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Steve Sappington CommunicationsMarch 2011






Happy March, Everyone!


Rather than roaring like a lion, March came to Waco today like a gentle lamb!  For those of you who are receiving this newsletter for the first time, welcome!  I usually add my Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn connections to my monthly newsletter.  Many, but not all, of the topics I discuss have a spiritual and/or financial bent.  But I've been known to cover a wide range of topics, depending on world events.  If you don't enjoy the newsletter, you can "Unsubscribe" below.


In light of the many demonstrations and riots both here and abroad, I thought that this month I would share an excerpt from Day 28 of my book, Today's WORD on Money™.  This chapter emphasizes that there are elements of truth AND deception on both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum.  As usual though, God has a better way!  (Keep in mind, I wrote this in mid-2008!)



3 World Views


Is anyone besides me ready for the political bickering in America to tone down? I understand that disagreements won't end, since we have Freedom of Speech, but now most "civil discussions" have been replaced by shouting matches, with all participants rudely interrupting each other. That is not how our parents and grandparents taught us to behave! Please allow me to share some insights into how we can complete instead of compete.


I wish I could share this word picture with every U.S. citizen who is now or is soon to be of voting age. Picture an equilateral triangle with two corners at the bottom and one at the top, like a pyramid.[1] Let's label the top corner "Transcendent." Call the bottom left corner "Left," and the bottom right corner "Right." Now let's explore 3 major worldviews.


The "Transcendent" worldview originated in the Judaic culture and now resides mainly in the Judeo-Christian religious sector. Proponents of this worldview hold that God or some creative force is the ultimate authority or owner. "Transcendent" proponents believe that funding should come from donations.


The "Left" worldview originated with the Greeks and now resides in the public sector. Proponents of this worldview hold that government should be the ultimate authority or owner. "Left" worldview proponents believe that funding should come from taxes.


The "Right" worldview originated with the Romans and now resides in the private sector. Proponents of this worldview hold that acquisitors or entrepreneurs should be the ultimate authorities or owners. "Right" worldview proponents believe that funding should come from investments and/or profits.


So the "right" proponents say something like, "If it's to be, it's up to ME," while the "left" says, "If it's to be, it's up to WE," and the "transcendent" says, "If it's to be, it's up to HE (God)." But further study of God's Word reveals that all 3 views contain truth. In fact, if and only if the "transcendent" view is your "Big Picture," then the 3 views can, and in fact, must work together. Making either the "left" or the "right" one's primary worldview causes distortions that will ultimately result in unfairness, failed human endeavors and failed systems of government.


However, if (and only if) we acknowledge that God is the ultimate authority, then the 2 other perspectives are necessary components: 1) from the "right," we realize that each of us needs to do our part in God's Kingdom; 2) from the "left," we realize that we all need to work together as the Body of Christ to bring about God's purposes for this planet, and for each person on earth. But when any political party tries to take God out of the equation, that party is ultimately doomed to fail. If God is omitted and the "left" prevails, socialism or communism eventually result and ultimately fail when they provide no individual incentives. Likewise if God is omitted and the "right" prevails, then as unbridled capitalism results, kindness and mercy are lacking, and pure greed eventually brings the country to ruin.


I don't know about you, but in recent years I have sadly watched many "solutions" from both the "left" and the "right" continue to fester, because God was not included in the solution. These observations were an additional incentive for me to write this book.


[1]This worldview illustration comes from the book Faith and Finances by Gary Moore.





For any of you who wonder about the meaning of all the recent unrest in the Middle East, I encourage you to attend the upcoming Prophecy Conferences over the next 7 weeks.  Especially if you live within driving distance of Arlington, TX, I believe that you'll be glad you attended.  If you can't make it, Robert's presentations will be recorded, so you can order them by calling his office in Fort Worth at (817) 850-9990.  Robert Mawire is a gifted speaker, and he speaks from a Biblical perspective, rather than from a political or historical perspective.  As he says, "Prophecy is God's way of telling His people tomorrow's headlines."








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13 March

Islamic False Peace with Israel

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20 March

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Islam the Seventh Head of the Beast of Revelation

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3 April

Islamic and the Compromised Church Alliance

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Political Correctness, the Apostasy of the Last Days



10 April

Islamic Claim to Jerusalem Source of Conflict

Temple Mount Ground Zero in the Final Battle



17 April

Islamic Alliance with Gog

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