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Do You Have a Pilgrim’s Mindset?

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November 26, 2020 7:00 pm

Do You Have a Pilgrim’s Mindset?

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November 26, 2020 7:00 pm

In a bygone era in America, it was widely affirmed that the Pilgrims’ founding of Plymouth Colony in New England and the self-governing principles of the Mayflower Compact that they agreed to prior to arriving in 1620, were the foundation of our government “of, by, and for the people” that has made this country unique and great.

But then New York Times decided in their “1619 Project” that America was actually founded the year before the Pilgrims arrived when the first black slave was brought to America. In other words, the American story is really about racism rather than religious liberty.

The definition of pilgrim is one who “journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.” Peter uses the term for fellow believers saying in his letter, “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims…”

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You have a pilgrims mindset that is the question will discuss today right here on the Christian worldview radio program were the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ and David. We are hosting our website is the Christian worldview.or will thanks for joining us this Thanksgiving weekend on the Christian worldview. Hope you and your loved ones had a very nice Thanksgiving. Despite all of the attempts by the media to not even have a Thanksgiving this year.

In light of the coronavirus but do hope you were able to have a nice Thanksgiving thanking God for all the blessings we received in life well beyond the confusing and chaotic year we've had the trials we've had in this country.

Each of us has so much to be thankful for, especially if you are one listening today that has been open had their eyes open to the gospel and how to be right with the God who created you, we have so much to be thankful for. So thank you for joining us today you in a bygone era in America. It was widely affirmed that the pilgrims founding of Plymouth colony in New England and the self-governing principles that they wrote in their Mayflower compact, the good that the agreed to before arriving in 1620, that those were the foundation of our government of the people by the people and for the people that that has made the United States of America unique and a great nation but then along came the New York Times and they decided in their court." 1619 project that America was actually founded the year before the pilgrims arrived when the first slaves were brought to the Virginia colony. In other words, the American story is really about racism it's built on that the oppression of peoples rather than what the pilgrims came for for religious liberty religious freedom. Another definition of a pilgrim is quote one who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons and that idea of a pilgrim is also used in Scripture by Peter in his letter to fellow believers when they were suffering persecution. He says beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims so there's a sense that the Christian life is a pilgrim life where were passing through were on a cortical religious journey were not a citizen of this place were were passing through data on a pilgrim journey for quote religious reasons that exactly describes the Christian life. So what is it mean to be a pilgrim Christian and have a pilgrim mindset. Who were the American pilgrims will get into that today. What did they believe and how does their worldview compare with ours essay Christians today.

Do we have that pilgrim mindset so I hope you'll join us for the entire program today this Thanksgiving weekend on the Christian worldview. As we discuss and examine that the mindset of the pilgrims on why Christians today could use a whole lot more of it before we get into that topic you want to give an update on some things going on with the election. We are continuing to to follow this this story that's percolating under the surface here in our country. I watch Pres. Trump on Thanksgiving evening, did a press conference say that this is the most some people are telling him that this is the most important thing he's done in his entire presidency is looking into whether there has been our election fraud and try to have our elections in this country free and fair he thinks is the biggest story of our lifetime. Tonight I would agree with that if if it in fact it is true, and it is proved, and in court that there has been such widespread voting fraud in this country that elected Joe Biden to be our presumptive President-elect rather than reelecting Pres. Trump that is the biggest police political geopolitical news story of a century and so that's why we continue to to focus on the story to to some degree, not we, there's a few soundbites I want to play service started with Pres. Trump's has a legal team with Sydney Powell is a well-known attorney, Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, and also an attorney, and Jenna Ellis, who is this another attorney sees that these these three folks together and wrap the election. Sydney Powell, one of the attorneys we play the sound by previously but think it's worth playing again because it sort of stuck a a spear in the ground or drew a line in the sand for what is at stake your made allegations that are just unavoidable in office were allowed to read their elections.

This is stunning, heartbreaking, infuriating, and the most unpatriotic acts I can even imagine for people in this country to have participated and in any way shape or form. And I want the American public to know right now that we will not be intimidated.

American patriots are found up with the corruption from the local level to the highest level of our government and we are going to take this country back. We are not going to be intimidated.

