Ignorance is not bliss especially in today’s world. If you believe the phrase “Ignorance is Bliss” then you are part of the problem in today’s world. The problem we have in this nation and world right now is that people will not do the research. They expect everyone to do the research for them. They believe everything the media tells them, as if they have no brains of their own. They believe what every Preacher and Spiritual Mentor says without studying the Bible themselves.
I saw this article not too long ago and it was rather appalling, honestly. If you do not agree with me on this, do what you need. That is another fight for another day. But, there is always a BUT isn’t there….. But, if you feel there is too much misinformation going around, which is what this article argues, then maybe you should think about why there is so much misinformation going around. It did not come over night and it did not get here by chance. Therefore there is need for research and critical thinking. Anyways….
Ignorance is Not Bliss
When I was younger we had a Debate Club. Does that age me? Do they even have the Debate Club in high school anymore? I was never apart of the Debate Club, because I didn’t like conflict. Now that I am an adult, I understand what the Debate Club was or is all about. It was about critical thinking and not about conflict. It was about research, free thinking, being able to talk without judgement and to learn more from another perspective. Critical thinking is what my parents taught me and what I teach my kids, as well. Critical thinking should be something that all kids are taught, but unfortunately it is not. Since critical thinking is not popular these days, people believe that ignorance is bliss, that what they don’t know will not hurt them, or they argue they do not have any time to research matters of the world, important matters of the world!
But, now is the time to start! It is time to start thinking on your own. It is time to start researching! Get out your Bible and start reading. Start learning what the Constitution says and know your rights. Because, before you know it, they may be taken away or things may start changing and not for the better.
The Equality Act
Christians you need to pay attention! The Equality Act passed the House a few days ago, but is now making its way to the Senate. The Equality Act is another thing people are not doing their research on. It goes a lot deeper than you realize. You need to read what this Act is all about, because if you follow the word of God, this should be a no-brainer for you. It is not only going to jeopardize your family, but it is going to jeopardize the world as you know it. If this Act passes, your world will not be the same and it will get more evil faster than you can blink your eyes.
Most people do not understand just how far The Equality Act reaches. It reaches into schools, pulpits, businesses, churches, individual lives and beliefs…. and that is just to name a few. It radically and legally changes how our nation’s systems regard sex, sexuality, gender and abortion. It is anti-science, anti-liberty and anti-tolerance.
We all know what the Bible says about the end of the world and what it says about evil in the world. We all know it will get worse, before it gets better. But, at what price are you willing to pay by not say anything and sharing The Gospel to others. Are you going to sit back in your pews and do nothing about it? You need to speak up. We know that God wins in the end, but, whenever He wins who’s going to be with Him?
Now is the Time
It is your time to start telling people about Jesus. It is time for you to start speaking truth. Stop worrying about being politically correct. Politics won’t get you into Heaven. Stop worrying about what others may think. They won’t get you or others into Heaven, either.
Every night before my son goes to bed he prays for people who do not know God, He prays that they will get to know Him. He prays for God to give him opportunities, so he can introduce God to others. A nine year old gets it! But, why…. why don’t we get it? Because, we are too worried about what our friends or family may think. We are too worried about what our followers on Instagram or Facebook may think. We are too worried about the world and guess what, the world won’t and can’t help us. Only God and His word can.
Start Telling the World
Start telling the world about Jesus. Start telling the world about Him and what He has done for you. With The Equality Act (maybe) going into effect, I hope you realize how crucial it is right now, more than ever. We are walking into Sodom and Gomorrah territory. We may not be able to save the world, but can help the Kingdom by getting more people into Heaven. And the only way to do that is by talking about Him and showing them how He lives in you. Be the light!
I don’t know about you, but I want to make sure I did all that I could for The Kingdom of God while I was here on this earth. From here on out, I will not worry about the circumstances of showing the light of Jesus. Jesus was sharing the truth and was unliked by many. If He can endure, so can I. Can you?
Ignorance is NOT bliss! Start researching, start praying and start shedding the Light of Jesus, so all can see and learn from you. And, of course, get to know the God All Mighty.
And by the way, give your Senator a call and tell him or her what you think of this act. Your voice could make a difference, but you never know, until you try.
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