Monday, November 12, 2012

Salvation Is For The Individual

It doesn't matter that the United States has committed suicide, or that our neighbors and friends have crossed over to the dark side - if you've done your best to warn and enlighten them. People have free will in this world, and will choose good or evil. That's the whole point and purpose of our being here. It's a testing ground, this world, and we have a chance to either shine or suck the life out of it, like a black hole.

Contrary to what Marxist/Progressives would have you believe, your real success in life and final salvation has nothing to do with society as a whole. The societal collective has no significance if you are a serious Judeo-Christian-Muslim-Buddhist-Hindu. The world is wayward, and will end according to Divine Plan. You are accountable to God only, and only God has real control over societies and nations. It's clear that God doesn't want equality of wealth, talent, ability, or opportunity. Jesus said, "For you have the poor with you always, but not me...", Matthew 26:11. The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 proves that one of our tests in life is to make personal investment decisions in the spiritual realm, which is akin to the material realm. "As above, so below", all Scripture tells us.

So the Marxist/Progressive vision and mission of a uniform society is not godly, but against God. That is why these schemes always lead to misery, oppression, degradation, and collapse. Sadly, we just can't seem to learn the lesson of China, N. Korea, or the Soviet Union; and Marx, Lenin, Mao, Castro, and Che are 'cooler' than ever. 

We come into this world alone, and we leave alone to face our Creator after death. When our life is revealed to us in its entirety, the good and bad, we ourselves participate in our final judgment (you might love the film Defending Your Life, by Albert Brooks).

After we've left this world we have no choice but to compare and contrast our behavior with the perfection of God, and it's extremely humbling. As Dante says in his great work Inferno, many people willingly leap into hell. We all fall short of God's perfection, but we will also see how all the saints fell short, too. None of us can begin to equal God.

However, God loves us infinitely more than we can know. The parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11) opens the door to salvation for all of us, no matter what we've done or failed to do. We just need to ask God for forgiveness. If you haven't done that yet, it's not too late to start.