We are not going to back down. We are going to clean this mess up now. Pres. Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and we are going to reclaim United States of America for people who vote for freedom. Kayla Sydney Powell and those are unbelievable allegations she's making at this election was stolen.

Pres. Trump one of the landslide that was set a couple weeks ago and of course that set off a storm of response and resistance and so the country doesn't know what to and I don't know what what what took place.

Whether all this is is true or not, will what she saying there is either true or false and so the other side of course is either not even covering it all just trying to sweep everything through an old Pres. or a VP elect Biden's next president.

There's nothing to see here just your euro crazy person.

If you believe that there could be enough widespread fraud to turn this election one way or another. But even Republicans like Chris Christie, the former governor of New York. Hee hee it is before he even knows the evidence he's pushing back on the notion that there could be widespread voting fraud that could impact the outcome of the election of godly evidence of fraud prove that the and what happened here is quite frankly, the conflict in the present legal team has been a national embarrassment. Sydney Pollack using Gov. Brian Of a crime on television, yet being unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the evidence that she supposedly has. This is outrageous, but a lawyer and noticed work they will do it inside the courtroom. They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom. They don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud came to stop it there. But just think about that. He doesn't know the evidence and he's expecting that these lawyers for the president bring out all the evidence in and try the case in the court of public opinion in the media.

Why would they do that once they put all the other evidence out there it's going to be misinterpreted in and twisted and that's not the important person or people to appeal to each of the just the general public or the media you try to convince them to try to convince a court of law was to look at the election so there are few very smart, not to present the evidence to the media preserved and be doing and Courtney are doing in court will Greg Jarrett from Fox news said exactly that they should not be giving it to the general public.

While the unabashed arrogance of the meeting was on full display today as they were demanding to see the evidence.

They're not entitled to see the evidence, evidence is presented in a court of law.

Eyewitnesses affidavit sworn under penalty of perjury. That's how the legal process goes.

So as Giuliani pointed out he has to go state-by-state. It takes time is taken two weeks to gather that evidence and now he is going about the arduous task of presenting a judge by judge jurisdiction by jurisdiction, but look where you have blank ballots that are assigned names, thousands of them and then filled in with votes when you have thousands of backdated ballots when you have ballots that don't match valid voters when you have ballots that don't match signatures and importantly where you have the integrity of voting machines and the critical software called into serious question because there's a back door that allows tens of thousands of votes to be transferred from one candidate to another instantaneously with the click of a mouse of the stroke of a keyboard. These need to be looked to at in a court of law.

That's how the process works.

Of course the media could be searching for this evidence on their own that they wouldn't do that because that would jeopardize their correlation of their chosen candidate Joe Biden, and it would be the responsible journalistic thing to do, and they've proven they won't do it. That was said so well that there's no reason the media has to see any of the evidence. They're not important, nor do they even want to look into it because there 99.9% in favor of Joe Biden. I want to know. They rather to salve him. They don't care and but these things do need to be looked into and again I'm not taking aside here.

I think there's lots of compelling evidence from what these lawyers are saying in the in the that the case is being put in the courts now just think with thanksgiving day or the day before that the legal team. I put some challenges in Michigan. I believe in one other state. A camera made it was Georgia. This needs a play itself out.

We we really you if you're going be praying for one thing right now if politically speaking. Pray that these challenges all these election diesel allegations of election fraud and in a flawed election can be fairly litigated in our courts. We need to know this country needs and otherwise if we go into another four years of up of a presidency where half the country thinks was stolen. Talk about divided finger divided before and if we don't free and fair elections. We don't have what the pilgrims came here to start is very connected to the pilgrims because they they came here to form a government by the consent of the governed.

Other words of the people. Okay, before it was all about the King would decide who was in charge of people had no say and if we have no say in our election because elections are rigged or flawed or fraudulent. Then we've gone back to the situation that the pilgrims came from where they had no impact over their political situation. Now you're going to hear this as it's all who you listen to in the media. If you listen to one side of the media how you are going to only be getting is one view of this, you believe to be getting that there is no fraud.

