Thursday, May 14, 2009

To Be Successful You MUST be Narrow Minded

To look away from the task at hand will give you a ‘broader view’ of the world, but will it help you reach your goal?\

Conservatives are now ‘Narrow Minded’ according to the dictionary.
There is an article on that goes into detail on this matter. Conservatives are called all sorts of bigoted and prejudiced names, and insulted as unreasonable. However, the truth is that conservatives who stand on Jesus Christ are the ones who are on the Narrow Way that leads to life everlasting. I say that the most successful people are those who are narrow minded in their faith in the God of creation, and narrow minded in their goals for the future and their business as well.

Those who build a financial empire, or amass a great deal of wealth, whether conservative Christian or not, are narrow minded. Take for instance someone like Donald Trump. He is certainly not a man to be admired from any viewpoint except that of adoring money and worldly success. However, does anyone doubt that by the rules of the world, he is a success? And, how does anyone think he gained such success without being narrow minded? He has kept his eyes on the prize that means most to him. His goal is making money. He looks neither to the right nor the left. Everything in his life is considered first from the question, ‘Will this make me money?’. Or, ‘What is required of me that I make money out of this situation?’. That is the way it works with anything important. If you have an idea of what you want to achieve, whether it be good or bad, you must keep your eye on that particular goal, and turn neither to the right or the left.

People of the liberal mindset really accomplish nothing lasting or worthwhile. Everything they seem to have accomplished is entirely temporary and sits on shifting sand. One of the funniest things that liberals do, or most pathetic, depending on how you look at it, is to seek to ‘save the planet’ from mankind. What a crock. They are walking around in circles, and actually accomplish nothing except keeping bazillions of people in a constant state of fear. Then, their followers do ridiculously useless things like spend a ton of money to make bio-fuel. This makes them feel good, but it actually accomplishes nothing and even makes for a greater problem as bio fuels use much more energy to produce than they save in energy costs. Still that allows people to feel better about themselves because they have ‘done their part’ in saving the planet. Have you noticed that ‘global warming’ is now called ‘climate change’? That is because the outrageous claims of ‘global warming’ have proven to be nonexistent, so these broad minded liberal people have become even more broad minded, and decided that the climate must be changing; they just don’t know if it is getting warmer or colder. Either way, earth is headed for disaster, and mankind must do something to stop it.

It turns out that being broad minded or liberal actually just leads in circles. No one reaches a goal of anything lasting or good through liberality or broadmindedness. They just go in silly little circles, are distracted by everything, cause problems to all of mankind, and ‘feel’ quite good about themselves as they progressively grow more delusional.

On the days that they actually notice they are NOT changing the world for the better or gaining personal wealth and fame, they look for someone to blame instead of examining their own shortcomings and false values on which they have built their lives. Now, who do you think gets the blame for their failures? If you said ‘conservative Christians’ then you are correct.

For the narrow minded conservative Christian, the goal or prize is a ‘Well done!’ from Jesus Christ when we reach our heavenly home. We cannot turn from the absolute truth of Jesus Christ in any way if we expect such a prize. As with any successful endeavor, the goal must continually kept in the line of vision if the goal is to be reached. That means you are looking at your goal and continually striving to go forward in the completion of a specific task. To look away from the task at hand will give you a liberal or ‘broader view’ of the world, but will it help you reach your goal? I think not!

Today, the architects or manipulators of the government, society, and the economy are quite narrow minded in their goals. They want to control everything, and they will not turn from their goal. They have no thought for what is actually right according to the absolute truths of the Bible. Their eyes are fully on their goals, and God have mercy on those who get in their way.

And, who is more narrow minded and bigoted than a liberal who demands that everyone change into their image, OR be subject to ridicule, bias, and even hate from liberals.

Liberals see conservatives as what is standing in the way of them reaching their goals. However, the conservative Christian is only a front. The REAL enemy of the liberal is God Almighty. God instructs His children to walk the ‘narrow way that leads to life everlasting’. He instructs His children to stay off the ‘broad way’ that leads to destruction.

God also says 'Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil'. (Isaiah 5:20)
This is what liberals do.
They call followers of Jesus Christ 'narrow minded' and 'bigoted'.
They call surrender of individual rights the right thing to do.
They call the murder of unborn children right.
They call taxing the rich to give to the poor right.
They seek to build a society like that built at Babel, which clearly did not please God.
They seek to build a society that relies entirely on government to supply all their needs instead looking to God for help. In fact, liberals want worship of the government in place of God.
Liberals want to control money, religion, and government with an iron fist.
Liberals see individual rights as having no value, and actually causing the worlds problems.
Liberals would like to outlaw and ban worship of the God of the Bible.
The liberal mindset definitely calls evil good and good evil.
Liberals call those who cling to the Rock of Jesus Christ and His absolute truths bigots. In rejecting the followers of Jesus Christ, liberals are expressing their rejection of Christ Himself. They have gone the way of Cain, attempting to go to God on their own terms instead of following the instructions for approaching God.

