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An Extraordinary Journey (2018)

November 14, 2018

“I never wanted to be a preacher.  I’d rather be anything but being a clergyman.” – Billy Graham

“The fruit of the Spirit is love!”

God was calling me.  And I knew that, so I got on my knees and I said, “Lord, I will go where You want me to go… and I will be what You want me to be.” – Billy Graham

“Who is this unique Person who comes across the pages of history?” – Billy Graham (about Jesus Christ).

“You always knew that it was about the message and not about the man.” – Mr. Gibson

He had a burden to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as he could. –

“This is the way, and the truth, and the life.”

“Jesus said, “Follow Me.  Come and change the world with Me.”

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My husband and I watched this movie two nights ago.  It was better than I even expected!  I cried…a lot!  Have some tissues handy.

You get a glimpse of how Billy Graham preached throughout many decades in history.  There was no one else like him, and will never be another like him.  His unique way to share the gospel was actually in its simplicity.  We are told in Scripture that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is easy enough to be understood by a child.  But as Billy tells us in the movie, the journey will not always be easy.  However, it is always worth it!

I learned many things that I didn’t know before about Graham’s extraordinary journey.  I highly recommend this film to everyone!

~ Christine

The movie is available on iTunes, or view on Amazon for $5.99 (rent).

Amazon.com: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey

Billy Graham Is Now With Jesus in Heaven

February 21, 2018

November 7, 1918- February 21, 2018

When I turned on the TV this morning while making coffee and feeding our dogs, I heard the sad, but also celebratory news that Billy Graham has died at the age of 99.

As I listened to the Fox and Friends show, several people who knew Billy Graham for many years called in.  There was much information that I knew about Graham, but I also learned some new information about him.

Billy was included on a list of “most admired people” over 60 times.

Graham, who had been in ill health for a number of years, was regularly listed in polls as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World.”

He was non-partisan and had met and prayed with 12? ( I think) U.S. Presidents  over the course of his lifetime.  He was offered a cushy celebrity job and also encouraged to be a politician, but turned such offers down.  Thus, he became one of the greatest evangelists in my lifetime.

His Christian crusades took him from the frenzy of Manhattan to isolated African villages and according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, he preached to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history.

Thank you, Billy Graham, for all the decades where you preached the truth of the Bible and how Jesus Christ saves us from our sins.  Enter into the joy of the Lord!

Perhaps I can revisit this blog post later today.  I’m sure that there will be many posts to share, celebrating his life and ministry that reached millions of individuals all across the world.

The BGEA put his lifetime audience at nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, with “hundreds of millions more” viewing him on television, video, film and webcasts.

“My one purpose in life,” he said, “is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”

Billy often told the audiences at his revivals:

“God Loves You.”

He also quoted the following Scripture:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

Near the end of the F & F’s show on Fox, Brian Kilmede quipped:

“If he’s not in heaven, then we all are in trouble.”

In a way, that could be deemed a humorous comment.   Knowing how, why, and what Billy Graham preached for his entire life – the truth of the Bible and the saving grace of knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior – saves those who have confessed and repented of their sins.  There is no fear of condemnation.  The promises of Jesus Christ tell us that we will enter into the joy of the Lord when we pass from this life into eternity.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:17“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:21“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.” – Gandhi

July 7, 2015

Years ago, I ran across a post that contained a statement attributed to Gandhi at another blog:

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

Ouch!

At first glance it is a most sobering condemnation against those of the Christian faith. Granted, Christians make mistakes while trying to witness to others. Jesus chose his followers, imperfect human beings that we are, to be his representatives here on earth. We are to spread the Gospel message throughout the world.

We have a whole range of evangelists. A preacher like Billy Graham who has been an awesome representative for Christ and we have other preachers who may be hurting our cause. But God works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. The reason Billy Graham is loved by millions and rarely, if ever, condemned for his preaching is because he focuses on Jesus Christ and the Gospel message.

