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Stop the World! I want off!

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.

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