It is recorded in the pages of Scripture that “a good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children (Proverbs 13:22). A good man sees into the future and plans out his heritage. A good man has a vision for the present and a vision for the future. A good man does not think about himself or herself alone, they think about their children. They think about the position that they want to leave them in before their life is over. A good man leaves an inheritance.
A selfish person, an ignorant person, an evil man leaves nothing. The plans of the diligent bring plenty, as surely as haste leads to poverty (Proverbs 21:5). The slacker craves, yet gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is fully satisfied (Proverbs 13:4). It is extremely important for the Christian to consider their choices in light of the present and in light of their own demise. Your vision should not end, when you do. Look at Elisha, whose last miracle was accomplished after he perished.
“And Elisha died and was buried. Now the Moabite raiders used to come into the land every spring. Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders, so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. And when he touched the bones of Elisha, the man was revived and stood up on his feet.” – 2 Kings 13:20-21
Your vision, your heritage, should outlive you. You should be accomplishing things after you have already died.
A Texas judge running for Dallas County commissioner has admitted that he set up a living trust with a clause that rewards his children for marrying another christian white person, the Dallas Morning Newsreports.
“I strongly support traditional family values,” Cunningham said. “If you marry a person that is of the opposite sex, that’s Caucasian, that’s Christian, they will get a distribution.”
The idea that Christianity is based on race is unbiblical. The only admonition given within the Bible is marrying someone of the opposite sex and Christian. What this man speaks of is a false Christianity. Know the difference between those who know Jesus and those who do not.
This is the same teaching the KKK churches promoted and it is also the reason the white protestant church in America is dying. So many cannot let go of their whiteness for Christ.
Real Christianity is defined by a love for God because of what He did for us through the death of His Son. It is demonstrated by tangible events. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world (James 1:27). The concerted effort to change the dynamics of life will be demonstrated by real believers in Jesus Christ.
The visual representation of Christianity is not revealed through pictures. Christianity is not revealed through actors. It is revealed through action. It is revealed through repentance of sin. It is revealed through correcting what is in your power to correct. It is experienced through Scripture reading and meditation. It is experienced through fasting and prayer. It is experienced through admitting wrong doing and changing.
If what you believe about Christianity is anything other then what the Bible describes as Christianity, then you are deceived. Christians are not perfect, but when confronted of an error found within Scripture, they will confess the error and change. A nonChristian or false christian will ignore correction, admonition, and repentance.
For your own protection and wisdom, you should know the difference between a real Christian and a fake one. You will know them by the fruit they bear. Don’t waste your time with fake Christians, no use in reproving them, surround yourself with real Christians and you will find power when you come together to pray. No power? Check your surroundings.
A 2017 study published in Sociological Science showed that those who are intensely religious are still going to church consistently and frequently, but once-a-week attendance is dropping. Mr Smith also noted the data shows the number of Americans identifying as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular is “growing very, very rapidly”.
“The share of Americans who identify with Christianity is declining because the share of Americans who identify with no religion is growing,” Mr Smith said. A 2017 study by the Public Religion Research Institute also tracked a diminishing white Christian presence across the US.
In 1996, 65% of Americans identified as white Christians. Over the last decade, that number has dropped to 43%.”More than one in three millennials are now religiously unaffiliated. On average 3,500 churches close every year in America.”
For many white Americans the notion of a white Jesus and the visible racism within many white churches has caused millennials to become disillusioned by the church. For years they believed that African Americans were in poverty due to laziness and irresponsibility, but now more and more whites are coming into the knowledge that systemic racism within the Christian church has helped to keep black people down.
This great hypocrisy of the white church has led to an exodus of white people who are confused about what is real. If God is not white, then I have been lied to all these years and what other lies is the Christian church holding? Twitter is filled with fake Christians who continue to push the white Jesus and this only pushes the millennials further away as they have already been exposed to this lie.
Black Christians grow because like all groups who suffer, Jesus becomes a linchpin for the impoverished. While some blacks are shell shocked by the fallacy of the white Jesus, most blacks never felt comfort in the arms of a white man anyway. So worshipping God in Spirit and truth has always been a part of many black homes.
If the majority of white Christians continue down this racist path they will lose all their members and be left with blatant white supremacists cults and before long the structure of America will collapse with the increase of wickedness in the largest community in America.
Some people distort the idea of being positive by being living a lie, medicating through drugs and alcohol, living in denial or speaking straight up lies. This is not being positive it is ignoring issues that later grow into either suicide or a perpetual state of deep depression. Being positive doesn’t feed the poor, or put clothes on the needy or give shelter to those without money. Speaking positively or hearing a thousand prosperity messages does not make you prosperous. Living in the truth of God’s word makes you prosperous. Understanding God’s real plan for the life of a Christian as defined within the pages of Scripture.
How do you measure your success? How do you measure beauty? Does your standard fit God’s word or the world’s view? Are you a Christian parent and use money as the litmus test for your children’s success or their relationship with Jesus. Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him (James 2:5)? Do you run from bad news or do you become the peacemaker? Are you salt and light? The only way to be salt and light is to be in a situation that is without it.
Does the subject of racism bother you? What is your response? Ignore it or do you put light on it. Only thing that is brought to the light can be discovered and cleansed. The dentist puts a light on your teeth, so that he can fix them. Your teeth live in darkness mostly and all kinds of things happen, but the only way a cavity is fixed is by putting light on it.
Christians must put a light on it. Show people another way. Don’t run from bad news. Run toward it. We are the salt of the earth, but if our flavor has been removed, we have become good for nothing. Time wasters that God will most certainly cast to hell. God does not suggest that we bear good fruit. It is a command. Go and put light on the darkness.