Monday, December 28, 2009

Reading Rev. David Jeremiah's 2008, Best-Selling, Prophecy Book

I'm reading Dr. David Jeremiah's 2008 book on Biblical prophecy, What in the World is Going ON? --one thing it tells is how the inscription on the eastern top of the Washington Monument is "Laus Deo" --Praise be to God. I knew about that, but there is a display that allows the public to see a replica of this inscription --which the Nat'l. Park Service has recently turned toward the wall --saying that they did so to "correct a mistake."

We are fools to be revisionist historians, hiding and stripping this nation of evidence of its religious heritage --considering that from the beginning of America's founding --from Columbus's comments in his journal that he thought he was opening the world to the Gospel of salvation in Christ with his explorations, God's hand is evidenced through the faith of the founders. Yes, I know all the evil that attended our history in America --and the hypocrisy of various of them --but it wasn't just the European and western Christians who sinned in every generation since creation's fall.

American Protestant Christianity has still been the world's greatest force for good with their Biblical knowledge and application --even some hellfire and brimstone preaching converted some pretty tough old sinners into decent citizens --and the USA has been the most blessed of nations for our global generosity, Christian missions, and beacon of freedom --all influenced by people who had a biblical sense of right and wrong, and the value of every individual --and the values of both justice and mercy.

We are rightly measured and judged by our Savior Jesus Christ --and corrected in our sins. But it is never a sin to correct to say "Laus Deo." "Praise be to God!" Not even as a nation.

Or to say, as did the Jewish man Irving Berlin, "God, Bless America!" It is a prayer --and every president utters it in his speeches.

Atheists, relax. You get to disbelieve all you wish! But don't help to remake us in Europe's image--secularistic, humanistic, socialistic, childless, gay, weak in family life --and ultimately overrun with a Muslim majority and their ideas of law and freedom.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible


steve said...

The paradox of fundementalist Christianity is that you must be two people at once. A loving Christian - exemplifying Jesus's example of "loving your neighbor" ect.. and at the same time being completely intolerant and exhibiting the fruits of that intolerance which ultimately makes you hate your neighbor. Until fundementalism reconciles this parodox, it will continue in decline. The world is becoming too small to truck intolerance of any sort any more... The fruit of intolerance is exploding planes and exploding heads.

Barb said...

Maybe your fundamentalist parents are hateful, Steve, (are they?) but I am not. And we know that radical Islamists and Hindus are hateful by their 21st Century acts--and that atheistic/communistic gov'ts. are also intolerant and hateful and against freedom by their acts in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Just because I have higher hopes than they themselves do for evolutionists, atheists, people of other religions, terrorists, homosexuals, transgenders and young girls seeking abortions, and doctors who perform them -- does NOT mean I hate them at all. Same way with anyone who disagrees with me about anything. I have no desire to explode planes or heads.

It is the unspiritual mind that cannot comprehend love (and TRUE tolerance --the ability to get along and even "like" someone despite disagreement) -so he sees agreement and approval by laws as a path to tolerance and tolerance as a path to peace. But THIS kind of tolerance is intolerant toward disagreement and wants to silence it --and oppress the religious.

Real and rightful tolerance is not agreement--it's agreeing to care for each other despite our differences.

That I can do. Can Mudrake and his kind? They cannot. It's a spiritual thing. He has no friends who do not agree with him --by his own choice. He cannot even be cordial (especially toward women with whom he disagrees. The Christian men are slightly more respected by him.) How miserable to be so consumed by hatred--and to be so mysogenistic.

Jodi said...

Thank you for posting a review of "What in the World Is Going On?" on your blog! I work with Thomas Nelson, and we would love to follow your blog and learn what readers think of this exciting book. I also want to let you know that Dr. Jeremiah has just released a new book titled "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World" which offers practical instruction for living a confident life in a world filled with chaos and crisis. Please contact me with your mailing address if you are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World" for review on your site.


Jodi Hughes

Barb said...

JOdi, I sent you my address for the book! I'd love to review it.