“… Let’s search our hearts for the truth… or, pay the consequences… when we elect our leaders….”

WITNESS:  One who testifies to the validity of fact because they saw it personally… with their own eyes.  In today’s world… all too often… we judge people by what we hear, not what we see.

It is baffling to me…how President Trump is ‘guilty as sin’ on so many issues… yet there has been ‘no first-hand witness’ that has given testimony…to any of his ‘wrong-doings.’  Yet… the former Secretary of State was cleared of any wrong doing… on many issues… without the AG every calling any witnesses… nor, did they have any transcription of her testimony…. No record.

I call attention to this disparity because of the relativity to the writers of the bible. Isn’t it interesting that not a single contributor to the bible ever laid eyes on God…in person, or any of His miracles, or other incidents depicted in the bible….yet, we Christians accept their commentary as “fact” because of our FAITH?   And the Apostle Paul… who NEVER knew Jesus personally… only in a VISION… was the largest contributor to the bible… writing some 11 or 12 books.  How is this possible?

It’s possible by the ‘Grace of God,’ and by the Holy Spirit providing wisdom and knowledge to those who had no first-hand knowledge of God… or Jesus.  Many of the books being written several hundred years after the death of Jesus.

The IRS scandal has legions of witnesses as to fact, yet their illegal acts were dismissed as speculation.  Our Government Leaders lie to us repeatedly, yet we consistently vote them back into office, accepting their lies… as truth.  The same being the case in the Benkazie attack.

We taxpayers are in default.  How loud does the wake-up bell have to ring before we hear it?   Perhaps we should re-visit what the Apostle Matthew tells us in… Matthew 23:1-39 – Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.

And then… what Paul tells us in… 1 Timothy 3:1-5   – The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?

…. Blessings as we, each… search our hearts for the truth… or, pay the consequences… when we elect our leaders…cjlb… 10/20/2017

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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