Conversation is always interesting on our teamspeak server. Sometimes it about games, movies or other items that spawn our interest at the time. It’s a Christian server its always…interesting.

One evening the topic of politics came up I’m not sure how but it did. So there was some discussion as to who should be the political leaders of our country and who should not and then somebody said something that made sense to all of us. He said “We need to stop paying our senators and presidents and everyone in the system so we can save our country and its budget.” Everyone was silent for a moment and if you listened carefully you could hear everyone nodding their head in agreement. Then someone said “It would sort out the people of genuine interest in serving their country and those that are there for the money.” “That’s not going to stop someone from being corrupt,” said another. “When our country was formed nobody got paid everyone had jobs and businesses that’s why they only worked 6 months out of the year so they could work the other 6 months to support themselves and their families,” said someone else. “But things are different now the world is more complicated then it was back then,” refuted another. “If you can’t do the job then step down and let someone else do it,” rebutted said someone. “I do not like the senator I voted for decide on an issue I do not support. None of the senators in my state take polls or asks for people opinions they just do what they think what is right without asking what we think. It’s never what the people think it’s what they, the politicians, think. That’s why I don’t like politicians,” said another. “So then you want a businessman to be a senator or president? You Crazy son. They’re going to do the same thing just say it in a different way. They’re just going to give you a sales pitch just so you would vote for them but they are not going to be any different heck they probably be worse. They’ll probably give you that sales pitch their entire term and use it for an excuse.” I quietly listened to the conversation as I remembered a phrase that we Christians like to use “We are in the world but not of it”.

14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. John 17 (NIV)

We Christians are in this world but often forget that we are not of it so we get involved in its inner workings and like any other human offer up our opinions whether anyone asks for it or not. It’s just who we are….human. Usually someone offers some biblical reference or the Holy Spirit moves in us, more like hits us in the upper arm and as we rub our upper arm, returns us to our place in our journey as Christians. Below is a link to a website about the phrase “We are in the world but not of it”. I found the article inspiring it’s a short read and I encourage any Christian to read it by the way this is my first real hyperlink. Now I am really blogging.

 

In Observation…

The 21st century is no different from the previous centuries the only difference is that the 21st century has higher technology. Our guns can kill men, women, and children more effectively. We have drone aircrafts that can eliminate entire families. We have missiles that can be launched 5000 miles away and kill entire cities and regions. Some world leaders are feeling nostalgic and resurrecting the Cold War of the 60’s by pressing their military might at the United States. Somebody needs to tell the Russians that the 60’s box set is only 29.99 now. My girlfriend has a Schizophrenic daughter and one of the comments that runs through the house constantly is “The definition if crazy is doing the same thing over and over again and again expecting different results.” No need in spending millions of rubles or whatever the country currency is to see what would happen. One of the reasons I’m writing on this topic is a bible verse that I had read.

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Ecclesiastes 1:9New Living Translation (NLT)

We have countries that are creating and waving nuclear missiles around like guns. All it takes is one world leader with an itchy trigger finger to start a nuclear war that would start the slow death of humankind. Doesn’t world leaders realize that we can actually inflict nuclear genocide upon ourselves just because a few world leaders want to ruffle their feathers and say “Look what I can do. Fear me.” What we need is wise world leaders that will say “I will help my people” in a time when compassion for the humankind is needed the most.

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:7-8 (NIT)

I saw an article where the United States military is planning to downsize. My thought was…what a waste. The United States military should really rethink itself. It has the capability to help, rescue, and provide medical aid to countries and regions of the world that have been struck by disasters. Rather then mobilizing an army to war why not mobilize an army to rescue and aid on a world wide scale. Actually be the good guys and go help people….everywhere. Make it a mission…go save the world.

God Bless the people in this world and save us from our world leaders who know not what they do.