Series: Why the government can't save you

Some people seem to think it’s the responsibility of the government to save us. Not just keep us alive – but to actually save our eternal souls. Seriously.

Somehow, Jesus had the idea that it was up to the church – Christian people, not the buildings and not necessarily anyone who claims to follow Him – His church, the people who really do follow Him.


Joel Osteen – “God uses people to push you to where you’re supposed to be.”

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

Yes – it sounds like I’m picking on Joel Osteen.  Sounds like I’m even judging him. … So I’m not picking on Joel Osteen. I’m reminding us – all of us – that God really did leave us to take care of things for Him.  Yes – with the Holy Spirit – but still with us as the physical beings allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us.  


Do we have the leader we deserve, need, or both?

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

In the Old Testament, we read about God raising up (literally – allowing) leaders to come to power in order to teach His chosen people a lesson. Think Pharaoh in Egypt and Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, for starters. Is that where the U. S. is now?


Why can’t we better at treating addictions and other disorders?

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

Addiction, mental disorders / abnormalities, socially unacceptable behavior, deviant behavior – these are “normal” parts of life, But “we” – the psychologists, psychiatrists, and other “brilliant” people – can take care of it. The fact that “we” have failed miserably is not evidence that “we” can’t do it. And if “we” can’t do it – “we” will drug the heck out of them – turn them into zombies – and then “we” will have “succeeded”. …


How Christian are our leaders? 2

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

I just got my new passport.

I know – what’s that got to do with Christianity? But then – I often say, if God is really everywhere – we should see evidence of Him, literally, everywhere.
So I saw evidence of Him there. In my passport.
But sometimes – I can’t help but notice that the apparent “evidence” is so fake.