"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our World

We live in a fallen world and there is evidence all around us that this is true. The atrocities in Norway are vile and of course bring out the worst in the rest of us. Is the shooter a Muslim? No, he is a Fundamental Christian!!

Here is the truth~he is evil.

I am certain we will hear of his mental health problems, and blah blah blah...but the truth is we live in times where the evil seems to be on the forefront. Around the world many people died today. They died of cancer, of old age, in car accidents, in childbirth, in despair and because. Tomorrow about the same amount of living breathing fellow humans will die.

And some day you and I will also. It may be today. It may be tomorrow or many years in the future, but we all will die.

The pain that Norway feels is the pain our nation felt on 9-11. The pain the parents of the murdered is the pain that Leiby Kletzky's parents feel.

What can we do?
Do we continue to live and be good for goodness sake? Or is there something else out there?

Well being good for goodness sake does not work. You know why? Because my goodness meter is far different than the man that murdered Leiby, as well as Adolph Hitler's as well as even a reader of the blog. We cannot be good without having a measure to compare our behavior to.

We cannot live in an evil world without hope or we ourselves fall into despair. Hope exists. Hope is real. Hope is the knowledge and plan that we have a Savior and He established why we should be "good." He also told us that we, as man, will never be good enough, which is why a beautiful toddler will gobble a cookie down then lie and say that he didn't eat it. We are born with sin and only through the covering of Jesus Christ do we then have Hope of eternal peace and freedom from tears, from pain and the suffering of the world.

Are you looking for peace? Are you looking for Hope in evil times? Well call out to Him. Ask Jesus Christ to guide the way. Do you need someone to talk to? Feel free to contact us at Mcbenningministries(at)yahoo(dot) com.

3 comments:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Wonderful words!

Vickie said...

Thank you for this great post. Wish everyone felt this way.

Humble wife said...

Thank you Adirondack Girl and Vickie!