This is overstated. Here's Brian Stelter from CNN what he had to say about that. This is what you'll hear if you just listen to CNN mainstream media MSNBC read the major newspapers Washington post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, here's what you're going out your here to go to hear that works election is over course within the prodrug media universe is still far from want to sell you a new way of interpreting these lies and they are a lot about mass voter fraud machine rigging in a crazy global conspiracy theory advanced by Trump lawyers. Some of the biggest shows on Fox News are still giving ample airtime to trump debt under, including members of his own family. The facts are the facts. Biden's when is been certified, conspiracy is just like from anti-media enemy of the people smear. It's a slow acting poison that is crippling the American body politic election.

The nihilism is like a middle finger to democracy. So you tell me who you should trust should you listen to Sidney Apollo said there is massive voter fraud that that trump one of the landslide. This election was stolen or should you listen to Brian Stelter and the rest of CNN, saying that this is election nihilism and who the facts are the facts someone is wrong.

They both could be wrong. Were going to have to find out in the court and very necessary to do so and more soundbites were not really get to them because I want to get next to our next segment directly into a couple of articles that were written about the pilgrims and our true founding the New York Times a try to change the founding of America, not from 1620 when the pilgrims arrived, but to 16/19 and would come back for dinner get into a couple of very interesting articles about the pilgrims who they were, why they came here and how it's actually very relevant today and whether we as believers today have the same kind of mindset that they do eliciting the Christian worldview more after this.

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As we talk about having a pilgrim mindset and we will continue to follow this very important story of election fraud in whether the evidence presented can be proven in court and whether it changes the course of our history and even this election so will be praying the truth comes out on that other two articles that I came across this this week that she a friend is a family member text you sent to me about the pilgrims I think were are a really good that I would. That will remind us of what this country was founded on founded on it in light of the fact that there this year especially means been going on for a while, but this year just really came out that there is a large part of this country, maybe a majority but a large part a significant part what to say, that believes this country is a terrible place were are colonizing oppressive, racist, systemically racist peoples from our very beginning, and that all white people homophobic, founded us and are perpetuated these unjust principles for our society ever since the first slaves you arrived in 1619. And so I think it's helpful to be reminded really what the truth is about our founding, and to be reminded every year. We need reminders sometimes from year to year.

I will read something about the pilgrims in the Puritans one Thanksgiving by the next thing seem entrancing that what was that again it just like Scripture. This is why the Bible constantly urges us to be in God's word to be reminded of certain things because we all just have minds that cannot store information and be impacted by lust were relatively frequently being immersed in this kind of thing. So this first article came from Rebecca Mansoor.

She is the senior editor at large for Breitbart news, which is a conservative website online in the title is why we chose 1620 as the year of our true founding not 1619 and she writes there appear to be few commemorations, parades or festivals to celebrate the pilgrims this year, perhaps in part because revisionist charlatans of the radical left have lately claimed the previous year. 1619 as America's true founding that was said by Sen. Tom cotton cotton of Arkansas, a Republican from Arkansas last week in a speech honoring the pilgrims as the 400th anniversary. By the way this year of the pilgrims. It has that been ahead if you notice that by the way, has that been really made popular that this is the 400th anniversary of the landing of the pilgrims in this country. I would ask you didn't even realize that I had heard anyone say until I started reading some of the articles this week in preparation for the program.

The article goes on to say, the revisionist charlatans he was referring to are the authors of the New York Times. 1619 project which commemorates the year that the first ship arrived in the Virginia colony carrying African slaves recognizing the significance of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery is certainly worthwhile and it is but the 16, 19 projects. Authors went beyond recognition and sought to. This is important word re-frame all of American history around the events of 1619 and for this they have been roundly criticized by historians who decry their many inaccuracies and revisionist interpretations, including for example their claim of the American revolution seven late 1700s was fought in order to preserve slavery in the colonies.

