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”

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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”

Independence Day

Happy 4th! I chose today to launch this blog because of the significance of the hour. In 1776 a group of men, leaders, tired of serving a tyrannical government decided to stand up for the rights that they believed were given to them and all mankind by the Creator of the universe. We celebrate this day when those brave men decided they would stand up against injustice and right the wrong in the name of God. Oh to be in that room on that day! I wonder the emotions and tension in the air. I don’t envision an immediate roar of applauds, but a moment of silence as the reality of what was to come set in. Then, after all is said and done, the celebration commences. John Adams writes to his wife the following: Continue reading “Independence Day”