David

A glimpse into Charles Dickens the Christian


I have only seen the works of Charles Dickens. “A Christmas Carol” is my favorite. I have seen David Copperfield and Nicholas Nickleby. I did some research and found Mr. Dickens to be a very religious person. He disliked those that practiced extremisms of the faith; the Bible to a degree supports this. On things that are important in the faith is to keep Jesus with you daily. This is not extremism and I feel Mr. Dickens would agree. Especially since the Bible states to place God first in all that you do by loving Him with all your heart, mind and soul.
One think I did note in his stories was in how corrupting money was and the power associated with having and seeking after money. In the Christmas Carol Scrooge becomes a philanthropist, giving his acquired wealth away for the good of all and himself. In the other two titles, I mentioned above. David and Nicholas both end being gentlemen, but living modestly. This is how all should live and desire to live, but few truly seek this from life and it is sad to that those simple lessons are watched, but never really listened too or acted upon.
Most actually should live modestly, but most seek after the golden prize. Stuck in a maze seeking the prize at the end only to be shocked when they reach a dead-end, which forces them to go back and try a new route. Not realizing that as they do the maze grows longer and longer, never allowing them to truly reach the goal of the golden prize. That is unless they sell their soul to the devil, becoming selfish, self-serving and corrupt like Nicholas’s uncle.
It is due to this chase that many lose their way and forget that it is not earthly rewards they should be seeking but Christ and the promise of the eternal reward.

An evil has risen against you


In times past I have written in harsh tones. Tones I have recently commented upon, but why are they harsh? Were not the words spoken by John the Baptist harsh towards the nation of Israel just before Jesus began to teach His message? Yes they were.
It is in times of adversity, especially when those that should know better and allow it, that a harsh voice cries from the wilderness. Well once again we are in a time of immense hardship and the one nation that has the ability to stand against these horror facing this world sits quietly and self-absorbed.

Isaiah 54: 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Yet at this time they do prosper, but how can they? For this nation has turned its back upon God. Mouthing the words of Christendom yet having no idea of their meaning. The word “hypocrite” means to act like they are something they are not. I have used the word hypocrite more freely lately because I see more acting the part of Christians then living the part.
People turn from these words in hate and disgust. Why? Because deep down inside many of themselves they see a spark of truth in the words I type. I type them because a great evil has risen not only outside this nation, but within. God has been systematically removed this nation to the point that as one person recently told my church I attend as he talked to college aged students. He tried to relate the story of David and Goliath to them and they had no idea what he was talking about.
That says that this is no longer a nation of God, but a nation without God and we that should be leading our children to God have failed and so we have a man in the White House that goes and laughs and plays golf moments after giving lip service to the media over the beheading of Mr. Foley.
This is why I am harsh with my words. This is why more need to step up and serve and honor God once again.
Only one political party at this time still officially honors God. The other one has kicked God out.
Support those that support God and let those that do not know that there is a God.