Sunglasses On

“Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has been released from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but in the will of God.  For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in licentiousness, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.  In this regard, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same overflow of dissipation, blaspheming.  They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.”  1st Peter 1:1-5   All over the world people have their sunglasses on in regards to the Truth.  They are blinded to the reality that is all around them.  They can not see because they refuse to see.   They are willingly ignorant to the world around them, to God’s Truth.    “And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?  He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has not been given.  For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.  Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do...

Awaiting Judgment

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, without sin, unto salvation.”  Hebrews 9:27-28   As people lives their life accordingly, they do as they want, they live as they want, they are whether knowingly or unknowingly awaiting judgment.  Many times a person throughout their life will consider the possibility that they will stand before God, for all will stand before God (Rev. 20:12).    However, for numerous people, the problem is the same.  They hear God’s Truth, they hear portions of the Gospel, they hear a pastor preach or read something and they ponder.  They ponder whether or not there are truth to these things, they ponder whether or not they are on their way to Hell and if what they hear is true.    Some people on the other hand simply believe, and from time to time they plan on doing these things, they plan on repenting and by faith believing into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  What they don’t realize is that they are awaiting judgment.   Right now every man, woman and child are awaiting judgment.  They are condemned, there is no hope for them, without Christ.  Should they be absent from the body, they will not be home with the Lord (2nd Corinthians 5:8).  Right now all men everywhere, who have not repented and believed the Gospel, through only Jesus Christ one can be Saved, are awaiting judgment.   “Therefore remember...

Dead Wrong!

“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices divination, or conjuring, or fortunetelling, or sorcery, or one who charms magic spells, or a medium, or a wizard, or one who calls up the dead.  For all who do these things are an abomination unto Jehovah, and because of these abominations Jehovah your God is dispossessing them before you.”  Deuteronomy 18:10-12   Apparently we have fallen so far in apostasy that what should be clear lines regarding God’s Truth and the things of Satan, have been so blurred that there is now so-called ‘christian’ psychics.  The first I heard about such a thing was in our local newspaper in Kalispell, Montana.   I had seen the advertisements, the large signs pop up locally for a couple of buildings where psychic readings are being given out.  Now in our society, such things are not a surprise, but when I saw a local write-up in the newspaper, I was shocked to hear that such things are considered to be Christian by some.   The psychic, while holding what appears to be Tarot cards, claims that the gift that she has is from God.  She proclaims to hold to Christianity, praying for every meal, and makes known that she does not believe she can abuse the gift that she claims God has given her, or else He will take it away.  This abuse seems to be related to self gain, rather than so-called helping others.   “You believe that God is One. You do well. Even the demons...

Dear Loved One,

“The righteous perishes, and no one lays it to heart, and merciful men are taken away; no one considers that the righteous is taken away from the face of evil.  He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.”  Isaiah 57:1-2   This has to be one of the hardest letters to pen, but my conviction as a Christian, as a follow of Christ, one who has repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I must do so.    I know you don’t want to hear it, I know you don’t want to have anything to do with Jesus, while you might acknowledge God, you only would be willing to acknowledge that He exists, but unwilling to actually yield to Him.  You just don’t want to have to change, you don’t want to repent, you want to live your way.  The problem with that is you were Created, you can’t live your way.   Does man allow his pets to do as they want or do they not train them to use litter boxes, etc.?  Do people allow their children to run their households or do they set rules for them to follow?  Do managers allow the employees to do as they wish, work as they want and create their own rules, or do they enforce rules, set schedules and assign workloads?  So how then is it we as humanity can live as we want and not follow God’s guidebook, the Bible, and not repent and believe the Gospel, that we might be saved?  ...