Why Is The Abomination Of Sodomy Taboo To Address In The Church?

Why are homosexuals given a free pass today, instead of being encouraged to repent?

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old, married gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is, at the moment, the hottest candidate in the Democratic presidential field — drawing rave reviews everywhere he goes.  CNN News

He is the current poster boy, referendum and microcosm for today’s totally anemic Christian Church in our country.  Cuba, Russia and Uganda better address the sin of sodomy than does the United States of America.  Many consider Fox News to be a conservative news station, but they too are also remiss to ever mention this lifestyle as anything except normal.  They have an openly gay news anchor on in the middle of the day.  “Gays” are to be accepted in every walk of life.  Nearly anyone under fifty years of age would label you a bigot if you do not fully accept this lifestyle.  Many pastors are too often afraid to specify this sin.  We are quick to specify the sins of fornication, racism, drunkenness, idolatry, witchcraft, etc., and to encourage all participants to repent.  This, by the way, is sound theology.  But then comes the sin/abomination of sodomy.  There is a lot of emphasis and encouragement to accept people engaged in this lifestyle, but much less desire to see the participants repent.  Perhaps this is why I hear the despicable term “gay Christian” much more often today.

Due to the fact that Christian leaders have capitulated to stand courageously on the Word of God, the laws of our land have, and are being changed, and the church is now threatened that they must be be more “tolerant.”  To not fall in line with our pagan culture, could label one as committing a hate crime.

“All it takes for evil to prevail, is for a few good men to do nothing.”  Edmund Burke

Do you have gay friends?  Have you warned them of God’s wrath and their need to repent?  Make no mistake, if you have not, then you are not their friend.

Over the years, people have often asked me what God means when He calls sodomy an abomination.  Why is the word abomination used?  I believe God uses the word abomination when He refers to a sin on steroids.  Let me explain.  When a couple engages in an adulterous relationship, they are involved in a normal act with the wrong person.  When a couple engages in sodomy, they are pursuing strange flesh and a sickening act that God never intended to begin with.  It is an unnatural, unholy, wicked and ungodly act.

That is all I have to share on this topic.  The remainder will be from a much better source than anything this blog author can offer – the Bible.  Blessings, Pastor Steve  <><

 

Bible Verses About Homosexuality  (KJV)

Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

1 Corinthians Chapter 6:9 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.

Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

Romans Chapter 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Jude 1:7 – Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Genesis 19:1 – 19:38
Now viewing scripture range from the book of Genesis chapter 19:1 through chapter 19:38…
Genesis Chapter 19

1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that [were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city [is] near to flee unto, and it [is] a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, ([is] it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith Editor ~ March 8, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

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Amen Corner

God’s Book gives great emphasis to the brevity of human life.  It is as a shadow passing quickly across the face of the earth; it is as a vapor, fragile and unstable and soon gone; it is as grass – green a moment, then dry and dead!  Man’s life “appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away”  (James 4:14).    -Tom Malone

Nothing worse can happen to a church than to be conformed to this world.  -Charles Spurgeon

Satan loves to fish in muddy water.  Mental confusion is unfriendly to the steady course of piety.  -W.S. Plumer

If there be one thing upon earth that men love and admire better than another, it is a brave man – a man who dares look the Devil in the face and tell him he is the Devil.  -James A. Garfield (our 20th president)

Faith is trust, a trust without suspicion or fear, trust passing into glad and habitual surrender so that He in whom we trust becomes our Teacher, Guide and Master.  Such trust, if intelligently exercised, promotes fixedness of conviction and steadiness of moral purpose – it issues in deliberate fidelity and loyalty.  And when this trust is challenged by the reason – either the reason in me or the reason in others – the answer forms a body of truth which takes the name of “faith,” because it represents the rational basis of trust or conviction.  Faith as a system of doctrine simply states what I believe or why I trust.  -A.J.F. Behrends

 

Personal Work…

All can do it.

It can be done anywhere.

It can be done anytime.

It reaches all classes.

It hits the mark.

It provides large results.

                      -R. A. Torrey

The Devil did not tempt Adam and Eve to steal, to lie, to kill, to commit adultery; he tempted them to live independent of God.  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament, or the Christian religion.  -Noah Webster

God is at home; it is we who have gone out for a walk.  -Eckhart von Hochheim

I have never met a man who has given me as much trouble as myself.  -D.L. Moody

No man who thinks contentedly in terms of catching mice will ever catch lions.

