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AMERICA DESTROYED

AMERICA IS BEING DESTROYED BY LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD                                  

Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

We would have to be blind not to see how far our nation has drifted from the teaching of the Word of God. This is why politicians, judges, professors, the Pope & etc. aimlessly lead our nation into darkness and debauchery. While these leaders deceive themselves and others because they claim to be Christians while they have no knowledge of the Word of God.

People confuse being religious to being a true Christian. This is the work of Satan to destroy our nation and the souls of mankind. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

When Satan tempted Christ, the Lord’s defense was simple “it is written”. The Bible is the greatest weapon that a child of God possesses. Satan knows that any person or nation that is ignorant of the scriptures is an easy prey to him.

We must have a renewed passion for the Word of God. Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. Job didn’t fail God because he knew the Word. I recently read that 1/3 of British parents thought Harry Potter plotline came from the Bible.

Over 70% of U.S. citizens claim to be Christians, yet someone said “if someone changed the scriptures of supplemented it in any way 95% of the congregation wouldn’t even know it. So why are our streets filled with violence, why are 50% of births are to unwed mothers, or why are men marrying men & women marrying women, plus a host of other devices the Bible speaks loudly against, it’s all because they lack the knowledge that only the Bible can bring.

LTC family & Christians everywhere, let’s get back to the book. Let’s put aside the distractions we have allowed into our lives & return to the Bible with faith and confidence, God’s promises will never fail. Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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POLICE ARE MINISTERS OF GOD

POLICE ARE MINISTERS OF GOD: Romans 13:6 (1-6) For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
I am very concerned about the anti-cop that has been promoted lately. With over 500,000 police officers in America today, I’m sure we could find a shady one somewhere. However, I do not believe that gives anyone the right to label the entire institution as evil & corrupt.
Police officers have a job to enforce the law of the land and when that law is violated or broken then they must act accordingly. These officers don’t serve for the sake of a large pay check, in fact it is sad that they don’t get paid much more than they do for the risk they take every day. I believe a good policeman has a call to serve his city or society in general. I also believe according to the Bible that these men & women are compelled by God to render their services. The Apostle Paul called these public servants “ministers of God.” This doesn’t mean that they preach from pulpits or in churches, but they serve God’s purpose in protecting our lives, homes, schools & etc.
I personally want to give honor to those who risk it all for society’s sake. I honor them and their families just as I do our Vets that serve our country. I think we could all do more to express that appreciation especially to our local law enforcement. They are not against us but rather they are there to “protect and to serve” as I read on a police car.
So if you enjoyed a safe commute from home to work and back today, thank a cop. If your children come home safe from school each day, thank a cop. If your car didn’t get stolen today, thank a cop. If you can lie down and have a peaceful rest tonight, thank a cop. We could go on and on with accolades and praises for these men & women God has sent to protect us and give us a sense of peace as we go about our daily lives and duties.
Let’s do our best to counter this anti-cop attitude and realize how treacherous life would be without our police forces. I’m thankful for each of them & pray for their safety continually & I thank God for allowing my family to be citizens of a nation that has laws and the officers to enforce them. Paul said they are not here to do evil but for good.

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SIN IS NOT A DISEASE

 

I was listening to a local radio talk show recently that was promoting the efforts of the state and federal sponsored rehab program. It has long been understood that these programs offer little to no help to the addicted. Alcoholics Anonyms and a host of other well-known rehab centers are multimillion dollar businesses that are advertised as “not for profit”. The astounding reality is that the failure rate is so high. In my studies over the years it has shown the success rate to be between 1-5%. Here is an example: The results were in absolute contrast to the public perception of AA: “After just one month in the Fellowship [meaning AA,] 81% of the new members had already dropped out. After three months, 90% have left, and a full 95% have disappeared inside one year!” (Kolenda, 2003, Golden Text Publishing Company). These results are anything but impressive. I am certainly happy for those that it did help but if a practicing physician lost 95% or more of their patients I think they would shut them down.

