Filled with a knowledge of Scripture, this one sentence from Ann Voskamp’s blog post today (“What to hold on to when it feels like the world is hurting”) is worth contemplating, as is the whole post she offers the world today.
There is faith that stands or falls on the truth that the future with God is more fulfilling than anything forecasted by either the fortunetellers or the fearmongers.”
There are false prophets afoot in the land and some of them are our state and federal representatives. Some of them are political candidates. Some of them are media pundits on the left and the right. Some of them are journalists, and some of them are neighbors. Some of them are pastors and some of them are friends.
They want you to believe that they have the solution, the program, the perspective, the ideas that can change the country and make it
- great again, or
- what it should be, or
- what it once was, or
- what it might be.
They want you to buy into their vision of a different future than the hate and violence that we all see. They want you to believe that protection and security and fairness and decency and justice are just an election away.
It isn’t true.
They are false prophets.
They want you to believe and they promise you illusions.
It is a false religion.
There is and has always been only one hope.
Jesus is the only Prince of Peace. He is the way the truth and the life (John 14:6) and the only way to have peace and justice and righteousness, is to have Him on the throne of your heart, mind, and soul.
Don’t buy the false religion of the false prophets who try to sell a future that doesn’t have Jesus Christ at the center of life.
Remember, “There is faith that stands or falls on the truth that the future with God is more fulfilling than anything forecasted by either the fortunetellers or the fearmongers.”