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The Muckraker & Faith

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1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

The Muckraker and Faith

The Muckraker & Faith

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2017 Richard St.James


This is a message from the messenger and is written to those who live in the 21st century.

The Muckraker & Faith

During the Vietnam War I requested that the old man [the Captain] of the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 grant me the opportunity to see the real navy by letting me spend some time on a “tin can”.

Definition: “Tin can” is U.S. Navy slang for a destroyer.

Within days I was helicoptered on high seas over the surging rear deck of the U.S.S. Wilson DDG-7, and I climbed down the rope ladder while the pilot hovered over the destroyer.

I was to find out really quickly what it was like to “reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man”!

Psalm 107:23-30

“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.”

Can you see this picture here of men reeling and staggering as drunken men?

1. People Are Reeling and Staggering The Muckraker & Faith

The condition of men has worsened [so much so] beyond the point of ever returning to good health.

[This sick condition will remain without the interruption of the Second Advent of Jesus Christ.]

“That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.” [Psalm 67:2]

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3. Looking Downwards and Never Looking Upward - 4. The Solution is FAITH: The Muckraker & Faith

Men always looking downward causes men in life to blow it and miss the boat to the most important things to obtain in life.

This thing of always looking downward [earthward], and never looking upward … upward to Heaven will cause a person to lose their marbles, so to speak.

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5. Faith Looks Upwards to Heaven The Muckraker & Faith

This substance allows one to see things that are not seen.

There are things out there that are not seen with the natural senses. Faith enables a supernatural sense to things that are invisible.

The measure of faith one has determines the clarity of this supernatural vision.

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1. People Are Reeling and Staggering

2. The Misinterpreted Phenomenon

3. Looking Downwards and Never Looking Upwards

4. The Solution is FAITH:

5. Faith Looks Upwards to Heaven