I’m pretty sure, most of us have felt frustrated, and angry with what we see going on around us. Many of us have probably thought, “Stop the world! I want off!” I know that I have. I’ve also been very angry as of late. I think it stems from being lied to. As Christians, we should be on the inside track with the truth. We have a corner on the market. Sure there are folks with bits of truth, but we have the truth. If you don’t believe that, you need to check yourself. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
When I read God’s revealed word, (the Bible) I get informed as a person, and I get transformed. I think, and feel, “This is right, and good. This is what I should be about.” I notice when I watch the news, or online videos, I get more angry. I hear all the lies, and the people telling them act as if they are blessing us with the truth. The truth about gender, economics, sexuality, personhood, infants, marriage, children, health, disease, coronavirus, vaccines, and worst of all, people seem to believe the lies, and act as if nothing is wrong. I guess it is a good testimony that at least I know the truth, but I am tempted to respond with anger, and malice towards the lost when they repeat the lies. We can’t expect the lost to act, and believe, as if they were among the church. I have to take a moment to remember, “There for the grace of God go I.” I think we all would be helped by doing that, and then, share the truth in love. Share the only truth that will win them as brothers and sisters. Share the gospel (good news) of Jesus. Help them see their sin, their need for the Savior, and then tell them what He did so that they can be with Him in eternity instead of being in hell where we all justly belong. Repentance and faith are the ideas to get across to them. Help them understand the grace of God, and maybe they will be with us here and now, but even more importantly, they might be with us all in our heavenly family.
It is easy to be angry, and prideful. It feels good to be right, but we have to remember, this is a temporary life with eternal consequences. There is only one way into the family, and Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
While driving in my car, I can smell the vapors exhaled by the person driving, and vaping 15 yards in front of me. The person’s breath goes out the slightly opened window. It swirls in the air behind their car, and gets sucked into my car, even with the windows up, and I can smell the sweet candy scent of the vape of the day. My car has a filter for the cabin air. I tell you this to ask you, “Do you truly believe that you can protect yourself from a virus with a silly little mask?” I bet you could smell the vape through a mask while riding in the car. You people who wear your masks in the car with the windows up, have you ever smelled the vapes from someone driving in front of you? Did it not occur to you, that your mask was as useless as a screen door on a submarine? Covid sucks. I get it. Heck I even got it, but come on man!? Where am I? What’s this place? Oh, I’m the President?… You don’t say… Whoops, wait a sec, I thought I was Brandon for a moment. By the way, “Let’s go Brandon!” Stop wearing masks. Stop acting as if you are o.k. with the lies they are telling you. It isn’t o.k. for them to lie to us. The people mandating things, are the same people who would urinate on your back and tell you it is raining, and you are going, “Well, ok… I guess if you say so… It must be raining…” Stop covering your faces with freedom filters! It is a psy-op by satan and his globalist forces.
I can’t believe we are still talking about this! I know people who are going to lose their jobs because they won’t get the vaccine. I don’t want it. I’m getting sick of being called anti-vax, or a vax-denier, when I have taken several vaccines over the years. I’m not a vax-denier! They are side-effects-deniers! They deny there have been an unacceptable number of horrendous negative side-effects. I personally know people who have had, and are suffering long-term negative side-effects from the necro-nectar. I know people who have died from this lab-created bioweapon. It ticks me off to no end! Yet people are still so dumb, stupid, slow, and gullible! We need to fight back! We need to refuse to comply! Obey God! Defy tyrants!
Yes, that time of year is upon us once more. The dreaded pagan holiday where people put up scary decorations, and attempt to frighten off the demons that come around extorting them for treats, or else tricks. As Christians, most of us have had the debate internally as well as externally, over whether or not to celebrate Halloween due to its pagan roots. No matter where you land on that issue, I have an alternative to offer you, “Reformation Day!”
The Protestant Reformation was a pivotal instance in world history. In public education, little is made of it. In the same way little is made of the spread of Christianity being responsible for the Renaissance era. The world actually credits humanism for the Renaissance, and blames Christianity. Without a Christian world-view, we’d all still be stuck in the dark ages. This is my assertion, and opinion. You are free to go argue the point somewhere else if you don’t agree. I’m not going to argue over it. I do believe it is factual. I’m old enough to remember how history was taught when I was a kid in school, as opposed to now. When I was a kid the pilgrims were heroes, and the puritans were too. Now the indians are considered peaceful, spiritual, earth hippies, who were victimized by the pilgrims. It seems that the, “Ministry of Truth” Orwell wrote about is in full effect.
Anyway, back on task. On October 31st in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his list of 95 thesis to the Church door, he started something big. A movement began. People started to question what Rome had been telling them. Soon they would have the Bible in their own language to read for themselves. Armed with God’s word, they were able to analyze Rome’s lies against the truths of the Bible. The movement only picked up more steam from there.
It wasn’t without problems. The peasant uprising occurred. Much to Luther’s dismay many of his countrymen died. They were fighting against tyranny and lies. Much like then, tyranny lives on today in the form of secular-humanism, globalism, and leftism. All of these can be sub-categorized under satanism. I believe we must continue to protest against spiritual tyranny in all of its manifestations. One way to do that is to teach our children about what happened, and what to do about it. We commemorate Reformation Day, as a memorial to the past saints, and martyrs, who travailed and suffered for the one true faith. We also must remember that our turn may well be upon us, and if we forget the lessons of the past, our futures will be that much more spiritually impoverished.
So, on October 31st, don’t just had out candy, do trick or trunk, or hide out with the lights off. Watch the 2003 movie, “Luther” with Joseph Fiennes. Read the 95 Thesis and try to figure out what that Luther fellow was all upset about. Have a Bible study on the doctrine of justification, or how to resist tyrants. Consider the effects, both good, and bad, of the Reformation. Wonder at the grace demonstrated by God in bringing the world out of the dark ages. Hand out some gospel tracts to the kids knocking on your door. Put up some decorations that might make your neighbors ask, “What the heck kind of Halloween decoration is that Ted?” Educate someone about freedoms they enjoy due to the Reformation. The gospel of Christ will not disappear from the Earth. The truth and light will not be extinguished. We can thank God, all of us, for justification by faith alone, and the other four Solas that came out of the Reformation. You could even do a little lesson on the Solas.
Don’t forget what happened, and teach the kids to remember as well. Have a great month, and enjoy the holiday by enjoying God, and the peace you have with Him, in Christ.