Like most intelligent people with half of a conscience, this seemingly worldwide incivility and pure hatred we are experiencing are almost deafening and blinding. There is no rationale for pure hatred. People who practice this substance are most definitely against the character of God. But… that is yet a different matter because not all people believe in God or believe in a set of decent morals and principles to live by. I was recently sitting in a medical facility waiting on my friend to finish his Chemotherapy session when this essay came to me.
As a believer in God through Christ myself it is hard to imagine a world without Him in my life. There are people similar to me that do not believe in the same Lord or worship Him in the same manner. There are all sorts of Gods with various means of worshipping. Most certainly everyone does not believe in Christ Jesus, which is my chosen faith practice. To draw the line even deeper, some people who claim to worship God through Christ have major differences between them. Therefore, writing this essay through the eyes of a believer in Christ might not be the best way to breach this subject.
Can we instead use human decency, courtesy, morality, kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion, civility; being nice to others; respecting the cares and rights of others, or some sort of theme that should bind us under a mutual human umbrella? The ultimate one would be loving one another but I have a feeling that would be “the big kahuna” so for the time being let’s leave that one off the table. Besides, even in my own spiritual family, there are some members I wouldn’t classify as truly loving them. However, knowing the true definition of love I understand how to separate the acts and deeds of a person from merely loving them. You can hate the acts and deeds of a person and still love them. Many of us have friends and relatives that would fall into that category. In my faith practice, it is called “loving the person and hating the sin.” That is why I suggested we take the substance of loving one another off the table for the moment.
As of the date of writing this essay, it is late April 2023. Our cycle of political grandstanding is rapidly approaching. This is a time when there appear to be nearly two years of solid political hash-slinging. Naturally, there are several political sides to nearly all issues. Trying to get people to agree upon almost anything is virtually impossible. You would think the sanctity of life would be common ground, but I assure you that is not the case. Two of the most divisive measures currently in the political arena are the second amendment right to bear arms and the abortion issue. Some want the right to bear, own, or carry any sort of gun they like with no restrictions as to how or when they can exercise their constitutional right. Some want to be able to erase their mistakes by undoing an unborn child because it is inconvenient. I don’t need to get into the weeds about what and why people think as they do but it certainly has caused fissures among the populace.
When people disagree on such issues so strongly what can be done? If you say agree to disagree that will not work because one person’s practice is so disagreeable to others. If you say to live and let live that wouldn’t work because people are killing other people, including living and unborn children. So, where can we go to find a morsel of agreement? Since we cannot turn to our religions because they are likewise so different, where can we turn?
If you cannot turn to God, the one that made this entire existence we know as life and being, are there any other alternatives? The only thing I can think of for the moment is to turn to the individuals and have them search for whatever conscience they may or may not have. Therein lies yet another situation because consciousness is a very deep subject. How one thinks and feels is so vastly different it is like searching for a particular grain of sand at the bottom of the deepest ocean on earth.
This takes me back to my subject: When is enough more than enough? I suppose we could use a majority approach in places that practices democracy, which is supposed to be governed by the people. So far that hasn’t worked. Rich and powerful people can buy anything they want at the expense of others that can’t. Where is the fairness in that?
In reference to myself as an individual, I had to reach a point of being sick and tired of things as they are until my sickness causes me to seek change. Does this mean the world has to get awfully close to self-destruction before people will even entertain change for the sake of mankind? We know there are different strokes for different folks. What I might be able to stomach others cannot and vice versa. So again, where does that leave us? It appears that we must get awful close to destroying the world that God made so we can force His hands to intervene. That might sound impossible to some of you, but I can assure you it is not.
During the days of Noah as well as other times throughout our history God intervened. His intervention was not good for the people. God made all the elements of our world so most certainly He could cause them to turn against us if He so chose. I am not saying God would actually cause our destruction because it is said that God only does things for the good. Well, destroying all things that have become corrupted might be considered to be the best choice considering the alternatives.
Should Almighty God wait until someone pushes a button and causes a nuclear holocaust? Would that be a good thing, or would it be best to destroy it all, take His souls home, and burn the rest down using the power of evil to do its work? I can’t say because I do not have the mind of God nor are my thoughts and ways like HIS. I’m for one grateful I am not the one who decides.
I guess I lied when I said I would leave God out of this essay. That would be like asking me to stop breathing. I can’t leave God out of what alone belongs to Him. You can’t keep God out of His own. None of this belongs to us! Besides… our corrupt nature and our propensity to sin goes completely against God. He told us the wages of sin is death to the immortal soul but what does that mean to people who do not believe in God? I guess we will need to have this conversation on the other side of death. I feel quite comfortable with the status of my immortal soul because I yield unto God and what He requires of me. However, for those who do not believe or align with what God requires of us, perhaps this side of mortality is our final goodbye. There is no going back here. Once the Judge has ordered the determination it is finished. When Christ told the Father that His mission was done, right at that very moment the sides were decided. You are either on the side of God or you are on the side away from God.
This is not an idle threat but a promise from the ONE who made it all and to whom all things will be held accountable. I believe and trust in Almighty God. You have the same choice as I do. I have had more than enough of this madness, so I humble myself to the Almighty. I trust in whatever my God decides to do about this entire stuff. As for you, pick wisely because the fate of your eternal soul is at hand. A word to the wise. To almighty God be the glory, Selah!