Listen to God\’s Voice

Words of wisdom for today

From a no state faith to a Faithless state

What really disturbs me here is the complete and utter ignorance that some people have for history. The word ignorance is a very interesting word, it is closely related to the words agnostic or arrogance. The idea being that of denying any knowledge that can not be demonstrated or observed first hand and soothes are troubled souls mired in sin. This could lead to some very disturbing ideas if one just meditates a little on this. What is disturbing me here is the lack of understanding of our Constitution, which seems to be being replaced a little at a time over the last 100 years or so. Thomas Jefferson suggested in the Federalist Papers and in letters during the period when the Constitution was being adopted that it was important to have separation of church and state. Actually, though the Constitution does not mention separation of church and state at all, but to the contrary forbids the establishment of a state religion for the United States, such as Great Britain had. What it seems he is suggesting here is the establishment of a  national religion for the United States. This national religion is already in place it is just a mater of now making it official. Our national church will be humanism and it is more dangerous to this nation then any other has ever been in history, that is a state religion. Also if I did not know better I think we are going to have a new constitution for the United States, Obamstitution will now be the law of the land. Very dangerous and completely against God. God help us!

 

from discernment

“As in the past, this new and unifying faith must be novel, vibrant and inclusive.”

It would seem the past he is speaking of is the unified effort in the plain of Shinar when man attempted to unite as one and build a temple to Heaven, The first attempt of many, at man creating his own God and how he would worship him, its called “Humanism”.

Notice how he links this global religion with government:

“The marriage of a believable faith with the husbandry of government is the union that must be contracted.”

Genesis 11:1-4:

The Tower of Babel

Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

from TheSpec:

We need faith, but the faiths of our fathers are tired now, or are spent forces. We must recognize this.

Barack Obama is now leader of the most influential nation on earth. Are we yet capable of dancing to his song of hope?

Obama was elected by default by a desperate nation drowning in faithlessness and cynicism. He was simply the best bet for change.

This bleak outlook is the chronic disease of our day. We are pessimistic about our economic and ecological futures. We distrust government officials, officers of the law, bureaucrats and the principles of big business (while we scramble to enhance our own bottom line.) We doubt the trustworthiness and ambitions of people of other colours and other religions. We have our phones and e-mails rigged to monitor the fidelity of our mates.

We are a society shorn of hope and faith.

Every past society that devolved to a world view only admitting the materiality of the physical world eventually disintegrated. On the other hand, every political and spiritual genius of his particular time understood human nature and its needs. Those superior minds attempted to unite people “in one mind” — of moral rectitude and faith; of faith in the ultimate triumph of goodness.

The vigour of Zoroaster’s religion propelled ancient Persia to world-class status. Alexander the Great and Ptolemy Soter after him recognized the spiritual need in man and attempted to unite the Greek world with a “universal religion.” Later, Caesar Augustus reinvented and reinvigorated the Roman religion, and Rome survived a few more centuries. Constantine recognized this human need and modern Christianity was born. Then came Mohammed, who lifted a fractious and barbarous people into the most civilized and scientifically advanced empire of the age.

We must seek God … or Goodness (or Love, if you prefer) for our own mental health. Belief is our sustenance as much as is the food we eat and the air we breathe. Spiritual food gives us the confidence to walk into the future with clarity and optimism. A healthy individual and a healthy society must have hope and confidence that the ultimate outcome of all things will be for the good. That is the essence of religion and has been since antiquity.

Strong beliefs bond differing minds and group into a working whole. It creates internally integrated morals — internal laws that need no outside coercion to ensure. It gives us the courage to live justly, and to die well.

If Barack Obama is indeed the political unifier that Americans — and us — have put our atrophied hopes in, perhaps he will take the steps so necessary to heal his nation of its distrust and cynicism. Perhaps he will have the courage to harness the will to believe in some transcendent goodness.

But he must lead. He must demonstrate how to believe again in what is demonstrably true: That there is something out there that is greater and grander than the individual.

We need faith, but the faiths of our fathers are tired now, or are spent forces. We must recognize this whether we are Muslims, Sikhs, Jews or Christians. We are now a global village, and only a global world view will suffice.

As in the past, this new and unifying faith must be novel, vibrant and inclusive. In this new global era of widespread education and immediate communication, this new faith must also be credible. It must align with scientifically obtained knowledge yet be aware also of the undiscoverable — the great mysteries that hold us rapt and in awe.

The marriage of a believable faith with the husbandry of government is the union that must be contracted.

Only then can there be a United Nations, only then shall we have peace on Earth and goodwill toward all.

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Written by tfheringer

February 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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  1. I agree with the Tower of Babel comment.

    In today’s World. the language problem is still relevant and I believe that the World, now, needs a common, non-national, neutral language!

    Why not teach a common neutral non-national language, in all countries, in all schools, worldwide?

    The contest between English and Esperanto seems to be a David & Goliath situation. But don’t forget who won in the end

    If you have time, please check http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_YHALnLV9XU as well as the Esperanto website, http://www.lernu.net

    Brian Barker

    February 18, 2009 at 2:10 pm

  2. We already have an international language for scientific purposes its called English. A common language will not solve the worlds problems, because the world is at enmity with God and as long as it is at enmity with God true world peace will not be had. Personal and eternal peace is only found in Jesus Christ and none other.

    Thomas

    February 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm


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