometime it changed by the simple posting of doctrines on a door. Other times with blood being shed.
This was not the promise to Israel though. They have been promised to be the first children of God and so they have not had to go through a true rebirth. Have they been through trials? Yes, and many would say they still are.
Since we Christians have been given the blessing of becoming the thirteen tribe of God. The true essence of free-will has been reinstated.
Within Revelation in the second and third chapters are letters to seven churches. Each reflects the acts of free-will and their results. Be they good or bad.
This is why the Christian church as a whole has gone through these rebirths. Now we can learn from the trials of Israel. Within this nation, there have been intercession. Usually by their leader or prophet. We within the Christian church have those that have intervened. For example Martin Luther. He intervened due to the corruption within the Catholic Church and as a result, the church was reborn. Once again focused on God and His Word. This rebirth is seen in Israel as well, but it is not manifested as highly as it has been for those of the Christian faith.
It is now once again time for rebirth with in the Christian church on whole. We have pedophiles hidden and protected within the Catholic Church. We have churches that support same sex marriage, abortion and greed. Many teach that we are too seek reward from God now. That God is our servant not the other way around. Many just sit by waiting for someone to say something. Mostly though when someone does say something they are ignored and called troublemakers. Seems I have heard many in the Old Testament called the same.
It is now that there is a need for a rebirth of the church. Once again, we need to return our focus unto God and His Word. Stop burying your heads in the sand as the world falls to the minions of Satan. It is now that we must shout our faith and stand for the teachings within the Bible.

Your mission if you should choose to accept it………… this message will never destruct especially not in 5 seconds


One thing that gets to me is this mentality within religions is that if you are not of this certain religion or come dressed into their place of worship a certain way you are something to be looked down upon. Jesus faced this same problem when he walked upon this earth in ancient Israel. It is something that I see everywhere and in every religion.

It is also wrong.

Jesus challenged the Pharisees over this behavior. Their reaction was to have Him hung upon a cross. They did not know that was his plan all along. Nor did they know He would rise from the dead three days later.

One of the main things Jesus taught and showed was that those of the faith should not sit in their little groups and hide from the world. They should not be looking down upon the world, thinking themselves better than others. That is not how it is meant to go.

Yes, there is a time when you need to stay within the church. This time is when you first come into your faith. Most have no idea what the Bible says. Therefore, they need to read it and be taught by those that have more knowledge then they do at that moment of the teaching of God and His Son.

We are not meant to stay there forever though. We are meant to become strong in the Word and our faith and then we are meant to go into the world and show the love of Jesus to others.

Too many times, I see titles to other blogs that are exclusionary. There are Bible verse; they say things like how to separate yourself from the world and other things that turn those not fully aware of God away. They see these posts and run away from God instead of toward Him.

Jesus walked amongst the sinners. He dined with them. Talked to them and taught them of the love of His Father. He was ridiculed for doing so. His reply was that they needed Him more than those that had already found God did.

If your feet are shod in the Word and you show your faith through kindness and caring. If you desire to walk among those of the world; then do it. We are the body of Jesus here on earth. If we do not share our faith by example; then many of these will have never seen what true believe and faith in something that is intangible to them, in most cases.

There is evidence that many have never even read the Bible. Especially in today’s world with the removal of God from the schools and from other places that were once available for all to see.

Don’t be a member of the religious clicks, be the Christian you were meant to be the day you knelt down and asked God into your heart and mind.

Dreams


Are dreams just dreams?
Or are they something more?
I have had many dreams in my over fifty years. Many I remember.
I have watched a city I have never been to grow and change throughout my five decades of life. So how can I see the same place, know it is the same place, and yet see it change?
Could it be real somewhere else?
It is thoughts like this and many others that I will be posting.
Some will be like this. Some will be about my believes and faith since I am a Christian. Some may even be about politics. Depends on my mood at the time. Let us just see where it goes together.