This message was presented on December 22, 2013 as a part of the Advent series. May you experience the Joy of His Presence!
The middle class has always been the strength of the United States, but current trends are destroying it to create “elites” and the poor, who are dependent on these “elites.” That is just the way things were in the Roman Empire in Jesus’ day. The Roman Republic, begun in B.C. 508, became the Roman Empire around B.C. 27 with the rise of the Caesars as the Roman Empire. The wealthy elite of that day shared gifts of gold jewelry and trinkets. Continue reading