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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Election loss God’s veiled kindness?

Posted by Gary on November 20, 2012

“Behind a frowning providence, God hides a smiling face.” (William Cowper)

How do I as a Christian and pastor view the results of our recent national election in which our nation chose a President that supports infant murder and sodomy over a moral Mormon? Well, I would be lying if I did not say that I am grieved that America chose Barack Obama as its President again. Our nation is determined to perish and is consciously choosing our ruin, even voting for it. May God have mercy on us.

Would I have been comforted if Mitt Romney had won? Only minimally. I am afraid that American Christians have traded gospel righteousness for mere human morality. The simple truth is that Mitt Romney’s morality does not flow from Christ’s righteousness for Romney’s gospel is another gospel which is not from God and is to be condemned:

Galatians 1:6-8 “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”  WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

America at worship

Posted by Gary on November 27, 2010

1 Corinthians 10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”

If you can bear to watch it, here is America at its church worshipping its god. God help us.

Trusting in princes-redux

Posted by Gary on February 5, 2010

I find that the concern in me regarding today’s Christians and their political pursuits does not cease. I wrote an initial post entitled, “Trusting in Princes” to express my concern and revisit the topic today.

I understand fully that for now we are creatures of this world and much of our life must be taken up with the things of this world. We have to eat, work, sleep and have obligations that come from living in this world, this is all granted. Yet, the Bible commands the Christian to keep his focus, efforts and affections on the things above as much as possible (Colossians 3:1-2).What we think about, what we become joyful over or unhappy about reveals more than anything where we have placed our affections and trust.

I would ask Christians in our day to examine themselves to find out how much their thoughts, affections and trust are tied to the political happenings of this world compared to the things above and the gospel.

For example, how much do we find ourselves thinking about healthcare reform in comparison to thinking about how many people will die this day and enter eternity separated from Christ? How much time do we spend beefing up on political happenings compared to time beefing up on knowledge of Scripture, Christian living and theology? Are you more angry about the government czars appointed by the President than you are that 45,000,000 million babies have been slaughtered by our nation since the early 1970’s? Are you really angry about abortion? What have you ever done about it? How much do you know about the battle that surrounds abortion in comparison to what you know about the battles being fought in congress?

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Whose in trouble?

Posted by Gary on September 23, 2009

Psalm 2:1-4

  “Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them.”

This morning I attended a prayer at the flag pole event at the Christian School where two of my children attend. A number of people prayed as we stood around the pole including a couple of children. голова болит секс

I was struck as one child prayed thanking God for being able to attend a Christian school. I was especially struck with one statement in which the child said, “I thank you for going to school in a place where I can say “God” and do not have to get in trouble.”

I’m sure your mind goes to many places when you hear this as mine did. In particular I thought of the tragedy of this statement. I also thought of the defiance and rebellion that marks our country who dares to tell God where He may be spoken of or honored in His World. голова болит секс

I thought also of where the fear ought to lie and one day will. Be very afraid America as you deny and fight against the One, True God. Would you dare deny acknowledgement of the One who holds your temporal and eternal existence in His hands? You who have made children to feel they should be afraid to speak of God will one day be afraid when the Son of Man comes in His glory.

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Do we think that God does not see or hear? Do we think that He will relent forever? Do we think that somehow He needs America and therefore would not lay her in the dust as He has other nations that despise and reject Him?

America, your doom is sure if you do not turn from your path of defiance against God. There remains in the mercy of God a window of opportunity to be restored to God by turning from your rejection of Him but that window will not remain open forever. One day the Son of Man, the Son of God, Jesus, will return with iron scepter in hand.

Psalm 2:5-12 “Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.   ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’” 

Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!