The Difference Between Jesus & the Democrats

There are a lot of Christians out there who have sided and joined the Democrat party. There are many reasons for that membership but a lot of times it is misunderstanding the Democrats and the Bible that leads to such movements.

While the Republican party is not filled with saints either and do not always follow the Bible as it should, the Democrats seem to be the worst of the two. Which is why they are being compared to Jesus today.

The Democrats:

#1. Reading the Bible- while Pelosi claims she reads the Bible and prays the question is does she and other Democrats actually obey it?  Unfortunately they do not seem to as they like to follow the Bible like they follow federal laws- they pick and choose which commandments they will follow.

Their hypocrisy is second only to the Pharisees and Sadducees or a virtual tie. Not sure yet.

#2. Love thy neighbor- this is an often quoted verse and instead of finding out what that  verse actually means, Democrats support evil evil and sinful options elevating them to status and positions they should not hold.

people are forced to accept those promotions whether they agree with it or not.

#3. Calling evil good-  The Democrats are great at calling sinful, evil behavior good and good behavior evil. Those that abide by the law are seen as evil as their actions remind the Democrats that they have made wrong choices.

#4. Pandering to people- the Democrats are also good at changing laws when such changes means more power to them and more votes. The congressional law banning religious head gear was instantly over turned by Democrats when a Muslim was elected to office.

Laws have no real meaning or importance to Democrats.

#5. Education- the Democrats want people to be dumbed down, not educated and easily scared and manipulated. They also want school children to learn that evil is good, normal and acceptable.

#6. Violate rights-  the Democrats have been very busy in this area as they have violated the rights of the majority in favor of sexual preferences, minority status, and protection from criminal behavior. The will of the people does not matter to the Democrats  except when that will agrees with their agenda.

#7. Justice and fairness- the Democrats seem to like to punish people for offenses that were not offenses when those in question were still alive. Removing statues, changing names of airports, educational facilities, or  other areas of life is the norm and done to please  a group of people that can’t be pleased.

#8. They employ methods they claim to despise- that is the typical move by Democrats. They claim that certain actions are wrong yet the first move they make to stop people from disagreeing with them are those exact same methods.

They cry for justice and fairness yet cannot give it to those they oppose and say are guilty of such actions.

#9. Forced acceptance- Democrats are not above changing laws to make sure that those who disagree with them comply with their demands. That is not democratic nor right.

Jesus:

#1. Reading the Bible- Jesus read it and followed it. He actually prayed and his prayers and times of prayer are recorded for all to see. Jesus also obeyed the Bible, the OT, submitting to his parents and other actions.

Jesus was not a hypocrite

#2. Love thy neighbor- Jesus taught what that phrase actually  meant. He set the example by not coveting his neighbor’s things or spouse; teaching the truth; helping others in need; not rioting or trying to overthrow the government

Jesus was not a rebel but leading people to the right way to live. Jesus also did not tell people to sin against their neighbors, put them at risk of harm or violence and did not advocate for any illegal activity. he [protected his neighbors from illegal acts.

#3. Calling evil good- Jesus did not do that. In fact he called out evildoers no matter where they were found and told them to repent of their sinful ways. He supported obedience to the ruling government and their laws.

#4. Pandering to people- Jesus told the truth and presented his message no matter who was upset or offended by it. He didn’t change the standards of right and wrong, morality and immorality or good and evil to please minorities or people who do not accept those standards.

He also didn’t change God’s laws when people did not want to adhere to them.

#5. Education- Jesus did not overthrow God’s commands to the people of Israel when God said to teach their children his ways and statutes. Later in the NT Jesus had Paul say get knowledge. In other words, Jesus did not want people dumbed down, easily manipulated, or scared.

He wanted them to know the truth

#6. Violate rights- Jesus did not violate anyone’s right nor the one right they have from God. He did not force his views on anyone who forced them to accept his message. He let them choose.

He lived a life that was the example to follow and did not interfere with other people’s way of living. He did kick the sellers out of the Temple but he did not stop them from selling in approved locations.

He also did not fire people from their employment,or had them fired for disagreeing with him.

#7. Justice and Fairness- Jesus’ rules and teaching applied to everyone as did the punishments for violating them. No one was exempt and no one could or can overturn those rules and laws.

