Thursday, November 8, 2012
Election 2012 Reality Check
The world is ablaze.
The Middle East, Asia, Africa, and...are about to blow; drawing the rest of us into...
Our country is deeply divided.
Democrats and Republicans are more partisan than ever and neither of 'em provided a Moses, Joshua, or even FDR or RR for November 6, 2012.
Churches are disgraces of irregularity, irascibility, and irreconcilable behaviors; insulting Jesus who came for peace, unity, and purity not separation, segregation, and schism.
With everyone needing the buoyancy of knowing there is paradise after the last breath while depending upon people who really get it/Him to provide for the poor's welfare in time as Jesus expected/commanded of those who really, really, really get it/Him - redundantly reinforced because of posers polluting pews and pulpits rationalizing their defiance of servant/sacrificial leadership/discipleship - too many of today's churches are selfishly/pathetically pre-occupied with their worthless, inefficacious, and bordering on blasphemous idolatries of ideology masquerading as theology, vestments, furniture, carpet color, liturgy, music, denominationalism, pettiness, hyper-sensitivities, and so on.
The cry increases, "The sky is falling!...All is lost!...Woe is me!"
Dr. Dean Harvey, the faithful President of Rockford, Illinois' Evangelical Ministers Fellowship for many years, once chastened me for being so pessimistic about America's future.
Patiently listening to my complaints that would have made the prophets blush, he asked, "Aren't you familiar with the Biblical truth of remnant - that there is a remnant still devoted to honoring God? Doesn't America still have a very large remnant of faithful people? Don't you remember how God promised to use the remnant to rebuild the nation?"
There is a large remnant in America; increasingly looking up, standing up, speaking up, and acting up for Jesus as attested in Holy Scripture.
In other words, there's still hope for America.
A friend likes to say, "I can't do everything; but I can do something! And by God's grace, I will!"
That's the remnant's refrain.
It's time for an Election 2012 reality check.
There is hope for our world, America, and churches.
No, not him or him!
Him through His!!!
Blessings and Love!