Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The State of the Church Revealed in the Family
What a telling indictment of the state of the church. The church is the light of the world. If the church is in darkness, it's no wonder the nation is busy trying to marry men to men, create money out of debt (debt money - what an oxymoron!), sell their bridges and roads to their sworn enemies, modify the global temperature of the earth, give away their sovereignty to foreign nations, make men and women equally capable of waging war, and find intelligent communication in the emptiness of deep space.
If we don't believe or won't obey scripture, how can we complain when the world doesn't either?
It's tempting to point our finger at all the problems in our nation today, but in so doing there are 4 fingers pointing back at us, right where they should be pointed according to Jehovah.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people [not the world] who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2Chronicles 7:13-14)