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Shouldn't We All Just Get Along?

The time for Christian evangelism is short. The Lords soon return is near. To many those words are tough and will prompt many to mock, and even scorn, but no one can deny that with every season come changes. Within Christianity things are no different. We are witnessing the falling away of traditional Biblical Christianity into the swampy areas of political correctness that syncretize, and even wed in many cases, the ways of the world and its multitudinous false religions with their religious assemblies—an  event foretold in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 that would preceed the return of Christ. God’s word has been twisted or ignored in the name of “getting along” and "keeping the peace." We see this in the unequally yoking of modern ecumenical movements, and even the alliance of Muslims with evangelicals (used loosely), for the sake of better understanding each other. It is true that the Bible teaches we should live in peace with one another:  If it is possible, as much as depends on …

Make Way for the Lord!

I have a message that God has laid firmly upon my heart. After reading it you may think I am a harsh, unkind, unloving, and intolerant. So be it. I can only say what is on my heart. I have tried for years to simply tell the good news of the gospel, diligently working to spread the love of Christ. But the time has come that I can no longer be silent. I must speak my heart. God’s judgment is nearing and I have no recourse except to bring the message He has laid upon my heart.
Every day I hear more and more stories of how Pastors and denominations are moving closer and closer to the dark side; how national leaders are embracing unholy lifestyles and sickening hurtful sin, all in the name of tolerance. It is not my desire to name names but the issue stems from the fundamental lie that we all (at one time or another) have adhered too. That lie being, “God is not going to condemn you if…” You …can finish the sentence. How many times have we been asked this question or asked it to ourselves…

Sacredness of God's Word

I just wanted to jot down a simple thought for the day. Psalm 119:11 states, "Thy word I have hid in my heart that I might not sin against you." When I was a child one of the most dearest things my mother held to her heart was a very large family version of the Bible. Although I never remember her reading it, I am sure she did, the sacredness was more along the lines of it being a special book.  I have always remembered her endearment to it and how that was passed down to me in some special way.
For this day, it would be good for all of us to take a few moments and consider the worth of the word, God's word in our own life. Do we cherish it? Is it really meaningful to us? What place does it hold in our heart? 
Jesus stated that God's word would never pass away and come judgement day, it is by His word alone we either stand or we fall. Taking that into consideration, will you not consider how highly that book should be treasured? Many think that Christians are simply …

Compromising Jesus

How much do you love Jesus? The majority of Christians would say, “I love Him a lot.” Some would even say, “I love Him more than anything!” But if we pressed the question to get a more specific answer, we may be surprised.  In the passage below, the Lord Jesus had brought healing to a man who sat begging daily at the gate called “Beautiful.” Peter and John were the hands through which he worked, and were now being called upon the carpet by the well educated Jerusalem religious leaders of the day. Peter and John’s message:
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 (NKJV)
These religious leaders and their entourage could not stomach the words of Peter and John, yet they knew a man had been made well and that these words were accompanied by power. But because the crowds were beginning to follow Christ and their power over the masses was at stake, they had to make a decision and that they did.

God’s Prescription for Stress

Don't you just love the Bible? When it comes to the matters of life that Christians are affected by daily, it gives us answers that carry the day. In every situation, the believer should turn to it for guidance. For instance, when it comes to worry and stress. Concerning this issue, we should believe that our God knows of our situation and that He is sovereignly in control. But all too often, we choose to worry instead. Believers have the words of Jesus, who plainly stated the following in Matthew 6:
25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies o…

Publishers Pick: Those Who Are Wise Will Shine!

I wanted to share with those who follow my blog that this month my new book has been selected as a “Featured Pick” on the front bookstore page of WestBow Press. It is a great honor to me and I hope that those of you praying for me will continue to do so, that I may continue to follow the call God has placed upon my life. If you have not yet picked up a copy here is a simple excerpt that gives a little more information about the book. It is taken from Chapter Two:

The Early Days of Earth                                       From Innocence to the Fall
Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3
A lmost nightly, after the sun has set and the darkness of the expanse above has spread its covering, I go out to gaze in wonder at the spackling of lights that scatter across the heavenly sky. To this day, I still stand in awe of something so beautiful—yet so vast—so easy to gaze upon—yet so de…