Jesus also did not punish people long dead for sins or other supposed crimes they could not repent from any longer. He didn’t advocate or tell anyone to remove the statues, the names of buildings etc., because a small group of people didn’t like them or what those historical people did.

He did say ‘do unto others as you would like to be treated.’

#8. Employing methods he condemned- Jesus never did that. He remained with the method that was correct and that was to let people freely decide which path they will travel.

He prayed for those doing evil, he taught them the truth like he taught those that followed him and on it goes. He never bullied, threatened, or coerced any decision from anyone.

#9. Forced acceptance- Jesus never changed any law or taught that certain laws should change in order to force people to follow his ways. He told p[eople what was right and wrong, etc., and let them decide what laws they would create and implement.

In other words Jesus gives people a lot of  freedom whereas the Democrats do not.

Some final words

Do a further study on this issue to see how deep the difference between Jesus and the Democrats go. Ask God to help you see the truth.

In The News

Some headlines we have come across with a few comments and quotes

#1.Robert Johnson’s Big Idea: $14 trillion in slavery reparations to African-Americans https://www.foxnews.com/politics/robert-johnsons-big-idea-14-trillion-slavery-reparations-payments-to-african-americans

I think that would be a huge emotional assuaging of guilt’

No modern white person should have or feel any guilt. They did not own slaves, did not buy slaves nor did they encourage slavery. This is just a big money grab. The modern white do not owe any black person anything except Christian love and charity, while teaching them the truth.

You will notice that this rich black man is not talking about sharing his wealth– just wants to spend other people’s money.

#2.Black Lives Matter leader states if US ‘doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system’ https://www.foxnews.com/media/black-lives-matter-leader-burn-down-system

This is not what Jesus taught and those words only show that the BLM movement is only after power not real justice.

Later in the interview, Newsome insisted the Black Lives Matter movement is about “saving lives” and its adherents should be “applauded” for upholding the Second Amendment.

The right to bear arms was not guaranteed so that just any group could rise up and take power. it was there so people could protect themselves from such groups.

If the movement was about freedom of speech then no one would demand the removal of uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, the words light, fairly and even lightening. Nor would anyone be tearing down statues of historical figures.

#3.Black Southern Baptists urge removal of names of slaveholders from seminary https://www.christianpost.com/news/black-southern-baptists-urge-removal-of-names-of-slaveholders-from-seminary.html

Christians should not be jumping on these bandwagons. Instead they should be bringing the light to the dark world and provide the truth. The truth only lies with God not with sinful humans who have rejected him, even if they are black people

You cannot please these people who make such demands and display racist attitudes towards others.

#4.Christian group urges believers to take action, stop release of ‘demonic’ film depicting Jesus as lesbian https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-group-urges-believers-to-take-action-stop-release-of-demonic-film-depicting-jesus-as-lesbian.html

We have had similar films in the past.Just do not support the movie makers or go to see the film. Hollywood is not interested in the truth but the fastest way to make money.

#5. Instagram brands Christian worship ‘harmful’ https://www.christianpost.com/voices/instagram-brands-christian-worship-harmful.html

The headline to this article is not sensationalistic. It is not click bait. It is truth. Shocking truth. Yes, Instagram has designated videos of live worship on the streets to be in violation of community guidelines, calling the content “harmful.” Let the outrage be felt and heard.

Yes you should politely let Instagram, Twitter, Facebook know what you think of their anti religious stances. BUT you should use these events to understand scripture and see that God’s actions in the OT were just not the end result of a being who loves genocide.

#6. Prayers go up, search underway after Amish teen goes missing while walking home from church https://www.christianpost.com/news/prayers-go-up-search-underway-after-amish-teen-goes-missing-while-walking-home-from-church.html

ALL LIVES MATTER– enough said.

#7.Pastors vow to ‘defend’ houses of worship, ‘not allow Christian heritage to be erased’ https://www.foxnews.com/us/jesus-statue-church-pastors-defend-protests

A group of evangelical pastors gathered at Seattle’s CHOP zone earlier this week to pray and declare that they will defend houses of worship and statues of Jesus after activists called for tearing them down amid Black Lives Matter protests.

