Crisis of Faith

Les James of Sideshow Mirrors and Conservative Political Humor and Satire at Radioactive Liberty authored a very thought provoking and laser-accurate post at RTs Ponderings. In the post he posited that American Christians are losing their. Many of them have been overcome by the fear of Financial Crisis™, Socialism Economic and Social Justice™, and/or anything else the news media is reporting. He challenged us Conservative Christian bloggers to post our own observations on this current crisis of faith.

Where has your faith gone? You have allowed your politicians to buy you off, and your media to control your confidence in the future. Do you believe in God or not? That’s not a rhetorical question.

If you truly believe in God you should not be worried about your future, or the future of this country. In my line of work we have a saying: “If God wants you, he’ll drop a Chinese satellite on your head.” It means God’s will is inevitable, and you cannot escape it. Do you fear God’s will?

If you fear God’s will, you must revisit the question, “Do you believe in God or not?” If it’s not God’s will you fear, what is it then? Do you fear Obama? Do you fear America’s enemies? Why do they scare you? They are but mortals. They can do no worse than taking your life. If you truly believe then you know death is not the end.

Les decided to leave Bible Verses out of his post, but I find comfort in the Lord’s words. When my courage waivers, I remember the words in Psalm 23:

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Now is not the time to be afraid. Now is the time for us to remember our faith.

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5 Responses to “Crisis of Faith”

  1. Crisis in Faith, Guest Post at RTs

    Hope I did this right. As I hit submit.

  2. Here are some more verses:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
    Psalm 27:1

    Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
    Psalm 31:24

    But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
    Matthew 19:26

    I can do everything through him that gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13

    In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be put into confusion.
    Psalm 71:1

    Thank you for taking part, JO.

  3. Welcome back, sir!

    (It’s about time. I have been posting snarky comments with impunity since you left.)

    And . . . you’re linked!

  4. Glad to be back, homie. I’ve missed this place.

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