A Biblical Guide to Making Stupid And Wise Decisions

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Today's Policy = "Everything I Disagree With Is Misinformation."

I am aware that if I make a stupid decision, it will bring pain into my life. Who needs pain? So I do everything I can to avoid making bad decisions.

The wisest king in the world was Solomon. God said: I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you. (1 Kgs. 3:12)

Step 1 – Solomon tells us that we need to hear both sides

The first to plead his case seems right until another comes and examines him. (Prov. 18:17)

We are living in a culture where only one side of the discussion is allowed on network news and social media (and even in some churches). Any countering views or cross-examination of this “government” position is NOT allowed. It is labeled misinformation, regardless of how well it is backed up by science and the facts of life.

Well, this ensures that one will not make a wise decision, because he does not have all the facts at his disposal. So what is one to do? In addition to being aware of the standard government message, which is available on all standard news stations, you will want to access alternative newscasters so you hear the cross-examination and alternative facts which have been removed from the “government’s message.”

Below are websites with alternative viewpoints - We don't need to agree with everything on these websites, however, it is valuable to hear both sides of an issue so we can make a wise decision.

General News - Largely Political but a wide spectrum of issues are explored

  1. FlashPoint - Two POWERFUL PROGRAMS EACH week. We watch both shows every week!
  2. Charisma News - Worldwide news with a Christian perspective
  3. Daystar TV  - Christian broadcasting with an emphasis on Faith
  4. The Western Journal – Excellent worldwide news
  5. The Epoch Times - Outstanding worldwide news from people who have fled China for freedom of speach
  6. EpochTV - News from a conservative stance
  7. Trunews - Worldwide news with a Christian perspective
  8. Gateway Pundit - Conservative news

Ways to get involved in political issues and bring healing to our land

  1. Intercessors For America - Be up to date on things to pray about
  2. Truth And Liberty Coalition - Excellent news with the belief the church should be involved
  3. Million Voices – How to get involved in saving our nation
  4. True The Vote - Guides you on how to become involved in the voting process and upcoming elections
  5. My Faith Votes - 25 million registered Christians don't vote! This MUST stop!
  6. Love Your Law - Helping Churches and Ministries Understand Law and Tax
  7. National Association of Christian Lawmakers - Bring Lawmakers Together to Support Biblical Principles
  8. GAP - The Great Awakening Project has a vision of creating and uniting leaders from the seven mountains

Health information 

  1. Coffee and Covid – A fun, encouraging morning read by an attorney about the absurdity of today's world
  2. Truth for Health Foundation - Resources galore
  3. Updated injury statistics from the government website VEERS PLUS studies galore
  4. America's Frontline Doctors - Trusted health information
  5. Natural News - Conservative, well-researched articles

How you can discover health remedies by doing trusted searches

  1. Dr Axe - Type any ailment in this search bar and TRUSTED, researched answers come up 
  2. Life Extension - Type any ailment in this search bar and TRUSTED, researched answers come up 
  3. Mercola - Type any ailment in this search bar and TRUSTED, researched answers come up 
  4. GreenMedInfo - Type any ailment in this search bar and TRUSTED, researched answers come up 

Public Schooling, family rights and homeschooling

  1. 1776 Project - a political action committee dedicated to electing school board members nationwide who want to reform our public education system by promoting patriotism and pride in American history
  2. Home School Legal Defense Association - Making Home Schooling Possible 
  3. Parental Rights – Protecting Children By Empowering Parents
  4. Moms For Liberty - Moms for Liberty is dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government. 

Documentary videos

  1. 2000 Mules Documentary - Watch with your own eyes, voting irregularities 
  2. Uniformed Consent - 2-hour documentary
  3. The Real Story of Jan 6 - a video documentary by Epoch Times

The Christian history of the United States

  1. WallBuilders - Christian history of America
  2. Heritage Guide to the Constitution - Free digital guide to the constitution

Legal assistance

  1. American Center for Law and Justice – News, petitions, legal help
  2. Rentz Law - fighting against government tyranny 

Step 2 – I need to have wise counselors

Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in an abundance of counselors there is victory. (Prov. 11:14)

We need several counselors who are biblically knowledgeable, sensitive to the Holy Spirit, lovers of truth, and who can provide insights from a variety of perspectives (i.e. not “yes men” who simply agree with me).

I like counselors who are extremely knowledgable in the field they are talking about and provide a different heart motivation than mine.

Five Main Underlying Heart Motivations which I want to hear expressed through my counselors: 

  1. Apostles - Heart for the whole
  2. Prophets - Heart for inspirational creativity
  3. Evangelists - Heart for convincing the unbelieving
  4. Pastors - Heart to love people
  5. Teachers - Heart to release truth

Ephesians 4:11-16 discusses these five as crucial for coming to maturity. Click here for a free profile to discern your primary heart motivations

Step 3 - It is the Spirit that leads us to truth

Who are the people who will never be able to come to the truth?

They did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. (2 Thess. 2:10,11)

Those who do not love the truth more than they want their own way or their own life are not going to experience salvation. Instead, they are going to experience deception. God is going to send upon them a deluding influence. I am assuming this will come in the form of a demon who will cloud their minds with lies and deceptions. At this point, logic will no longer work when talking to them, because their minds and hearts are veiled by demonic interference. One will need to bind the evil spirits before striking up a conversation. However, if they are not willing to repent and love the truth, they are clearly headed for destruction (2 Thess. 2:12). 

If I am not willing to lay down my life to follow Jesus, I am not worthy of Jesus (Matt. 10:38,39). Loving the truth means I will put truth above preserving my job, or my role in my church. I recall the church where I was saved would not allow musical instruments in the church. At age 16 I showed the elders that David in the Psalms commanded us to worship the Lord with instruments (Ps. 150:4). Their response was, "We don't do it that way." So I had the opportunity to be excommunicated or to drop my membership. I dropped my membership. This is the first of many such occasions where I have laid down my life for the truth. 

Make sure you are willing to lay down your life for the truth, so you are not sent a deluding influence that causes you to believe what is false.

Action step

Lord, I choose to love the truth above all else. I will lay down my life and my job for the truth. Lord, I will listen to the best sources on both sides of an issue before making up my mind. Lord, I will seek out multi-gifted counselors who love and know You and Your Word and Your Spirit and ask for their spirit-led counsel. I will listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit within my heart as You have promised that He will lead me into all truth.

I will not give in to negativity or fear or anger as the Most High is ruler in the realm of mankind (Dan. 4:17). I will forgive those who have sinned and pray that You deal with them according to Your justice (Ps. 94). Therefore I will hear Your voice, and process all anger before going to sleep at night (Eph. 4:26). I worship the true and the living God. I choose the lifestyle of joy and peace (Rom. 14:17). These emotions keep my body, soul, and spirit in good health, and they allow for the anointing of Your spirit to flow (3 Jn. 1:2; Ps. 133: 1-3). 

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