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As

we

look

shaken

and

around

us

at

the

are

crumbling.

world,

History

we

see

shows

that

many

things

are

us

the

great

empires

being

of

the

past that have disappeared from the scene.

Change seems to be the order

of our day, too.

Perhaps more than ever before religious men are

drawing away from God. Many believe that the only God who ever existed is the “god” within them, that there is no power greater than man

himself.

And so we have the social religions

which are only concerned

with the world these things.

of

here

and

now.

Our

country

is

shaking

because

of

The whole world is shaking. The struggle between ideologies, the awakening of the poorer peoples to demand greater material things, the struggle to provide food for the exploding population, these things and things like them are causing the world to shake. Many people are afraid because everything in their world seems to be threatened.

Many people do not know that there are things within this world which cannot be shaken, basic things, important things. Most of our problems stem from man's short sightedness. We only see what is immediately before us. We can't see the forest for the trees. We think that there is nothing beyond this life. We don't realize that we are eternal beings created by an eternal living God. We are not properly oriented in our environment which is an eternal environment. Man needs to know that there are things which cannot be shaken and that these unshakeable things are the most important things in our lives. They give us a perspective on which to base the decisions of our lives.

What are these things which cannot be shaken? Hebrews tells us that we receive “a kingdom which cannot be shaken." We receive it from

the Living God.

The Living God is the first

unshakeable things.

Within this Living God is

and most basic of all the Living Father, the

Living Son, and the

Living

Holy Spirit.

Two more basic things which

God

has given us

are His

Living Word and His Living

Church.

These

things are with us now and they cannot be shaken.

They are eternal.

But, "Verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity," says Psalms 39: 5. Let us turn from the vain striving based on the mere thoughts of

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