The teens are done in the 21st Century. We’re about to start the Roaring 20’s in the 21st. What great goals do you have in mind? Do you want to see our current president changed in the next election? What are you willing to do to get that done? Do you want to see our current president re-elected? What are you willing to do to get that done? You see it really doesn’t matter who’s in office, it’s what you are willing to do to support or change the things you don’t like that matters.
Let’s get honest. As regular individuals, it seems like we can get very little accomplished. But do you realize that great changes do not come from the established leadership, but from new leadership. New people that rise up from everyday lives to make an impact that has never been seen before.
St. Patrick was a runaway that landed in Ireland. He brought Christianity to the Irish and changed their way of life. In the process, he also managed to save Western Civilization from extinction. How was this done? The Irish wanted to learn so much, that they brought over great books from the old masters and copied them. Great books meaning Greek and Roman literature that were being burned on the continent by the marauding vandals taking over the Roman Empire. St. Patrick saved the Western world by saving the Irish, and he was a runaway.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were unknown geeks in the 60’s. But by 1989 the Apple computer and Microsoft were both closely watched tech stocks that made many people millionaires. This blog is being written on an Apple and when I’m done, I will save a backup copy using a Microsoft program. I’ve never met either man, but they have both made an impact on my life as I’m sure they have for you as well. Do I agree with everything they’ve done? No! But I can’t deny that they made an impact that has touched my life in a positive way.
Why did I write “Rules for Radical Christians”? I wanted to make a positive impact on my culture. I searched to find out if any church was really teaching the whole truth. But along the way I found out that every Christian church knew truth, but nobody really knew what the “whole truth” was any longer. If all Christians are supposed to be brothers and sisters, why were we fighting against each other? If we are supposed to be examples of love, why are we such great examples of worldly desires instead? Something was radically wrong with the Christian experience and it was driving people away from Christ instead of towards Him. Here is what I found after 48 years of searching for truth.
- If you ask, God will answer.
- If you trust, God will always supply.
- If you seek, God will give you the answer you seek.
- If you believe first, God will perform the impossible.
- If you do this over and over in love, God will build your faith in Him.
- If you give thanks for your blessings, God will bless you when you don’t ask.
- If you remember where your blessings come from, God will continue to bless you.
- If you never give up, no matter how bad things may appear, God always delivers you.
This is how hard it is to live and walk a Christian life and it has nothing to do with church doctrine. Do you see now that your individual church doctrine only defines your walk with men? Sure, we need to have that fellowship with one another, but our doctrines do not have to divide us. When we have a strong faith relationship with God first, our relationships with men are secondary blessings. They become the team that prays and supports your dreams and goals. But it is God that brings the right people to your life. And that will allow your dreams and goals to become a reality. “Rules for Radical Christians” was written show any Christian how to build that faith relationship with God so everything else in your life can be enhanced and strengthened. This is how we can change our culture and defeat Liberal doctrines of devils.
Do you realize that I might never know how my book will help your life. But I’m certain that it will because it is solidly based upon a twofold truth. The Written Word of God is Truth and the Word you receive from the Holy Spirit is Truth. So the two cannot contradict one another. When you have a dream or goal to change something you do not like about the culture where you live, and you have a strong faith relationship with God, you will be able to act in love, in peace, and in trust, that God is also working to help you succeed. What do you want to see happen in your life in this new decade?
Do you want to help clean up trash plastic from the ocean? Maybe you can come up with products that can be manufactured from that trash. Here are some suggestions; shoes, purses, wallets, breathable and durable fabrics that can be used in automobiles. With God on your side maybe you can figure out how to use ocean trash to make water reclamation filters that people in dry areas like the desert can use to get clean, fresh water from the air or ground. Maybe this “trash” can be used to build solar panels. When there are enough uses for this “trash” it won’t be trash any more, now it will become another raw resource for manufacturing and production.
Do you want to curb Global Warming? Maybe God can help you find a solution that will allow coal to remain useful but less polluting. Maybe He can show you a new and simple way to generate power locally using the earth’s own magnetic field as the generating power source. Maybe the earth has a natural harmonic rhythm that produces power from multiple sources. You could be the person that discovers that rhythm.
Can you see that life with God on your side is not life in a convent, but simply life. Maybe it’s finally time to stop testing the water of faith by dipping our believing in religion alone. Maybe it’s time to grow beyond our individual religious doctrines by diving into believing God directly. Maybe it’s time to let God prove His reality to you individually, to start building a personal relationship with Him. “Rules for Radical Christians” show you how to build that relationship, step by step, and what to expect. It’s your opportunity to learn how to walk with God every day, just as Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden and Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane. Isn’t this the kind of walk we should all want to have with our Heavenly Father?
Is it possible that the true and full impact of your efforts will never be made known to you in your life? Yes! But we don’t need to keep a scorecard. God does that for us and we will be rewarded for our walk in faith with Him at our side. As long as the only way to please God is to walk in faith with Him, we all need to know how to build that faith. This is the reason why I wrote my book. For you to know how to build your faith in God. Maybe this is your year to begin building that faith and your decade to see it make a cultural impact in our nation and our world.