Well, here we are on the last day of the year again.
The past twelve months have gone by very quickly. (Undoubtedly we’ll be saying the same thing a year from now, too.)
Now that the year is just about history, what does it look like to you as you reflect on it?
Just about the only person who thinks it’s been a pretty great year is Mr. Obama, but then he has never impressed ANYbody with his solid grasp of reality. Nothing is ever his fault; the Dems blew the mid-term election, but ostensibly for reasons totally unconnected to the job Mr. O has done for the last six years; he persists in telling us he has every right to change laws as he wishes, after telling us nearly two dozen times over the past several years that he had no authority at all to do that; and his desire to end the war in Iraq just because he said he would is what persuaded him to pull out all the troops by date certain and then have to send some of them back again when the country became absolutely chaotic because there was no stabilizing force in place any more. To say the man is short-sighted would be far too kind.
We have watched Islamic radicals over the past year stand in front of video cameras as they behead Americans, Brits, and other Muslims. They take particular pleasure in crucifying Christians. “Infidels” apparently come in all shapes, sizes, and nationalities. Would it have been an even better year with lots more public decapitations? The radical Muslims think so. Maybe even Mr. O thinks so…he has proven time and again that in spite of his claim to Christianity, he has absolutely not a clue what the Bible actually says. One has to wonder which book he feels more comfortable with, the Bible or the Quran…he certainly has made it plain that his sympathies are with those who read the Quran.
Quick question: Which book do YOU feel more comfortable with?
Only one of them can be true and correct, you know. The Bible claims to be inspired by God. Fulfilled prophecies are only one proof that it is. The Quran, on the other hand, was not written by Mohammed, because he was illiterate; it was written by others who felt free to edit as they went along composing from memory or from dictation. The Quran is not presented in any particular historical or thematical order, as is the Bible; the Islamic book’s 114 chapters are presented by length, with longest first. Therefore its contradictions, and there are many, are made all the more obvious. The God of the Bible plainly is a God of love, and if He was willing to send His only Son, Jesus, to the cross to redeem us from our sins, then we certainly ought to investigate and get to know such a God. (Thankfully, He has given us a Book designed precisely for that purpose.) Allah, on the other hand, tells his followers to kill the infidels (anyone who is not Muslim, and any Muslim who is not devout or radical enough) anywhere they can be found, and the more of them the better.
Please allow us to suggest that with a brand new year ahead of you, it would make great sense to spend a small amount of that year getting to know the real God. Most people spend more time planning a vacation than preparing for eternity. Don’t be one of them.
Need a Bible? We’ll send one to you absolutely free. Just tell us where to send it.
Forget “Happy New Year.” This time, have a BLESSED New Year!
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis