For most He is the bitter pill, the tough love, the strange medicine, the road rejected. He is our rage and our rejection. He is our mock and our ridicule.
The American Church is hemorrhaging. The foundation upon which all morality springs is cracking like an egg. If Christians can no longer recognize or defend the truth we can expect the bloodletting to continue. Only a super-sized moral tourniquet can stop the oozing from the body of America. Somewhere along the line we stopped thinking generationally.
Have you heard of the Canary in the coal mine? You know it is that allusion to caged canaries that miners would carry down into the mineshafts with them. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide leaked into that shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. The death of the canary provided a warning to exit the tunnels immediately. Is there a canary in the coalmine for a country or for a society?
On the eve of Obama's decree we stand at the threshold of entering a new day here in America where - with a swipe of the pen - millions of illegal aliens will be made legal and invade this nation with a heart that withstands our constitutional republic, English language, Judeo/Christian heritage and rule of moral laws. Does this sound harsh to you do-gooders of lawlessness out there? Think again my friends, this act has absolutely nothing to do with helping children or individuals but it only seeks to destroy America, divide Americans and to incite law abiding American citizens to rage and reaction.
Those who study the Bible are aware of a principle called The Law of First Mention. We could have saved America some serious headaches had we simply followed this law.
We tend to have a Sunday School version of Jesus - meek and mild, never did anything to upset anyone, never said a word that ruffled anyone’s feathers, always perfectly met the social expectations of His times and was never in hot water with the authorities, neither the civil authorities nor the religious authorities. That Sunday School version of Jesus is in sharp contrast with the realities we are confronted with in a careful reading of the Gospel accounts.
It's easy to literally and brutally tear a precious life in pieces, if evolution is true and Jesus is a lie. What is not easy is to ignore the historical, archeological, natural and empirical evidences for Biblical truth.
I know the Republicans just won a massive landslide victory all across the nation, but it will not stop the judgment that is clearly falling on America. There is no political fix for the corruption that infects the soul of this country. The message God repeatedly sends to His people is to repent of our sins, humble ourselves before Him, and prayerfully seek His face. Only then is there any hope of His healing for our land.
Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? - James 2:20 This passage from the Book of James was read in church yesterday, and it got me thinking. As Christians, we usually consider this piece of Scripture in light of matters of faith, and we should do precisely that. But does its application end at the door going outside the church building, or does its applicability end with theological matters? Or is it also applicable in the world of government and politics?
Every law is the legislation of morality. When people deny this is so, they usually are confusing the terms. Yes, it is true that we cannot change someone’s heart, we cannot force them to faith in Christ by legislation, yet every piece of legislation crafted is expressing that one thing is right and something else is wrong. One thing is just, something else is unjust. One thing is good and something else is evil. It is all an expression of the values of the legislator.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964