Some great things AND some not so great things were said during 2012 in America by Christians and others that make up our world. It is condensed here into a single place to contemplate that ideas, which are in gross disfavor, are still being spoken.
“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”, said by Ron Paul during the 2012 presidential race.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure.’” (Psalm 122:6) This is something that is long forgotten from the pulpits of America, government, education, and the media.
In two separate interviews with Al-Quds TV, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made disparaging remarks about Jews and rejected efforts for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. In one of the interviews he stooped so low as Morsi refers to Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs.”
The President of the United States in a speech to the U.N. in September, while trying to attach moral equivalence, for allegedly suggesting that the anti-Islam film was equally as offensive as were the killings by the Islamics’ that followed the film.
Mr. President, Christians find it tremendously offensive when Jesus Christ is desecrated by your administrations continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, which funds Christ in urine, the Virgin Mary painted in dung, etc. all in the name of art.
The President of the United States in a press conference in Turkey casually shot down the fundamental truth that we are a Judeo-Christian nation.
"One of the great strengths of the United States," the President said, "is ... we have a very large Christian population -- we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
Mr. President, please repeat after me, "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." No amount of those that are history revisionist will change the fact that this nation was established by a majority of people who deeply belived that we are "one Nation under God", which suggests to me that we are a Judeo-Christian nation regardless.
I believe it would be good to end this on a thought; sometimes we humans get buried in the details. I'm a Christian who has lived about half my life being somewhat ambiguous.That is no longer the case. Here is a little story that illustrates how we can get caught up in the fine details and miss the simplicity and beauty.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”
Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.”
Holmes asked, “What does that tell you?”
Watson pondered for a minute. “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is omnipotent and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
…“What does it tell you?”
Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke.
“Watson, you meathead. Someone has stolen our tent.”
In our case, history revisionist (educators, theologians, the courts, media and the government) have attempted to write God and Christianity out of our history. God is true regardless of the revisionist and unbelief. Jesus Christ is still the way, the truth, and the life, as well as the only path to God (John 14:6). You have a choice to belive this or not. I hope you make the right choice and find your tent.