My blog is my chronicle and presentation of what I perceive to be the truth in today’s chaotic age. I attempt to pull together clues and signals in the areas of Christianity, geopolitics, financial markets, and other miscellaneous information to present what I believe is the truth today.
Why is this important? Just as the time of Christ during the Roman Empire was an age of transition–from the old covenant to the new covenant–we are going through that as well in the 21st century, but not only spiritually. It is particularly important as a Christian to be fully cognizant of what is true in the world we live in, so that we can speak with authority and relevance about our faith in these times.
Christians may object, saying that we should only focus on the Lord’s work. I’d say that is true, but that is not the complete truth. I believe that part of our witness also includes speaking our values in the public square–our Christian values. Just as Paul reasoned with the pagans in the marketplace in Athens (Acts 17:16-17) to advance the new Christian faith, I believe we are back in the same place today, with all the new pagan beliefs that have bloomed in an age of everyone following their own beliefs as well as the Christian Industrial complex leading people astray. Further, I’ve always resonated with the one verse about the men of Issachar:
From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.1 Chronicles 12:32
We have to be Christians who understand the signs of the times, so we know the best course to take. To blindly accept and believe what we’re being told instead of studying and testing what we hear is foolishness. We have to toughen up our beliefs and values, in order to survive and advance the kingdom of God.
I come from a biblically based worldview, so it leans conservative in the eyes of the world. It may seem “Republican” or “right wing.” I don’t deny that Republican political party and the secular conservative view may hold more in common with my faith. But, my Christian views would resonate with many on the liberal side, especially in areas of helping the destitute and less fortunate. I believe as a Christian, the political parties are a means to an end and don’t support either one. I may vote one way because I believe it achieves goals that are more in alignment with Christian values, but there is definitely tension when I view political parties in totality.
I will say, if you choose not to vote, that may be the most courageous act because you believe that your actions apart from any political party can effect change for God. I support this, and knowing the devil’s corruption of all politics, I also aim to carve a new path for a new Christian culture in society. It may seem off kilter or tinfoil hat, but if so, I’m in good company. Think about how crazy it sounded back in the days after Jesus was resurrected, if you heard these uneducated farmers and other hangers on of the dead prophet Jesus saying he was alive? Yeah, you would be the normal one for not believing that conspiracy theory, wouldn’t you? But, here we are 2000 years later, and the whole world knows who Jesus and his followers are.
Welcome. God bless you.