The Importance Of Caring
By David J. Stewart | Click here for background music (MIDI)
1st Peter 5:7, "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
Psalms 42:4, “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.”
Caring is the hallmark quality of being a Christian, for God is love. And the ultimate expression of that love is laying down our lives for one another in the Lord. In a word... OTHERS! Jesus cared! Jesus gave us an example to follow, washing His disciple's dirty feet. Many Christians bite and devour each other, when we ought to be washing each others feet and caring for one another in the Lord. It's not difficult to determine which type of person you are, you either care or you don't. Which is it?
Caring means sharing... sharing the gospel, sharing our life, sharing our talents and abilities with others in the Lord. The worldly mindset is money, money, money. The Godly mindset is sharing and preaching the gospel in all we do for Christ's sake. Colossians 3:17, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” I love this Scripture! Everything we do ought to be done in Jesus' precious name. Can you have an abortion in Jesus' name? Can you look at pornography in Jesus' name?
Can we do anything evil in Jesus' name? No, of course not! Yet, many Modernist deceivers are doing just that. Take for example Marsha Stevens and her same-sex lesbian wife, a traveling gospel music duo known as B.A.L.M. (Born Again Lesbian Music). They falsely claim to be living lesbian in Jesus' name. I do not intend to be unkind, but homosexuality has no place in Biblical Christianity (Romans 1:24-32). As believers we should not be gay-bashers, but we should take a Biblical stand against all sin, including lesbianism.
You look at the immoral crowd in America (Hollywood, mainstream newsmedia, abortionists, pornographers, homosexuals, Bible-corrupters, Walt Disney, Wall Street) and you'll find that they are the least caring group of trash on the planet. All they care about are themselves. Television network executives were recently exposed for exploiting underaged teenaged girls for profits. Do you think those people care about truth, justice and serving God? No, they don't care at all!
I love you all in the Lord whoever you may be!
The Bible said that people would become very selfish in the Last Days, committing all sorts of sins against their neighbors—not caring, lacking natural affection, lying, lusting, being phony and hypocritical, quitters and liars, judging and condemning, hurting others—and yet having a form of religious devotion. Go figure! 2nd Timothy 3:1-2, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...” I think it was Mark Twain who said he never envied the lion tamer, because at least he is safe from people in the cage with the lion. So true!
If you truly love Jesus, then you'll care (John 14:15). If you care, then you'll side with God in all moral controversies. People who claim to love God while supporting same-sex marriage are liars. God hates homosexuality, abortion, pornography, Hollywood, public nudity (immodesty clothed women), divorce, covetousness, idolatry, et cetera. And we should hate these evils too (Psalm 97:10).
I guarantee you my friend that a woman who has an abortion, also doesn't care about the way she clothes herself. I guarantee you that a greedy lawyer who bilks his clients financially, also doesn't care about where God stands on moral issues. There is a direct relationship between caring and morality. They are inseparable. I guarantee you that a person who goes to Sin City Las Vegas to commit sexual immorality, also doesn't care about which Bible faithfully upholds the truth. Do you think some lying news reporter on Fox News cares about the King James Bible? Of course they don't!
The truth divides people, because most people choose to believe lies.
Doing the right thing divides people, because most people choose to do the wrong thing.
Caring about others divides people, because most people only care about themselves.
Jesus foretold that there would be much division in the Last Days. Luke 12:53, “The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” Are we not living in these perilous times of woeful selfishness, sin and division within our families, churches and communities?
Life these days has become about people hurting people.
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One man wrote to me and said, people equal pain. I see a lot of people getting hurt—having their feelings hurt, being shunned away or gossiped about, being cheated financially (even out of their home), being hurt by a loved one or a spouse, a sudden divorce, problems at work, cruel words, et cetera. There are a thousand ways in which people hurt each other. This is heathendom.
The Bible teaches that we ought to care as God cares. Philippians 2:4-5, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” This means being considerate of the feelings, schedule, property, and person of others. If someone stumbles in their speech or says something stupid, you should never says something unkind like, “Duh!” That is the sinful way of the world, putting each other down continually. Someone once told me that men bond by one-liners. Yeah, and they murder each other over them too! The Christian way is to always season your words with grace. Colossians 4:6, “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
This means not to waste opportunities to lead men toward God with our words. When we talk, we either lead men closer to, or drive them farther away from God. Most men talk filthy and have dirty minds toward the opposite sex. That is heathendom and we ought not participate with filthy communication. Colossians 3:8, “But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” The Bible teaches that life is short and we'll be in eternity before we know it (James 4:14). We are just strangers and pilgrims passing through here on earth (Hebrews 11:13; 1st Peter 2:11). Hence, we should redeem the time. Ephesians 5:16, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Colossians 4:5, “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”
The Bible says that most believers don't care about the things of Jesus Christ. Philippians 2:20-21, “For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.” Philippians 2:4-5 tell us that the mind of Christ is to think about others. Are they saved? What can we do to help others? Hardly anyone thinks about others. It is entirely a matter of faith and caring. No Christian who doesn't care is right with God.
