I really did not want to write this, but at this point I don't see how I can avoid it. John 1: 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. how sad that the man who was given the duty of raising this witness was one of the most powerful men in the Jewish synagogues. one of the few who bear witness to the Holy of Holy's. yet less than 30 years later his son had no part of his fathers rituals. instead he feed on locust and honey and was given his truths born in him by the Spirit known as Holy. while the preachers of his day carried on a tradition that became despised by the very one whom they were bound to teach about, this witness screamed about the corruption and the debauchery that the leaders of his time practiced while standing out in the desert. he was known as the greatest prophet ever born of a women. this greatest prophet wasn't welcomed in the same church that his daddy knew. Galatians 2: 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. 10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. tell me where is this church that tells the of the truth and feeds the poor? our poor is feed by the very ones that John the Baptist preached against, those mocking the very God that created them. our churches, that in the past used to reach out their hands to give provisions to the needy, now jet around a world sight seeing and silent. the ones that do preach on the corruptions that have stolen the futures of our children preach of a promise that was never made. telling me that my children shall escape the wrath of satan when the scriptures say that satan will line them up to behead them. the only wrath that Jesus say's they will rise above is God's. I sit and watch while thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters are being massacred in lands now threatening my very existence. yet the silence is deafening to their plight in most churches in America. while politicians and media mock and ridicule the word of God the silence sickens me. so lets all go to Sunday school and hear how lil Johnny has no business saying these things. let's teach our children to stay silent and to stand clear of the poor. let's teach our kids that God loves them more than all those less fortunate ones who aren't welcome inside their gated community. let's make ourselves better than our brothers and sisters that may have been chosen by God to see the world the way He does, that children never hear about a real God that loves them enough to die for them. how wicked are we when we can fly to some desert to dig a well and put up a wall, yet we can't tear down the ones being built between us and our neighbors. tell me where is the truth in that? Praise God, be a blessing, bubba
This is an important subject. Our brothers and sisters around the world are dying and we say that God is going to protect us from all of that. We must think that we are special. Our churches steal the tithe, for church administration, to send to the denominational headquarters, or to build more beautiful church buildings, maybe even to send missionaries to foreign countries. The purpose of the tithe as given in the Word of God is to support the priests, now days that would be pastors, and help the poor, the widows, and the orphans. Very few churches to day even know who the poor and widows, and orphans are in their congregations. Most depend on the government to do their job. Some still use the tithe for the correct purposes but the only ones that I have found in the last 10 years that do are non-denominational churches.
This is a timely blog.
Love in Christ
Your blogs are always compelling. I think it is disgusting for the "leaders" in the Christian community to jet around the world leading trips to the Holy Land or taking cruises with the privileged and saying nothing about the atrocities committed against Christians everyday. It is unchristian and ungodly for the privileged to hang on to their wealth when there are Brothers and Sisters in Christ living in the worst kinds of poverty imaginable. How we can answer God for this when we stand before Him, I do not know. Thank you. Phil