Monday, October 15, 2007

Interesting Reading for Oct 15, 2007

The gods orchestrating the strings of modern finance offer us a Faustian solution: the pleasure of consumption without the pain of saving. Did Mr. and Mrs. Consumer spend more money than they have in the bank? No worries, they can pay it back next month…or the month after…or maybe never.
They’ve been told to expect more for less… They’ve been assured that it’s O.K. to spend more than you make.
This is the game that caters to a new American generation…an entitlement class of children playing children’s games…a generation weaned on the bottle of instant gratification.
The reason seems simple. People find comfort in knowing lots of other people have made the same choices…like fans routing for a sports team. Human beings naturally gravitate towards the crowd. And “crowds cannot think. They can only feel and act.”
So their behavior only seems rational in the fact that “everybody’s doing it.”

And so we come closer to understanding why it is that today's babylonian christianity is so popular. It's the mindless, spiritless power of the mob. It must be right if everyone's doing it right?

Matt 7:13"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

The crowd is headed through the broad gate that leads to destruction. They comfort each other as they head into the abyss. Men's persuasive words never saved anyone.

1Thess 1:4 knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election, 5 how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake.

Words are not enough, it takes words, POWER and the assurance of the Holy Spirit to save men. Men have to love the truth and hate lies but most today love lies and hate the truth. Is the Spirit of God going to hand over the precious gift of His presence to men like this, NO.