In my last post, I discussed how Donald Trump had twisted the Scripture for false political purposes, and stated that Christians should not be drawn into this way of thinking. One comment noted that many evangelical Christians in America support “Trump’s ideals to make America great again.”
I discussed this very briefly a week ago Sunday, but not everyone was present, so I thought I would mention it here, and perhaps elaborate a little more.
I don’t spend a lot of time on politics in the meetings of our church. Our God calls us to apply the Scriptures to every part of our lives, including our approach to political questions. But the instruction to “put not your trust in princes” (Psalm 146:3) is particularly relevant when every political party has rejected Biblical truth and morality, and Jesus said that His kingdom is not of this world. There are many more pressing issues in the life of believers than political questions.
In my last post (Mr Z and the Christian View of Mathematics), I told how my high school maths teacher, Mr Larry Zimmerman, taught us to see mathematics as it is, one of the ways God revealed different attributes of Himself in His awesome work of creation.
My maths teacher (“math teacher” for those across the pond 🙂 ), Larry Zimmerman, passed on to glory recently.
The best teachers seem to have this wonderful ability to make you fear them and love them at the same time. It’s a wonderful combination that elicits a strong desire to excel in their students. One never wants to let down a teacher like that, it leaves a regret that doesn’t go away easily. At Portland Christian High School in Portland, Oregon, I had three teachers like that, teachers to whom I am deeply indebted.
I hope you are reading your Bible. If you haven’t been, it’s never too late to start! And if you’ve never read through your Bible, you can still do it this year — it really isn’t that hard. If you read four chapters a day, starting today, even with the late start, you’ll still be done well before the end of the year.
If you haven’t started reading your Bible, check out Bible Reading, which I posted back in May of 2014. It has some suggestions for those who are starting out, and one of those suggestions is that you can actually skip some things, at first, if you find them difficult.
“See the Tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years” Continue reading
I composed most of this blog post on Friday, before the terrible atrocities in Paris. It seems even more, as our hearts are again torn by tragedy, that now is the time to post it, to understand why peace always fails.