What’s Up with the Bible? The Influence of the Bible on Society
“God’s word, the Bible has played a major role in determining the social values of the Western World.” You can never outgrow the word of God. How does the Bible influence Society?
THE FAMILY: The Bible’s ideal of one man and one woman married for life provides the strongest underpinning for any society.” The Bible gives Dignity and Equality Men, Women and Children (Ephesians 5:25; I Peter 3:7; Mt. 9:13-14; Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; Prov. 23:13-14)
LABOR: What about Labor? The Bible is specific concerning the responsibilities of employees and employers. Verses to Study: Ephesians 6:5-9; Col. 3:22-24; 4:1; RACE RELATIONS: The Bible clearly establishes the equality of all people before God. Acts 10:24; James 2:8-9; I Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; CRIME: What is lawful and unlawful in America been influenced significantly by Scripture. Just Look at the 10 Commandments. (Exodus 20) HUMANITARISM: Poverty; hunger; disease. Deut. 15:11; Psalm 10:17; Proverbs 14:31; Psalm 34:9-10; Mt. 25:35 Government: The historic documents of Britain and the United States express biblical principles and spirit. Magna Charta to the Mayflower Compact; The Declaration of Independence. EDUCATION: Christianity has been the most powerful force for education in the world. The first colleges and universities were Church and Christian Schools. (Harvard; Yale; Brown & Princeton)
We Celebrate the Bible and will support the ministries and organizations that use their efforts to get a Bible into everyone’s hands. Today , James Henry will challenge us about the ministry of the Gideons. We also appreciate Bill Thames & Sam Enloe who have supported the ministry of Country Fellowship Church. Each year, Country Fellowship Church gives a significant contribution to this great ministry.
Where is Pastor Charles? Pastor Charles and Nancy are at the Ranch House Church in Maypearl. They have asked me to share with them about the Western Heritage and Country Church Strategy. I am blessed to be with Dr. Bill White and his church family. This is my second time to preach there. Let me tell you something very interesting about Bill White. Bill White is the nephew of the famous Country Western Singer, Jim Reaves. When Bill sings and plays the steel guitar he sounds just like his Uncle. Also this afternoon, Nancy and I will get a tour of Texas Christian University from our Granddaughter Hope who is a Pre- Med Student there. We are blessed. As we are praying for you I know that you are praying for us. ! Pastor Charles
Information Meeting & Prophecy 101 Study: Online & Onsite.
We have a great class room to meet in at Aldersgate. This classroom will enable us to social distance and have an attendance of 25 to 30 people. This Friday, we will have the information meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Bible Study will begin at 10:00 a.m. I will send the lesson sheets along with January Financial Statement by email to our folks. (We will also have the documents available onsite.) This weeks lesson is, The Rider of the Red Horse- The Horseman of Destruction. Think about this question: “Is the Rider of the First Horse, the Horse of Deception the same rider of the Horse of Destruction?” We will answer that question this Friday. I know that several have had problems connecting to Zoom. Mary Ann Wiley has offered to help me in sending out the link. I think this will take care of the problem. It is our desire that all will be able to link on to this Bible Study. If you have any problems logging on this Friday, then send us a text immediately at 979/299/9342. We want to help you.