As a newly born-again Christian, I became involved with the Episcopal church. I was on fire for the Lord and eagerly shared all that I was learning with those in the church. Unfortunately, it all fell on deaf ears, and they eventually hated me. Mere Christianity I started a men's bible study that was surprisingly … Continue reading Deaf Ears
Looking for an interesting survey? Find out how they respond to, "How are you doing today?" You'll find almost everyone responds, "Good," or something like that. You would then assume that everything is OK. But, is it? Here's a sampling of US statistics that I pulled this morning. Anxiety 18%Depression 10%Alcohol Abuse 26%Marijuana Use 7%Social … Continue reading Everything is OK.
Many criticize the bible because it is so violent. Indeed, it is. The fact of the matter is, most is directed at the people he set aside to specially bless. I've heard many compare God to that of an abusive husband/father - of the worst kind! Is there any excuse for this God of violence? … Continue reading God of Violence
Louis Armstrong is long gone, but his music still impacts us. His most popular song, "What A Wonderful World," has been played over 315 MILLION times on Spotify. Here's a YouTube video of this song. One viewer commented, "Every time I lose faith in humanity I listen to this and a lil of it comes … Continue reading This World Is Sick.
God sent his prophets of old to warn the people, but they would not listen. The same is true with preachers today. Oh, that someone might hear! While it is true that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13), no one calls unless God changes them. We are … Continue reading That Someone Might Hear
I whiffed it yesterday. My daughter asked me about the problems of this country and the mess we are leaving future generations. I explained what a scourge inflation can be and how it would likely become a real problem for us. Wise fiscal and monetary policy is a byproduct of something else. We are to … Continue reading Boast In This
Everyone likes justice. The closer the harm, the more we desire retribution. How about when the perpetrator is someone we like or even a loved one? Then it's another story. We're thinking more along the lines of mercy rather than justice. How about when we are the guilty one? Like it or not, be sure … Continue reading Justice Will Be Served
You've seen them. The "No Fear" t-shirts. They are everywhere. We think this is a virtue, but it's not. We have no fear of God. That will be our demise. Look around. What once was shameful is now promoted and even celebrated. People are confused yet don't care that they are. Example, please. I'll give … Continue reading No Fear.
I recently went to another funeral. A guy I know remarked, "I've been to too many of these lately." I'm sure he has. My wife remarked that funerals have changed over time. They used to be somber events. Now, they are noisy with lots of people talking and laughing heartily. There is also lots of … Continue reading Another Funeral
I read something about death this morning that I would like to share with you. It was written by a man named Charles Spurgeon sometime in the middle to late 1800s. "Come, friend, I will talk to you personally again - young man, we shall soon grow old, or, perhaps, we shall die before that … Continue reading Death