Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Reformation Day!

Monday will mark the 499th anniversary of the beginning of what can be considered the most momentous event that took place in the church since the first century: The Protestant Reformation. I like to celebrate Reformation Day simply because it reminds me that, where it not for the courageous men who took on the Roman Catholic establishment, we today may not know half of what we know about the Bible. Up to that point, the Catholic hierarchy had so suppressed the knowledge of the Scriptures, that few were in the know about some of the cardinal doctrines of the faith.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Sweet Face of Death!

“What was once condemned must now be accepted. What was once accepted must now be condemned. Those who were at one time condemned must now be celebrated.” J.A. Hobson
As anyone who listens to or watches news broadcasts, especially CNN or FOX, knows, our American society is increasingly becoming “Europesized.” Europe long ago abandoned any pretense of being a “Christian Society” and is now more and more sold out to the progressive agenda of sexual freedom and anything goes morals. Of course, as with so many who are sold to sin, the mounting problems European countries are encountering, from the Islamic sectors’ failure to assimilate to the ever more common terrorist attacks, are blamed on everything except their obvious reason: sin.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Love For Our Countrymen

My wife and I had a little date night recently and as I contemplated the folks that we saw during our time out, an interesting thought came to my mind. I was reminded of Paul’s heartfelt cry in Romans 9:1-5: “I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.”