False Security

Here in the America, we live with a sense of false security. I think that other countries mock us and make fun because we feel like we are untouchable. After events such as 9/11 we realize that we are a little vulnerable, then we hear of “progress” in the retaliation and think, “No one will dare do that again.” We are self proclaimed as untouchable, but it just isn’t true. I don’t pretend to understand all that goes in to this, but the truth is that anyone can attack the U.S. at any time. In history, yes, we have been blessed and guarded by God. Is that the case today? I guess we really can’t know, but a brief look through the scriptures might give us a little insight. Though this be true, the reason for this post isn’t to discuss our national pride or security, but to warn the American Church of the same. Much like the American people, the Church has been given a false sense of security. Continue reading “False Security”

Turn Back to God

Running a nation is probably more difficult than anybody, other than those who’ve done it, can really even imagine. So much so when Solomon came into his throne the one thing he asked of God was to be given wisdom to know how to do it. Along with its challenges, the position comes with many temptations. Given any amount of power, the person whose heart is not in line with God will find it difficult, if not impossible, to manage the office without giving into said temptations. Think about your everyday life and all of the temptations that you face, chances are you do not have the kind of power and responsibility as one who is leading an entire nation.  Continue reading “Turn Back to God”

Vain Worship

Hands held high, music sung loudly, and the swaying back and forth of the people in the seats and on stage is what we know as worship. Perhaps it’s a bit more conservative and the hands are in the pocket or down by their sides at attention, instead of an electric guitar there is a piano, instead of drums an organ, and in place of a band there is a choir. The event is the same, and the goal is expressed as an act of worship. Is it? Perhaps for some, and maybe, just maybe there are the majority of the people who are singing praises to God. My question, though, is does He hear or delight in them?  Continue reading “Vain Worship”

The OTHER Prosperity Gospel

I have heard a great deal spoken about the “Prosperity Gospel” and its heresy. I agree with this statement to the fullest degree. However, I believe that there is another “prosperity gospel” that is not as visible and openly preached, but more accepted in the evangelical church in the west. One may not believe that it is a gospel of prosperity, and essentially it truly is not, however, it has taken the gospel of Jesus Christ and at the very least tarnished it. I believe that I written in a little more depth about this in a previous post. Part of what I call the “other prosperity gospel” is the capitalization on God given wisdom and knowledge with the intention of getting wealthy. More and more people in the evangelical Christian churches in the west are standing with one foot in the Kingdom of God and the other in the world of business and wealth.  Continue reading “The OTHER Prosperity Gospel”

The Direction In Which We Are Headed

There has been a lot of “chatter” on my social media news feeds about the current condition of our country and the church, and how we as followers of Christ are to feel or even act in light of the obvious turning away from the foundational principals that our country was built on. I intentionally stay away from such conversations due to my unwillingness to engage in meaningless debate about issues that neither party is willing to consider in terms of opposing views. Also, I have never really considered myself a very patriotic person. Don’t get me wrong, I love my country, because of what it stood for, but not necessarily proud of what it currently stands for. I am very much in love with what our founding fathers built this country on, and believe that the Lord of all had a part in the development of our great nation. I do not believe that any nation, especially such a young one, can become such a world power without the hand of the All Might. Herein lies my concern, and the whole point of this post. The current condition of this nation (which I believe), having been formed by God for His purpose, brings me both distress and anticipation.  Continue reading “The Direction In Which We Are Headed”