Are You Secure?
Part 1 of 4
By PAUL SADLER
The postwar years from 1945 through 1960 were not only years of
rebuilding in America, they also served as an era that provided a sense
of security. Those who pursued the "American Dream" found that their
employers supplied steady employment along with a comfortable
retirement plan. Security seemed to be woven into the very fabric of
But as a new day dawned in the 60's storm clouds began to gather,
threatening the very existence of life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness. Everything seemed to come unglued overnight. With the Cuban
Missile Crisis, the tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was
at an all time high. Most of us sat on the edge of our seats as a
nuclear assault appeared to be eminent. The assassination of leaders
stunned us, leaving everyone astonished as to how cruel our fellow-man
can really be. As if that wasn't bad enough, our teenagers suddenly
went berserk, rebelling against anything that even had the semblance of
As the years wore on, unexpected mergers and acquisitions of numerous
companies started taking place on a nation-wide scale, causing many
Americans to be faced with uncertain futures. More recently a number of
corporations have pulled up stakes, relocating overseas taking with
them thousands of jobs. As a result many have found themselves out on
the street, unemployed, laden with a feeling of betrayal. Gradually the
great industrial nation of the world has found itself in a state of
fading glory, destined now to become a service nation.
The "American Dream" has to many become the "American Nightmare" as
jobs, marriages and our sense of security have been uprooted.
Insecurity is a plague upon the land which will not soon pass. It has
caused many a person, including believers, to pause and consider. "Is
there anyone whom we can trust?" "Is anything certain in this world of
HOPE FOR THOSE IN DESPAIR
"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before
the world began" (Titus 1:2).
The fact that the believer is in the world, yet not of the world, does
not diminish the reality that the world around us affects us. Sometimes
being weary from life itself can even cause one's confidence in the
Lord to be shaken. This is especially true of new believers who are
still finding their way in the Scriptures. To heighten their sense of
uncertainty, just about the time they are getting a handle on things
spiritually, someone informs them that they are not eternally secure
and could lose their salvation! Were it not for the grace of God, such
times could result in a lethal injection of fear.
The Apostle Paul, when he writes to Titus calms these fears as he turns
our doubts into hope--the hope of eternal life. He declares that there
is someone we can implicitly trust in a world of instability, and that
someone is the Lord God, Almighty.
God has promised the free gift of eternal life to all those who believe
on His Son. If God has spoken it, then you can be absolutely certain
that He will bring it to pass just as He has promised---He "cannot
lie!" The Word of the Lord through the prophet Balaam lends further
confirmation to the Apostle's teaching:
"God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the Son of Man, that He
should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken,
and shall He not make it good?" (Num. 23:19).
When God says that He parted the Red Sea and one and one-half million
Israelites crossed on dry ground, I unequivocally take Him at His Word,
based on two truths: One, "nothing is impossible with God" and
secondly, He "cannot lie!" All believers can look forward with
confident expectation for God to honor His Word and grant sincere
believers the gift of eternal life. Be it known, however, He will also
stand true to His Word by confining all of those who reject the gospel
to the Lake of Fire.
I KNOW YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS WRITTEN NOW,
BUT WAS WRITTEN LONG BEFORE,
HISTORY DOES REPEAT ITSELF.
Purpose and Mission
The ministry of "Grace and The Truth" has the purpose of encouraging
Christians to believe what God says.
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