Everything is thing seem to zipper the prism of one's skin color and race that's critical race theory and it's taking over in this country, and at times op Ed rebutting the critics Nicholas got yet argues that the 1619 product radically challenges our core narrative of American history by refuting the notion that the story of the US is a gradual unfolding of freedom. Instead, than the 16, 19 projects. Authors describe a nation which are racism is persistent and protean white supremacy shape shifts through the nation's history, finding new forms to continue the work of subjugation and exclusion. I just think this is very interesting that the worldview were dealing with today in America. This whole thing that really came totally to mainstream with the death of George Floyd here in Minneapolis that were systemically racist country goes all the way back to what were talking about this Thanksgiving weekend that they believe that 1619 was the founding of the country and now they're perpetuating this myth in their teaching it to Americans all over you can see the consequence of that people believe this and other words they think back to the article they think Abraham Lincoln got it wrong when he said our nation was conceived in liberty, they think it was conceived in racism and now there is a push to incorporate the 1619 project. Here's the insidious part into school curriculums to assist the woke revisionist who are already hard at work rewriting our history. One schoolchild at a time, just as they've been busy for years now, reframing the history of the pilgrims and Thanksgiving to unlearn the quote myth of Thanksgiving. Educators are seeking ways to help students appreciate colonial oppression of native peoples and the violence that ensued from it that are article helpfully includes a video of PBS news hour. Judy Woodruff, explaining that the quote quintessential feel-good holiday of Thanksgiving actually quote perpetuates a myth and dishonors native Americans the story of Thanksgiving fares even worse on college campuses where students are taught that it should be commemorated as quote a national day of mourning. Now today for food, family football and I'll add thankfulness is just kind of based off the genocide of the indigenous people said one student at Minnesota's McAllister College. The history of the holiday is obviously not the best.

It's very violent and oppressive set another sorry. No, the article writes this left-wing narrative of Thanksgiving is historically inaccurate garbage. We know who the pilgrims are and what they did because they meticulously documented everything for posterity. There are two original documents that we walk into their William Bradford's Bradford's Journal and there's another one I can't remember who wrote it. That was among them.

We have original documents from that time, we need to resist this. This is taking over the country. This is even infecting churches. This whole idea of systemic racism. This this whole myth of of that we need to teach our kids the truth about who were the pilgrims and why they came years are going on with the article Adams John Quincy Adams I believe explains the pilgrims were the antithesis of cruel or racist conquerors seeking to vanquish and plunder. Instead, they were illustrious by their intrepid valor no less than by their Christian graces their glory has not been wafted over oceans of blood to the remotest regions of the earth. They have not erected to themselves. Colossal statues upon pedestals to provoke an insult that the tardy hand of heavenly retribution. But there is was the better fortitude of patients in her heroic martyrdom there is was the gentle temper of Christian kindness. The rigorous observance of reciprocal justice, the unconquerable soul of conscious integrity that is a mean the pilgrims were perfect people. That doesn't mean they never came in conflict, like any peoples doing one people bumps up another against another people we know that's the case, but we also know that there is a complete lie that these people came over here out of you know racial oppression and to conquer and to commit genocide to the indigenous peoples of America. The article goes on to say the pilgrims were devout Christians, and, much like evangelical Christians today. Interesting. The link here. These Englishmen and women sought to live by a simpler biblical based faith modeled after the early church of the apostles. They want to live as a community that worship and work together but England and its established church had enacted laws that forbade religious gatherings in private houses isn't that interesting that the government in England was forbidding certain types of worship were seeing that today right here in America. Maybe not. Gathering your house.

Although, actually over Thanksgiving.

Certain governors are saying don't yet even here in Minnesota you only have one or two families together in a house there that literally restricting who you can have in your house. All because of the quote coronavirus. These laws basically for the pilgrims ability to practice their faith as a community. So in 1608. That's 12 years before they arrived in America and they were facing the threat of imprisonment for their faith.

The small community of pilgrims directly called separatist or dissenters fled England and settled in Holland which was known as a refuge for Protestant dissenters, but after living a decade among the Dutch in Holland. They realize was time to leave the old world of Europe altogether. In 1618. Europe was on the cusp of one of the most violent periods in its history. The conflict which became known as the 30 years war would pick Protestant and Catholic European powers against each other member of the Reformation Europe was split apart. There became Protestant and Catholic, and they're still battling a fighting against each other for the pilgrims. The impending cataclysm in Europe. Seems like the beginning of Armageddon. They felt the best course of action was to leave the old world behind and try to establish some holy remnant in the new one is not interesting as well. They were not too different that I think committed born-again Christians are today we see what's going on in the world today we see things falling into place in the world toward globalism toward strong government control you read what Scripture says about the end times and the return of Christ and what the world can be like led by the antichrist before Christ returns and we have some of the same thoughts and takeaways that the pilgrims were sensing from what the old world was to become in Europe and why they came to America last bit before the break, getting to the New World was the hard part.

