Where Can We Come Together?

So many people are upset over the continuous rancor and hatred being spouted against the Trump Administration and their supporters.  I find myself turning off the news more often these days because it is getting much worse as the days, weeks and months go by since the election.

In the comment section of a previous post, my friend L wrote:

We all need to be honest, and quit name calling. Realize that both sides have valid points. Where can we come together?

I don’t have the answer.

However, I believe that the written Word – the Bible, has the answer; and our Living Word – Jesus Christ IS the ultimate answer!

As Christians, we are called to be pointers towards the Light – meaning Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that people are lost and enveloped in darkness. We see this all around us! There are millions with no hope of being found because they are wandering through life without a sense of direction.

Jesus said He is “the light of the world” (John 8:12); and when He left this earth He designated His followers to be that light: “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).

How do we draw mankind out of the darkness and wilderness that they often reside in? I have found that the only way is to point them towards Christ where they can be rescued and saved.

Jesus also told us that we would be hated because they hated Him first. Not everyone is going to accept the message of the Gospel of Christ. Many hate the message and fight hard against it!

We are told by Paul that there will be times when we share the truth of the gospel and it will be soundly rejected. Therefore, we are to “shake the dust from our sandals (or feet) and leave that house.”

Mat 10:14

“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

Mar 6:11

“And whoever[fn] will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.[fn] Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”

Luk 9:5

“And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

This is not for the purpose of being mean. It’s just the truth that many will reject the gospel message of peace. Thus, they refuse to live in peace with those with whom they disagree.

The leftists (who are now raging because they are out of power and thus are utilizing the “shadow government” attacks against Trump and all Americans who voted for him) want to create a kind of socialist utopia here on earth. The trouble is, the elitists with that mindset want to rule and for all the rest of us to be subordinate. They will NEVER give up going in that direction (recall the term “Forward” being used in Hitler’s time as well as in Obama’s second campaign and term) and they will steal, kill, and destroy in order to achieve their goals.

You see, they don’t want to “come together” and never will! They are blind because they out rightly reject the gospel. Some may be “pulled out of the fire” as it says in the book of Jude, but many will always scream, accuse, rant and rave against Christians, Conservatives and their values.

Perhaps I can get my point across by sharing a quote.

A. W. Tozer is quoted as saying:

“The gospel is light but only the Spirit can give sight.”

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4 Responses to “Where Can We Come Together?”

  1. insanitybytes22 Says:

    Amen! I too long for some unity, but it is virtually impossible to reach across the table when people are screaming at you. There are many I know who have found unity in Jesus Christ in spite of political differences, but than there are the lunkheads. 🙂

    Personally I’m not really interested in making nice with people unwilling to show some basic respect and willing to just listen to why some people are supporting Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinewjc Says:

      Yes IB, and it is often so obvious that the leftists hate us and refuse to engage in any decent dialogue! I truly understand what it means for a person to be “spiritually discerned.” They can’t see past their hate long enough to even consider the biblical Christian’s viewpoint!

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Hi Steve,

      I remember your name but not sure where we “met” online previously. Was it at my former Talk Wisdom blog spot?

      Anyway, thanks for your great comment and invitation to your blog!

      ~ Christine

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