It is a good thing that God said he would write his law on their hearts and not on buildings or statues. Jer. 31:33 and Hebrews 8:10. Christianity does not get defaced because some people of hatred deface statues and buildings.

Nor can they wipe out the Christian church because the church is made up of humans not buildings or statues. The Christian is the light unto the dark world, not buildings or works of art. Math. 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

A Call for Biblical Leadership

The founder of the succeeding T’ang dynasty was Li Yuan. With a well established power base in the northwest, he swiftly quelled the local rebels and remnants of the Siu forces and regained unification of the country in 624 {A.D.}. His brief but constructive reign was,however, overshadowed by that of his son, EmperorT’ai-tsung, a monarch as close to perfection as China ever produced…Surrounding  himself with honest, courageous and able officials, his willingness to accept fair criticism, even when harsh became legendary. At his death of his most severe critic Wei Cheng he lamented; “with bronze as a mirror one can correct his improper appearance; with history as a mirror one can understand the rise and fall of a nation; with good men as a mirror one can distinguish right from wrong. I lost one mirror with the passing of Wei Cheng (pg.116 China: A history in Art)

That is an interesting concept and Lincoln did the exact same thing putting men who disagreed with him in his cabinet to help him govern properly. Yet the Christian has a better mirror.

In times like these and even in times of peace it is easy to say follow Jesus. But it is another matter to fully understand what Jesus taught and implement it correctly in any society. Especially one that prides itself on separating God from the state and using the secular model only.

Even though the concept of separation of church and state is not mentioned nor even described in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights many unbelieving Americans force their secular views on their fellow citizens through a misunderstanding of the first Amendment (https://www.livescience.com/10156-separation-church-state.html)

Allowing God to influence government decisions is not forced worship but obeying God and submitting to him, as he is the only  person who can govern fairly and justly. Being a good leader does not exclude the creator of governments (Romans 13:1-3)

That passage has strong words for protesters, looters, rioters and those that support them while remaining hidden in the background. How one obeys the current government, including those they disagree with is a tell tale sign of how good a leader they will be if they are returned to power.

One cannot expect to tell people to follow their laws and instructions when they have openly defied the precepts set down by an administration they do not like or agree with. Changing certain rules just because they do not like them is not a mark of good leadership either.

Thought has to be put in place as to why those rules were first established and then implemented. Change is not always for the better when certain people are marginalized under false accusations, false labels, and hatred.

Nor is it good leadership to allow hatred and discrimination as well as bias influence the new rule creation. Or pandering to another group of people because one cannot stand the criticism they will face by disagreeing with those who are upset and seeking change the wrong way.

Good leadership has something to stand for and on. That stance usually involves having a personal faith in God and allowing God to direct their thinking so that all people can have justice and fairness.

The question many people have asked when it was a fad, what would Jesus do? But that is not the right right question to ask. Jesus showed us how to live correctly and set a very good example. So it is not a matter of what Jesus would do but what Jesus did.

That is the question to ask if one wants to get a handle on biblical leadership. Jesus already showed us what he did so there should be no question as to what biblical leaders should do whether in secular government or church leadership.

What Jesus did:

#1. he was honest– he did not pander to people to get them to like him. He told them the way it was and did not change that message when people did not like what they heard

#2. he told the truth– Jesus did not make up stuff in order to get one group to calm down or be peaceable. He established his credibility by never lying to anyone, no matter their nationality or color of their skin

#3. he had standards– he followed his father’s standards of right and wrong, morality and immorality and good and evil. He did not change those standards just because groups wanted to practice what was wrong over what was right.

#4. he gave direction to the people– using those standards he told people how they should live if they were to be avoid punishment. Those standards he lived by were part of that direction.

#5. he did not mock others– he was mocked but he never mocked anyone in his 33 years on this earth, even those that were doing a bad job, were not liked by others or when mocking gave them an edge with their audience.

#6. he respected the people in power- he did not call them names, sought to over throw their authority, even when he was put on trial, or when people did not like what they heard him preach

#7. he told people to obey the ruling government- even though it mistreated God’s chosen people, was unjust, unfair and did other wrongs to certain segments of society

#8. he obeyed the law – his activities were never illegal or done in defiance of the law. he obeyed his father over man but at the right times and never disobeyed his father’s rules. He did not pick and choose which laws he would or would not obey.