To try to fit into the liberal world and still keep your focus on the Christ is impossible. It is like trying to walk north and south at the same time. It cannot be done. If you have chosen God, then follow Him! If you have not chosen God, then are following the devil to hell. Do not continue is such folly. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!

This sort of wishy-washy faith was a problem in the days of Joshua of old. In Joshua 24:15 Joshua says, ‘And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Don’t mess up your own life, confuse your family, and aid and abet the devil by trying to fit into both the world and the family of God. It cannot be done. Say as Joshua said, ‘Me and My house will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Change Your Own Luck By Praying For Others

Change Your Luck By Praying For Others!

Narcissism is rampant in the world. is reporting that our president is a Narcissist. I think they are correct. I think most government officials are narcissists as well as foolish little puppets urged forward by their own pitiful image of themselves as superior beings. They consider themselves qualified to set rules by which all mankind should live – except them personally. Note the failure of many of many of Obama’s nominees to even pay their own taxes. They are placing burdens on other men’s backs which they themselves have no intention of bearing. They are basically condescending, hateful, arrogant jerks. They oppose everything right. They call evil good and good evil.

What is the duty of Christians to such people?
How should we respond to their evil ways?

First, we have to call evil evil, and good good. We are just supposed to tell the truth. We should not kid ourselves that the evil world rulers have any fear or awe of the Most High God of the Bible. They are enemies of the cross. Those who accept and push forward their evil agendas are also enemies of the cross.

Second, we are to consider what our response to these people should be. What is the duty of the Christian in response to their evil actions?

According to 1 Samuel chapter 12 it is our duty to pray for them. If we do not pray for them, we are sinning against God. The people of Israel had sinned against God by demanding an earthly king. What they asked was basically that a ‘middle man’ be put in place between them and God. They didn’t like the answers and instructions they were getting from God Himself, so they choose an earthly leader who might say what their itching ears wanted to here. In truth, they had stepped off the way of righteousness, and had chosen instead to do what seemed right to them or for them at the moment. (How many times have you heard someone say they were doing what was right for them when they were jumping into sin with both feet? It seems to me that ‘doing what is right for me’ people are usually excusing their adultery.) Anyway, back to the subject. Israel as a nation had just done a one-eighty from the path of righteousness. Samuel must have been devastated. They had rejected the God who made them a nation, and they had rejected Samuel as being chosen by God as their leader.

Then, as most selfish and ungodly people, they requested that the very one they had rejected pray for them! Samuel’s response was to say, ‘Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:’. (Verse 23)

What this amounts to is that Samuel did not let their actions cause him to turn from doing what the Lord required of him personally. That is what we should do as well. Those who persecute God’s people, belittle and ridicule them, and hate them are not worthy of our prayer. However, we also are not worthy of God’s salvation and mercy. What matters is that the individual Christian stay faithful to do what God requires of them. The Prophet Samuel says he personally will not sin against God by ceasing to pray for these people. That should be the goal of every Christian. Forget the world, look to God, and do what God says to do. We are to pray for our enemies.
Matthew 5:44 says, ‘But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless tham that curse you, do good to them that despitefully use you, and persecute you;’.
Luke 6:28 says, ‘Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.’

Can it be made any clearer than this. We are to continue to pray for those who do not deserve it.

AND, there is blessing and goodness for those who obey the instruction to pray for our enemies. Consider Job. The Lord allowed that Job be persecuted by Satan himself. He lost all his wealth and family. Then, instead of friends praying for him and coming to him with prayers and help, they sat down to pick apart his life in search of some sin that would have brought such heartache to him. We cannot stop ‘friends’ from behaving so badly, but we can stop ourselves from being such a dreadful friend.

In the end, the prayers of Job’s friends were refused by God. Instead God instructed them to go and ask Job to pray for them. At their request, Job did pray for them in spite of how they had just treated them. According to Job 42:10, the result of Job’s prayer was , ‘And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also, the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.’

Today, Christians have the same choice as Job and Samuel. Will we obey God’s instructions to pray for others – even those who definitely do not deserve it? If we do not, we are in direct violation of what God has told us to do. It is for our own good that we pray for our enemies. It helps to remember that we have no righteous or merit on our own. Except for the grace of God, each Christian would also be separated from God. God extended the offer of salvation to mankind when not one person was worthy of such mercy and grace. By His example, we are to pray for those who have not received the gift of eternal life from God.

In refusing or neglecting to pray for our leaders, we are making the matter worse. Unless they turn from their wicked ways, they will heap more misery on the people over which they rule. By praying for them, we are doing the will of God.

Finally, I know that it seems useless to pray for our leaders in terms of immediate results, or even long term results. The Bible gives us encouragement to do what is right regardless of what we see as happening. Galatians 6:9 says, ‘And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.’

So, be obedient to God in praying for others. Do not grow so weary that you give up and stop praying. Look forward to the ‘due season’ when we shall reap if we faint not.