Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: I find it astonishing

“What is it you find astonishing?” asks you the read.
How those that feel they are up holding Christianity, in their eyes, gleefully supporting a person like Donald Trump.
As has been fully established Mr. Trump is a mere human being with flaws and sins of his own to account for.
But those that call themselves “Christian” and oppose Mr. Trump are not doing so out of hate, nor are the majority of them attacking or judging those that do support this mere mortal.
Here is how I see it from my own personal viewpoint.
I have shown within the Bible that from all that has been shown and seen that Mr. Trump is of the world. I have seen no change in this whatsoever. In fact it has been proven more and more that this is the case. The Bible makes it clear that we are to avoid people like this, especially if we are seeking to have them lead us.
The Bible also shows what we are to look for in a leader that does follow the Bible. This again is fully shown not to be how Mr. Trump acts. If you seek further details look through my past articles to get a more detailed look into these points. I will not bother to restate them now for it will distract from where I am trying to get to with this article.
I will say this. Yes there is a divide that has been made very clear within this election. I strongly and wholeheartedly feel it is due to the coming judgment that is approaching this nation and possibly the world itself.
God has sought in the past to see where those that say they followed Him stood. The uniqueness of this nation’s ability to vote for our leaders is also a tool made by God Himself to judge where the heart of this nation’s people stands. The vote shows where people’s hearts and minds are. Where their understanding of God and the Bible stands. (Those that question that God established how this nation picks its leaders has already shown they know nothing of God so I will not bother to explain my belief in that any further for again that is a distraction.)
When the people of Israel were to make account of themselves it was through prayer, supplication and adherence to the Torah. Time and again they failed at this, turning to live in and of the world and each time God punished them till finally in A.D. 7 0 the destruction of the second Temple and the scattering of the nation throughout the world took place. Ever since Reagan left office each Presidential election that has followed we have progressively gotten a choice of ever worse candidates till we have reached the present selection. The worst of them all to have ever run for this office.
In the last election God made it very clear we had an out, but 54,000,000 people that professed to be “Christian” stayed home mainly due to the fact that a Mormon was the candidate. This nation is now suffering the price for this decision to stay home. Everything that has happened in the last four years is on all the heads of those that stayed home, just because the Republican candidate was not “Christian” in their point of view. Yet they have not repented. They have not turned to God and asked for His forgiveness.
Many here will now protest what I have just stated, especially those that are the ones that call themselves “Christian” and have rallied behind Trump.
Here is the thing.
The mere fact that they have rallied behind this man of the world shows they have no true understanding of the Bible or of salvation itself. Their eagerness to run to this man has shown to not only the world, but to God. That they are blind to the truth. That they are hypocrites and they wonder why the Millennials are turning to Socialism and rejecting God.
What the real problem is, is that neither those that call themselves “Christian” nor the Millennials, for the most part have been shown the real image of “Christianity.”
True Christianity does not seek after wealth or rewards upon this earth. True Christianity does not horde the wealth they have for themselves but willingly share it with those in need, not through taxation or allowing the government to do it, but they do it themselves and willingly. This is the very thing that Millennials are seeking to do by running to Socialism, but they have been lied to on what will come from Socialism. Most are not aware that more humans were killed under Mao and Stalin (over 100,000,000) then have died under any of the forty three President of the United States put together. I am not counting wars. I am counting killed just for not agreeing with those in power.
This is the road that the Millennials are heading us down all due to those that think they are “Christian” when in reality they are not.
What needs to change is that all need to come to a true discernment of who God really is. They need to come to a true understanding of who Jesus Christ died for. They need to came to the point of comprehension that true Christianity is not becoming rich and powerful but living modestly and humbly, placing those in need before themselves, which Socialism may promise by its designed to do, but never has nor ever will achieve, because one main element is missing from Socialism………. GOD.
Whenever humanity seeks to control humanity by stating it can only be achieved by humanity, tyranny, famine and death result all due to what comes from within a human being:
Mark 7:20 – And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”