You may add to the list if you want but the key is to find the right items that Jesus did and what the Bible teaches. Jesus did not use interpretation to get around obedience to his father or the secular government.

He brought the truth and told everyone that they can find it as well if they followed the Spirit of Truth to the truth. There is only one truth. Good biblical leadership, whether in the church or secular government, employs correctly what Jesus did because the leader truly loves God.

He is not doing it for show, to get votes or put seats in the pew or pander to certain minority groups. In other words, the biblical leader is already correctly following God before he becomes a biblical leader.

In times like these we need true biblical leaders to stand up and help point to the right way to go. The Constitution and Bill of Rights clearly allow the Christian to use his faith to be a good leader in secular government.

It does not ban the Christian from using their faith to help govern the nation. Freedom to practice one’s religion is not excluded when one reaches the pinnacle of political power or any political or judicial seat.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,

That means there is no real separation between church and state. The key is to put one’s faith in action correctly and rely on God’s wisdom to govern no matter if people disagree with you.

That is what Jesus did.

The Wrong Attitude Concerning the OT

We like Josh McDowell’s books Evidence that Demands a Verdict and More Evidence that Demands a Verdict so recently we picked up a different book written by him and his son to see what they have to say on Intolerance.

In that book, The Beauty of Intolerance, we found a few statements that caused us to pause and really think about what they were saying. These statements gave an indication of how not only the McDowells but other people view the Old Testament.

Here are the statements that bother us and they will be quoted all together then addressed in the same fashion. Taken from pg.209:

#1. As much as we may want to understand how a scriptural truth applies to our own lives, we must remember that the Bible was not written directly to us who live in Western Civilization in the twenty-first century

#2. The Old Testament was written to the nation of Israel.

#3. The authors of scripture wrote to a specific audience, yet the truths of those writings  is nonetheless for the entire world

The dangers of this attitude are quite clear. One of those dangers is that it allows people to pick and choose what verses they will obey or disobey. This attitude is one of the main reasons why modern believers are making mistakes in science, archaeology, theology and even in their daily lives.

They are erroneous positions to take as those attitudes allow modern believers to dismiss certain biblical events and relegate them to an idea that God is immoral.

The first statement is wrong as the Bible was written directly to the people of Western Society as well as every nation in the world both modern and ancient.

God’s word is for everyone not just one group of people. If it weren’t then God would not have a holy foundation to judge people for their sins. There would be no rules for the world to follow or repent to if the words of God were strictly for one ancient society.

Then the first statement grants permission to people to use interpretation over the truth. Everyone is free to say what they think a bible verse or passage means and live as they please ignoring the message God has sent everyone.

That first statement also means that John 3:16 was not written for the people of the Western world and the word ‘whomsoever’ doe snot apply to anyone outside  of the Hebrews.

The second statement is also wrong in that it tells us that people would be able to dismiss creation and adopt secular theories like evolution without qualms because in the McDowell’s view Genesis 1 & 2 was not written for everyone.

Creation was written for everyone to know where they came from and not a secret message to the Hebrews. The modern world could also be free to dismiss the lessons of Noah’s Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah as those are examples of judgment meant for only the ancient Hebrew people alone.

The lesson of Isaiah where God said woe to those who take evil over good are lost and it would be okay for people to bring LGBTQ and other sinners into the church without their repenting of their sins.

The logic in that statement opens up other verses to being ignored and lets the church be perverted by allowing women pastors and other practices banned by God to exist.

Statement #3 is trying to have it both ways. God’s word was meant for one group but they apply to everyone. No God’s word was written for everyone and applies to everyone. How else would the unbeliever know if he was doing wrong if the words of God only applied to one small group of people?

Also, the words ‘the authors of scripture…’ place the writing of the Bible in the hands of humans exposing the book to charges that it is just another human attempt to control and oppress other humans.

There was only 1 author of the Bible, God, and his word applies to everyone as well as being written for everyone. Then if one does a study of the New Testament you will find many instructions and commands of Jesus and his disciples were taken directly from the Old Testament.

