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So many choices we face. The choices we make impact our lives. Where will we go to school? Will we marry and if so who will it be? Where will we live? How will we spend our money? If we live in a free society, we make all the choices that affect our lives. If we live in a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat, - all virtually the same) society, the government makes most of our decisions. The people have little to no responsibility because they have given their right to make choices to the government in exchange for the right of the government to control their lives.
Sadly, most people do not understand that in fact there are two decisions that are critical and even when the individuals choose to ignore these decisions, by not specifically declaring, they are choosing in the negative. The first of these choices is of a temporary nature. That choice is what type of government will you choose. Some form of government always exists.
Samuel Adams told the colonists they must also make a choice. Adams said, “It has high time the people of this land explicitly declared whether they will be free men or slaves.” This is always the choice. Do we choose to live as individuals in an individualist society where we make our own choices and then must be responsible for the consequences of those choices. The other alternative is to choose to live under a collectivist society where we agree to subjugate our wishes, our desires, and our ability to make choices to the collective in exchange for the collective telling us how to live our lives, how we are to think, and providing us with what the collective determines we need. We make no choices, we are not responsible for consequences, and we agree to be satisfied with what the collective gives us.
The choice as to whether we will be free men or slaves is temporary and ends with our last breath.
The other choice is eternal. That choice has far greater consequences and literally determines where we will spend eternity. Many would have people believe that the choices are many and varied and choosing or not choosing is meaningless because we all spend eternity together. Others would have us believe that if we are good, or at least intended to be good, (good is very flexible), we are rewarded for our intents and we will spend eternity in some blissful and wonderful place while the others will simply cease to exist.
As wonderful as that may sound, it is a false and misleading belief. The hard truth is that we all should spend eternity in Hell because none of us is good. The reality is that we are given an opportunity to choose to spend eternity with Holy God. The choice is available to all, but it is only attainable through the person that we know as the Son of God or Jesus Christ. What you do with Jesus Christ has eternal consequences. Do not avoid or evade this decision. Making no choice is the same as choosing to reject the offer of Salvation through the Grace of Christ. Remember the consequences are eternal. You will either spend eternity in the presence of God or you will spend eternity separated from God.
Understand you choose what type of government you support on earth; a government based on individualism or a government based on collectivism. Most importantly, know where you will spend eternity. We were given a wonderful promise when we were promised that those of us who seek Christ will find him. The place to search is the Bible.
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