This, then, makes me wonder. Should Gandhi have been judging his personal decision regarding Jesus Christ only upon Christs’ followers (whom he disliked and condemned) or should he have made the judgment strictly upon Jesus Christ and who He is as revealed in the Scriptures?  Tim Challies has a great answer to that question.

Another popular argument of non-Christians is their claim that because there are so many denominations that conflict with each other, how is one to find the truth?

There are certain facts that tie and bind all true Christians.

1.  The first one is the fact that we have been born again in Christ. In order to be born again in Christ, we confess and repent of our sins and invite Jesus into our lives to guide us into all truth. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit reminds us of what Jesus taught and refers us to the Scriptures.

2.  The second fact is that we teach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

When the movie “The Passion of the Christ” came out, there were many different denominations in agreement on most aspects of that movie. You could name any Protestant, Evangelical, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, (can include many others too) branch of Christianity here and it is the one thing that they all agree upon.

Why is that?

Because at Pentecost, Jesus sent the Helper, that is, the Holy Spirit. He guides Christians into all truth. The side issues and traditions that may divide the denominations fall away.

It all comes down to this: the Gospel message is the uniter of all true Christians.

We must “beware the ‘cross-less’ Gospel.”* [See explanation at end of post.]

Those “churches” who do not teach the need for repentance for sin are guilty of heresy. Yes. There are some sects/cults that are “severed branches,” if you will. We are told in the book of Jude to avoid them because they lead people into heresy and apostasy. This is why you must be diligent and read the Scriptures so you can “rightly divide the Word of Truth!” If you are attending a church that teaches “the cross-less Gospel,” run! Find another church immediately!

I have met many born-again, Bible believing Christians via message boards and blogs. Genuine Christians whom I have never met personally, are in full agreement with the main message of the Scriptures. You see, there is a difference between those who would use exegesis, hermeneutics and Sola Scripture (which are tools to extract the original meaning of the writers in the Bible) vs. those who use “eisegesis,” (which means determining their own interpretations) of what Scripture is saying.

We see “eisegesis” being utilized very vividly in the homosexual behavior affirming churches. The only people who have been caught up in the sin of homosexuality (or any other sin, for that matter) and will make it into heaven with God are the repentant ones.

Even repentant murderers who confess and are born again after their crimes and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior avoid hell and will live for eternity in heaven with God.

In eyes of men, that may not seem “fair.” But the thoughts of God are infinitely higher and are certainly not limited to the thoughts of man.

“While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

God affords grace and mercy to those who look upon Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death as the only substitutionary propitiation which is acceptable to God the Father for the forgiveness of their sins.

People who know Jesus and become children of God will avoid the penalty of death (the second death…an eternity away from God in hell).

The unsaved who refuse the quickening of the Holy Spirit, (who is urging them from outside their souls to make that decision for Christ) will die with their own sins on their souls. That is the choice for all of mankind. We either agree with God that we are sinners who are desperately in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ, or we die in our sins and remain reprobate and separated from the God who is trying to save us…forever.

Eternity is a long, long….time!

Dear reader, what is your decision?

I pray that you change your heart towards God!  If you are currently of the mindset that leads you to “hate Christians,” I plead with you not to let Satan use your obvious dislike and hatred for many Christian believers as an excuse to reject Jesus. Knowingly or unknowingly, Satan is influencing you to focus on the behavior of other Christians and not on Whom you should be focusing on…Jesus Christ. Jesus was the only Perfect Man who ever lived. You won’t find perfection in anyone else…including Christian believers.

Once born again, a Christian does not have his/her free will taken away. We still live in a fallen world and have that fallen nature. The huge difference is, he/she has the added influence of the Holy Spirit indwelling within the soul to guide us into all truth. Our love for Jesus compels us to live righteously for Him because He alone is Holy. If you would focus on what is being shared about Christ, and not judge the person who is sharing it, then you will not let a Christian’s imperfect nature affect you so negatively.

