Friday, August 2, 2013

Lies and Spies: Who Will They Trust?

There was a lot of spying and lying in the news this week: Private Bradley Manning was convicted of giving classified material to the website WikiLeaks; and Edward Snowden, the U.S. intelligent contractor who revealed the NSA’s secret program to collect American phone records, was granted temporary asylum in Russia. Add to that, star baseball player A-Rod has been lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs (who can forget Lance Armstrong?). And Congressman Anthony Weiner, NY mayoral candidate, who resigned in disgrace last year for ‘sexting,’ was caught doing it again.

Will this make Americans more cynical, adding to a growing distrust of government (Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious). Where will Americans turn? Who will they trust? Is this a set-up for the end times? The Bible says the anti-Christ will offer new hope.

You and I know “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people or princes” (Ps. 118:8-9). But our fellow Americans don't know that. If you'll allow me a little 'tongue in cheek' here, perhaps as we near the latter days, believers should have “In God We Trust” stamped on our foreheads. And wouldn't that be a great preemptive strike to counter the mark of the Beast!

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