This small community was, not wealthy. They were humble working class folks. They were pious husbands and wives with children seeking a place where they can worship in peace not adventurer seeking treasure and conquest in behalf of a monarch will take a break and come back live much more on the pilgrims and whether we today as believers have this same pilgrim mindset you listing the Christian worldview. I'm David. We David we hear host of the Christian worldview for over 15 years. Our mission has been to sharpen the biblical worldview.

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I just can't imagine what that was like me there is no there is no real establish. There was, of course, Indian tribes and so forth. But the land was basically how unimproved it was they were just wild wilderness, and you're coming here are nothing's mapped out. There is nothing no modern conveniences and use land on short you going to try to build buildings to live in and start find food and just live to survive. Having found a good haven. This is what William Bradford wrote would be the governor of this Plymouth colony of many many years. He wrote extensive diaries about their experiences of having found a good haven and being brought safely inside of land they fell upon their needs.

The pilgrims and bless the God of heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean and deliver them for all the perils and miseries of it again to set their feet upon the firm and stable earth there proper element that's about Bradford wrote of that particular moment. Only two people died.

It was a terrible journey, storms and all sorts of thing only two people died, but after that action.

After arriving is when the sickness set in. Again, there is another parallel thereto today with the coronavirus account number exactly what the illness was some sort of fever that they were all catching and only something like of the hundred and two that came over on the boat on the Mayflower. Only 52 survived through the winter and by the way, there were other non-pilgrims on the boat that they considered strangers who are not believers who work on a part of them. So it wasn't just like a group of people of like mindedness. There was that. But there are also those that they had to interact with that there were just coming for other purposes to the country but they had to figure out a way to live together.

That's with the Mayflower compact comes in the course and there were the sailors and the captain and that's her thing to so this was a a a mixed group, not just you know what William Bradford ceiling over himself, bringing just his own people on the Mayflower. The article continues by saying the jubilation was short-lived for landing here this soon discovered they were over 200 miles off course your way to the north of where they were intending to go there, intending to go to Virginia and what's worse, it was almost winter in Massachusetts.

Bradford writes having this past the vast ocean, that sea of troubles. The pilgrims had no friends to welcome them, nor Ian's to entertain and refresh their weatherbeaten bodies nor houses much less towns to repair two men. Nothing these people loved love is our motivation's life is always between what we love more. They loved the idea of having a freedom to worship God more than they loved just living guide you get that they loved the idea the concept that they will be free to worship in the new new the new world despite the dangers, and even dying more than they love. Just the idea of being comfortable living back in England, blending in the article concludes by saying it was clear to them that the only thing binding them to this governing document. The Mayflower compact given that the second was their own consent as the ones being governed by they created a body politic out of the consent of those who were aboard the ship and they had the foresight to realize that they should and could do that. This historical this true historical event taking place, nearly 2 centuries.

The signing of the Mayflower compact before the signing of the Declaration of Independence embodied a fundamental American value. The belief that government is based on the consent of the governed, and this does that, it's all merely from that column, but this is why taking it back to the very beginning of the program today. This is why election fraud is so important for us to be aware of and for the truth to come out on because if you don't have fair elections.

You don't have consent of the governed. You have the consent of the governed as to who our political leaders are you no longer are constitutional Republic and that's why it is so important that was the uniqueness they before they come out of a world in which they're basically a tyrant or a dictator, a king would would govern everyone there is no elections. They had no say in who govern them at all know people. It didn't even know that for for human history. Basically, but these pilgrims are the wonder said we can we can do that we can have a consent of the people, the people can have a say in who governs them.

