GOD BLESS AMERICA
As we witness the sun of favor rapidly setting on our once great nation, it puts a brand new ring to the invocation “God Bless America.” This wonderful patriotic song was composed by a Russian born man named Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. We have all sang this song countless times through the years. None can deny that our existence & advancement has come by a God who has shed his grace on the U.S. Through wars, conflicts, & national disasters He has always brought us through to victory. We saluted & defended our flag in times of peril.
However like other great nations before us, we have allowed greatness to become our downfall. We have taken his grace for granted & felt like we could live any way we wanted to & treat God with disregard & certainly with disrespect. We became so self-sufficient & relied upon our wisdom and wealth to sustain us.
God has and God does bless America even now as we have blasphemed him by living wicked lives & passing laws that totally disregard his holy word, the Bible. As their cheers for evil and the thirst for blood in our streets, while diluted sermons from backslidden preachers without the courage or convictions to tell the people that judgment is destine to come upon those who forsake righteousness.
In summary, when I look at our nation today that loves evil more than good, saying God Bless America has a new emphasis with a true depth of desperation. The call has now become a cry God Bless America. Later will be too late it must happen now.
As we join our families & friends this 4th of July to celebrate our independence let us realize that once again we have found ourselves, not under the bondage of Britain but the forces of evil. Only God can help & I believe he would if only we would really pray “God Bless America”. 2Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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GOD BLESS AMERICA
DO CHRISTIANS REALLY HATE HOMOSEXUALS
For several years Christians have been accused of hating homosexuals. This charge has been reinforced by the new interpretations of our constitution by federal judges and liberal politicians. Since Adam & Eve and also the founding of our nation a marriage has always been between one man & one woman. Why is it that our present generation has accepted this life style as normal? Could it be because this generation & society is further removed from righteousness than any in American history? I ask the question “why did it take a post-Christian nation to accept such teachings.”
I personally do not believe that Christians hate homosexuals. I do believe they abhor their life styles. However I strongly believe that the homosexual community does hate true Christianity and its followers. Not only do they hate true believers but they hate Christ and his word as well. The reason I believe homosexuals hate Christ is because they deny his word & he is the Word incarnate. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. In Heb.10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
So we see that it’s impossible to love Christ and hate his word the Bible. There are countless scriptures that denounce the practice of homosexuality & to ignore them as if they aren’t there doesn’t change it. Ps 119:89 Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Its settle David said. Not preaching it doesn’t change God’s laws or being afraid to preach the truth because of what certain members or others think about it. We are told that those who love Christ seek to obey his word. John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
I hate what seeing the acceptance of homosexuality has done to our nation, what it has done to our children, & I hate to watch AIDs victims constantly loose the battle and die because of this deception. Laws of men can never make right the things God says are wrong. When we stand before God in judgment we will not be judged by bylaws & doctrines of men but we will all be judged by what is written in the bible. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
So, if you love Christ then read & obey his word & prepare yourself for eternity. Some will say that I hate homosexuals because I wrote this blog, but if I hated them I wouldn’t take the time to address the subject. The fact is I love them & more importantly Christ loves them but to please him one must be born again & be transformed. John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
These are God’s requirements & not man’s opinions. Obey God & turn from wickedness.
WHERE ARE THE FATHERS
1 Cor 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
As we celebrate another Father’s Day let me say a big “Thanks” to the dedicated fathers who have shouldered the task & responsibility of fatherhood. Having been married nearly 40 yrs and raising 3 children, I know things can get rough & tough sometimes. Although I’ve tried to be a good Dad I realize above all others that I haven’t been a perfect Dad. My dear wife has covered my bases many times in my absence while I was given to the ministry.
Having lost my father from a car wreck at the age of 6yrs old, I understand the importance of being a Dad. My Mother did her best to raise us & did an amazing job with that task. Like other kids without a father I missed so many things I wanted and needed to share with him. My friends all had fathers that could buy them things that were only a dream to us. Although I missed him badly yet I knew he couldn’t be there because of death and not abandonment. I’m certain that I would have missed him in a much different way if he had just forsaken us. I was very young but still remember the love Dad & Mom had for each other & their love and devotion to their children. Somehow, much of that example lived on in me as I grew older. I didn’t know if I would ever be a father, but if I were I wanted to be a parent after the example of my own parents.
Someone once said “the best gift you can give to your children is to love their Mother.” I firmly agree with that statement! Faithful Fathers are the MIA’s (missing in action) today. Our society has done their level best to emasculate the masculine image of fathers today. It is proven that the TV, Hollywood, books, & magazines have labored hard to minimize the important role of the man in the home. The feminist movement has downplayed the role & importance of fathers for our society today. By this attack on families we have seen the roles reverse in the past 50 years. This adds no praise to this group of God hating women that refuse the Bible teaching that the only marriage that God acknowledges is between a man and a woman. This influence from hell has severely damaged the family today.
It is said that 85% of prisoners were raised in a home without a father present, 63% of youth suicides, 71% of High School dropouts, 70% of those in Juvenile Detention are all from fatherless homes. To add insult to injury, young boys raised without a father in the home more often have confused identity and gender roles & struggle to know who they really are. For these and many other reasons Dads you are needed in your home.
Paul said there are plenty of instructors but not many fathers. Instructions can come via phone, letter, mouths of others, etc. but the children need to hear Dad’s voice, his laughter, & most of all feel his love when he speaks to them. Please don’t make your child another statistic & ask God to help you to be the best Dad you can possibility be. God bless each of you & have a wonderful Father’s Day.