One of the more recent Christmas traditions has been the repeated assertions, on the internet, in the press and from some pulpits, that the 25th December could not have been Jesus’ actual birthday. Read MoreDispelling the Myths of Time
But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But, the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but one who does good works – this person will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:22-25 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Many Christian leaders are trying to address the nature of the cultural collapse, which is bringing bondage to our future generations. We have forgotten history and common sense has been jettisoned. As we know, he who forgets history is doomed to repeat it.
Ruthless dictatorships are emerging, not just in the Middle East, but also in South America, Africa, and elsewhere. People are treating government as if it is God and forgetting the real God, who is the only King willing to die to save us from our sins and pay the penalty for our acts of commission and omission. Read MoreStep Out and Be Blessed
In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak – saying or doing something opposite of what the word means. Read MoreFree Speech vs. Sounds of Silence