Monday, June 29, 2020

Eternal Lives Matter


John 17:3 “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

There are many political and societal distractions taking place this election year in America which are magnified or exaggerated accusations, and chaotic demonstrations in the middle of a global pandemic. “Candidates and Causes” take priority over the epidemic outbreak, colossal illness numbers, and immense death rates worldwide. “Never let a serious crisis go to waste” is their battle-cry as ridiculous demands and treasonous violence, destruction and militant occupation in Civil unrest and disobedience are promoted by the political groups, the Press and mainstream Media. Every detail and truth is not examined and not reported to advance an agenda beyond legitimate reason and responsibility, and the original issues and problems are lost in blind rage and lose of self-control. Such is the way of a lost in sin and dying atheistic and secular humanistic culture. What a shame. Proper priorities and procedures for resolution are misplaced and adrift causing disruption of order, harmony, peace, serenity and tranquility in the social direction within community. For clarification, “dying” is in terms of Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” What do I mean? Is anyone fooling God? 

Galatians 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”

The United States Declaration of Independence clearly states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” All lives matter because the Creator (God) created every single person in the human race equal. Brown, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. The real issue is faith verses unbelief (the light of godly truth verses the darkness of sinful self), and root cause of all problems is inequity, trespasses and sin in the world and the hearts of mankind. Iniquity is defined as: injustice; unrighteousness; a deviation from rectitude; evil, immorality, wickedness. Trespass is defined as: literally, to pass beyond; hence primarily, to pass over the boundary line. To commit any offense or violate any rule of rectitude to the injury of another. In a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty; knowingly stepping over God’s line. Sin is defined as: the voluntary departure of a moral agent from a known rule of rectitude or duty, prescribed by God; any voluntary transgression of the divine law, or violation of a divine command; a wicked act; iniquity. Sin is either a positive act in which a known divine law is violated, or it is the voluntary neglect to obey a positive divine command, or a rule of duty clearly implied in such command. Sin comprehends not action only, but neglect of known duty, all evil thoughts purposes, words and desires, whatever is contrary to God's commands or law. And there are consequences as a result, as we see today.

Galatians 5:19-23 “When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery (drug abuse), hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”

The cause truly is “Eternal lives matter”. Saved souls means transformed hearts, minds and lives as the Fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit flows in, through and out of the regenerated spirit reconciled and connect to God through Jesus Christ. John 3:14-21, 35-36 explains, “As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants. The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands. And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”

It doesn’t really matter what is the latest trend or how many "Followers" or "Friends" you have on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. It matters how many Followers Jesus Christ has. In Matthew 7:13-14 the Lord Jesus instructs us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Enter the narrow gate of Jesus and take the path to Heaven. Eternal lives matter.

In Christ, Brian

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