As Christians, we should care about the individual as much as the group. I realized when I started this website that most people would go away angry or laughing, but I didn't make this website for them. I made this website with God's help and guidance to reach out to the INDIVIDUAL. It's that one person in a hundred that I am here to help by Gods grace.
“Without concern we're not Christlike. Without concern we're not Christlike. Ah, watch yourself. ... Now your greatest need as a Christian, and of every Christian, is a concern for lost and dying people. Without concern we're not Christlike. You have no claim to Christlikeness unless you're concerned about others. Without concern we're not obeying the Scriptures.”
—Pastor Lee Roberson (1909-2007), from the needful sermon, 'The Revival America Needs'
I could go on and on about caring. The flesh is selfish and doesn't want to care. Jesus taught in Luke 8:14 about the seeds which fell amongst thorns and started to sprout (that is, they got saved); but then they were choked by the cares, pleasures and riches of this earthly life, having never brought forth any fruit (souls saved). In Luke 8:15 Jesus said that those who have a good and honest heart will keep the Words of God and preach the Gospel to lost sinners. Salvation is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9). All we can do is witness to the unsaved with the Gospel of Christ Jesus and let the Holy Spirit go to work on their mind and heart. God gives the increase (1st Corinthians 3:6-8).
God Cares About Little Things, and He Wants Us to Care Too
Caring and morality are synonymous. When Christ comes into your body to live, you'll start caring. Most people quote Philippians 2:6, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” But they never quote the Verse before it... Philippians 2:4, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” The mind of Christ is to be concerned about the things of OTHERS. Next to salvation, the most important thing we can do as Christians is to GET OUT OF THE SELF LIFE!!! Jesus cared about OTHERS throughout His earthly life, as you just read in Philippines 2:4-5. The Bible commands us to likewise CARE about the things of OTHERS (meaning that we should continually search for nice, helpful loving, charitable things that we can do for others).
When I went through Bible college (1985-1993) I was always broke financially. I couldn't even pay attention I was so poor. I can't count how many times I passed by McDonalds hungry and didn't have enough money to even buy a value meal. I always paid my school bill, but after that I was busted broke. I once went to buy a part for my car and didn't have enough money. A stranger paid my bill and I'll never forget what he said when I thanked him. He said, “Remember what I've done for you and do the same for someone else.” That's exactly what our Lord is telling us in the Bible.
Caring About the Truth and Paying the Price
It makes me so angry that Pastor Kent Hovind has been imprisoned for 10-years for not taking a state license in Florida. One of my favorite authors, Fritz Springmeier said, “When freedom fails, good men go to jail.” If pastor Kent Hovind had bowed to the state government (Nebuchadnezzar's image), then he wouldn't have had to pay any taxes. But because he refused a $50 license the state demanded taxes on his hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in buildings and ministry assets. So they convicted him and the rotten judge said he was a threat to the community for telling the truth about unconstitutional taxation.
Mr. Hovind revoked his Social Security number and fought the system as a man of God. The only reason why the government is getting away with this tyranny is because nearly all Christians have sold-out. I mean Christians have just laid down and totally submitted to the government. They don't care about what really happened on 911, because it wasn't there family member jumping from the 105th floor to escape the inferno.
They smashed Brother Lester Roloff in Corpus Christi like they did Brother Kent Hovind, closing down the Roloff homes and forcing hundreds of boys and girls out onto the streets. Texas didn't care if those kids died on the streets, just so long as Brother Roloff didn't teach them the Word of God. Brother Roloff refused to take a state license because it forbad the Christian home from setting a dress code, and from teaching the children that a divine deity was angry with them over sin. Brother Hovind did the right thing to fight the state. It's all the sell-out preachers across America who are 501c3 licensed who are dooming America to Communism and tyranny which parallels the brutal regimes of Stalin and Hitler.
A 501c3 organization is a state-licensed BUSINESS!!! This is not a church and never will be, although Christians may form a local New Testament Church under the umbrella of this type of non-profit business. The problem is that the government forbids by law, the church to rebuke the government, expose it's crimes and work against corruption in government. Literally, the government has gone into business with 501c3 churches (but they are not Biblical New Testament churches). They are business false labeled churches.
I encourage everyone reading this to start looking on the needs of OTHERS everywhere you go. This is especially true of the poor and homeless. America is in bad shape economically, because the international banking cartel is a criminal mob. They control all the big banks, the Federal Reserve (which controls our economy 100%); and thus, can and have easily steal your home by tampering with interests rates and deceptive loan practices that entrap people (the Adjustable Rate Mortgage scam). Boy that makes me angry what the banks did to tens-of millions of Americans!!! Hell will be hot.
