From Pastor Charles,
I get Jim Denison’s “Denison Forum” In Thursday’s issue he brings up some great concerns about America and the Culture that is Changing us to become an immoral Country. Let me share some of the concerns he brought up. It is unbelievable in what is taking place in the world around us. The Church, Morality & Christianity is being tested like it has never been tested before. Read the following: Abortion activists interrupted Lakewood Church’s worship service last Sunday in Houston, Texas. Three women stripped down to their underwear in the church and began shouting “my body, my choice!” They were escorted out of the church and Pastor Joel Osteen continued preaching, which drew cheers and applause from churchgoers.
Since news broke that the Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade, Catholic churches have been vandalized and Masses disturbed.
When some Tampa Bay Rays baseball players made what they called a “faith-based” decision not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms during a “Pride Night” home game, critics called them homophobic and tweeted, “Maybe you should read the Bible once or twice.”
The Carolina Panthers will have an openly transgender cheerleader next year. A bar in Dallas, Texas, hosted a “Drag the kids to pride” drag show last Saturday, during which children walked with the dancers down the aisle and gave dollar bills to the performers. Pizza Hut is promoting a book that “celebrates drag kids” aimed at children in pre-kindergarten up to third grade.
The pathway by which God will “heal our land” is (https://biblia.com/bible/esv/2 Chron 7.14 2 Chronicles 7:14) What hope is there for such healing today? “Hope is a moral duty” So long as we hope things can get better, we will keep trying to make them better. If we give up hope that the world can improve, naturally we will give up trying to improve it. If we conclude that our culture is too far gone to turn back, that moral and spiritual awakening are impossible and divine judgment is inevitable, we will stop doing the things that promote the renewal we need so desperately.
If, however, we believe that “with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26), we will never give up on what God can do in our world. We will say with the psalmist, “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power” (Psalm 147:5). We will claim the fact that “he does not faint or grow weary” (Isaiah 40:28) and will say to him with Job, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).Joshua tells us to “Choose this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15) This is why God calls his people to “humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways” in the promise that he will “hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
I appreciate L.D. White preaching today. I know he will do an outstanding job. Pray for L.D. as he continues his studies at “Truett Theological Seminary.” I am the guest preacher today at the Corsicana Cowboy Church. I will not be brining you any “Fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery.” It is too expensive. The price is unbelievable just like the price of gas that continues to go higher each passing day. Keep Praying for Colton Crain as he and other students minister in Slovakia.
Blessings! Pastor Charles – Galatians 6:9