Picture this scene. He came to “cast fire upon the earth” and worked strenuously for three years teaching a new way to live — use your freedom to serve others.
But He wept as He approached Jerusalem, realizing that which could be would not be. People preferred man’s way of power to God’s way of service.
We, too, should be weeping. Our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to give birth to a nation where all people were equal and endowed by the Creator with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today this plan is in ruins.
Our Founders’ plan was the Creator’s plan. Men and women would marry, have families, teach their children “the way they should go,” give highest priority to love for God and neighbors, and honor the Ten Commandments that stated “thou shall not kill.” What happened?
Man chose to go his own way. Materialism became a substitute for spiritual values, feeling replaced truth in decision making, self-centeredness superseded service to others, and I, me and mine became numero uno.
This battle between right and wrong began when man, created in the image of God, chose to go his own way. Since then this conflict has ...