If you look at this and are terrified, India is not for you. If you look at it and are intrigued, you need to go to India.
“For behold, this is my work and my glory – to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” – Moses 1:39
God’s purpose is clear: this verse reveals the love and care that motivated His creation of the universe as a place where we could, with His guidance and planning, pass through trials that we might be able to learn better how to love one another. By loving one another, we become more like God, for God is Love.
“It is a paradox that men will gladly devote time every day for many years to learn a science or an art; yet will expect to win a knowledge of the gospel, which comprehends all sciences and arts, through perfunctory glances at books or occasional listening to sermons. The gospel should be studied more intensively than any school or college subject. They who pass opinion on the gospel without having given it intimate and careful study are not lovers of truth, and their opinions are worthless. To secure a testimony, then, study must accompany desire and prayer.”
– John A. Widtsoe
Evidences and Reconciliations
Rather than join in the fun everyone else seems to be having by piling on to the teacher that disciplined a student, I’d like to instead take a look at what might have been going on in there, and how I would have reacted.
Tonight, we look at the potential for global thermonuclear war and how Israel, Iran, and Syria could contribute to such a conflagration.
Tonight on the World Hellhole Report, we look at the refugee crisis. Why will Europe accept Kurds fleeing the violence in Syria, but not the Kurds fleeing the violence in Turkey? The answer involves Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Saudi Arabia, pipelines, and Joe Biden’s son.
Soooooo… what is my opinion of the inequality of wealth, opportunity, and income? I’ll sum it up with a quote: “The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard and the spoil of the poor in your houses. What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor.” – The Lord God of Hosts
Capitalism, like communism, is not Christianity. Neither is it, by extension, any other religion outside of its own ideological confines. It does not bring us closer to God. It does not foster virtues. It does not encourage compassionate behaviors. Its most avid practitioners are given over to the love of money, and that is the root of all evil.
Think about this: if everyone gave up two means a month and donated the cost of those meals to a charity such as a local food bank, we could end hunger in the world. We really could. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNxFYJcK28
The answer is simple: It depends, particularly on whether or not there’s a mass baptism of the football team. And if they’re first cousins. Check the Constitution and your local state laws for guidance in these matters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsidBpKINEM
In this video, I begin a series on the causes and background to The American Civil War. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1giXyZdXKO8