The first example- Mt. 22:37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ (NASB)

Can be found in Deut. 6:5- You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. AND the first three commandments recorded by Moses–

You shall have no other gods [b]before Me.

“You shall not make for yourself [c]an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not [d]leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

The second example- Matthew 22:39 which says: 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

That second example can be found in the last few commandments Moses recorded:

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

You cannot love your neighbor if you violate those commandments. There are more examples of the New Testament being found in the Old. That should tell you that the Old Testament was written for everyone not just the ancient Hebrews.

We have preached frequently from the Old Testament because there are so many truths written for the modern age in its words. One good example comes from 3 of the gospels- Matthew 22:16, Mark 12:14 and Luke 20:21 which says {and we will only quote one passage- Matthew}:

And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.

This shows us that Jesus did not violate the Old Testament or thought that it applied only to a small group of people. Deut. 6 says:

Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Jesus taught everyone the ways of God and at the end of the Gospels he gives the charge to spread the message to the whole world making disciples of them all. The Old Testament is for everyone not just the ancient Hebrews.

The Old Testament tells everyone the truth and their history. W.F. Abright wrote in one of his books that the ancient civilizations had no idea where they came from. Only the ancient Hebrews had a clear knowledge of their origin and he was right.

What the Old Testament tells everyone is that their origin is found in God not scientific theories. The Old Testament and the New were written directly to everyone and its message is for everyone. If they weren’t the Christian could not be the light unto the dark world.

This is one reason why the church does not make a better impact for God, it has the wrong attitude and perspective about the Bible. It is God’s message to all of his creation and as Matthew 11:15 says– he who has hears let him hear.

But that is not the only place those words are placed as the Book of Revelation in the chapters of the letters to the churches those words are repeated- “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (verses 6, 13 & 22 of chapter 3).

Jeremiah 6:10 says- “To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear?” Notice that none of those verses have exclusionary terms blocking all people from hearing the message of God.

The whole Bible is for everyone, not just a few, in all centuries and all societies.

Removing History 2

Christians should not be surprised that BLM, liberals and similar groups of people are tearing down statues and other reminders of history. These acts have along history and Hitler was not the first to hold a book burning

One of the first targets of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi organization were books. This began in 1933, shortly after Hitler seized power in Germany. He ordered leaders of the regime to confiscate and destroy any literature deemed subversive to the National Socialist agenda. http://totallyhistory.com/nazi-book-burnings/

Statutes and portraits may not be books but as some comments made under the articles, describing the destruction of those works of art, have wondered this may be only be the start of the purge of history and books and libraries may be next.

The purge of items of art that can’t defend themselves can easily be seen as removing anything that is deemed subversive to the liberal and leftists agenda. It is a cowardly move not a courageous one.

But as noted earlier Hitler was not the first to have a book burning and it seems he won’t be the last as less than 10 corporations own almost all media outlets including publishing houses {Read the Media Monopoly by Ben H. Bagdikian, the latest edition we only have the 3rd but know more editions exist}.

Book censoring can be seen as a form of book burning. Hitler may have gotten the idea to burn books from a 19th century book burning, also taking place in Germany.

The May 1933 book burning in Nazi Germany had a precedent in nineteenth century Germany. In 1817, German student associations (Burschenschaften) chose the 300th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses to hold a festival at the Wartburg, a castle in Thuringia where Luther had sought sanctuary after his excommunication. The students, demonstrating for a unified country—Germany was then a patchwork of states—burned anti-national and reactionary texts and literature which the students viewed as “Un-German.” https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/book-burning

The modern example may have been set by Hitler but it has also been used by more recent groups, Muslims, who seem to hate anything that disagrees with their religion

When al-Qaida Islamists invaded Mali, and then Timbuktu in 2012, among their targets were priceless manuscripts—books that needed to be burned. But the damage could’ve been much worse if not for men like Abdel Kader Haidara, who risked their lives to protect the medieval works. He and others succeeded in smuggling out 350,000 manuscripts, proving not only how much the books were valued, but also the lengths to which ordinary people were willing to go to save them. It was a remarkable victory in the long history of books threatened by would-be arsonists—and a relatively rare one at that.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-book-burning-printing-press-internet-archives-180964697/

We got the idea for writing this article through reading  the coffee table book China : A History in Art by Bradley Smith & Wan-go Weng. Or we should say God used that book to give us the idea. On page 60 we read the following:

Following the rigid precepts of the legalists,Prime Minister LI Ssu induced the emperor to issue the most unpopular edict in Chinese history. He decreed the burning of most of the great books of the past.