Tis the season for avarice and hypocrisy

“Such a blunt title from a Christian,” some are saying or thinking as they ignore this post and move on.
Well let’s break down what we are truly teaching our children as we place presents under a tree and ignore the real and true reason what this celebration was about.
Avarice is defined as a strong desire to have or get money, or material possessions. This is becoming more and more prevalent than honoring the birth of God in human form.
Stores started selling Christmas items before Halloween this year and that in itself is pathetic, but what is worse is that people actually went ahead and started buying things.
I have a step-daughter who makes statements like wanting a half a million dollar car is no big deal, and that wanting to gather more and more personal items is more important than anything else. She even thought that her personal possessions would go with her into heaven. We shot that down really fast.
Her mother and I try to get her to understand that this is not the correct way to think. However, in today’s society that is difficult when one day people look down upon Miley Cyrus for gyrating on stages with a blow up phallus, then go back to liking her music, then she proceeds to degrade Christians then makes the song “Silent Night” and again everyone praises her. That is hypocrisy.
It is this mentality of accepting things as they are that is in itself a sin against God. The person we are supposed to be honoring on December 25th. Is it really Christ’s birth day? No one truly knows the answer to this, but what is important is that we do celebrate Him coming into this realm of existence to die upon the cross for each and every person’s sins that is willing to ask Him into their heart.
Is this what we are teaching our children? I know the answer to this is no. First hand I know this.
In my mind I said we will let the presents and Santa go for a few years since they were little and then really explain to them about Jesus and what He has done for us, but did that come out as planned? No.
Now both my adult children are a mess. Am I partly to blame? Yes I am.
That is why it is extremely important to teach them of Christ ever single chance you get, and when is the greatest chance? Now in this season that should be exclusively His and His alone.
It is time to restore what one culture did long ago, so long ago I forget which one it was, but when they placed presents under the tree they would place one there that was not for any but Jesus Himself. Then after they did their own presents they would then go out and find a stranger and hand that present over to them and say that Christ wished them to have it on His birthday.
Now that is a way to honor and teach a little about the sacrifice that Christ Himself made for us all that Passover day upon the cross.
So will you return those presents not under the tree yet? Will you tell the true story of Christmas and the virgin birth?

When Jesus got angry.

There is one time and only one time that it is documented that Jesus Christ got angry. This was when he entered into the temple in Jerusalem. Here he saw corruption and hypocrisy rampant within the Jewish religion.
What can we the Christian take from this? It is obvious that if this is the only thing that caused Jesus to anger then it is those that call themselves “Christian” but their actions and behavior say otherwise then God is most likely not happy with their behavior.
Jesus made it clear that if we place God first and love our neighbors as we love ourselves, which mean to love ALL humankind, no matter what they have done or how they live, then we are giving glory and honor unto to God His Father.
Acts of self-righteousness in most cases are actions which shows you do not love your fellow brothers and sisters of the human race. If you get angry that someone curses or even willfully lives in a life of sin and you turn your back upon them you are in reality turning your back upon God, for you are deny His teachings given to us directly by His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

The show must go on!!! What?

The pretense and showmanship is grand and fabulous. The women are in their finest attire and the men are dressed to show their opulence. They gather saying sweet nothings to one another not truly caring what the others feel or think. Truly, only caring about their own endeavors, their own desires, their own lusts.
But upon which stage does this grand drama take place? Where is the lights? Where is the scenery? How is the stage set? Has this drama been seen before?
The grand melodrama occurs weekly. Some stand staunchly while others dance about in their finery parading about thinking they are pleasing only to one when in reality they are seeking only to please those that look on about them.
There have been several times when the play was staged in the long past. Each time the stage lights failed, the make-up was shown to be more like a clown’s then professional actor. It cause those within the cast to stand up and walk out seeing the poor acting for what it was falsehoods and deceit. As it came into the light of day, the show revealed for what it really was.
A show to glorify only those within the play, yet many within the play never really knew that was what they were doing. They have been in this play since birth. They follow the script word for word. Thinking they are following it perfectly, which to a degree they are, but in fact they are not. They follow the choreography not realizing it is nothing but a show meant to shine light upon them to all those about them.
This is the weekly multimillion-dollar hit production call “Your church service”
When you gather in a church do so to Glorify God not yourself for when God is not the center that makes you the center. If the church you go to glorifies the man, speaking on the dais it is not for God. If you are there to do repeated ceremonies, you are not there for God. If you are there to make yourself look better than those about you are, it is not for God.
Matthew Chapter 6
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.