Simple, they move independent from the Lord.
Can I get an AMEN?
Simple, they move independent from the Lord.
Can I get an AMEN?
THE GLORY…AND THE SHAME
The “Builder” Generation: Born 1901-1925.
The “Young Builder” Generation: Born 1926-1946.
From 2003-2013 I had the marvelous privilege of shepherding a congregation with a significant number of folks in their seventies and eighties (and a couple in their nineties!). What a joy – a true privilege.
Allow me to now honor them here with a review of just some of the values that will forever serve as their legacy.
-WORK ETHIC: A sense of entitlement is virtually non-existent in the “Builder Generation.” I’ve never known a “Builder” to shy away from hard work!
-MANNERS: Show me a “Builder” and I’ll show you someone who is polite and respectful of both God and people.
HONESTY: This magnificent character trait is getting harder and harder to find. In fact, that’s what makes “Builders” so vulnerable, and such easy prey for liars. “A man’s word is his bond,” and “A hand shake is as good as a contract,” and “Let your yes be yes and your no, no” are the glory of the “Builder Generation.”
STEWARDSHIP: Most “Builders” are frugile. Show me somebody who paid off their mortgage in thirty years…and I’ll show you a “Builder.”
HUMILITY: I believe it’s a big part of the reason why the United States of America was so blessed with God’s grace (see 1 Peter 5:5).
MORALITY: I encountered one widow that was married for almost sixty years. One day, during casual conversation she revealed that she didn’t even know divorce was legal until she was almost fifty years old! True story!!
Language, dress, patience, sacrifice, and discipline are additional “top notch” values that I have observed and gleaned from this very special generation. In my opinion, it is nothing short of a travesty that many of these values are “dying off” with them.
I have just one word of caution for the “Builder Generation,” just one weakness that I’ve seen. Sadly though, it’s a big one.
SILENCE.* It has been said that,
“Evil flourishes because
good men and women do nothing.”
And it was Dietrich Boenhoffer who declared,
“Silence in the face of evil,
is evil itself.”
Today’s America is, in many ways, a completely different country than it was just fifty years ago – almost unrecognizeable to the “Builder Generation.”
And most of the reasons are very easily explained.
So here’s to the “Builder Generation,” both the glory and the shame.
*Ironically, the “Younger Builders” 1926-1946, are also literally known as the “Silent Generation.”
Evangelizing the Church in the Age of Delusion:
An Outdated Law You Need to Know About: a Laissez Fair publication: December 7, 2013
Dear Laissez Faire Today Reader,
Did you know that in one town in California, it’s illegal to annoy a lizard in a public park? Or that in Indiana, taking a whiff of glue is a punishable offense? But New York’s law against adultery takes the cake of silly laws still on the books. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer probably found himself in a pickle about that one after he got caught having an affair with a high-class call girl.
Calling Adultery a silly outdated law, comparable to lizards & glue sniffing is what really takes the cake alright!
This is just one example how Christian informed values from this nation’s past, are laughed at and scoffed at as a big joke! Is it any wonder the blessings of the Creator have been removed from our society today? Faith, the recognition of sin, and sinful behaviors, is all but gone today, from a once moral western culture and society honoring Godly standard which produced once great nations. I am only 55 years of age, yet I can remember the old school value of the family and the sanctity of marriage. Why attack such laws as being silly?
That’s the easy part; to desensitizing people in the culture from their higher moral standards, allowing inferior values to flourish, so that the “most deprived amongst us” can feel equal to, and even superior to anything of the Judeo-Christian belief system. Once upon a time in our history, these cultural and moral values were commonly understood by vastly superior Western Nations and its people. This is not to say we should try and force one’s religious beliefs on another, as this is the Lord’s work alone, and is not up to men to try and force upon the unwilling. Yet it also shows the vast difference between decency and deprivation, and why a civilization hits the skids…
Silly, I really don’t think so; and history validates cultural collapse, as a result of such thinking being called antiquated.
Truth is only received by the spirit of truth, (who is Jesus Christ) all the intellectual Bible interpretation in the world, doesn’t change this fact. I write this statement because of deviant (diversion from the truth) sinful sexual activity, by people who wish to mainline their lifestyles as normal, and consistently twist the scriptural texts nowadays, to bring the righteousness of God, to a new low!
A lie, is only a twisted truth.
Worse than Sodom and Gomorrah , I think so…
God created Women for the Man, to be a help meet and to nurture his family.
Satan promotes women’s equality (or superiority) to the man. Children rebel against their parents.
God created Sexual desire; a man for his wife, and a wife for her husband.
Sexual deviancy replaces that of the ordained of God; in the Marriage bed.
The tree of knowledge, (head knowledge) takes precedence over the tree of life, (which is Spiritual knowledge – only found by abiding in Jesus Christ) even when concerning sound Bible doctrines.
God’s people compromise for the love of the world, and the sake of the wicket, and allow non believers to fellowship with them – (darkness with light), and false brethren, and anti-Christ’s sneak in among them, causing spiritual death.
God’s division among peoples is replaced by Satan’s world unity.
Loving the world is more important than loving God, and moving only as he moves his people.
Men appear as Women, and Women as Men; they adore themselves with inappropriate clothing, make marks in their flesh, and even mutilate themselves.
V/R, Chaplain Dell
Thought for today…
Roland’s street smarts for today:
“There are two types of people in the world; hosts and parasites”.
This statement is true in the spiritual world, as well as the physical. This is why we must walk with Christ ourselves: (if we know him) and not be dependent upon a world Church system following “anti-Christ’s” (false or alternative shepherds) found in systematic theologies. We who know HIM follow him only in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. Who is Jesus Christ. The Bible is only confirmation of experiencing God, by the atonement of our Lord, in and of ourselves. It does no good to intellectually assimilate scripture, when the human spirit is dead in sin.
True Shepherds, and not anti Christs are described in: Ezekial 34. Which is something I have been moving into in spirit and in truth, as the Lord continues to do a work within my heart…
New King James Version (NKJV)
34 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. 4 The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. 5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.”
7 ‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 “As I live,” says the Lord God, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock”— 9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord! 10 Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
11 ‘For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God. 16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
17 ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. 18 Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture—and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet? 19 And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet.”
20 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: “Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.21 Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad, 22 therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.
25 “I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. 27 Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I amthe Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.28 And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid. 29 I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore. 30 Thus they shall know that I, theLord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people,” says the Lord God.’
31 “You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God.