Why Are People Looking Away From God for the Solution to Today’s Problems?

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Why are people looking away from God for the solution to today’s problems?

Nov 8, 2018

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why are people looking to politics, science and education for the solution to the problems we face today? — P.T.

A: Many people who call themselves Christians actually doubt the authority of the Scriptures, believing in a god of their own imagination. Jesus Christ has been robbed of His deity. There are prominent preachers that suggest large passages of God’s Word be eliminated. Beware! The truth of Jesus the Christ can be a disturbing thought. He did not come the first time to bring peace, though He will return as the Prince of peace. He came to show mankind our sin against Him. He came to take our place for the penalty of sin. What a Savior!

Scripture warns that multitudes will reject that message, and we see that happening today. There is a cost to being a Christian and the cost for many is too great because they must forsake the lure of materialism and secular pleasure.

In this country we are engaged in a debate on the separation of church and state. But there is a sense in which Christ cannot be separated from anything that pertains to life, for He “is all and in all” (Colossians 3:11). True Christianity is dependent on a personal relationship with God, not on externals. No pagan philosophy, no atheistic ideology, no deep sorrow can dislodge the joy of living as a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is big enough to cope with the gigantic social problems of these times. Man does not in himself have the capacity to do this, but Christ provides all that we need to live in this sin-sick world with victory.

When someone repents of sin and receives Jesus as Savior, He gives newness of life — new direction, new strength, and a new dimension of living.

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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From Today……….

OH MY! When will the madness stop? We are so very heart broken with another mass shooting in America! We are in prayer for all! America, we must change our ways! I am wore out from reporting on these mass shootings, they are destroying our country and what we stand for.

I am here to tell you what the Lord has shown me, we are in very bad shape as a nation, the worst ever since the Civil War, but  people are blind, they don’t see our wicked ways as a nation.

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To many Americans are looking to politicians and politics for the answer, many worship politicians, making them their God. JESUS is the only answer!

BREAKING NEWS

13 DEAD INCLUDING GUNMAN IN SHOOTING AT CALIFORNIA BAR

An FBI agent talks to a potential witness as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wed
12 MINUTES AGO
A gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly “college night” in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror including some who used barstools to break windows and escape, authorities said Thursday. The gunman was later found dead at the scene.

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