Tens-of-millions of foreclosures and short-sales were all caused by the banks. In a short-sale, the value of a person's home drops so far that it's not even worth the loan on the home. It's much cheaper just to walk away and give the home to the crooked bank. Homes that cost $275,000 just 5-years ago are now selling for $100,000 in many places across America. It's cheaper for people who bought homes 5-years ago to abandon everything and start over. The banks win, you lose! The mainstream newsmedia won't touch the criminal Federal Reserve scandal with a 10-foot pole. Instead, they want to obsess with Anthony's Weiner's dirty pictures on a social network.
Sadly, the American public loves it that way. They'd rather hear about and demonize a decent neighbor who snapped under financial pressure and killed his family; rather than expose the Wall Street criminal trash behind the deliberate economic depression of America who are sending our jobs overseas (deindustrialization), stealing our homes and bankrupting our federal government through deliberate and reckless debt-spending (which the traitors in congress keep approving by raising the debt-limit). They've looted tens-of-trillions of dollars. Hell will be hot!
Proverb 19:17, “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” What would you give to Jesus if He were homeless and hungry? Jesus said Luke 12:33, “Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.” Jesus said to sell our possessions so we can feed the poor.
I'm not against charities; I am against charities who pay their executives far more than the average American family survives on each year. Why do they need so much money? Red Cross and United Way each pay over $600,000 per year to their CEO's (and that's just one person in their administration). The Salvation Army pays $175,050 per year. That's not the image that the public is shown of a poor man putting his last dollar into a Santa Claus' pail.
Most people have no idea just how ethical God is, and how much He does care, and the extent to which He thinks about other's well-being. I love listening to the Bible on DVD. When I bought the Bible on DVD, read aloud by Alexander Scourby, I began to hear and learn things that I had never noticed by reading the King James Bible. There's just something special about HEARING the Bible being read aloud. Does not Romans 10:17 say that faith cometh by HEARING!!! Yes, indeed it does! If you don't already have the King James Bible on DVD, please get it and listen to the Bible being read regularly. You will be blessed so much as I have.
A Christian woman who cares about morality will wear modest clothing. Women who dress like prostitutes in mini-skirts, halter-tops, open-blouses and tight clothing... don't care about causing lust, ruining families, displeasing God, nor being judged in eternity for their wickedness. They don't have any faith in God. They don't fear God, just as Romans 3:18 says most people don't. They don't care because they don't believe. If we have faith that there's a real God in Heaven, Who is keeping track of every decision that we make, and we'll have to give account one day for those decisions, then we're going to care about the things which we say and do (Romans 14:10-12).
It is so important that you care because everything else depends on it... how you treat yourself, your family, your neighbors, et cetera. A woman dresses modestly because she CARES. A mother doesn't abort her baby because she CARES. No caring woman kills her own flesh and blood. CARING is everything in life. A small handful of Washington D.C. politicians actually do the honest thing because they CARES (Dr. Ron Paul is one of them). Ron Paul CARES! That's what sets him apart from all the rest who are running for the U.S. Presidency.
A woman doesn't sit around gossiping on the phone because she CARES. A man doesn't look at pornography because he CARES. A father doesn't drink BOOZE because he CARES about his family. A teacher never gives up on any student because they CARE. Most teachers don't care if a couple students fail just so long as most do to make them look good. The beer cartel doesn't care if 10% of families are afflicted by booze, just as long as 90% can handle it and keep company profits rolling in. The Booze cartel don't CARE. CARING is everything. You either care or you don't.
It is so important that we care, for it is the foundation of everything else in our life. The Bible commands us as Christian believers to care about the THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRIST'S (Philippians 2:21). We ought to care about truth. We ought to care about justice. We ought to care about honesty. We ought to care about morality. We ought to care about others. Most people don't care anymore, because they've been desensitized by television, worldly music, the brainwashing newsmedia, indoctrinating Hollywood movies, liberal books and magazines, and apostasy in our churches that have lulled churchgoers into a comatose state of indifference.
Isaiah 51:7, “Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.”
I love Brother Hyles (1926-2001)! This sorry nation owes Pastor Jack Hyles a debt of gratitude that cannot adequately be expressed in words. Millions of people's lives have been saved from Hell, changed for God, and blessed tremendously under Pastor Hyles' 55-years of ministry. America needs a handful of preachers like Dr. Jack Hyles, who uncompromisingly preached against sin . . .
“Do you know what's wrong? Before you know it, you will turn to sin if you don't keep sin exceeding sinful. I'm not going to get to the place where I say, 'we at First Baptist Church look with disfavor on the movies.' No Sir! I'm going to say, 'That dirty Hollywood crowd is sending our nation to Hell.' I'm going to say, 'Young people, stay out of the movie houses! Stay out of them! Stay away from the Hollywood crowd! Stay away from the adulterous kind of sinful crowd, and turn your television off when one comes on.”
America could be brought back to God if preachers would start preaching again!
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The Bible tells us that salvation comes only to those who enter through the DOOR into Heaven. John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” This door is the STRAIGHT GATE which leadeth unto life...
Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
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