posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 06:24 PM
If you are not religious, please be warned.
If you are against God, or a non-believer, do NOT bash or flame.
I am open to all faiths.
I've asked nicely.
This is a thread based on the gathering of thoughts I've had recently.
This is a sermon.
I've been watching secular society, and up until today...
I have always been a person to purchase what I want and when I want it.
This is a very broad subject, so please readers, bear with me.
I look around at everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, and see nothing but over indulgence and excessive spending habits.
People put themselves in debt over food, clothing, automobiles, and housing!
Ever notice the insane amount of people with entirely too many toys for their own good?
I look around at the things I have, not much by a rich mans standards, but I have things I do not need.
I am not trying to be hypocritical.
BUT: We don't NEED new clothing, we don't NEED a new car! ETC...
We WANT these things. Why? Because its nice to have? Not a good enough answer!
I see those at church with the same aspects. Nice car, big house, perfect clothes...
Then I see people that have nothing.
I see those who only have 1 shirt, or 1 pair of pants, to use everyday. They stink a foul smell, and are in poor health. I go to places and donate
food to those who I consider "less fortunate". I am appalled. I see people struggle to make ends meet and then I see people who say, "Get a
Talk about diversity.
AND WE, as a consumer nation, FROWN UPON THIS?
Is this a product of being "successful"?
Is this the product of our own fall from grace?
This might take a while.
As a Christian man, I do not understand why it is put in our head:
Success is based on how much money you make, and what you can buy with it.
I thought success means being happy.
I can't grasp that thought.
I can't fathom why we have become such a greedy nation.
Then I was shown a form of the truth.
Money, in my belief, is a form of the beast. Not metaphorically.
All of our lives we strive to work for more MONEY.
We base our entire existence on what we consider right.
Why is it, when I see money, I get sick? Why is it, that our culture is based on money. It is no longer based on God. Admit it. We live everyday to
please ourselves with money. Not God. We don't work for Him to get things done. We work for money.
We are taught, at an early age, to go to school and earn a degree for what?
MORE MONEY. Be successful! Live the American Dream!
Here's the kicker: In these days, you can't live in society without MONEY.
You can live off the land for a while, but you become stranded, a loner.
There are plenty of people who have given up society's view of success and become loners. I applaud them.
Our society is revolving more and more around money.
Money is taking us away from God. I feel Satan is using it as the ultimate tool in his arsenal against humanity. His grasp is strengthening. I see
children now, taught the same principals. The exact same mistakes. So basically, my summary, is that we are being taught that you don't need God, you
I ask those who can help, to do so. There are a lot of people in need right now.
I pray to understand what it is I need to do. I pray to show those who don't know.
All I can ask for is His understanding. His strength. His healing.
For I, a man, am inferior to His power.