The Thief:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

I read an article that can be found at http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/franklin-graham-americas-culture-death-stems-sinful-godless-worldview-rejects

In this article Franklin Graham makes a case for America being a ‘culture of death that stems from a sinless, Godless woldview that rejects Christ’. Quoting from the article:

In addition to the push for euthanasia — the deliberate murder of the terminally sick, handicapped, elderly, or mentally ill – Reverend Graham noted that the social and entertainment culture seems fixated on death and gore.

Football used to be the dominant choice on television on Sunday evenings in the fall and winter but today, for example, 17 million people skipped the football game to watch the season premiere of The Walking Dead, a series about zombies (the walking dead) hunting and eating people.

In the verse, John 10:10, we read that it is the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. As Christians, we will always have an enemy that is seeking to devour us, but Jesus came that we might have life to the fullest.

Instead of a broken culture fixated on death, we would thrive if we focused on Christ.

According to prophecy in Daniel, we will see a leader that arises who will exalt himself and do as he pleases.

The King Who Exalts Himself Daniel 11:36-37

36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.

Unfortunately, this description could fit Obama. He is setting himself above God, and pushing for Americans to accept homosexuality, and other ungodly things. God has called the act of homosexuality an abomination in Leviticus 18:22. It is something he hates.

In 2 Peter 2:6, we see that Sodom and Gomorrah were an example of those that should live ungodly. There is no blessing from God in this type of union.

Marriage is a Holy institution of God, and the result is life.

God ordained marriage. He ordered it, or decreed it, to be between a man and a woman. He said,

‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
From the very beginning of time, God created a special mate for Adam out of Adam’s own ribs, and called her, ‘Woman’. God designed the life cycle, starting with love, then marriage, then family, and the extension thereof.
Choose life to the full, and freedom in Christ, who loves us as dear children. Choose to have life and have it to the fullest! There is forgiveness and life in Christ, but it is your enemy, the devil, who has come to kill, steal, and destroy.
Dear Lord, I pray for the life You give to the fullest! There are so many things happening in the world today. We need a spiritual awakening. Send workers for Your harvest! Forgive us of our many sins. Have mercy, Oh Lord, and save us! In Your Name, Jesus, Amen.
-Dawn-
 determined must take place.
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