Friday, May 27, 2011

God Bless America...anyway

Another American decision to ensure that God's presence does not make its citizens "feel uncomfortable". Such is the story of yet another American institution (Neptune Township High School) that insults God and insults Christians in order to as they put it, to have a resolution "that everyone is able to live with" (except the Christians of course).

As our authentic politicians love to say "God Bless America"!

Here is an excerpt of the story that is dripping with irony:
Instead of the sign, "Holiness to the Lord," a banner will be posted over it saying, "Neptune Township School District ... A Community of Learners." In addition, a banner with the words "So Be Ye Holy" will be covered with another banner saying, “Neptune High School: A School of Excellence and No Excuses. "The new banners are meant to appease the American Civil Liberties Union, which had demanded the school district remove all religious signs and symbols from the Methodist-owned auditorium in Ocean Grove, claiming it made non-Christians attending public school graduations feel uncomfortable. Neptune Schools Superintendent David Mooij said he's glad there is a resolution everyone seems able to live with. - Foxnews.com
You can read the full story here.

As America continues to sink into the cultural cesspool (Primetime TV anyone?) we can take solace in the fact that we are at least becoming "a community of learners!" Instead of us trying to be Holy for the Lord is Holy (Leviticus 19:2), we are at least a people of "excellence and no excuses" - does that not sound like like it got the stamp of approval from the Marketing Department? And it is wonderful that they were able to "have a resolution "that everyone is able to live with" However the Lord Jesus Christ may not actually agree with that sentiment when He says in the Bible: “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33 NLT). The Lord's denying you before God His father is not synonymous with your living...at least not in heaven with Him.

But...as our politicians love to say "God Bless America"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

God's Rapture will indeed occur

For those inclined to chuckle or otherwise enjoy the “failings” of yet another so-called Christian prophecy about the end of the world (which did not occur on 5/21/11), I will caution you to read what the Christ actually does say about His promised return:

Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself.* Only the Father knows. “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. (Matthew 24:35-39 NLT)

The incorrect prediction by Harold Camping of Family Radio is simply the latest in a long list of “false prophecies” as pointed out by the Lord in the Bible: “But you may wonder, ‘How will we know whether or not a prophecy is from the Lord?’ If the prophet speaks in the Lord’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the Lord did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared. (Deuteronomy 18:21-22 NLT)

Mr. Camping’s gross error notwithstanding, the Bible is clear from the scripture in Matthew that the Lord will return someday. For those inclined to “enjoy” Mr. Camping’s error and in doing so to cast ridicule on all the “lunatic” Christians, I will submit to them to remember the old story of the boy who cried wolf. I will guarantee you that when the Lord does return for His own, there will not be laughing and ridicule but sheer terror and intense remorse…but yet still good news for some, in that they may still be given a a final chance to turn to God before the complete end.

A God who sends people to Hell?