Not as Free as You Think – Spoiled Brats, Rumors of War, Angel Sightings, and the God Particle

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Scanning the headlines on my Internet news site today, I find these headlines:

“Physicists Celebrate Evidence of ‘God Particle’”

The article quotes the scientists as explaining, “Physicists say the Higgs boson would help explain how we, and the rest of the universe, exist. It would explain why the matter created in the Big Bang has mass, and can coalesce.”

Another scientists exclaimed, “”Thanks, nature!” Gianotti said to laughs, giving thanks for the discovery.”

This headline would lead anyone to believe we live in quite an advanced society and have evolved into brilliant human beings on the verge of solving every problem known to man save for this one sticky little mystery of how we came into being.

But, there were more headlines:

“Toddler Dead in Memphis Trash Bin” – This about a missing three-year-old found in a dumpster a mile from his father’s home. The father is under arrest.

“Fireworks Set NH House Ablaze – 9 hurt” – This about a fireworks celebration foolishly set up on the deck of a family home, not surprisingly resulting in a house fire and at least three children seriously injured.

“US Increases Forces in Persian Gulf as Iran Tensions Rise” – Wars and rumors of wars continue unabated. My daughter is nineteen and all she has known is a nation at war or battling terrorism on some front.

“How Not to Spoil Your Children” – This an article lamenting the parenting style, now passé, that resulted in well-behaved, responsible children. Modern parents seem to have lost the ability to remain in charge of their own toddlers (unless they’re throwing them in trash bins or injuring them with ill-conceived light shows on the deck.)

“Health Risks of Competitive Eating” – Apparently, we need to be cautioned that shoving large quantities of food in our mouths at one time for sport is a bad thing.

“Ex-FBI Employee Claims She Saw Angels at Flight 93” – This about the courage it took for this agent to finally speak up about what she saw on 9/11 at the crash site of Flight 93.

“”That’s when I started seeing like shimmery lights … and it was kind of misty and that’s when I first saw, like, the angels there,” Leonardi said. “And I didn’t say anything to the guys because you can imagine if I would have said, ‘I just saw angels on the crash site,’ they’d have called the office and they’d have said, ‘She lost her mind and tell her to go home.'”

We could have used some testimony about angels on that day but the modern world has so successfully suppressed the truth about the existence of God and His angels that she feared speaking up about what she saw.

A society so evolved and advanced that it can declare it has found “the God particle” and begin thanking “nature” for everything rather than God should certainly have reached a point where children aren’t discarded in trash bins by their parents and nations no longer have to go to war, don’t you think?

I believe our entire society is best reflected in those individual homes where parents proudly display their wealth, the newest technology, the Better Homes and Gardens décor, the hybrid cars and power careers and countless titles or letters after their names but –

they can’t get their four-year-olds to go to bed or clean up their toys or play nice with others.

Are we free?

Do we look like a nation of free people?

Are we ready to turn to nature and world of science to set us free – is this where freedom lies? Today’s headlines tell another story.

Romans 1:22 ESV says, “Claiming to be wise, they became fools” I think that this might be the headline on today’s edition of Heaven’s Times.

The passage further prophesies today’s headlines with these words in verses 28-32,

“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

There is one path to freedom and the door to that path is Jesus Christ.

Jesus said in John 8:34-36 ESV “Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Are you free today? Would you like to be? Ask Jesus to set you free. Turn off the Internet and the headlines and open the Word of God. Spend the Fourth of July finding and celebrating a freedom that has meaning beyond any false freedom the world holds out to you.

Open your heart to Jesus and breathe in the fresh air of true freedom – why settle for particle of God when you can know Him in His fullest state?

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  1. Fred Larmore says:

    Thank you, Lori. You have shared the truth. I hope many hear the encouragement of your words.

  2. Carla Anne says:

    You go girl! What you say is true. Jesus said that when He comes back it will be like in the days of Noah… I think I smell the rain.

  3. Sorry Carla Anne this time you will smell the smoke. God promised no more floods. Next time he is going to torch us. I have a post I am considering posting but it will alienate so many people I hesitate to do it. Many who it does not really point at may take offense. It is a hard decision to make. Went to the U.P.(upper peninsula) of Michigan over the 4th. Was an awesome trip. In less than two hours you can wade in Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. They also have many wonderful sites to see. Not to mention it was almost 20 degrees cooler than where I live. Like your blog sorry about the rambling, but just want you to know I am still out here. LOL The nationwide drought is not funny though. Most of the farmers around where I live are talking no harvest to only 30% of what they normally get. That means food prices are going up with everything else. Those scientist are dumb. The big bang was simply God clapping his hands together and saying. “Time to Create Something”