Everything is permissible if God does not exist, and as a result man is forlorn, because neither within nor without does he find anything to cling to.

Jean Paul Sartre, in Existentialism

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How is it that a life, or the life of a country, can get off-course?  That an affluent and strong nation may falter?  That a people so blessed with the opportunities for success, and the freedoms of religion and speech, self-defense, association, assembly and all can stray as they do, lack confidence and independence?  That a land where one can work and achieve without the artificial barrier of class can come so readily to expect (and demand) that others do for them rather than that they for themselves?

The answer?  People have turned from God.  Stopped believing in God.  In who God made them to be.  Entitlement has displaced effort and belief and faith have been lost.

How might I say this?

Here’s how?  Romans 8:32.  Jeremiah 29:11.  Psalms 34:10.  Isaiah 55:6,7.

In Romans we hear: “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over to us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”  And this in Jeremiah: ‘For I know the plans that I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’

And this from the Psalms: ” … they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.” And then in Isaiah, this: “Seek the Lord while He can be found; call upon Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts.”

You wish for your life to be better?  Calmer?  More certain?  You wish your community to know peace?  To prosper?  For your family to be whole and healthy?  Your nation to remain free and secure?  Then, turn back to God.  Do not let those who do not know God speak for you.  Be they in politics, entertainment, the media, industry, commerce, anywhere.

There is no shortage of those who do not believe.  They do, and have done, extraordinary damage.  And when you are silent they destroy.  Without resistance they divide, spread chaos, confusion, worry, hostility, sickness, despair and death.

This must change.  Or we will perish.

Shalom.

Note – One of the fallacies in contemporary life is that we must listen to Liberals, Socialists, Progressives, Communists and others on the Left.  But that is not so.  Why listen to the common voice of deceit and destruction?  Are they not heard in virtually every public voice and forum?   Enough with this.

Please share this particular blog post with others so we might reverse our present trajectory.  Thank you.

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