Friday, July 29, 2016

No Max Lucado, That Isn't Even Logical...

Christianpost.com reports that Christian pastor and author Max Lucado believes he had a dream where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reach a 'truce' of some kind and do some kind of joint press conference in agreement.
You can read about it here.

A couple things about this.  First off, we should hold Max Lucado to it.  If he wants to make predictions about the future in US politics, and it does not come to pass, then he needs to be called on it.  Scripture takes a view that people who make false predictions are false believers (1st John 4, etc, etc, etc) and false prophets.  They are to be considered not worth listening to, 1st John 4:5-9.

Secondly, putting aside who is your favorite candidate for president of the US, their positions are far apart.  So much so that in each case, that they share little common ground.  In some areas, maybe we don't know what is God's will, in others it is very clear.  They do not see eye to eye on key issues.  So either one or both would have to abandon their positions.  This seems highly unlikely.

Thirdly, what good would that do us, what kind of truce would really 'benefit' America as he claims?  If they somehow came to some kind of truce as Pastor Max Lucado thinks, would that truce be a pro-life or a pro-death truce?  Would it be a a laissez-faire truce or a government managed economy truce?  Would it be a pro TPP truce, or an anti-TPP truce?

In summary I find such claims to a revelation unlikely to begin with in our time.  However, supposing doctrinally someone out there reading Max' statement agreed that prophecies are continuing.  Why would his wonderful dream be wonderful?  In all likelihood it would not be, any truce would compromise something important, rather than help point people to truth.  But time will tell.

Dwight L Moody - The Overcoming Life

Dwight L. Moody in his book, The Overcoming Life, states:

"Notice that everything human in this world fails.  Every man, the moment he takes his eye off God, has failed.  Every man has been a failure at some period of his life.  Abraham failed. Moses failed.  Elijah failed....
I suppose it was because they were not on the watch.  Abraham was noted for his faith, and he failed right there--he denied his wife.  Moses was noted for his meekness and humility, and he failed right there--he got angry. ...  Elijah was noted for his power in prayer and for his courage, yet he became a coward.  He was the boldest man of his day and stood before Ahab and the royal court....  Peter was noted for his boldness, and a little maid scared him nearly out of his wits."

So it is with what John teaches in 1st John that we see whatever is of God is a victor.  We all must get our eyes back on Jesus.  We must say "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me."  And "we walk by faith."

And he adds we must be overcomers of the world.  Later on he asks, "Are you overcoming the world, or is the world overcoming you?"  We must press on.

Whatever you're going through, realize that God is greater.