What is important to Christians? We want to help each other go to Heaven, to be with Jesus. The election? Doesn’t much matter, but we are suppose vote to protect our neighbors rights. Unfortunately, whatever they thought they were doing, instead of voting to protect their neighbor’s rights, too many voted to make their they neighbors do something.
Consider what other Christian blogs have to say about the state of the world.
NOTE: When I link to these blogs, that does not mean they either agree or disagree with my posts. I am recommending their post(s).
- Defy Gravity (familyfoundation.org) looks squarely at the results. What was the real change?
You see, Virginians didn’t just send a bunch of new Democrats to the General Assembly. They sent some of the most aggressive, extreme leftist politicians Virginia has ever seen. From staunch, self-proclaimed socialists to pro-abortion zealots, we can expect them to introduce some of the most dangerous anti-life, anti-faith, anti-freedom legislation in Virginia history beginning in January. And with both chambers controlled by Republicans only by the narrowest of margins, the fight to stop those proposals will be extraordinarily difficult. But that is what we must do all the same.
- Why is this sort of thing happening? Why is there so much turmoil and chaos in America? (altruistico.wordpress.com) pinpoints the problem.
America is in chaos because the people have moved away from the Christianity, which God used to create the United States of America. The people moved away, in part, because the ruling elite erased the history of America (1492 – 1789). and mostly because, as in the Old Testament of the Bible, we are no better than the people of Israel in our constant desire to do as we please, rather than please God. The spirit of the Constitution, spoken of above, should be the spirit of God, through the American people and applied to life. That is precisely what the Founders intended. (This point will be fought tooth and nail by the intellectuals, and most may believe them because most are completely unaware of the history of this nation, combined with a desire to live and let live.)
- Yet are the results of the last election the end of the world? No. THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS (atimetoshare.me) reminds us that we have no idea when the end will occur. Our job is to trust in God. I totally repent…. (insanitybytes2.wordpress.com) reminds us to be content in the strength and power of our Savior.
Philippians 4:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
- Still, we have a problem. As bits and pieces (cookiecrumbstoliveby.wordpress.com), A New Definition Of Hate (kingdompastor.wordpress.com), More poisonous rage in Texas (thenakedtruth2.wordpress.com), and Does religion actually poison everything? (melwild.wordpress.com), the world can be exceedingly hostile.
- As Turning point (cookiecrumbstoliveby.wordpress.com) and WHEN HARVARD REJECTED THE MESSENGER (citizentom.com) point out, even the best of our modern Christian counselors must struggle against the hostility of the world to be heard and given a thoughtful hearing.
- As The Interruption (lifereference.wordpress.com) points out, we have a difficult time accepting the teachings of Christ. Yet we must Remember God Resists The Proud (thewayonline.wordpress.com). As two men did when Jesus was Travelling on the Roman Road (lifereference.wordpress.com), we must beg God to give us eyes to see and and follow Him when He does.
- As John 11:28-34 (truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com) explains, we must trust our Lord.
- As The First Letter of John (jessicahof.wordpress.com) explains, we must love God and each other.
Consider a couple of questions. What is Heaven? What is Hell? None of us actually know. None of us has visited either place and returned to tell of what we learned. So based upon what we know of the teachings of the Bible, we speculate. Here is a good example.
The allegory of the long spoons is a parable that shows the difference between heaven and hell by means of people forced to eat with long spoons. It is attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok, as well as other sources.
In hell the people are unable to lift food to their mouths using such unwieldy cutlery, and are starving. In heaven, the diners feed one another across the table and are sated. The story can encourage people to be kind to each other. (continued here)
So what does the story teach us? Heaven is a place where people love each other and God gratefully, and Hell is a place where people want and never have their wants satisfied.
If our vote is our “long spoon”, then we are not making very good use of it. Instead of loving our neighbors with our vote, too many of us try to use our vote satisfy our wants. Wisdom teaches that is an exercise in futility.
What will part 4 be about? Most Christians think we need a revival to save our nation? What would that involve?