Why give thanks to God after this corrupted 2008 US election?
For some of you who read or happen upon this blog; you may have been more discouraged this Thanksgiving Day than ever before. What concerned you most has now taken place; Barack Hussein Obama managed to capture a 2nd term (illegally) posing as legitimate US president.
For those of us who cherish our US Constitution as much as our guns and our Bibles, you may be almost to the point of despair.
However, friends: Take heart. Cherish those particular Scriptures which promise that those who live a lifestyle of lying and evil will ultimately be exposed. Take heart, because the God of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures does not lie. Obama (baring true repentance and demonstrable faith) will be as the grass today which is gone tomorrow. In the end, he will be held responsible and accountable before a holy God. He will receive his just reward. He will eternally perish with all the wicked.
Following, is a Thanksgiving piece I authored this morning, on my The Christian Message website. Enjoy the story and links:
Here, in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a day designated by government to be honored. Our nation was founded upon the Judeo / Christian religions; and so it makes sense and is fitting to recognize our common Creator for all of His gracious goodness. Thanksgiving, presupposes that thanks be given to someone. Christ’s disciples, naturally give thanks to their Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
A Thanksgiving story:
This morning upon awakening, I remembered a story my father would tell at Thanksgiving. It was about a university professor, whose car had broken down on a countryside road, Thanksgiving Day. He walked to the nearest farm house to ask if he could use their phone. Once graciously welcomed inside, he saw the farmer’s family and wife all gathered at the table, waiting to dig into the Thanksgiving dinner. He was invited to have dinner with the family, to which he immediately and eagerly accepted.
After the prayer of thanks to God for the luscious feast (and dinner had begun), the university professor asked the farmer:
“I see that you and your family still believe in that old time religion. How can you pray and give thanks to a god that you haven’t seen?” Don’t you know by now that you’ve evolved from the animal kingdom? Haven’t you ever heard of evolution?”
The wise farmer didn’t care to be drawn into a testy discussion during the Thanksgiving feast with all gathered around; so, he graciously responded:
“After dinner; come out with me and watch me feed my pigs. Then, I will give you an answer to your questions.”
Soon after dinner the farmer and the university professor left the empty plates of the farm house kitchen and visited the barnyard. There, the farmer fed the pigs. It was the corn and grain feed which was grown on his own farm. Then the farmer related to the “learned” university professor, that he always counted on the good Lord’s promise, following Noah’s Flood; that the Lord would always provide for the earth the suitable environment for “seedtime and harvest.” - Genesis 8:22
“These pigs get fed because of the good Lord’s promised provision; but, these pigs are not like us humans. These pigs wait for either members of my family or me to feed them; and, once they are thrown their food, they don’t hesitate one second to thank us or the good Lord for all their life sustaining provision. That primarily is what distinguishes us from the pigs. If you Mr. University Professor wish to live your life like these pigs; that is your choice. But, for me and my family; we will praise and serve our Creator Lord!”
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. – Christian New Testament - Romans 1:16-25 - Please also note the remainder of the chapter: Romans 1:26-32
- Part 1 — Why atheists are fools and agnostics follow closely behind – thechristianmessage.org/2010/11/
- Part 2 — Why atheists are fools and agnostics follow closely behind – thechristianmessage.org/2010/12/
Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak” – by Victor Buksbazen — an in-depth view of Isaiah 53:1-12 and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12 underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.
The Christian Faith: Parts 1-3
3 — What are the tell-tale signs that a person has been “Saved” [is a Christian believer]?
Pastor (Emeritus) Nathan Bickel
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The “Words in Season” topical messages and related worship formatare not intended to discourage or replace the Christian worship and assembly of Christians at their particular places of church worship. As this website’s author, it is my prayer and hope, that many souls will find the topical messages and related worship format and other material, a useful and valuable Christian resource.
Posted by: Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel
Please note for future voting consideration reference:
- Election Projection – The Battle for Capitol Hill – 2012 Senate – electionprojection.com/2012elections/
- The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors – conservativeusa.org/
- U.S. Constitution Online – usconstitution.net/
Note: Above picture (s) found on the web