We live in a time when the truth has been ‘cast to the ground’. People no longer love the truth. They no longer believe in a universal, objective truth. Everything is now about pride and a subjective interpretation of the truth.
And, this is what the Antichrist will take advantage of, when he rises.
You MUST ‘buy the truth’, no matter what the cost. And, you must NEVER sell it away. Ever. It is more precious than diamonds or gold.
A lot happened this week. Too much, actually. Some stuff, painfully personal. Personal for you, as well.
I hate being a part of anything that causes pain. But, it’s better to suffer now, than to suffer far more, later. And, the truth ALWAYS hurts. ALWAYS.
I look at the truth in the mirror everyday, and I can tell you that I wish that the picture was a better one. But, I do my best to make each day count for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And, I am hoping that you will do the same.
Our media has been proclaiming the death of this or that for decades. The death of Reason, which came after the death of Unreason. (Reason never had a chance.) Marx proclaimed the Death of Capitalism. Reagan talked about the death of Communism. There was the death of the Republican Party, followed by the death of the Democratic Party – which was never very democratic, if you know what I mean.
Unfortunately, there’s a different death, that I want to talk about.
The Death of Goodness.
And no, I’m not talking about morality. That died a long time ago. No, I’m talking about goodness as something that people want to see themselves as.
In fact, you might even say that the founding of America was one of them.
The problem is that they are often not what we want them to be, or what we expected. And, that’s a problem because we often try to skip those appointments because they don’t fit our idea of what a ‘proper appointment’ should be.
You’ve probably had lots of those if you are a follower of Christ.
If you AREN’T a follower of Christ, there’s one truly awful appointment that you will not avoid, unless you become one.
The amount of deception flooding the world is amazing. Worse, it’s flooding our churches. Deception is everywhere. Separating the truth from the lies… is hard. In fact, it’s an almost insurmountable challenge.
If you hardly know where to begin, in the process of separating truth from fiction, you have my sympathy. I know how you feel, and I struggle with this every single day. But, my hope is that you will win by doing what I am doing:
Reading the Bible. Every. Day.
If you are truly a child of God, you will win. You will see the difference between the lie and the truth.
The heat is on. Events escalate in the Middle East. Allies switch sides. The Gulf Arabs are in melt-down. Iran chortles over her ability to twist America’s tail. Anti-Semites come out of the woodwork. Europe suffers more rape and murder by migrants.
It’s been the Dog Days of Summer. Especially here in Taiwan.
We aren’t even halfway through the summer, and it’s already beyond comprehension. Black Lives Matter has gone full-on terrorist. Terrorism rises in France. Brexit has come and gone. Hillary is falling in the polls, and has a Green Party challenger. The financial system is just a twitch away from a nightmare collapse. The Petrodollar system is failing, and the American Empire with it. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a done deal, and more dams are on the way – just like Isaiah said it would happen in chapter 19. Syria has all but captured Aleppo.
And, Boris Johnson is now the Foreign Minister of the UK. YES!
I do not recall ever being in such a visible conflict within the Body of Christ. I have engaged in this reluctantly, and I would not have engaged at all, were it not for the damage done to a brother in Christ.
Let me repeat that I have never been a follower of Nathan Leal. He’s a good man, but he hasn’t been in my area of operations. But, I just cannot sit by while a brother is attacked and abused unjustly.
Furthermore, I have found that there is a deeper corruption in this, and it must be exposed.
However, I will assume that you have already discovered the truth, and that you will be welcomed into the arms of our loving Father, when this life is over. So, I will turn our attention to the life that lies before you.
If you love the truth, you might live long enough to serve God to the fullest, and that is what we want.
For those who do not love the truth, they are left with Cognitive Dissonance and destruction.