Since the new statistics have come out that Christianity is down to 48% and most in America now are Agnostics, without any faith, that is the reason for such a moral decline in America. It’s too bad. Who do you cry out to in a time of need? Self? Save me? That is ludicrous and laughable, but, also sad that the majority of people here do not believe in eternal life. What a shame. For it is impossible to me, to exist without God.
Christianity is not simplistic. Many agnostics have a hard time fathoming the existence of God, never mind, God the Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit, trinity. It is deep. Coming to the Lord for salvation and giving your heart to God, is the easy part. But, then knowing Him, learning, studying, keeping on that moral path, praying, trusting, having faith are all the hard parts that come later, and that is where many backslide. It isn’t easy, and add to that you most likely will be attacked by this group or that religion, or this media bias station, or friends you had that think you are totally off the deep end into fanaticism.
A lot of people say, I believe in God, but do not understand a relationship with a personal God. They feel that mysterious something, which is behind all other things must be more than a person. Could a creator that made the earth out of nothing come from nowhere? Even a lowly mosquito doesn’t just happen. But when it comes to the origin of God many dispute. How will he keep us satisfied and challenged in an endless future? So before and sometimes after becoming a Christian, one may ponder, and then come doubts. It is only the seasoned Christian who have any idea of how human souls can be taken into the life of God and yet remain themselves, in fact, much more themselves than they were before. This is not to say that a belief in God depends on an escape from reason. Spiritual insight is not a prerequisite. For He said “Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord” Isaiah 1:18. Over and over the Lord asks His people to do their best thinking, so as to trust Him for answers that He alone understands.
Only after appealing to the highest reason and best judgment of his hearers doe the prophet go on to sak, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting Tod, the Lord the Creator o the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might. He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.(Isaiah 40:28-31) Other gods, little gods, strange gods, (like good jobs, bank accounts, or those of a false religion) are all imposters and liars. They rob our strength without renewing it. This is the mindless legacy of the idols we carve for ourselves in the presence of our Creator (Isaiah 40:18-25). With the internet and all this technology some could be tempted to stray, but, God is also used mightily on a lot of Social sites, as Facebook. Remembering the wisdom of Moses, who wrote, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29.
“If Christianity were something we were making up, of course we could make it easier. But it is not. we cannot compete, in simplicity, with people who are inventing religious. How could we? We are dealing with Fact. Of course anyone can be simple if he has no facts to other about. But, God has no history, he is infinite. He is too completely and utterly real to have one. You never supposed that your actions at this moment were any less free because God knows what you are doing. Well, He knows your tomorrow’s actions in just the same way…because He is already in tomorrow and can simple (in time and space) watch you. In a sense, He does not know your actions til you have done it: but then the moment at which you have done it is already “Now” for Him.” This point came again from C. S. Lewis and as” He says, it is not in the Bible, o any of the creeds. But, the idea is very helpful to some.”
“To come to the Cross and accept Jesus as Lord and savior, you must be ready to give up self. You must throw it away “blindly” so to speak. Christ will indeed give you a real personality; but you must not go anywhere else. Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self. There must be a real giving up of self…that selfish, I, my, or me, that demanding personality or the one that is too wishy-washy and will never stand on a belief or have one…THAT needs to be crucified at the Cross. The very first step is trying to forget about the self altogether. Your real, new self, (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when your not looking for it, slowly in your Christian walk, which is why Jesus says, “You will be molded like clay in MY image.” It will come therefore, when you look and seek Him. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. In other words give up yourself to find yourself.
Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end; submit with every fiber of your being, and you will find eternal life. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in that He wants to bless you with.” C. S. Lewis “Mere Christianity”
Father in heaven, you deserve so much more than we have given You. Our sin is we have no good excuse on earth! For You have said , “I have nourished and brought up my children, and they have rebelled against Me; the ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel (America) does not know, My people do not consider” (Isaiah 1:2-3) Forgive us for thinking that we cannot trust what we do not fully understand. Forgive us Lord, for turning away from You, and those in America especially, now that are working against the Government of the people. Forgive us and lead your people back to you Lord as this country was founded. As you turned Madeline O’Hara away from her evil thinking and abortion, to be a believer in You Lord, wake up the the spiritually dead, wake up your people, wake up the agnostics, the atheists, and as you did with Ms. O’Hara, whose son now is working to overturn Roe vs Wade that she started, bring your truths upon your people, this nation and Israel, and all the ungodly, in this nation and world, looking for a quick fix. I implore you Lord to shake us…..Send your fire Lord to wake up the land to your truths. For only you can restore a Godly nation. I pray we show this administration that we STILL are more than ever, a Christian nation! In Jesus name I pray…amen!