Monday, April 8, 2013

God

This is a big subject for a shallow mind, but it occurred to me that during my soapbox sessions and rantings and ravings (ohh, I could use those titles for "r" and "s"! but, I won't.) that I have been lax in sharing my world view. To be honest, that term kind of confused me when I first started hearing it. (Told ya I have a shallow mind.) But, this is how I viewed things before it was called "world view". 

God is Creator. God is King. God in the flesh is Jesus Christ, Savior to those who will accept Him. God loves us so deeply, that He stopped at nothing in order to be in relationship with us. It's hard to comprehend the depth of that kind of love, but there it is. Seeing movies of the crucifixion, always made me wonder why Christ had to suffer such an unspeakably horrible death. But, then it became clear that the crucifixion is a picture of the horribleness of sin. 

People have been turning their backs on God's grace and faithfulness since the beginning of time. So, I shouldn't be surprised that in this day and age, there is a concerted effort to declare God dead, and every mention of Him erased and removed from all our public buildings, while at the same time replacing the God of Heaven and Earth with the god of Saving the Planet, the god of Civil Rights, the god of Me. 

And this brings me to the mystery of the outcome of our past election. We had a clear choice. One who loves America and one who wants to transform America. One who serves God, and one who can quote the Koran with perfection. And, yet, more Christians stayed home this election than in 2008. I heard many say, "I just couldn't vote for a Mormon." How very religious of you. The one who said that we need to get back to God was rejected by those claim to proclaim God. I don't get it. My conclusion? We are under judgement. It sounds harsh, but I believe it to be true. We claim to be a Christian nation, but we don't live as a Christian nation. As a nation, we can kill our unborn children, but go to prison for killing or abusing an animal. As a nation, anyone who is against homosexual "marriage" is a hater. And so, God is giving us what we say we want. 

God has given us a choice between live and prosperity and death and destruction. 

"This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you live and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord you God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is you life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."  Deut. 30:19-20

And, that's how I view the world.

3 comments:

  1. That really bugged me too, this past election. All of a sudden, they cop out and get religious, saying they cannot vote for a LDS.

    We're in scary times and it is escalating.

    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

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  2. I am really glad we've been studying and understanding the book of Deut., even though it's scary now that I have a grasp of it, and the blessings and the curse. And how unfortunate to realize that the innocent ones are the ones dealing with the suffering, as Jesus and the disciples learned. Still, we are the ones who are confident in our future, one that isn't of the world, but the life God intended for his creation.

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