Confused

“Then Agrippa said unto Paul,
Almost though persuaded me to
Be a Christian.”
Acts 26:28

There is a pattern of selection that is shown in the Bible that stands against what we ordinarily would consider the way it should be.  In the minds of many people Christians included it is that only a certain group of people will be able to lead us in matters of economics, social behavior and Christianity.  The thought idea is such that it applies to all areas of life.

This could be called the following “the expert”.

In our culture it is bolted down in what the “expert” says our idea is the truth can only be known by the expert in a given areas field.

This logic, if one could call it logic, is wrong.  Now let me illustrate this to you.

 

Economics

There was an educated man who was an expert in England that espoused the theory that nations grow when money is printed without restraint wealth and riches can be created.  His name was John Keynes.  This thought has captured the minds of economist and nations so that we now are in the bondage of debt in the United States.

 

There have been people who are saying do not do this.  This has been promulgated by an Austrian Ludwig von Mises.  The Old Testament also gives another theory.

The experts have been wrong.  We soon will be called to pay the price.

 

Social Behavior

The gurus in the universities of America have indicated sexual freedom is permissible.  It seems that this new found freedom is the norm.

Recently, Playboy Magazine had an article about the ten top party universities.  For the year of October 13, 2012, Texas Christian University was registered 9th in the nation.

Could it be the only thing Christian about TCU is the middle name?  Supposedly in the year 2013 it did not make the top 10.

Playboy Magazine lists annually the top ten universities for partying.  What an honor.  This school is known  for its athletics, partying and maybe beauty.

This does not bid well for a religious school.  Incidentally, TCU has a Seminary on campus called Brite Seminary.

The experts have been wrong again.  Evidently Christianity has little force and effect.

There is a Bible verse, which still is in point.  Proverbs 22.6

“Train up a child in the way he should go;
And when he is old,
He will never depart from it.”

Paul referred to the grandmother Lois as a mentor of Timothy.  II Timothy I: 5:

“When I call to remembrance
The unfeigned faith
That is in thee,
Which dwell first
In the grandmother Lois,
And thy mother Eunice;
And I am persuaded that in thee also.”

 

Government

Our intelligent apparatus has been called to account for its misdeeds by a young man who spread the secrets of the United States and also other countries.  His name is Snowden.

We now know that our own ruling group have been falsifying facts to the American people. The experts were saying we are protected by the experts.  There was no need to be concerned let the experts handle this type of problem.  The terrorist would be held back from attacking the United States.

The cost was/is that a citizen must give up his or her rights and freedoms.

Then a strange thing happened.  A young man knew the government was lying.  He copied the secrets and fled to Hong Kong then made his escape to Russia.  In the mean time he contacted the Guardian newspaper and alerted this media paper what he had.

Here was a nobody denying the lies of the experts of government.  The simple downtrodden rose up against the experts.  See I Corinthians 1:27-28:

“But God hath chosen the foolish things
Of the world to confound the wise;
And God hath chosen the weak things
Of the world to confound
The things which are mighty.
And base things of the world,
And things that are despised,
Hath God chosen,
Yea and things which are not,
To bring to naught things that are.”

Protection

Supposedly the Japanese suddenly attached Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  The President of the United States engaged in a systematic plan to force the Japanese to start this war.  The result was the United States entered two conflicts – Europe and the Pacific.  Here was the troubling cost of the conflict.

  • Over 400,000 young Americans died,
  • 100,000,000 million were engaged in the conflict world wide,
  •  60 million people were killed world wide,
  • 20 million military were killed world wide,
  • Boundaries of Eastern Europe were changed for about 50 years,
  •  Afterwards the Cold War started and lasted 45 years.

 

The experts did very little for the average person.

It should be understood that Christians did not start this catastrophic event.  It was caused by the evil thoughts of men like Stalin, Hitler, FDR and Churchill.  Each had a separate motive.

  • FDR – a 3rd and 4th term.
  • Churchill – loved war and to save the British Empire
  • Hitler – Make Germany a stronger country.
  • Stalin – Spread communism.

As Christians we must always look to the motives of the leaders.  The Bible often uses motive and head as synonyms.  See Proverbs 16:9:

“A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps”.

 

Our leaders and experts did not protect us in fact these people brought us into an armed conflict.  Do not pretend upon what any person says, we have the answers believe us.

 

 Christianity

It has been an observation of this writer that as a group Christians are naïve.  So long as the speaker appears to follow some of the remarks he or she must be a Christian.  Then if the parents or grandparents were members of a church group then that is good enough for the person.

Now let me give some examples.  The Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches say that sprinkling of water is good enough.  This is false.  The New Testament clearly teaches immersion is the form to use.  See Acts 2:38:

“Then Peter said unto them,
Repent, and be baptized every one of you
In the name of Jesus Christ
For the remission of sins,
And ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

 

The Baptist Church will vote a new convert into the Baptist Church after a confession of belief that Jesus is the Christ.  In the New Testament this was never done.  See Acts 10:47-48:

“Can any man forbid water,
That these should not be baptized,
Which have received the Holy Ghost
As well as we?
And he commanded them to be baptized
In the name of the Lord,
Then prayed they to him to tarry certain days.”

 

The Disciples are a dying group.  Their numbers are decreasing according to the most recent statistics.  Their core beliefs are almost nonexistent.  You believe nothing we have nothing.  One belief is not equal to any other belief.  See John 8:12-14:

“Then spake Jesus unto them again saying,
I am the light of the world;
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
But shall have the light of life,
The Pharisees therefore said unto him,
Thou barest record of thyself;
Thou record is not true.

Jesus answered and said unto them,
Though I bear record of myself,
Ye my record is true;
For know whence I came and whither go;
But ye cannot tell whence come and whither I go.”

There is a group of Christ believers who state with assurance we only live by what the New Testament sets forth.  Our belief is to restore the early church.  We are in a movement to restore the church as intended in the early church.  We seek to live as God intended for all men.

 

You are invited to seek answers by writing to:

Digging Old Wells
412 North Texas Ave
Odessa, TX 79761 USA

 

Gerald K. Fugit

www.diggingoldwells.com

December 8, 2013

 

 

 

 

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