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ February 22, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

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Amen Corner

If you ever reach the point where you stop hating the deeds of darkness, the next step, though not immediate, will be to embrace the doctrines of darkness.  -Joseph Harris

One of the wonderful things about the love and grace of God is that His arms of compassion are enough to take in the whole world.  -John R. Rice

The balances of God never lose their adjustment.  With them, a pound is a pound, right is right, wrong is wrong, a soul is a soul, and eternity is eternity.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessing on this house and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it.  May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!  (To his wife at the close of the last year of his term as president.)  -John Adams

I am glad that Jesus did not say, “Up in Heaven there is room for you.”  He speaks of mansions there.  Heaven is built on the home plan, thank God.  -Paul Rader

[On the world’s attitude toward the church]: Doctrines will be readily believed, if they involve in them no precepts; and the church may be tolerated by the world, if she will only give up her discipline.  -George Horne

Oh, for closest communion with God, till soul and body, head, face, and heart shine with divine brilliancy!  But oh!  for a holy ignorance of our shining!  -Robert M. M’Cheyne

Any temptation will prove too strong for the man who thinks himself too strong for any temptation.  -Charles Spurgeon

I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.  -Benjamin Franklin

It is a high Christian privilege to pray for one another within each local church body and then for other believers throughout the world.  As a Christian minister, I have no right to preach to people for whom I have not prayed.  That is my strong conviction.  -A. W. Tozer

The monument I want after I am dead is a monument with two legs going around the world – a saved sinner telling about the salvation of Jesus Christ.  -D. L. Moody

If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere.  -Billy Sunday

 

The Five Reasons for the Collapse of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

The Five Reasons for the Collapse of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

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The British Historian Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was no fan of the Christian faith, but his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is still worthy of being read, particularly because of his insights into the reasons for the collapse of the empire and the way they should be a sober warning to Western Culture that we are repeating many of the same patterns that destroyed Rome.
Gibbon listed the following five primary reasons for the collapse of the Roman Empire:

First: The rapid increase of divorce, with the undermining of the sanctity of the home, which is the basis of society.
Second: Higher and higher taxes; and the spending of public money on bread and circuses.
Third: The mad craze for pleasure, sports becoming every year more exciting and more brutal.
Fourth: The building of gigantic armies to fight external enemies, when the most deadly enemy, the decadence of the people, lay within.
Fifth: The decay of religion; faith fading into mere form, losing touch with life, and becoming impotent to guide it.

Does this sound like the Roman Empire or like the United States of America?  Blessings, Pastor Steve   <><    The following famous quotation sums up the matter rather well:

German philosopher Friedrich Hegel:  “The Only Thing We Learn From History Is That We Learn Nothing From History.”

the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ February 8, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

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The Amen Corner

Every word of God’s Word is packed full of truth.  Every sentence is double-barreled.  Every paragraph is like an old banyan tree with a hundred roots and a hundred branches….  There has never been a pearl diver who could gather up one half of the treasures in any verse.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

The head may be well stocked with Scripture; yet unless the heart, the seat of emotions and the director of wills, be also the habitation of God, the feet may stray.  -W. B. Riley

It is true that our Lord said, “Where two or three are gathered together, there I’ll be in the midst”; but this does not necessarily mean that our Lord would not like to have a large crowd.  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; trust in money, and you may have it taken from you; trust in reputation, and some slanderous tongue may blast it; but trust in God, and you will never be confounded in time or eternity.  -D. L. Moody

One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not recognize its true character.  -Andrew Murray

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.  -Abraham Lincoln

God has appointed a day of judgment (Acts 17:30, 31), and Jesus will be the Judge.  No one will escape; “every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).  God is keeping an accurate record, and He knows the names of both the saved and the lost.  -Tom Malone

I go to my everlasting rest.  My sun has risen, has shone and is setting – nay, it is about to rise and shine forever!  I have not lived in vain.  And though I could live to preach Christ a thousand years, I die to be with Him, which is far better.  -George Whitefield

God does not want formality in His own children’s approach; rather, He wants a loving and believing heart to come to Him as a child to his father.  -John R. Rice

Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.  -Charles Spurgeon

You don’t have to look like you just fell out of the back end of a hearse to be a Christian.  -Billy Sunday

Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united.  The final test of love is obedience.  -A. W. Tozer

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith Editor ~ January 25, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

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Amen Corner

It is difficult to see why any intelligent person would want to stay one of the devil’s children.  He is a poor provider; you cannot depend on his word, he is not to be trusted.  His poison is sugarcoated, and all his pleasures are just “for a season.”  He cannot comfort a broken heart.  He has never dried a tear nor lifted a heavy burden.  He offers no hope in death, no hope for the life to come.  -Tom Malone

I am not the author of the plan of salvation, but I am responsible for the way I preach it.  -Billy Sunday

If I were asked what is the ground of the average preacher’s weakness, I should answer in the words, “Lack of strength, particularly at the point of conviction, used as a synonym for courage.”  -W. B. Riley

