Saturday, 16 January 2010

You Will Be Next

The 7.0 Haitian quake has provided an opportunity for mindless journalists to ask absurd questions, and make predictable, derogatory comments about the poverty and corruption in the country. It has also provided an opportunity for camera crews from around the world to photograph the dead and injured, and send the pictures back to gloating editors, whose motto is; “If it bleeds, it leads.” Of course, editors of the various media outlets are just happy to make money at anyone’s expense, even if it means degrading the subjects to do so.

But if a 7.0 quake should hit any major city in the world, it is bound to kill and injure thousands of people, whether the people are rich and there is no corruption in the city, which is highly unlikely. The dead and suffering of the injured are bound to leave survivors in a state of shock and disorientation, and their first priority would be to try and find the dead or surviving members of their own family. So I can’t see the relationship between poverty and a people’s ability to respond to the suffering of their neighbours.

However, in spite of the nonsensical, tectonic theories trotted out by seismologists, who, by the way, are unable to predict where and when a quake will occur: quakes can and will occur in places that are not located on the so-called “Ring of Fire.” Jesus prophesied that earthquakes will occur in “diverse places,” as a sign that we are approaching end of the world(Matt.24:7). So today it is Haiti, but tomorrow it could be any where.

But more importantly, when Jesus was told about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mingled with his sacrifices, and of the 18 people on whom the temple of Siloam fell, he replied, “think you that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no, but except you repent, you shall all likewise perish”(Luke 13:1-5).

Now it is pretty clear that the former members of The Worldwide Church of God and the current members of all of the divided splinter groups, that came out of WCG, are beyond repentance. So when the overflowing scourge passes through, they will be swept away, especially the ministers who have spent a generation lying to the flock, and fleecing them to feed themselves(Isaiah 28:14-18).

Friday, 1 January 2010

God’s People Are Always Happy

Once again the world is celebrating the beginning of another pagan New Year. Most people are greeting one another with the phrase, “Happy New Year!” Of course, this greeting is only an insincere yearly ritual. For man, driven by innate selfishness, doesn’t want anyone to be happy but himself, and perhaps his so-called friends, provided they are not as happy as he is. Not that anyone who is separated from God is ever likely to be happy!
However, In contrast to man’s insincerity, genuine Christians do desire and pray for the peace and happiness of one another. They embraced the promise of Jesus, when he said: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you”(John 14:27). The world offers an empty wish, but Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to comfort his people, at a time that is described as perilous(2 Tim.3:1).
Of course, I have stated many times before, that there are no genuine Christians in any of the pagan, Protestants churches of this world, or in the current Worldwide Church of God, or any of the hundreds of splinter groups that have been formed sine the breakup WCG in 1995. All of these groups teach that Christ is divided and God in the author of confusion. Yet the Apostle was inspired to write the following text:(1 Cor.1:10).
Anyway, God sacred New Year begins on the 16 March this year, and 14 days later, after extensive fasting and prayer, the faithful people of God will be invited by him to take the Passover with Christ Jesus, who promised to take it new with them in his kingdom. This profound mystery cannot be understood by anyone who has not been clothed in humility, for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble(1 Pet.5:5).
So, what ever happens in this godless world of duplicity, violence, injustice and betrayal, God’s people will always be happy, for they are comforted by his Holy Spirit of peace and joy.