First let me say that there is no man or woman that truly believes in nothing. There may be those that profess they do not believe in anything, but in order to believe that, they must believe in their own mental abilities to understand that view. So if you are one who claims you do not believe in anything you are wrong, because you believe in yourself.
In other words everyone believes that they are right about their views of what they believe. If they thought they were wrong they would change what they believe, though they might not admit it to others and in their own mind they would understand their error and begin to look for a belief that they can live with.
Most of the time I write about what I understand about God’s Word, which is the Bible. As I learn more about God I see more sin that others are committing. I have found that it is easer to see the sin of others than for me to see or understand my own. If anyone is studying in truth and they see the sin of others it is only right to examine themselves to determine if they are also guilty.
These are depressing times. The whole world is in turmoil over money. I see money as a tool of Satan and I ask myself if money is too important to me. It is a difficult question that deserves an honest answer. The basic question is “Which has more power God or money?”
As a Christian my answer comes quickly “God does”, but to those who do not yet know God their answer is “money”. That is a logical answer for anyone that does not even believe in a god.
Well actually everyone does believe in money. If that seems odd to you then grab a dollar and examine it. It is really only a fancy green piece of paper with a number printed on it. You must believe that others believe it is worth something and if they do not, it is not.
Money is an idol, but unlike any other idol it has power. If anyone is hungry and they have money they can use that money to slake their appetite. The same can be said for clothing, shelter, or even enjoyment. Do you see what I mean when I say money has power?
Because money has power many worship it. Not only money it’s self, but those who have an abundance of it receive worship; and only because they have it. How many people would admire Donald Trump if he lost all of his money?
After examining a dollar I still didn’t think that I believed in money, but then I examined a five dollar bill and had to admit that I believed it would purchase five times what the one dollar bill would and the only real difference was it has a different number on it. It is not that I believe it is more valuable than one dollar bill, but that I know others believe it, so it is five times more valuable, or said a slightly different way it has five times the power. And I had to admit to myself that I believed in the power of money.
That is why the world is in turmoil. This government has destroyed our economy and the rest of the world can see it. As I said earlier, it is easer to see the sin of others than to see your own and the same can be said of governments. The world is losing confidence in the dollar.
Where does money come from? Well that is easy to understand. It comes from governments, everyone of them has it’s own types of pieces of paper. I am going to stop here, because this is getting to long, so take a break and think about what I said and then let us think about governments: not just this one, but all governments.
Now if you think that what I have said is too simple, or too basic, for you to spend time thinking about it, let me say this, there are many people in this world that are more intelligent than I am. But I have seen, over and over, that they do not think about the basics enough and because they do not have their foundations correct they build their understandings on shifting sands. If I were to give advice there is none so important than one should understand the simple things in life.
Having said that there are some things that can not be understood. Of course God can not be understood, but then though He is basic, He is not simple. One thing that is simple but can not be understood is life! Man does not understand it and yet though we do not understand it some profess to know it just happened! And that comes from those who can not even define it!
If I said something that you do not agree with, I would be interested in your views. I will probably disagree with you, but it will be beneficial for all to look at what I have said from a different angle.