But if you've election fraud and there's vast a rigging and stealing of elections will you no longer have that anymore and that's why it's it's so important okay so let's get quickly drive a whole lot of time left today to that. The second article. Again there both linked@thechristianworldview.org and I would encourage you and your family to sit down and read these columns this week or this weekend. Take some time to do so because you know what you're gonna learn a lot and scan of make some things fit together in your mind about what who we are as a people. What the lies being told us today by the mainstream culture and the media about our on us being at your racist, oppressive people, and so forth. I give you an idea of who the pilgrims actually are. The second article is that more and that the religious and political views of the pilgrims on why that's important in this article is entitled how reformed theologians commitment to self-rule again consent of the governed, and resisting tyranny helped form America, and this is by Mark David Hall of the Federalist. It's it's a good website to go for conservative columns in a news before getting Eric, I just want to read them. The Mayflower compact computer but Rick X you read the Mayflower compact night. I thought it was summing along document like the Constitution or is not that well is like one paragraph long, and here it is. Here's the Mayflower compact that was signed on the Mayflower before they arrived. It was a compact agreement that everyone on board was to be part of this new colony by what this is, pilgrims, Christians and those who weren't interested in those kinds of things are coming for the reasons they all had to live. They knew they needed government. I'll tell you why in a second. So here's the Mayflower compact in the name of God Amen know so they refer to first at the first line in the name of God Amen we whose names are underwritten. The loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord King James the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King defender of the faith, etc., having undertaken for our glory of God. The advancements of the Christian faith and the honor of our King and country of voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia and that's what they thought they were going do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one another covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic for our better ordering and preservation in furtherance of the ends, aforesaid, and by virtue here of, to enact constitute an frame. Such a just and equal laws, ordinances ask constitutions and offices from time to time as as be thought most meat inconvenient for the general good of the colony onto which we promise all do submission and obedience. That's it. That's all it is this another organ of Bergen to band together, we need some form of limited government for our common good. Were agreeing to be under those leaders that we elect. That was really the start of the United States what what this American experiment is sort concludes by saying in witness thereof. We have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod 11 November in the year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King James of England, France and Ireland. The 18th and of Scotland, the 54th 1620 sold November 11 16, 2400 years ago this month, the Mayflower compact was signed by these men on board and that started really the deed the American the unique American experiment in self-government. Now they understood a few things that you can just read that paragraph of the Mayflower compact the understood just a couple things that that is very telling about their worldview, number one, they believe that God is his sovereign in the affairs of life in the name of God Amen everything was about God having undertaken for the glory of God. The advancements of the Christian faith. They were all about living their lives in honor of a sovereign God over the affairs of men does number first thing the understood obviously the second thing the obviously understood is that man is to be subject to the rulers, God has ordained even though they were fleeing the king and there flee the religious persecution in England and elsewhere. They still knew that it's okay to flee, but they still know that were to be obedient to be subject to the rulers that God has ordained. They mentioned the king several times in this document very reverently. By the way, not not in a way that we hate this man, but they wanted to flee his his tyrannical jurisdiction so they can worship in freedom, but they still understood that were to be served subject to rulers when those rulers are not telling us to do things that God specifically has said that rulers shouldn't tell us to do. And the third thing they understood was in. This is important.

That man has a sin nature and needs limited government. In other words, they realize their own sin nature say they realize going into the New World that you leave a bunch of sinners on your network. Puritans were Christians were still sinners, we have other people who are not even probably saved and we need some sort of government because otherwise working to be at each other's throats. We need some government not up tyrannical top-down government. We need a limited government, and that's what we did.

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What you join us. Her website connected with the ministry of Christian reviews the Christian world you.org and I want to read the passage from first Peter two were were Peter is is is writing to believers who are being terribly persecuted for their faith. And this is where he brings up this idea of the Christian life.

Being a pilgrim life, he says, but you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood first Peter to a holy nation, his own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his marvelous light. Now he's writing here to those who love put their trust their faith in who Jesus Christ is and what he did for them on the cross. These are true born-again Christians as is in a general writing to all people. This is to specifically to those who are followers of Jesus Christ, who were once, not a people, but now are the people of God. There is a difference unity of the year, you're either you're either a child of God. Are you still you may not even know your your child of Satan.

That's the way the Bible divides all of mankind were all born in our dead in our trespasses and sins, and what were children of Satan and it's only three when God opens her eyes to understand the truth and the saving nature of the gospel, the good news about who Jesus Christ is in his substitutionary atonement for us on the cross and we come to repent and believe in that that we go from being a child of Satan, to becoming a child of God, and that's what Peter writes her tour once, not a people, but are now the people of God who had not obtained mercy before hand, but now have obtained mercy in years. We brings in the pilgrim part. Verse 11 chapter 2 first Peter below. Beloved, I beg you as sojourners traveler and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles the unsaved that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they observe glorify God in the day of visitation. Other words abstain from fleshly lust and do good works. This is a mark of the pilgrims, by the way the early Americans will see that in a second.

