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On the Road to Forever: Which side is up?




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On the Road to Forever
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I think the world has flipped its lid and it’s getting harder every day to keep from thinking and acting like the world. Newspapers are nearly void of believable, comprehensive information, and television news is full of people who could be in trouble for their alleged actions in this or that. The truth about anything is generally buried in so much political correctness it takes a Ph.D. to unravel the nomenclature. My selection of two dozen, out of 200, television channels, seems to be narrowing as the “idiot box” becomes more like a carnival sideshow every new season. Paul Harvey warned that we are becoming a nation of people well-educated beyond our intelligence. I say if we keep homogenizing everything there’ll be no cream of the crop to float to the top anymore. Non-monetary goals and moral responsibilities are fading with our once-bright youth who have their brains swimming in an electronic fantasy.

I’ve pretty much decided that when I’m old and feeble, unable to properly care for myself, and someone decides it’s time for me to enter into some sort of “retirement” facility, I want to go to a federal prison. A few weeks back, radio personality Art Ferguson, aka Charlie Tuna, had a short essay to share with his listeners, one that makes you want to go hmmm. It was titled, “Put The Seniors In Jail and The Criminals In A Nursing Home.” Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks. They would receive unlimited free medicine prescriptions, dental and medical treatments, wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Bedding would be washed twice a week. Simple clothing -- i.e. shoes, slippers, jumpsuits, PJs -- would be regularly washed and ironed and returned to them. All meals and snacks would be brought to them. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library and legal aid would be free, upon request. Weight/fitness room, spiritual counseling and free admission to in-house concerts by nationally recognized entertainment artist would be available to all residents. There will be private, secure rooms for all residents, with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens. Each senior will have a PC, TV, and radio in their room at no cost and they could receive daily phone calls. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes. The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to, with attorneys available, at no charge, to protect the seniors and their families from abuse and neglect. There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints and the ACLU would fight for their rights and protection. As for the criminals: They would receive cold food, most of the time. They would be left alone and unsupervised for most of every day. They would receive a shower once a week, if they weren’t too much trouble. They would live in a tiny room, for which they would have to pay $5,000 a month. And, they would have no hope for ever getting out.

[2 Peter 1:12 - 2:10] It’s hard to believe, but it is estimated that there are some 40,000 distinct denominations of Christianity in the world today. The simple truth of God’s Word is being skewed by educated false teachers. Peter said, “They will secretly introduce destructive heresies ...” (2:1). The writers of Biblical scripture were guided by the Holy Spirit (1:21) and were eyewitnesses (1:16) of what they wrote about. How can anyone justify adding to or subtracting from an eyewitness account? Follow God’s Word and find the only church that Jesus built. Despise authority, suffer eternally.

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at twbonham@hotmail.com. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 

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