Going back to the radio talk show, a lady testified how successful the program was because she had attended the program four times and is presently enrolled again. Then I heard her utter what I feel is the big problem. She referred to her addiction as a disease. She had been taught to think in these terms. See, if it’s a disease then it isn’t your fault so you shouldn’t feel badly about it. Everybody is a victim today it seems. Many will disagree with my next statement but I know I’m right from my own experience and that of many others. Addictions aren’t a disease they are results from bad choices that have allowed these sins to control and often ruin our lives. We don’t help the problem by calling it something other than what it is, sin.

I have witnessed the conversion of countless men & women throughout the years that were bound or addicted by everything imaginable. It wasn’t through a 10 or 12 step program but just 1 giant step to Jesus Christ. Ladies & gentlemen this is where the true help comes from.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.                                                                                                                                                                                                        John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

I have witnessed God transform lives as one preacher said “from the gutter most to the uttermost.” If sin and addictions are diseases then the blood of Jesus is the real and lasting prescription for it.

1 Cor 6:8-11 (8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. KJV

When you truly get born again the chains of sin will be broken. We are promised by the infallible Word of God that we will become a new person.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Apostle Peter was the man that Jesus gave the keys to the Kingdom,

Matt 16:18-19 (18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Peter was certainly not the first Pope since the Catholic Church didn’t officially begin until 325AD, but he was God’s spokesman on the Day of Pentecost when he delivered these keys to a lost world that needed a Savior.

Acts 2:37-39 (37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

So if you’re bound and want to be free, lost and want to be found, a looser and want to be a winner, and above all if you want to live in peace that passes all understanding and spend eternity with God then you must obey his Word. Don’t search for the easy paths of man-made doctrines and lifeless religions when Jesus offers each of us a personal relationship with Him. Are you sick or just need to get saved? Jesus is the answer, take the step. Contact us if we can be of assistance to you.

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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW MIGHT DESTROY YOU

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW MIGHT DESTROY YOU

Several years ago I recall seeing a little cartoon that left quite an impact on me. It was a picture of a man cruising in his convertible sports car with the top down and a big smile on his face. It was obvious that he was enjoying a pleasure ride in his favorite car. He was so caught up in the moment that he didn’t notice the road sign that warned “road closed ahead.” The picture showed just around the curve construction workers had destroyed an old bridge to replace it with a new one. The driver couldn’t see around the curve and had overlooked the warning signs of impending danger he sped on to his own demise. The caption under the little cartoon simply stated “what you don’t know might kill you.”

Americans today are much like this man we are just traveling along thinking nothing could ever go wrong. In our height of earthly pleasures and carnal pursuits it is so far beyond our imaginations to suggest or think that something catastrophic is about to happen. Oh yes the signs and warnings are everywhere we look yet we can’t see them. We are having too good of a time for anything bad to happen. However, what we don’t know could very well lead to our destruction.

Matt 24:37-39 (37: But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38: For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39: And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

The preaching of Noah was mocked and ignored by his generation very much like it is in our generation. Noah’s message was purity and not prosperity, he preached righteousness and not earthly riches, he preached mass destruction of the earth and the population and lastly he preached that the Arc was the only way of escape from the judgments to come. Noah preached endlessly for 120 years yet when judgment came they “knew not until the flood came.”

2 Peter 2:5: And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.

Actually none of us know how long it will be before God says he has had enough with this generation just like he did in Noah’s day. We don’t know what awaits us just around the next curve of life. Our only hope is to hear the voice of God through the lips of righteous preachers and obey the salvation plan he has for us today.

Rom 10:14: How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

God doesn’t want people to be lost and perish without him. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people and hell is a prepared place for those unprepared. God is doing all he can to save sinners and make new creatures out of them.

2 Cor 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Don’t close your eyes nor turn a deaf ear to the voice of him who loves you most. This is our opportunity to makes things right with our creator.

Isa 55:6-7(6: Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

There is no justification in ignorance. We can never stand before him and defend ourselves by declaring “I didn’t know”.

Acts 17:30: And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.

Study the Holy Bible and more importantly obey its simple instructions for salvation as commanded in John 3:3-8 and Acts 2:38. If you don’t obey his word then “what you don’t know will ultimately destroy you.”

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