Therefore, verse 13 submit yourself to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king is supreme, or to governors or as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good there. There is the there is the definition of what a government should do.

It should punish evil and praise good for this is the will of God, that by doing good.

You may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men as free yet not using liberty as a cloak for advice or sin, but as slaves of God honor all people love the brotherhood, fear God. Honor the king that is exactly what these early American pilgrims were like they that's how they saw themselves that they were a chosen generation, they were they were say. There, a holy nation that they knew they were still sinners. It went than think they're perfect people, but they were on a pilgrimage and they want to abstain from fleshly lust. They didn't want to be there when they knew sanctification was critically important to the Christian life and they knew that was important to submit to to do to the leaders that God had put in place but they want to religious freedom. That's why they left the old world and came here but they didn't lose their reverence or honor work for there there there there there honoring of those.

I got a put in political for authority, but they knew they needed some limited government to punish evil and praise good.

Now there is an article written by a pastor named Stephen Cole. I don't know him. He server the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship.

I think he's retired now, but I found this article online that he wrote about the pilgrim life. He says what Peter wanted his persecuted readers to see that the Christian life is a pilgrim life we hear a aliens and strangers on this earth.

Peter shows us for things we must do to live as pilgrims set the limits pilgrims. There is a mindset to adopt a war to fight a lifestyle to maintain in a day to remember. McKenna briefly go over those last minutes of the program is your brings up very good points about these to live his programs.

There is number one, a mindset to adopt Peter says. Seeing yourselves is beloved by God. Also view yourself as an alien in stranger in this wicked world ailing the stranger use anonymously.

He writes they point to one who is a temporary resident or traveler in a foreign country, just passing through on his way to his home country. Such a person is a very different mentality about life than a permanent native has. That's the pilgrim life. This is not our home. Don't get too attached to this we have a heavenly home heavenly citizenship were passing through here. Yes, we need to interact with the you the residence here, but don't be impacted by their false worldviews in the way they live their lives are are were of your live medium impacted by the home that were going to and have a number two to live as pilgrims.

There is a war to fight in verse 11, he says, abstain from fleshly lust which war against the soul. To abstain means to hold oneself constantly back from waging war points to not a single battle, but to a military campaign. Every believer faces a lifelong struggle against these fleshly lusts, which, if you will. The two will take a person captive and destroy him. There is so little emphasis in today's evangelical church on the pursuit of sanctification of holiness of becoming like Christ. And so there's a really major problem with with professing believers being just like the world that's not what the pilgrim life is. It's a mindset to adopt runaway to our homeland in heaven. It's a war to fight against our fleshly lust number three is a lifestyle to maintain. Peter says that as pilgrims we are to maintain a lifestyle of attractive deeds even in the face of ugliness from those who are lost will result ultimately in glory to God. Which of the overall aim of the Christian life. In other words, we should do good deeds I one of I think it was Paul or Peterson.

Scripture remind them to be careful to engage in good deeds, that is the purpose of life, not personal peace and affluence and in gaining things and buying things, but to do good deeds number four to live as pilgrims.

There is a day to remember that the pastor writes for us. The point is that as pilgrims we keep that great day of visitation in view when we are going to meet our our God.

We live not knowing that one day. Now knowing that one day everyone must stand before God, either for commendation praise or condemnation judgment. Thus, we should seek to live with that day in view when were to stand before God so that we will hear well done, thou good and faithful servant.

As we live with that day.

In view, we should seek to persuade those who are on the road to condemnation to receive God's mercy before it is too late and I would just say if you're listening today and you're listening to this Thanksgiving broadcast of the Christian rule of you and you have maybe heard the gospel or never heard the gospel. You don't know what that what that is. This is the most important message in all of life that God created you to to know him and to be in relationship with them and to worship in your sin has separated you from God and will bring you before him in judgment. Someday the good news is, God sent his son Jesus to die for your sin, your sin can be judged through Christ, and that by repenting of your sin and believing in who Christ is and what he did for you. You can be forgiven and have eternal life and live this pilgrim life. I urge you to do that today. Thank you is more about that on our website.

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