I fear that the nation, which I love, is going to collapse. I fear that the immoral brain washing,* soon to be assisted by artificial intelligence,** is going to kill the America we know. But I do not fear for myself!
I know that my hope will survive any persecution:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls”.1 Peter 1:3-9 Emphasis Added
I know my hope will survive God’s wrath
“For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ”1 Thessalonians 5:7-9 Emphasis Added
And I know that I’m in the Father’s all powerful hand; inside the veil!
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.Hebrews 6:19-20
Nations have fallen before. Pandemics have occurred in the past. War has spanned the world twice. Bad stuff happens to people and lands – but God’s throne was never shaken and that’s where my hope is anchored! So be aware, but not afraid!
*I’m primarily thinking about the redefinitions of things we know to be true from God’s Word – Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 19:4-6; but there are lots of morals and virtues that are being redefined or devalued.
**The genesis of this hopeful blog was this video sent by someone who feels a lot of fear. It’s worth the watch. Warning: Dr Peterson isn’t a believer, yet, and he is prone to a colorful adjective now and again.