Only fools believe government to be benevolent. Only Christ is benevolent and a government that protects the inalienable rights of its citizens acts on the behalf of Jesus Christ. So was, for this purpose, our constitution written. The fools who declare our constitution archaic and out of date have no honest appreciation for the Liberty and Freedom and Christlike living it is designed to protect. It was not designed to protect godless atheism or a tyrannical Federal government. It was designed to protect us from such things by providing for the FREE exercise of our religious freedom and the pursuit of our own personal happiness.
The abuses over the past 50 years have given a permissive society an excuse to decry the value provided by our sacred constitution. Yes I said sacred. Not ordained or inspired by Christ as the Bible but by the Godly wisdom and principle of Christlike men who sacrificed all they had for the principles penned within. To mock or belittle its tenets is disrespect of the highest degree and one must ignore the millions of lives that have been either lost or impacted in its defence. In everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you and remember…..
It’s Good Friday y’all but Sunday’s a commin’
And that’s this Christian American Opinion
Growing in Christ isn’t easy for anyone, especially me. I so need to feel I’m seeing things the way they really are. It’s all about having a flexible perspective. Jesus is regularly moving his children from one view of life to another; closer and closer to His world view. We are totally blind to what we don’t know and when God opens our eyes, through what we feel are very uncomfortable life situations, we are eventually grateful. But, until then, our comfort zones and opinions of “how things are” get rattled! And I don’t enjoy it!
So here I am after a 4 month pity party from “post-election” blues. Four months of wandering and wondering what our world is coming to. I must apologize to my faithful followers for letting life get the best of me. I have had enough creative strength to be pithy on Facebook but I am without excuse for letting my circumstances overwhelm my Christian American Opinion entry.
I’ve been missing in action.
So lets pick up where we left off. What all’s been happening in the world in the past four months (ONLY FOUR MONTHS!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S ONLY BEEN 4 MONTHS!!!!)
- Obama gets inaugurated
- Pope Benedict XVI resigns
- Terrorists attack our embassy in Benghazi, torture and murder our Ambassador
- Congress holds hearing on the Administrations cover-up Whistleblowers threatened by Hilary’s department. More Whistleblowers coming forward.
- The IRS is discovered to have made a target list of conservative groups seeking 501 (c) (4) tax exempt status and held them up prior to the election and covered it up!
- The DOJ violates the AP news and FOX news organizations First Amendment rights through illegally wiretapping. The DOJ covered it up!
Six months into the Obama administration and this President has made President Nixon‘s Watergate look as though Nixon was impeached because of an unpaid parking ticket!
Well, that’s all for now. I don’t want to get in the weeds on a Sunday. I just need to announce that I’m not missing anymore and plan to stay on top of A Christian American Opinion from now on. Once a week to start but more frequently as either my blood begins to boil or my Lord Jesus Christ opens my eyes to something I never saw before and think you might be interested in seeing it as well!
The great thing about Facebook is you meet some of the most interesting people. Friends of friends of friends. For me, the most fascinating aspect is you have the chance to engage in political as well as theological discussions with people you may never have the opportunity to engage in real life circles of friends.
This weekend was one of those times. I found myself participating in a string of comments in response to the parody of Thanksgiving‘s Black Friday and the Friday during Easter week when Jesus Christ was crucified. The post declared that the Crucifixion was the most Amazing Free Gift ever offered.
In response to this discussion an agnostic chimed in with a rebuttal to the fact that Eternal Life was free, and that he understood that to be a Christian one must surrender his life and that by no means is free.
This then caused a barrage of comments from others, including myself, in an attempt to explain God’s free gift to the agnostic. After several failed attempts it was finally agreed to let him die in his sins if that is what he insisted on doing. This then soon unveiled that one of our defenders happened to be an antagonist of Grace being the sole path to Christ and eternal life. He was strongly opposed to the idea that a person is saved through Grace alone and appealed to his interpretation of scripture as a defense for human works being an integral element to receiving eternal life. He said he had been a preacher for over 30 years and would never subscribe to the idea of CHEAP GRACE.
How can a Christian say they understand who Christ is, the creator of everything, His love for mankind, His sacrifice and suffering, then refer to it as CHEAP?
I refer to the picture above. There is nothing cheap about the Grace (the unmerited favor) God offers us through Christ. He paid an eternal price for every sin of mankind, from Adam’s to those committed by every person in human history, now and until the end of time. That’s the extent of His value to God the Father. To think that a mere imperfect human being could have anything else worth contributing to a perfect Holy God is abhorrent to my very soul. The arrogant pride of man and his belief that he can somehow validate or invalidate Christ’s sacrifice never ceases to amaze me.
If you are an agnostic or a misinformed Christian, please try to understand this. The Gift God offers to all people is not cheap. It’s not cheap or incomplete in any way because it cost Him everything. The price of forgiveness for man’s sin was very high and paid through the death of a man whose existence is priceless, God’s only Son.The gift He offers every human being is Eternal Life by simply accepting through faith that His suffering and death is completely sufficient as full payment for your sin. Anything more than that is not Grace so please don’t refer to God’s gift of unmerited favor He calls Grace as CHEAP!
And that’s a Christian American Opinion