Echoes From the Campfire

Sorry’s not a good excuse for ignorance.”
              –Jim Burnett  (The Bible and the Badge)

    “Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.”
              –Ephesians 4:18(NKJV)
Did America have its chance back in 2001?  Remember that day following the attack by Muslim terrorists destroying the Twin Towers and changing forever the lives of thousands of people?  That day when members of both houses of Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol singing, “God Bless America.”  Oh, how quickly the times have changed due to the fickleness and hatred of the people.
    Was that a day of decision?  Was that the Lord telling America, choose you this day whom you will serve?  If so, no wonder we are seeing havoc in the streets.  America, briefly made a choice for the good, the right, but now there is so much mockery of God’s rule and law.  
    There were the slogans, “Never Forget!” and “Maintain the Rage!” but all of that is seemingly just a forgotten memory.  Where did our resolve go?  What happened to our determination?
    I don’t know, I cannot know the mind of God is that case, but I do know that there is a time when He says enough is enough.  There is that time when He will no longer answer the call of the people.

         “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?  For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge.  Turn at my rebuke; surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.  Because I have called and you have refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, because you disdained all my counsel, and would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, when your terror comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.”
                   –Proverbs 1:22-27 (NKJV)

If you are not a believer these words should cause you to tremble.  More than likely the fool, the unbeliever, will continue to scorn, to hate, to mock, and to laugh at the Word of God.  Look at the attacks on the Church today, on the faithful ministers of God’s Word.  It has multiplied and is no longer hidden, but is a full-fledged part of the liberal agenda.  Continue to look at the end of Proverbs, chapter 1.

         “Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies.  For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” (1:31-33, NKJV)

    We have turned in less than two decades from one day singing, “God Bless America,” to mocking God and crying, “I dare You!”
    With that, and looking at the times, it is a necessity to make sure we have our Guide.  I wrote the other day about essentials, and one of them is to understand the roadmap.  I have the ol’ steel mount ready to go.  Shoes have been checked, the working parts ready, and I know the route I plan to take.
    In saying that, I’m also saying that me and my favorite “Shotgunner” are taking a trip to the East.  I’m not sure when I’ll get an “Echo” out or the “Saga.”  I’ll try for one on Monday and Tuesday, but after that I’m not sure.
    So once we head out, be prayerful for us in our travels.  I’ll get back on once we have seen the dust settle from our travel.