What will you do?

jews holocaust
 
There is the testimony of a Christian that lived in Germany during the Holocaust. He said they heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews but they tried distancing themselves from it because what could anyone do to stop it?
 
There was a railroad track behind his small church and each Sunday morning the church could hear the whistle of a train as it approached and then the wheels coming over the tracks. As the trains would pass, they could hear cries coming from the railcars as the trains passed by. They soon realized it was Jews like cattle in the cars! Week after week the whistle would blow.
 
They soon come to dread the blast of whistle and the sound of the train wheels because they knew soon they would hear the cries of Jews en route to a death camp. The screams tormented them. As time went by, when they would hear the whistle of the train, they would begin to sing hymns. By the time the train would pass the church they were singing at the top of their lungs. If they heard screams they would sing even louder and soon they heard them no more.
 
The man telling this testimony said that no one talked about it anymore but he could still hear the train whistle in his sleep. He said “God forgive me; forgive all us who called ourselves Christians yet did nothing to intervene” .
 
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Does the Bible Really have answers?

I have heard most of my adult life that the Bible contains all the answers to life’s problems. Although that is true, most Christians fall short of telling the whole idea behind that statement about the Word of God and the answers to life.
 
Books in the Bible such as Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations and Matthew teach us how to live. But we should not expect simple and easy answers to problems of life. The characters inside of the stories of the Bible had hard struggles as they tried desperately to hold onto their faith in God but yet failing in many cases. They often acted out without knowing if their actions were right or wrong. As we join this “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb 12:1) we can learn from their mistakes and victories. Read more…


Looking Unto Jesus

“Looking unto Jesus.” — Hebrews 12:2
It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of his children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.” All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: he tells us that we are nothing, but that “Christ is all in all.” Remember, therefore, it is not your hold of Christ that saves you -it is Christ; it is not your joy in Christ that saves you -it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that is the instrument-it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to your hand with which your are grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to your hope, but to Jesus, the source of your hope; look not to your faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. Read more…


These Are The Last Days

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  (2Ti 3:1-4 KJV)

When most people think of the “last days” or “end of times”, images of Bible scripture from Matthew Chapter 24 or Revelations come to mind. We envision earthquakes, wars, famines, plagues, and disease. Although those things are beginning and will only intensify, Paul told the young pastor Timothy what the people of the last days would be like before Christ returns and clearly shows that we are in the last days.

Paul said the people of the last days would be lovers of themselves, have you noticed how the love of many waxes cold? How divided the masses have become? Natural affection for fellow human beings is disappearing, bringing with it no value for human life. Last day people would be covetous. More than ever people have forsaken the righteousness of God for the material gains of this world at any cost. Many are boasting of how good they are and how proud they are of their “toys” they have stacked up for the world to see. Many blasphemers shake their hands at the church and say “I don’t need your Jesus”. They love the pleasures of this world more than sacrificing and serving God and our communities. It seems many children have become disobedient to parents as the idea of Biblical families has been trampled underfoot for the sake of political correctness. Entertainers and politicians have become highminded thinking somehow they know better than God and dismiss the Bible as a fable. One certain entertainer recently went so far as to say Christians are mentally ill if they have heard the voice of Jesus. That would make most of the Bible great’s people with metal illness. It is nothing more than being despisers of good. Read more…



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Who will inherit the Earth?

Matthew 5:5
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
 
When we study the Sermon of the Mount, we do a great discredit to the words of Jesus if we fail to study in context the meaning of the language during the days of our Lord. The following exert from the book “The Bible: How to understand and teach it” – ( Brooks) will shed light on verse 5 in the Great Book of Matthew 5 chapter.
 
“MEEK – The word meek has taken on a connotation that makes it a very poor reflection of Jesus beatitude, “Blessed are the meek”. Many people think of a meek person as a spineless weakling, a Mr. Milquetoast who apologizes for living and allows people to push him around. Yet, the Bible refers to Moses as the meekest of men. Certainly he was not a weakling. Jesus was talking about men who were open to new learning, men who were teachable. Truly it is such men who inherit the earth. In them strength is united with alert minds and flexibility of personality. Such mature people are the hope of the world. Perhaps one the best pictures of the word “meek” from the biblical meaning is that of a spirited horse properly disciplined, for in it we see power under control”
 
I do not think it is a teaching of the Bible to be a coward Christian. In light of the moral decline in the USA, more than ever we must stand up for what is right, stand against what is wrong and yet expressing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love and compassion.
 
We must press forward, not caving in to the world around us. Being led by the Holy Spirit in this life, will lead us the Kingdom where we will rule and reign with Christ for eternity.
 
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Why celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Why celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Our modern society has turned Saint Patrick’s Day into four leaf clovers, leprechauns, beer and parties. The truth about the real Saint Patrick’s Day can be found through a study in history and a record of his life he wrote called Confessions. The young boy Patrick lived a comfortable life in England. However, at the age of 16, his life became unraveled. Irish pirates attacked his village, abducting Patrick and many of the household servants. After arriving in Ireland, he was sold as a slave and had to work with a herd of pigs.

In the midst of the slavery, God began to transform Patrick’s heart. In Confessions he wrote, “I was sixteen and knew not the true God, but in a strange land the Lord opened my unbelieving eyes, and I was converted.” Patrick became convinced that his trials were opportunities to know Jesus Christ better. “Anything that happens to me,” he wrote, “whether pleasant or distasteful, I ought to accept with serenity giving thanks to God … who never disappoints.”

Patrick escaped from slavery 6 years later as a stowaway on a boat back to his home country of England. Yet through a dream God called him to return to Ireland; not as a slave but as a preacher of the Gospel. Despite objections from family, Patrick used his own money to purchase a boat and sailed back to Ireland, winning many souls to the Kingdom of God and becoming an outspoken opponent of slavery.

Saint Patrick’s Day was originally a celebration of the life and death of Patrick of Berniae and Ireland’s acceptance of Christianity. We should be reminded on March 17, the day of Patrick’s death, we are to share the Good news of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified with whoever we shall meet in life despite the things they may have done to us. We may not win countries over as he did, but every soul counts and one can sometimes be a great number.

Bishop F L Wilson is pastor at the Lighthouse COG in North Grenada.  Church information can be found at www.grenadachurch.com. He is also the host for Power of the Cross radio program which airs on 92.3 and 96.9 FM Sundays at 8am

 


Tell me why

The movies say, “I’ll entertain you, but you must buy a ticket first.”
The restaurant asks, “Eat here but you have to pay the bill.” Read more…


Father, where is your boy tonight?

 “A father took his little child out into the field one Sabbath, and he lay down under a beautiful shady tree, it being a hot day. The little child ran about gathering wild flowers Read more…


Our Liberty in Christ

Gal 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”  This “liberty” is not a reference Read more…