Violating the decree meant possible execution. Here is the extent of the attitude towards using books of the past to criticize the then present:

Those who dare to talk to each other about the Book of Odes, The Book of History should be executed and their bodies exposed in the market place. Anyone referring to the past to criticize the present should, together with all the members of his family, be put to death…

That is the extreme that so many people go to when they do not follow God’s justice. We see another form of this extreme attitude when people are terminated from their places of employment for minor violations, some happening 10 to 20 years ago.

Termination should be the last resort after proper discipline and punishment have been used up. When punishing someone, the goal is to bring them to repentance not causing them to cease to exist.

People have complained about these tactics today and there is historical precedence for that as well:

In Livy’s History of Rome, finished in the 1st century A.D., he describes past rulers who ordered books containing the predictions of oracles and details about celebrations like the Bacchanalia be outlawed and burned to prevent disorder and the spread of foreign customs; philosophers Giordano Bruno and Jan Hus both took positions counter to the Catholic church, the former for his work on Copernican cosmology, the latter for attacking church practices like indulgences. Scholar Hans J. Hillerbrand writes that the executioner charged with killing heretics like Bruno and Hus was often the same person who put flame to their books.

It is a never ending battle as those who consider other people’s opposition as subversive never end. As believers in Christ, we do not agree with the removal of statues, portraits and corporate icons, for lack of a better term,simply because one does not like the activities associated with them.

We feel those actions are cowardly as well. If you cannot learn history correctly and use it as it should be used, as lessons for what not to do in your lifetime, then you should not be calling yourself educated, or leading people to a better way of living.

God uses history to teach us many things. The Old Testament is in the modern Bible because there are many lessons and instructions we need to learn from and apply to our lives. There are also examples God leaves us to as warnings for what happens to those who disobey those instructions. Jude says:

And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after [a]strange flesh, are exhibited as an [b]example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

There are other examples, many of which the unbeliever ignore and wrongly use to call God a homicidal maniac or genocidal monster. Those people have no clue what justice is nor what actions should or should not be punished.

Christians need to listen to those examples and warn the rest of the population about the destruction that will come. Even if  no one listens, the Christian needs to spread the word. remember Noah preached for 120 years and got no converts.

That does not mean his message or methods were weak. It means that the people he was speaking to loved evil more than good. There was a news article in the Christian Post this morning titled “Hundreds of churches, thousands of Christians protest racism, call for reforms at ‘March on Atlantahttps://www.christianpost.com/news/hundreds-of-churches-thousands-of-christians-protest-racism-call-for-police-reform-at-march-on-atlanta.html

We wonder if they knew what they were doing as racism is only a term used to describe hatred of other people. The church should know that there is no such thing as racism, God said it first and science has confirmed that fact.

Instead of waiting for unbelievers to start the protests against the problem and then the church jumps aboard the bandwagon, usually to show people how current they are, the church should be the one talking about different problems and leading the way to solve them.

The unbelievers are not going to go to Jesus and give God the glory when the secular government handles their problems in a weak human manner. If the church wants to make an impact for God and turn people’s  to Jesus then they need to follow God’s leading LONG BEFORE the unbelievers start doing the very same thing they are protesting against.

The Church and the Christian act first even when the message is not popular. As long as the message is of God and implemented his way then it will be right. Sadly too many ‘Christians’ invoke God’s name and ‘message’ when it is not of him.

The Church nor the Christian is not to lead in violating scriptures as the Bible repeatedly says obey the government even if you do not like what they do. You cannot love your neighbour when you are attacking some of your neighbours for crimes they have not committed.

Those neighbours include government officials, police officers, the poor, the innocent no matter what color their skin is. “Lean not to thy own understanding…” trust God as he knows what will win souls for him and heal the nation.