What do you think about fire and brimstone preachers? Curiously, I was drawn to one while in college. Incredibly, this street preacher is still at it. Brother Jed and his wife, Sister Cindy. I guess they have quite the social media following, mostly in sarcasm. That's OK. There will be a few who truly hear … Continue reading Turn and Live
Yesterday, I read a story about the sentencing of a murderer. I wonder about the wisdom of letting violent offenders free in just a few years. We have laws and punishments, yet nobody seems to enforce them. Consistency would be benefit everyone. Only God is consistent. His laws and punishment are firmly established and do … Continue reading Consistency
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
Everything is OK.
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.
God of Violence
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
This World Is Sick.
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.
That Someone Might Hear
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
Boast In This
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
Justice Will Be Served
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.