Better clear out all our audiences from pulpit to storm door – until no one is left but the sexton, and he staying merely to lock up – than to have the pulpit afraid of the pew.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Because ye must be born again (when asked why he preached so often on “Ye Must Be Born Again”).  -George Whitefield

Don’t ask God to give you a lighter burden; ask Him to give you stronger shoulders to carry a heavier burden.  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Many times I have found that when the sermon, and even the text, has been forgotten, some story has fastened itself in a hearer’s mind and has borne fruit, illustrations are like windows to let light in upon a subject.  -D. L. Moody

The more of Heaven there is in our lives, the less of earth we shall covet.  -C. H. Spurgeon

The thing God is interested in is keeping people out of Hell.  That is what Jesus died for.  -John R. Rice

God is content to wait, because He reigneth; man must be content to wait, because he believeth.  -Alfred Edersheim

If there’s anything necessary to your eternal happiness but God, you’re not the kind of Christian that you ought to be, for only God is the true rest.  A. W. Tozer

We are always making an offering.  If we do not give to God, we give to the Devil.  It is a continuous process going on all the time.  -Vance Havner

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, and not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do.  Expect unexpected things, “above all that we ask or think.”  Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory.  Think of what He can do and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people.  Think of your place and privilege in Christ and expect great things!  -Andrew Murray

 

Will America Learn From The Collapse Of The Roman Empire?

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By Michael Snyder/Economic Collapse Blog March 01, 2019

 

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Will America Learn From The Collapse Of The Roman Empire?

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Every great civilization throughout human history has eventually collapsed, and if we want to have any hope of escaping the same fate, we need to be willing to learn some lessons from the past.

Because many of the same factors that caused the collapse of previous civilizations are weighing very heavily on the United States of America today.

According to the BBC, the average lifespan of a great civilization is 336 years from beginning to end. But that doesn’t mean that America will make it that long.

Our nation is currently 242 years old, and there are signs of advanced social decay all around us. If we remain on the road that we are currently on, there are many that believe that complete and utter collapse is not too far away.

Ultimately, what does a “society” consist of?

According to Luke Kemp of the University of Cambridge, societies are “just complex systems composed of people and technology”…

Societies of the past and present are just complex systems composed of people and technology. The theory of “normal accidents” suggests that complex technological systems regularly give way to failure. So collapse may be a normal phenomenon for civilizations, regardless of their size and stage.

We may be more technologically advanced now. But this gives little ground to believe that we are immune to the threats that undid our ancestors. Our newfound technological abilities even bring new, unprecedented challenges to the mix.

It is not easy to keep an extremely complex society running, and there have been so many factors that have played a role in collapsing previous civilizations. War, natural disasters, environmental shifts, social degradation, economic problems and disease are just a few examples.

And as Kemp has pointed out, sometimes societies simply collapse “under the weight of their own accumulated complexity and bureaucracy”…

Collapse expert and historian Joseph Tainter has proposed that societies eventually collapse under the weight of their own accumulated complexity and bureaucracy. Societies are problem-solving collectives that grow in complexity in order to overcome new issues. However, the returns from complexity eventually reach a point of diminishing returns. After this point, collapse will eventually ensue.

Even if America wasn’t deteriorating in so many other areas, would our nation eventually collapse under the weight of our own bureaucracy as well? We have the biggest government in the history of the world, and when you total up all levels of government we literally have millions of laws, rules and regulations governing our lives today. It is a horrible system, and it is definitely not what our founders intended. To me, it makes sense that someday it could ultimately collapse as people simply stop believing in it.

In order for a civilization to function smoothly, there must be something that bonds it together. When the United States was originally established, we were united by a common set of values, but that is no longer true.

Today, America is more divided than it has been in my entire lifetime, and one of the biggest reasons is because there is no agreement about what our values should be.

Personally, I am a strong advocate for returning to the values that our nation was founded upon, and Mac Slavo echoed this sentiment in one of his recent articles…

We now have the unique advantage of being able to learn from the wreckages of societies past, but instead of doing so and freeing mankind from government, many who are enslaved continue to push for shorter chains, more violence, control, domination, and theft by the ruling class – not just of themselves, but of all others too. Collapse is imminent in our opinion, as those in control will not willingly give up their stranglehold over the tax cattle slaves.

Unfortunately, many in our society want us to go in the exact opposite direction.

As a result, the fabric of our society is literally coming apart at the seams, and this is something that Jim Quinn commented on in one of his recent articles…

Our society is now infinitely more materialistic, narcissistic, and greedy than it was in the 1950s. Moral degeneration has reached new lows, unthinkable during the relatively innocent 1950s. But the common theme is human failings, foibles, and fallacies. Whatever a culture values you get more of. Our culture values achievement, wealth and power, at any cost.

