This article was originally published in the February 2020 edition of ITMI Monthly.
It is difficult to believe that anyone in America does not know what is happening, at least on some level in our nation’s capital. With television, radio, newspapers, 200 cable TV channels, and lest we forget, social media, we have been deluged with the onslaught of political maneuvering going on in our two party system, and for what ends? To get what they want!
Many years ago, I was given this well-worn bit of experiential wisdom by an old-timer, “…don’t discuss religion and politics….” I hope to follow that advice and to discuss neither in my musings this month.
I am reminded, however, of what some of the founders of our country had to say about this grand experiment they had been entrusted with. This new, fresh and basically never- tried-before creation of a country based on God’s truth and principles.
Respected statesman, Patrick Henry once said, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here."
Other statesmen shared their basis of decision making in this statement, “We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!" - John Adams and John Hancock (April 18, 1775).
Our third president said this very insightful truth, “Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.” - Thomas Jefferson
It seems that our forefathers voiced and displayed a belief system that is sorely lacking in our modern day politics. We are seeing the truth of Jefferson’s statement, “…abundance without character is the path of destruction.”
As bad as it is here in the USA, many other countries have been crushed, controlled and broken by multiple generations of this same type of departure from God’s foundational truth.
In Mark 2:17, we see Jesus remind the Pharisees He had come to minister, not to those “…that have no need of a physician, but to those that are sick, I came not to call the righteous but sinners.”
Of course we all need a physician. We all are sinners. We all need the life and truth Jesus brought to this planet that continually moans under the consequences of not submitting to the one and only King Jesus.
Because God has chosen you and me to be His tools to this planet - tools of truth and light, hope and love, compassion and peace - each day, each moment we are afforded an opportunity.
We’re given a chance to be in step with His ultimate plan.
Piotr Zaremba has been faithful for over 30 years in God’s service.
Over twenty of those years he faithfully served not only as a pastor and church planter, but he faithfully translated the words of Christ, the prophets, the whole of God’s written communication to mankind, so that the 40 million plus Polish-speaking people could read in their heart language with clarity.
Piotr and his wife, Krystyna.
This month, Piotr comes to Canada and the US, bringing for the first time his newly translated study Bible with its thousands of notes and cross references that assists the reader to have a fuller understanding how God’s Word is interwoven with the truth of Jesus’ redemption plan from Genesis to Revelation.
As God uses you to help us, God uses us to help the Piotr Zarembas, the Smiths, the van Wyks, and all the other ITMI partners in their unique and specific countries, to share God’s truth and give an answer to those that have forgotten what foundations our countries, our leaders and our own lives should be based on.
May we all unite in God’s army and allow Him to bring about His saving truth and hope to the nations.
In His Service,
About the Author
Steve Evers has advocated for and served the ITMI partners as ITMI Director since 2001. Approximately once a year, Steve visits with ITMI partners in their countries and brings stories back to encourage supporters. Steve enjoys photography and mechanics, (both hobbies that have greatly benefited ITMI partners!) Prior to becoming ITMI's Director, Steve served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. Steve lives in Arizona with his wife, Darlene.