Chaos would be an accurate word to describe the current political situation in our country. The trumped-up charges of impeachment reflect the intense, flagrant hatred of the hard “left” (the Marxist socialists) for President Trump. How dare he win, by an Electoral College landslide, against their solid hope for the implementation of socialism against “we the people”?
Where are the Democrats going with this? In my view they are headed for utter defeat, in that they have agreed among themselves to send matters on to the Senate where the truth will finally be revealed. What truth? The truth about Hussein Obama’s plot to spy on and help defeat Donald Trump, the truth about Clinton Foundation criminality, the truth about the FBI and DOJ corruption with regard to covering up Hillary’s treasonous acts as Secretary of State, the FISA warrants, and the selling of state secrets, the attack on Benghazi, and more. The 3,000 emails that Hillary attempted to destroy with BleachBit and a hammer are not gone; they were saved and will be used to expose her.
We’ll see the truth about the purchase of inside influence by China and Ukraine by using Hunter Biden’s connections. (Joe Biden bragged that President Obama was in on this) Chances are we will see the big names connected with child sex trafficking and worse. (some of them Republicans)
The bigger question is where are each of us going? I don’t mean politically, but spiritually. That’s the part of us that lasts forever, the vast bulk of which only begins at our physical death. In consideration of this most important of questions, there are but two classes of people – the saved and the unsaved – those whose citizenship is in Heaven, and those who remain citizens of Hell. There is no other choice.
There is much confusion over how to get to Heaven. Many believe that ultimately all people go there. Many believe that you will “make it” if your good deeds outweigh the bad ones. That view is displayed at every Masonic funeral when it is declared that “our brother_________has conducted his life in such manner as to make himself fit to enter that Great Celestial Lodge in the Sky”. But these are all false teachings and understandings.
Admittance to Heaven is in no way based on our behavior and performance. There is only one way to get to Heaven, and the Bible, God’s infallible word, makes it very clear in Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. And that name is Jesus Christ. (note that salvation is a must!) Salvation is based entirely on His finished work on the cross on our behalf. He came to save the ungodly, and that is all of us.
Perhaps the greatest impediment to salvation is to admit that you are a sinner. But, we have all sinned and that keeps us out of Heaven unless we “repent”, that is, change our minds about God and His offer of the gift of saving us. (we cannot save ourselves)
At this time of year we celebrate the birth of the Son of God, the Creator, in human form in Bethlehem, Judea. Why did God send Him? It’s explained in John 3:16, that God loves each of us and does not want anyone to go to Hell (perish). Those many folks who wind up in Hell cannot blame God. They sent themselves there. God provided THE WAY to avoid it. There is no greater tragedy than to spend eternity in flames and suffering when each one could have trusted Christ for salvation and spent eternity in the most wonderful place you could imagine, that we don’t even have words to describe!
As children of God we get to receive communion, or the Lord’s Supper. Here we express thanks for the body of Jesus, broken for our healing, and for His blood which was spilled for taking away our sins, all of them. Jesus traded our sins for His righteousness which He gives us as a gift (we can’t earn it).
It’s said that love is not love until you give it, and I would add that joy is not joy until you live it. God has lavished love on us to the extent that He has made us His own sons and daughters. He gave. And as children of the King, we do have joy as well as peace and the other gifts of the Spirit.
On the political stage we see raging hatred, which is evil. The “impeachers” are certainly not displaying the fruits of the Spirit, but the spirit of antichrist. We Christians are told to hate evil, as that is a sign of reverence for the LORD. (Proverbs 8:13) Don’t hate people, but do hate evil.
Merry Christmas to you and yours,