"Written with the Finger of God"

Weathering the Storms of Dishonesty

“”He saith unto him, which?” Jesus said,
“Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness.””
Matthew 19:18.

A few days ago, there was an article published in the “Anti-Fraud Resource Guide”, a short concise story about a college professor at Duke University. The Professor was Dan Ariely who made a study and research concerning dishonesty among people. What he concluded was that dishonesty is a part of human nature. Finally, what he concluded was that everyone is capable of dishonesty.

The Bible had been proclaiming this for thousands of years. Yes, the professor sets this out in certain data that he stated through experiments, testing and study – but this should never be questioned. God’s word had been proclaiming this whether we want to accept it or not. Paul writing in the Book of Romans 3:23, stated.

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

 

We often describe little lies – as “White Lies” Dr. Ariely devised several tests that he gave to people to determine if they would lie. There was only one illustration which improved their honesty. It was amazing what he found to be a hindrance to this lying!

What he did was – just before they were tested, he asked them to recall the Ten Commandments. When people contemplated the Ten Commandments – then, the dastardly cheating would come to a halt. So maybe we should read Exodus 20, on a daily basis.
"Written with the Finger of God"

Reciting the Ten Commandments could bring their dishonesty to a stop.

 

One of the factors which was noticed was when a cash reward was offered – then the dishonesty doubled. You see money is actually a powerful force in the lives of all of us. There are no exceptions. One should read I Timothy 6:10, to see what Paul wrote to this young man.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil:
Which while some coveted after, they have
Erred from the faith, and pierced themselves
Through with many sorrows.”

 

It is for money that major crimes are committed. There are acts which are motivated to possess money. Remember money is only given the government-stated value. There really IS no value to pieces of paper.

It is often stated that there are good people and bad people. There is a difference, but that is just talk. We know for certain there are no good people. We all have flaws.

 

The Bible clearly states there is a way for us to live. It will never uphold a lie.

 

In todays world, there are so many ways for theft, fraud and dishonesty to exist. The Internet gives us access to a multitude of ideas that can be turned into dishonesty. The most obvious way for this to happen is in the capacity to hack all the data on computers.

It’s estimated that anywhere from thousands to millions of names are stolen every day for only one reason. The reason being that the credit card can be applied, and more thefts can be done on the people who have no idea what is being told to them through the media.

 

Dishonesty is a way of life in our lives today – which is not about Integrity.

 

TRUTH

Before there is a discussion of dishonesty in our society and our culture we must establish what the truth – actually IS. In very simple terms – truth is what IS.

 

This is a very simple definition of the word “Truth”. There are times when we think that we know what the truth is, but then we learn later that we either did not know what it was, or we were only capable of grasping a part of it. This at times puts us in a difficult position.

It is from this view that we accept the Bible for what it is. The Christian accepts the Bible as the truth because it is the spoken word through men and women who were guided to write down what the Holy Spirit said to promulgate. What the Christian does is to embrace the Holy Scripture as the truth. There is no reason to deviate from His dictation for our lives.

In II Timothy 2:15, Paul told the young man to know what he was talking about.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly divided the word of truth.”

 

The Christian holds to the position as set and in II Timothy 3:16.

“But shun profane and vain babblings: for
They will increase unto more godliness.”

 

There will come a time when the truth will not be accepted by leaders and many other types of people. II Timothy 4:3-4, speaks to the issue of honesty and truth.

“For the time will come when they will not
endure sound doctrine; but after their own
lust shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the
truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

 

The only place we can know what is going on is in the Bible. Men cannot tell the truth and are basically dishonest from the moment each opens their mouth. You can recall what Professor Ariely said about who he tested – by our very nature, we are all dishonest.

 

Our whole agenda in life is to deceive and suggest to others something we are not.

 

 

POLITICAL PARTIES

The hatred for Donald Trump has become a national disgrace!The culprits in the district that campaign to ridicule this man is probably the worst in the history of the United States. The real reason for this is that he understood the Electoral College and where he needed to campaign.

Donald Trump was the Clear Winner in the 2016 election! The Democrip-progressive-marxist-socialist woman-hating Hillary Clinton did not win. Praise God that she did not become President!

