"Only one life, 'twill soon be past
Only what's done for Christ will last."

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Answer to ISIS


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spirit of the Season

Kyrie - arr. Paul J. Christiansen

I Believe - Mark Miller

Lo How a Rose/ The Rose - Craig Hella Johnson


And He said to me, “It is done![c] I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things,[d] and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving,[e] abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

What a list there, in one of the last chapters of Revelation.

We are memorizing the verses in the little red book known as the "Treasure Path to Salvation."

Each week there are five or six verses to memorize that emphasize a concept of man's need for eternal life in Christ.

Verse 8, above, is one we're learning this week, and I have thought about it quite a lot. What a list. 

Fearful---cowardly: You won't be heaven. What???!

Unbelieving: Well, that's a given.

Abominable: What could this mean, really? Hitler? Stalin? Pol Pot?

Murderers: Certainly those that haven't repented

Sexually Immoral: Do you have a natural sexual relationship with one person who you have pledged yourself for life? If the answer is no, or ever has been no, you'd better repent quick.

Sorcerers: What about occult practices?

Idolaters: Have you decided God's characteristics, or did you get the description from the Holy Bible?

All Liars: Won't some people be surprised? "It was just a little lie! A white lie! It was partly true!"

All liars.

Get your heart ready to meet the Eternal Judge. Believe, repent.

These are hard verses in Scripture, but they are there for our good.

The Bible tells us to be salt and light.

What if there were NO righteous-minded people in the world? What if there were no God-given standard of righteousness?  What if no one knew what was good or right?

We who want to keep Christ's commands are admonished to be righteous. We act as a preservative in this world. When we leave, evil will be the most powerful force. Suffering will be rampant. 

Satan is the ruler of this world. He is the prince and power of the air. When Spirit-filled believers leave he will reign supreme.

For a time. 

God wins in the end, but those who have not chosen Him will perish eternally.

No lie.

On this Thanksgiving Day, why don't you choose a new eternal life. Leave evil, and follow Christ.

It is really that simple.

You know the Truth, now. Believe it.