Great Sermon! I got so tired of the so called Christian artist that produced music with 0 theology and dodged the hard subjects. The LORD saw fit to direct me to Shai Linne, Flame, Tripp Lee & Lacrae. There are Godly artists out there who dive deeper into Theology and explore the depths of our Savior.
Why not just make guns illegal to bring anywhere near a school? Severely punish anyone who does. We did it to stop the drugs in the schools and that worked just dandy. It boils down to this: the kids are UNPROTECTED , easy pickings for any nut with a knife, hammer, ball bat, gun etc. Force must be met by superior force. Herod killed two years and below, against an unarmed people.
Lurker, Agreed. You and I can spot a hireling. Young Christians, weak or lazy Christians are not prepared for wolves yet. Godly elders would not allow a wolf thru the door and would speedily toss him out at slightest suspicion. This is their duty and charge. As you correctly stated in these type of churched the membership , including false elders, deacons, bishops etc. search out and get what they want. And that is strong delusion.
The heavens declare the glory of God. I just came in from staring up into an absolutely gorgeous night sky in remote rural Alabama. No city lights to mess it up. Every star He created was showing off. Breathtaking.
Our pastor read this passage this morning from Matthew 2:16-18... In part. " then Herod became furious and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under." The total depravity of man was inherited by every every human being on the planet. Our Father is Light and Life. Satan is darkness and death.
"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must learn again to work, instead of living on public assistance." Cicero
If your pregnant, it's a baby. Ask any child. They are more "enlightened" on this subject that the adults. This number of murders is mind numbing and scary. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7
"...and Jonah, bruised and beaten- his ears, like two sea shells, still multitudinously murmuring of the ocean- Jonah did the Almighty's bidding. And what was that, shipmates? To preach the Truth to the face of Falsehood ! That was it ! This, shipmates, this is that other lesson; and woe to that pilot of the living God who slights it. Woe to him whom this world charms from Gospel duty! Woe to him who seeks to pour oil upon the waters when God has brewed them into a gale ! Woe to him who seeks to please rather than appal ! Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness ! Woe to him who, in this world courts not dishonor ! Woe to him who would not be true, even though to be false were salvation ! Yea, woe to him who, as the great Pilot Paul has it, while preaching to others is himself a castaway!" ............."delight is to him, who gives no quarter in the truth, and kills, burns, and destroys all sin though he plucks it out from under the robes of Senators and Judges. Delight,-top-gallant delight is to him, who acknowledges no law nor lord, but the Lord his God, and is only a patriot to heaven."
Excerpts from Herman Melville's classic " Moby Dick " chapter nine, "The Sermon".
All of us need to heed the warnings of our Father against fellowship with darkness.