Friday with Fred



February 15, 2019
Back to the Future —
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Living today we understand that some things are expected, and some are predicted and yet we still seem surprised when they happen. In fact, in our surprise we often seem to experience a sense of collective despair.
Some things are hard to believe that they are actually happening!

Socialist, anti-Semitic Muslims, homosexuals and abortionists lobbying and voting for such views in the Congress of the United States of America!! Somehow the unthinkable has become tolerable.

I remember in college reading Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s 1984 and Future Shock by Alvin Toffler. These are works by Futurists who engage in Futurology in novel, Sci-Fi, and essay form.

What they perceived and what they predicted reveal a high degree of prescience, both foresight and insight of what was and is and maybe, what shall be.

But for the Christian, Jesus is the one who was and is and shall be. He is the forever one, the coming one, and the only one. Christians must be futurists. We must live in the present and participate in the political reality of a republic, proclaim biblical truth and pray! But we must also have our mind on the future. Our citizenship is in heaven. Our future is forever. Our faith will lead us home.
 
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,
Fred

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