Your Response to the 'Drivel' Letter - 09/05/2003

Ben and Jennifer,

Thanks for making an excellent point that is too often lost. Mankind's only hope of moving toward the "utopia on earth" that Lisa G. so greatly desires is for all men to come to know their God by receiving grace through the shed blood of Christ.

We have a world today filled with well-meaning people who think it is their primary purpose in life to "save the world" through the imposition of whatever their perceived utopian vision might be. It is a foolhardy notion, and frankly, outside of God, self-defeating. For every imposition of Lisa's vision on others, there will be a resentment that will be a cancer on her efforts, and will doom them to failure. We are powerless to press others to achieve our ends, however altruistically conceived.

From Psalm 127

(1) Unless the LORD (1) builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD (2) guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
(2) It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire late,
To (3) eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His (4) beloved (5) even in his sleep. (NASB)

I pray that the Holy Spirit will shed love, wisdom, and the illumination of the Word on Lisa such that she may come to understand how vain her efforts are outside the glory of God.



Amen! Thanks for the great email, Jef. I pray that Lisa will see your response.

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries