Posted by: Rolf | March 6, 2008

Are you satisfied?

We are living in challenging times, full of problems. Each day in the news we hear the latest information about scandals, murders, bombings, mass shootings, terrorism, ethnic wars, epidemic diseases, radioactive contamination, malnutrition, pollution, poverty, homelessness, inflation, layoffs, corporation bailouts, government insolvencies, global warming, and overpopulation. It’s not surprising that countless people are pessimistic about the future.

It is so sad to see so many Christians believe that the future will be a horrible place to live. The world has taught them to think that things will get worse and worse, and they feel as if there is nothing they can do about it. Many Christians do not even feel it necessary to get involved in politics or other social issues, and are too “heavenly minded” to be any “earthly good.” This mentality has caused modern Christians to turn our once great and God-fearing nation over to the heathen “on a silver platter.”

It is my hope that we all take the faith issue seriously, because our future depends on it. If we truly believe the world is a hopeless place, a “sinking ship,” what will we do to improve it? How will we ever fulfill being the “salt” and “light” to the world as the Scriptures command?

On the other hand, if we have hope, we will work harder to make our family, our community, our country, even this world a better place to live. We have to stop thinking and looking at things in the present era. We need to step back and look at the “big picture.”

This world is more “Christianized” than it was two thousand years ago, or even one thousand years ago for that matter. We must do and plan for the future. Rather than thinking only about our children’s future world, think about our great, great grand-children’s. What are we doing today to change the world to benefit them?

In His Grip and Serving Grace…

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