Beachside Fellowship News
July 13, 2017
This Week at Beachside!
Dear Beachside Family and Friends,
There are many who say they search for truth and enlightenment. They tell us how important it is to discover the truth about our government leaders and their actions in the past. They say they are impartial, yet abandon even the pretext of impartiality in order to pursue a truth of their own making. Almost every day there is a new "revelation" about how the President or his family members and associates colluded with the Russian government to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. It has become a distraction that is hindering the progress of our country.
Eight months after the polls have closed and our current president inaugurated, the media, the left, and elites in Washington DC continue to pursue a "truth" of their own making. Even though there is no evidence whatsoever that voting machines were tampered with in order to change the vote, or that the president or members of his team worked with Russia to undermine the election, the media continues to chase after what they have decided to believe: that Donald Trump somehow cheated in order to prevent Mrs. Clinton from being elected.
The decision on the part of an overwhelming number of media personalities and politicians opposing the President to believe a storyline of their own creation without evidence tells me they believe in something they cannot see. In essence, they have faith that the President and his advisers are guilty, even though no evidence exists to support their belief. Their faith convinces them that somehow their desire to see the president removed from office will come to pass. This is their belief, this is the "truth" that they seek, and they will not believe or accept anything else.
In order for faith to produce results, it must be based upon absolute truth. The same media that embraces faith in their ultimate goal of destroying Donald Trump denies the only true source of faith, the God of heaven and earth. Faith must have a foundation to stand upon in order to work. If the faith of the media is not based upon God and His Word, then what is its' foundation?
Romans 10:17 tells us "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God". Faith cannot be developed and sustained without hearing the word of God. The only question for those who live by faith is this: which god are you listening to? Are you hearing the words of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, or the words of the little god of this world and its' system? The scripture says that "Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. (2 Cor 4:4) Satan's insidious words infect the mind with lies which are blindly accepted as the truth.
Since faith comes by hearing the word, the more words anyone hears supporting what they believe tends to increase their faith. The more anyone speaks and talks about what they believe reinforces their faith. The media and those on the left believe their narrative about the President because that is all they have talked about, thought about, and acted upon for at least the past eight months. They are convinced what they think must be true, and have also persuaded a few millions of Americans to join their faith crusade. They continue from accusation to accusation looking for the "smoking gun" that will confirm what they believe. With each new "revelation" they experience the euphoria of validation, only to be crestfallen when the latest information does not help them achieve the goai of their faith, the end of the Trump Presidency.
The new church of "Donald Denial" has many adherents, and their faith is stirred with every new media report. They obsess over the tiniest tidbit, and ignore the fact that their faith is based upon lies and innuendo deviously doled out by THE LIAR, the god of this world, satan. Jesus said to those who denied the truth about both Him and His mission "For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44) At some point the foundation of lies supporting the new church will crumble. What then will its' worshippers do?
Will those who have invested these past months in believing a deception come to accept the truth? Jesus addressed this in Matthew 6:23 "And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!" When an individual is fully invested in believing a lie, they walk in darkness that is complete and almost insurmountable. They believe the lie is the truth, and no amount of reason or contrary proof will change their minds. This is another work of satan, the spirit of antichrist as revealed in 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 "He will use every kind of evil to trick those who are lost. They will die, because they refused to love the truth. If they loved the truth, they would be saved. For this reason God sends them something powerful that leads them away from the truth so they will believe a lie. So all those will be judged guilty who did not believe the truth, but enjoyed doing evil." Those who place their faith in the words of satan will ultimately be disappointed, defeated, and destroyed.
The First Amendment of our Constitution guarantees the press freedom to print and broadcast whatever they want, even if it is not true. The Constitution does not, and cannot protect them from the consequences of their words and actions. Ultimately those in media and in politics will have to give account of their communications before the throne of God. Let all who seek truth and enlightenment pray that God will grant repentance to those who are deceived, and that revival will sweep our land from sea to shining sea. I am convinced that the truth will prevail in our nation, and trust in what Jesus says in John 8:32 "...you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Truth and enlightenment can only be found in Him!
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News Herald Reporter
PANAMA CITY — It’s official. Cracker Barrel has filed for a business application to open a location in Panama City.
The highly anticipated restaurant plans to set up shop at 520 E. 23rd St., inside the new Bay City Point development going up at the corner of 23rd Street and State “I’ve had a lot of people ask me about it,” said Mayor Greg Brudnicki. “It’s a great thing to have something we haven’t had before coming here.”
The development order is being reviewed by the city, according to Director of Planning and Economic Development Mike Lane.
Having a Cracker Barrel is likely to draw other businesses to the plaza, which is currently under construction. Previous difficulty nailing down anchor stores pushed the developers, R H Ledbetter Properties Inc., to divide construction into two phases.
“This may make other people make a decision to go and do something,” Brudnicki said. “I’m excited to see who else will follow suit.”
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Jim gets this horrified look on his face. She says, "Darling, what's wrong?"
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