Echoes From the Campfire

Life could be hard to figure.”
              –Elmer Kelton  (Other Men’s Horses)

    “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
              –Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)
Life may be troublesome, but the answer always lies in the Word of God, and trusting in the Lord.  Even in times of uncertainty we can trust Him.  There is an agenda in the world that is antichrist.  This is nothing new, but it is becoming clearer and clearer as the Lord readies Himself to return.

              “Nothing short of a great Civil War of Values rages today throught North America.  Two sides with vastly different and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society.”
                        –James Dobson

Make no doubt about it, the words of Dr. Dobson are even more true today than when he made the statement more than a decade ago.  The chasm in views is becoming wider; this is clear to see as elections are upon us.
    Remember when Israel cried for a king?  God granted their wish.  God will grant the people the kind of government they desire.  Then the people will either thrive or survive within that government.  There is currently a flow to change our culture.  The culture of this great nation was based upon God’s Word and principles.  It is moving toward a socialistic culture that has proven through history to be doomed to failure.  Culture is now becoming based on:  feelings, pragmatism rather than principles.
    What will America be like for your children and your grandchildren?  Christians, therefore, cannot give in to the pressures of the radical left that seek to destroy the basic foundation of America.  C.S. Lewis stated, “[Christians] are tempted to make unnecessary concessions to those outside the faith…  We must show our Christian colours, if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.  We cannot remain silent and concede everything away.”
    Look around you.  There is evidence of this “civil war” taking place constantly.  Today, and through the next few days ponder the following Scriptures:

              “Be careful that nobody spoils your faith through intellectualism or high-sounding nonsense.  Such stuff is at best founded on men’s ideas of the nature of the world and disregards Christ!”
                        –Colossians 2:8 (Phillips)

              “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
                        –Proverbs 23:7