Morning, folks! Hope all is well. There is a lot going on in our world and our country these days. It all boils down to one thing really though, the truth. Contrary to what large segments of western culture repeatedly try to tell us today, and from other parts of the world as well, there is the truth and a lie. Not everyone is right from their own point of view. The real crux of the issue, to quote a man from thousands of years ago, is “what is truth?” That man had Truth staring him in the face. We do as well. Pretending it doesn’t exist doesn’t make it any less true. Make sure you are paying attention to a source that doesn’t change with the whims of society or politicians.
Doing what is wrong carries consequences, folks. The gift of mercy does give us eternal life, but it doesn’t prevent us from having to deal with the destruction around us from our poor and sinful decisions; it just means we have a Friend going through it with us.
There are many subjects today that millions of Americans find distasteful to discuss: abortion, homosexual relationships, Islam and terrorism, mass shootings and the second amendment, criminal immigration … just to name a few. Not discussing them, makes the truth about them no less true, however. All we do by not talking about them is to kick the can down the road for our children and grandchildren to deal with, and that is just a variant of cowardice.
Very few people wish to be in times of trial. Most people wish their fellow brethren were not destroying America, but to quote Mr. Tolkien, “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” The crisis will soon be at hand, and the decision presented to us to leave our grandchildren a failing and godforsaken country, or one where they still maintain the rights given by Him who made the universe.
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Y’all have a good rest of your day, folks. Remember there is a Truth our there, and it is not ambiguous or ever-changing. And think just a minute or two about what America is headed toward and which options are really still left to you. God Bless you and yours and America.
— JT Cope IV