America is fast becoming anti-Christian. The laws of the land were never intended to protect the government from the Church. Instead, the founding fathers, fresh from persecution in Great Britain from the popery system, saw to it that the government would keep it hands out of the formation and practice of religion in America. Separation of church and state is not in the constitution of the U.S.. That be as it may, it is Christmas time 2013.
The only reason for this season called Christmas, as Fox Mulder once said “the truth is out there”, and that is to celebrate the incarnation of God as a human to become the sacrifice for our sins and make possible our reconciliation to God. Most people, and I used to be one of them, do not investigate the truth; and as a result, never attain it.
As a frog, when placed in water which is slowly heated to a boil, by the time they realize the danger--it is already to late. Our culture as a whole is far from Godly. The defining characteristic of the mindset of a typical individual revolves around “I”, instead of being God centric. Imagine for a moment what God could accomplish if each of us were God centric?
Let’s define what we mean when we say God. Omnipresent for example. From God Questions Ministries, “The prefix 'Omni' comes from the Latin meaning "all." So, to say that God is omnipresent is to say that God is present everywhere. In many religions, God is regarded as omnipresent, whereas, in both Judaism and Christianity, this view is further subdivided into the transcendence and immanence of God. Although God is not totally immersed in the fabric of creation (Pantheism), He is present everywhere at all times.” (Houdmann “Omnipresent”)
How many parents have instilled the truth of creation, the purpose for life, and how to be 'God centric' so that your life is in rightful relationship with the Creator? Only you can answer that question. It is not asked to produce guilt. It is asked to motivate a culture whose thinking has been dulled into inaction by the media, education, government, and even an errant church.
Try this year when the family gathers together to state in simple terms what this season, which we celebrate at the wrong time of year and for the wrong reasons, actually means. That God was born of a virgin in the bloodline of David, lived in and changed the world forever, and became a human sacrifice for each of our sins, making possible our reconciliation to Himself.
I hope that each and everyone of you has a great time with your family. Amongst the food, presents, and joy of the season remember the sacrifice that God made on behalf of each of us, so that you would know the truth, and that truth would set you free no matter what circumstances you are in.
On a personal note:
1. I'm working on a Masters degree in Biblical Studies and wanted to thank those that have emailed me with encouragement. The more I learn the more I know that there is more to learn than I have time left in the world. The task is that enormous.
2. What does apostasy mean? A non-technical definition is "turning your back on God". This country that we live in, America has done this knowingly. The distaste for the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is both obvious and disgusting. I think we as Christians must not acquiesce to America's apostasy. We must pray constantly everyday to seek God's mercy and forgiveness for our leaders who are ultimately responsible.
3. This is easy to say, and hard to do. Stay in the Word of God. I can tell you from my own life there have been times in the past when I ignored it as well. But as I committed the time to study, my life and circumstances improved to the degree that I submitted my time to the Word of God which is life to soul and body. The Lord is God is now ordering my path and circumstances for my good. Give it a try.
4. I would like to know if you are reading the articles I write, and how they are being useful to you. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you. Merry Christmas to you and your family from Judy Ann and myself. The signs of the times are converging on the Word of God. Study and come to your own conclusions.
"What does it mean that God is omnipresent?" Got Questions Ministries. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2013