Was involved in an EXTREMELY interesting discussion with a couple of heathens this past week.
The discussion’s MAIN topic was TOP DOGS–but the conversation flitted here and there, touching on a NUMBER of barely-related thoughts.
IF MEMORY SERVES, the discussion began as an observation.
“When one is a top dog–especially when one is a top dog for a LONG time–one gets used to that circumstance. ”
IF a person was at the head of a pecking order for any length of time, then that person grows accustomed to the perks which go along with being at the top. When one slips further down the food chain, one is VERY upset (usually) with the diminished circumstance in which the former top dog is NOW forced to live.
“When one is a top dog, one normally gathers a LOT of pride: it goes with the territory.”
“When the nights are cold, his pride will keep him warm. When his belly growls because he is hungry, his pride will fill his innards.”
“I’m not sure I understand what all that means.”
“People use pride as a substitute. Pride is a substitute for a LOT of things. SOME of those things are needed to live.”
“Yeah, but can pride be used as a substitute for all that when a top dog is upset that he is no longer a top dog?”
“Good question. Like what?”
“Like America is used to being the top dog. When the country is no longer on top and calling the shots for the whole world and Americans are upset at their reduced circumstance, will pride make them whole?”
“Probably not. Why you ask?”
“Because America will not be the top dog much longer.”
“Maybe after I’m dead and gone–but really, the country has only slowed down a little.”
“That’s what I would have said when I was deceived.”
“America will be here long after I’m gone. That’s what I would have said years ago.”
And then, the discussion moved on to other topics.
BUT, it was an interesting discussion–while it lasted.
DOES the reader have any supporting or conflicting thoughts on the topic?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 24, 2022.]
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