Change of ownership
Are our hearts broken over the carnage, the pain, suffering, poverty, murder, abortion, hatred, lying, cheating, stealing, sexual immorality, persecution of precious people that is increasing all over the world, including America? It is revealed every day in The Telegraph, other publications, and television.
The root cause of the human dilemma is sinful human nature that is rampaging America. In his ‘05 article, Charles Richardson stated a biblical truth that we are all sinners. From the Bible that America was founded upon the word sin is revealed 429 times. In the four Gospels, Jesus mentions the word sin 51 times.
All humanity sins because we are sinners, not we are sinners because we sin. Sinful natures present sinful verbs of thoughts, words, deeds. The entire Bible is centered in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus took upon himself our sinful nature: “For He (God) hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. II Cor. 5:21
Through repentance of sin and trust in Jesus there is spiritual birth and a change of ownership in their lives. God will reveal His love and mercy to our neighbors, friends, and to all around the world when He gains ownership and control of our hearts and lives. When judgment day comes Jesus Christ will be our judge.
The Rev. Richard Aultman
Learning a lesson from Brexit
This is my take on the lesson to be learned regarding the U.K. decision to leave the EU: When wholesale changing society, EVERYONE has to be included. The EU and our own liberal/progressive march have left out a huge swath of population as they concentrate on the 2 percent, or even the 13 percent or 40 percent. The 50 percent has be part of the solution, and it has been painfully obvious that they weren’t. The EU, while claiming to be “inclusive,” was in fact, “exclusive” of the 50 percent.
So, the 50 percent and a few others across the U.K. voted with their feet to leave a system that denigrates their contribution to society. The same phenomenon is occurring here in the U.S. A whole class of people who built our society and their contributions to it are ignored, slandered, or discarded like yesterday’s trash. When a people realize that their representation is moot, the response will be resentment, anger and eventually rebellion.
That’s what happened in the U.K. and it could easily happen here.
Am I the only one who is sick to death of hearing President Obama say everyone should pay their fair share, especially the rich? My dear president, when you have 45 percent of American households having no federal income tax liability, I can assure you they are not paying their fair share of our nation’s burden, yet they are reaping tax benefits of the so-called rich and certainly the hard-working middle class.
Faye W. Tanner
The headline says, “Bibb approves landmark budget,’ the fiscal 2017 budget exceeds the 20 percent reduction mandated within the first five years of consolidation from former combined budgets of city and county.
Behind the usual headline story is another story that goes unsaid because it doesn’t meet the intent of the story/celebration presented to the populace.
All this headline/celebratory story does is validate the claim/accusation by residents who lived in the former Macon city limits that they were subsidizing some county services prior to consolidation. We do not even get an “atta boy/girl” for paying those higher taxes for decades now celebrated by the same mayor who governed with our higher-than-should-be taxes prior to consolidation.
Sorry, I can’t get excited with those potential SPLOSTS on the horizon.
Arthur D. Brook.
Upside down U.S.
The U.S. is upside down. Why? Bruce Jenner was an Olympic hero after winning the men’s decathlon in 1976. Now Bruce is Caitlyn. Jared Fogle was just a fat guy who got slim touting Subway sandwiches but is now in prison for child molestation. Bill Cosby was a role model for fathers but now is accused of drugging and raping 57 women. You used to see only males in the men’s room and females in the ladies’ room.
Ten years ago we didn’t know the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats. Now we see that same party wants to take away our Second Amendment rights. Hillary Clinton was the alleged lesbian wife of a philandering president. Now she is a criminal who can’t legally run for POTUS. The 47 percent who pay no taxes will vote on who is elected president.
Five years ago, we’d never heard of ISIS. Our POTUS calls Islam a religion of peace. Only if peace means submission. Watch this video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/167607521 The U.S. used to enforce our borders and laws.
Now the world and our enemies know our borders are porous and we financially support illegals (including dangerous criminals). Obama and his family have spent over $100,000,000 on vacations in seven years while the nation is heading to $19.3 trillion in debt. Sadly, these are only a few examples of how truly upside down we are. This country is swirling the toilet bowl and if Clinton gets elected, we will be flushed.
Paying to fail
The current president of the fifth largest drug chain was just rewarded with a $10 million raise! The last quarter the firm hardly broke even! He now gets $25 million a year plus enormous bonuses! Makes you better understand how fouled up our systems really are!