by Greg Quinn
Today we celebrate April Fools
day. I really dont know
how this day got started, but many of us have used this to play a fool
on another for as long as I remember.
Back in my younger years, wed use this day to play pranks on friends
and family. It was harmless
and much fun. I guess I remain
a kid, as I just played the same kind of pranks on one of my nephews and
brothers already today. Its
a good day to have some fun and play some harmless practical jokes on
those you love.
From recent events, as well as
the overall declining spiritual condition of our nation, I see a much
deeper meaning in the term April Fool.
In the US today, of the many millions
of people in this great country, where freedom of religion is the foundation
of our nations development, a small percentage are Christians. With all the evidence in front of us proving Jesus Christ as
the Messiah, the one true Son of the Almighty God and the only passage
to eternal life and Heaven, why do so many Americans turn their backs
on God and refuse to accept the salvation that only comes through a relationship
with Jesus Christ? Answer;
they that do not believe in Christ are fools.
Why do we live in a country where all
our nations development was based on the Word of God, the Bible, yet
it is illegal and improper to show Biblical truths in government buildings
or to use these truths in the education of our children?
Such laws and judicial decisions are based on the prejudice of
Why do we feel that it is immoral and
socially unacceptable to mistreat a cat or a dog, yet we can slaughter
innocent children in their mothers wombs and it be condoned by our government? A nation that will not protect the most innocent is a nation
of fools, who turn their back on God and the least of these that we should
be helping, not destroying. Daily
we murder the future generations of our society through abortion, and
the judges and courts and citizens that cause and condone this action
Why do most Americans not take issue
with a judicial system that will force a handicapped woman to die a terrible
death from starvation? Why
do we allow a court to once again promote murder?
Why do most not see this as an introduction to legal destruction
of the elderly, handicapped, or any others of burden to society? Answer? We are
a nation of fools, blinded by lies and deceived by the media and our liberal
courts. Most do not see this
as a travesty against mankind or an opening of opportunity for these same
liberal courts to allow other handicapped and elderly to die at the hand
of the law. Foolish!
The majority of Americans do not see
the problem in these issues. We
are blinded by lies and led about as fools.
Many of us see what is happening in our great country, and are
appalled at what we see. And,
most of us do nothing about it; we are fools through our laziness and
unconcern. How long will
we remain a nation of fools? How long will we condone the travesties of our courts?
How long will be believe the lies told us by the liberal media?
How long will we remain fools?
In John 3:16-18, Jesus says:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life. For God sent not his
Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him
might be saved. He that believeth
on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
This truth in itself should convince mankind that Jesus is the
only means to salvation, eternal life, and to escape condemnation.
Why then do most Americans refuse to believe the truth and instead
believe a lie? They are fools.
Note that the word fool in the
Bible (and as used in this article) does not denote one who is mentally
deficient, but rather a person who is arrogant and self-sufficient, one
who orders his life as if there were no God and no repercussion for their
works of sin.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Fools make a mock of sin, but among the righteous there
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the
end thereof are the ways of death.
Jesus said in Luke 12:16-20,
And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich
man brought forth plentifully. And
he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no
place to bestow my crops? And
he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater;
and there will I bestow all my crops and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for
many years; take thine ease. Eat,
drink, and be merry. But
God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of
thee; then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
So is he that layeth up treasures for himself, and is not rich
There are hundreds of scriptures
relating to the foolishness of man.
We read them in the Bible and they relate with profound truthfulness
to todays headlines.
So what to we do to get away from this
foolishness? Whats the answer?
Lay down the foolishness of your limited understanding, and accept
the truth of God through the Holy Scriptures in the Bible.
Accept the fact that Jesus is the Son of God, and that he came
to earth and died for your sins to atone you to a Holy God.
Accept this free gift of salvation from eternal death and Hell
by simply praying something like, Jesus, I believe you are the son of
God and that you came to earth and died for my sins.
I accept your sacrifice on the cross to save me from my sin and
wrong doings. I trust you
to be my Lord, and I will follow you the rest of my life.
I believe this day that you have saved me, and when I die on earth
I will live with you in Heaven.
Thank you for saving me, Jesus. *
Recognize that the world doesnt revolve around you and I, and
that as men, we make foolish mistakes.
Realize that we cannot accept any treaties or actions of mankind
that conflict with God. Base
your future decisions on thus says the Lord instead of thus says the
liberal court and/or media. Live
your life as one with faith in God, not in the lies of man.
Share the truth of God and the love of Jesus with everyone you
know. Truth is the only thing
that will conflict the lies we hear every day, and the only truth is that
of God Almighty as recorded in the Bible.
We have in this nation way too many
April Fools Days. Every
days headlines shout that its another day of foolish actions by an ungodly
nation. Lets together do our part to share the truth to combat the
lies of the fools.
The worst April Fools prank of all?
To live your life on earth believing in the lies of mankind, and
turning your back on Jesus, dying, and waking up in Hell and in hearing
the words of Jesus, Depart from me into everlasting condemnation, for
I never knew you.
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