The Democrat Party has no program for the following:

  • Stop the flooding of the borders,
  • Cutting illegals coming in,
  • Cutting Taxes,
  • Protecting the United States from enemies, and
  • Paying off our national debt.The Republican Party is about the same. These people control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the White House. Their lies are all the same. Dishonesty is a way of living.

MEDIA

The media is so out of touch with the American people, whenever there is a white and/or black that broadcasts his or her thoughts about Donald Trump, his wife, and his family.

This is a sign of a low intelligence caustic-scum by a dishonest creature, which should not even be IN the media – since they only know how to belittle. These people have no sense of righteousness. We could never respect CBS, CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, and their followers.

The media no longer reports the news, but it is an adjustment to the Marxist and progressives, which is basically the Democratic Party. The Media has shown themselves to be nothing but liars. Hollywood is in the same category.

DENOMINATIONS

The various Church denominations are notorious for not telling the truth to not only their members – but also to those on the outside of their organization. In the Bible there are none of the following:

  • Baptist Churches,
  • Methodist Churches,
  • Presbyterian Churches,
  • Roman Catholic Churches,
  • Lutheran Churches,
  • Angelicus Churches,
  • Christian Science Church,
  • Disciples of Christ Church,
  • Fellowship Churches,
  • Greek Orthodox Churches,
  • Cornerstone Church,
  • Cowboy Church.

 

When a proper name is not given to any entity – then confusion surrounds that group.

 

Here are the names set out in the New Testament:

  • Church of God – Acts 20:28,
  • Church of the Living God – I Timothy 3:15,
  • The Body of Christ – Colossians 1:24, and
  • The Church of Christ – Romans 16:16.

 

In the New Testament, we are referred to as Disciples, Saints, Brethren, Christians, and Children of the Heavenly Father.

Some would say names do not matter. This is an ignorant, stupid remark. If it was intended to be otherwise, common sense tells us it would have been said. The names are dishonest from the inception of each one.

There is only one way to enter into the Church. Here is the plan set out:

  • Believe in Jesus Christ,
  • Repent of your sins,
  • Confess Christ before men, and
  • Immersed show death of Jesus.

The Modern Church has its own way of being a member. What it has done is to preach the Social Gospel which is a form of government support. They then – deny any part of the Word as being a fable. This is dishonest.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

What once was a concept that was beneficial to our Republic, is now a blight upon the nation. One factor is that our compassion with other nations is dismal in the teaching of science and mathematics. Notice the instruction is not the teachers fault but the administration of the schools.

When was the last time you heard some instructors telling the students to accept the following?

  • Sex is for marriage,
  • Keep your hands off anothers’ property,
  • Lying is a sin,
  • Bullying is punishable,
  • Emphasis on sports is stupid,
  • Competition is necessary, and
  • Children – whether they be black, Hispanic or white need a father in the home, and
  • Christianity is the only way to live.

 

There is an obvious breakdown in the public schools. This will bring future expectations that we cannot even imagine. The disruption and the refusal to be honest about the issues of life will cause such an unbelieveable chaos in the End Times. Let me tell you – it won’t be a fun time.

THE REMEDY

Honesty in this culture is becoming more difficult. The reason is because each one of us have within our soul and spirit the seed of corruption from the time of the affair in the Garden of Eden. Men and women have struggled with honesty. We must seek to tell events and thoughts as they are.

CONCLUSION

  • Be straight forward – if a reply is necessary,
  • Watch your words,
  • Do not embellish ideas, and
  • Listen more, talk less.

God Bless our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

 

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

“I need thee every hour,
most gracious Lord;
no tender voice like thine
can peace afford.

I need thee, O I need thee;
every hour I need thee!
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to thee.

I need thee every hour,
stay thou near by;
temptations lose their power
when thou art nigh.

I need thee every hour,
in joy or pain;
come quickly, and abide,
or life is vain.

I need thee every hour;
teach me thy will,
and thy rich promises
in me fulfill.”

 

 

Gerald K. Fugit
412 N. Texas
Odessa, TX 79761

April 8, 2018

 

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