To illustrate his point, Quinn lamented the growing power that “social media influencers” now have in our society…

Rather than make up our own minds about what we like, what we wear, where we eat, or what entertainment we enjoy, we need to be influenced into our decisions by famous people who are famous for being famous.

These “influencers” generate their influential power through the number of social media followers they have accumulated by posting pictures of themselves in their underwear, leaked sex tapes, nude selfies, or generally being attractive.

Most of them are low IQ mouth breathers who can’t do basic math or write a comprehensible paragraph. But those 36DD breasts and pouty lips classify them as a grade A influencer. I can’t decide whether these narcissistic icons are more pathetic or the feeble-minded wretches who are actually influenced by these vacuous bimbos. Moral degeneration of society seems to have reached a new low.

We truly are becoming a real-life version of “Idiocracy”, and it is getting worse with each passing day.

But I can think of no better example of the decline of our society than Jussie Smollett.

Here is a guy that seemingly had everything. He was on a hit show, he had lots of money and he had hordes of devoted fans that loved him.

But he threw it all away because he believed that he was entitled to more, and he was willing to do anything to get it.

Apparently he was not happy that he was making just $65,000 an episode, and so he created one of the most despicable hoaxes in American history in a desperate attempt to get his salary raised.

Piers Morgan has described him as “the most hideous, reprehensible, disgusting, snivelling little liar in America”, and I think that is about right.

But you know what?

He represents the true state of our society better than anyone else that I know. Just like Smollett, we continue to insist that we are “the good guys”, but in reality our nation has become a cesspool of just about every sort of evil that you can possibly imagine.

If we will change our ways and return to the values that the first Americans embraced, we could turn things around.

But if we continue doing the things that we are currently doing, collapse is inevitable.

And it can happen very quickly. In 390 AD, the Roman Empire covered nearly 2 million square miles and it seemed unstoppable.

But by 476 AD it was gone.

As many have said, if we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it.

Please wake up America.

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The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from
history.
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

Edward Gibbon wrote the classic: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.  People have been quick to compare his book with the demise of America.  An interesting note is that the Roman Empire lasted nearly 1,000 years!  We are at 242 years and it does not look good for the home team.  Lacking in the aforementioned article was the mention of the Judeo Christian ethic, UPON WHICH THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED.  The Founding Fathers said America’s Constitution and government were founded upon Christian precepts, and if we lost them, we would no longer be a nation.  In other words, our government was tailor made for a Christian people.  Our nation is failing and coming apart at the seams because we have left our original base.  Secular America has invented countless sexes, and people often fear using a public restroom.  This is a microcosm of what is happening throughout America today in every realm.  We observe countless signs of a Post Christian America, and we are broken into countless factions, with no religious and political glue to hold us together.  For many, nihilism is filling the vacuum of this former Christian nation.  Socialism, Radical Left Democrats, and Muslims are all likewise, coming forward with a boldness, each desiring to take over this country.

Blessings, Pastor Steve  <><

Pray For Revival In America!

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ January 11, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

Amen Corner

I have felt like working three times as hard since I came to understand that my Lord is coming again.  -D. L. Moody

One’s friends in sin cannot help one when sin’s ruin comes.  -John R. Rice

Promptness in pulpit arrival is a virtue.  Only unexpected and uncontrollable circumstances should ever be offered as an excuse for starting a service fifteen minutes, yes, two minutes, after the time appointed for its beginning.  W. B. Riley

I have heard of Joshua, who made the sun and the moon stand still, but I rank the blind beggar above Joshua, for he caused the “Sun of righteousness” to stand still!  Yes, He who created both sun and moon stood still, and the Lord listened to the voice of a man.  -Charles Spurgeon

Just as sometimes a child is so sick that it cannot any longer lie in the cradle and the mother has to take it up, so sometimes God’s children are so troubled that they cannot lie easy anywhere but in God’s lap.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

I always go to the right source for advice.  I would not ask a man on Broadway in New York who says “opossum” how to catch “possums.”  I would ask a fellow from the country who owns a cur dog and who says “possum.”  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Take care of your life; the Lord will take care of your death.   -George Whitefield

Pilate was a stand-pat, free-lunch, pie-counter, pliable, plastic, lickspittle [parasite], rathole, tinhorn, weasel-eyed, ward-heeling, grafting politician of his day, pure and simple.  Old Pilate was a direct product of the political system of Rome.  He was a typical machine politician.  And there is no more low-down scoundrel in earth than a mere typical machine politician.  -Billy Sunday

A right conception of God is basic not only to systematic theology but to practical Christian living as well.  -A. W. Tozer

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles but a great deal about the acts of the apostles.  -Horace Mann

January 2 is when most people find out it’s easier to break a resolution than a habit.