My daughter once gave me a license plate frame for my car which poignantly reads: “Christians are not perfect;  just forgiven by a God who is.

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*Beware the Cross-less Gospel

by Roger Chilvers

I watched a television program that featured interviews with a number of people at a well-known evangelical church. One person after the another gave testimony about how their lives had been changed: “I came to this church and was thrilled about what I saw. God changed my life.” Someone else said, “I was a drug addict, and God dealt with that.” Every testimony mentioned God, but in that whole program Jesus was mentioned only once. What Christ did on the cross was not mentioned at all.

In preaching today, generally speaking, the cross hardly features – sometimes Jesus doesn’t even feature. We have a duty to make the cross of Christ central in our evangelism. The Bible says that the cross is a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles (1 Corinthians 1:23). The Jews thought, “How could anyone preach about the Messiah DYING ON A CROSS? Don’t the Scriptures say that anyone who dies on a cross is cursed by God?” As for Gentiles – who didn’t have or care about the Old Testament Scriptures – the whole idea was complete foolishness. The verse uses the Greek word moros, from which we get “moron.” You have to be a moron to preach and believe in a dying Savior. Can you see the temptation to put the cross off to the side?

Sometimes you hear people say, quite rightly, “Jesus will give you a purpose for living.” Without a doubt he does, but that is not why He came. Others say that He came as a good example to follow. He is the greatest example to follow, but again, that is not at the heart of why He came, “Jesus came to give us joy in a world of unhappiness and misery,” some say. But that was not why He came either. And great though His peace is, He didn’t come to give us peace.

John tells us why Jesus came: “He appeared so that he might take away our sins” (1 John 3:5, NIV). We need reminding of this. Otherwise, in our evangelism we may say, “Have some peace, have some joy, have some happiness, have a purpose for living, have an example to follow.” Although Jesus does give these things, they are not the central point. We may find these things apart from Jesus, but apart from Him we will never find forgiveness of sins.

We can understand the centrality of the cross from three different perspectives: What does it mean to God? to us? to Satan?

THE CROSS FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE

The Bible says, “We have an advocate with the Father; Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 2:1-2, KJV). Propitiation is the means by which God’s anger is assuaged; His anger is dealt with, and God is made favorable toward us.

Some have said it is barbaric to think that God’s anger needs to be assuaged by blood. They say, “How can a sacrifice that makes an angry God favorable be given by the God who is angry in the first place? And what about God’s love?”

But it is precisely because God loves us that He had to deal with our sin – and it is on the basis of this that we are accepted. Jesus could die a thousand deaths and yet not achieve salvation for us unless God were satisfied with the sacrifice. Yet the question remains: How can God be both the One who provides the sacrifice that makes Him propitious and be the One who receives the sacrifice?

The simple answer is that God’s holiness demands propitiation.

God is blisteringly angry about our every single sin. You can see the awfulness of sin only by seeing what it did to His one and only lovely Son. If God looked at a sin and said, “Well, I’m not too bothered about that one,” there would be injustice in His character. God retains His honor by giving His Son.

God unfolded a plan that both showed His unbelievably strong anger at sin and His infinitely strong love for us. He sent His Son and punished Him on our behalf. “The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14, NIV). No other message beside the cross is able to deal with the root problem of man’s sin in relation to the justice and holiness of God.

 

THE CROSS FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE

The heart of the Gospel is that through Jesus – and His work as our Substitute – God did for us what we could never do for ourselves. The punishment for our sin was dealt with by a substitute: Namely, Jesus. The Bible says, “When we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6, NIV). The Greek word translated “for” means “on behalf of.” The word is used repeatedly concerning Jesus: “While we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8, NIV).

In our evangelism it is so important that we grasp this because it tells us that when Jesus died on the cross He died on behalf of someone. There is no greater news than the glorious news that Jesus took our place on the cross. We are sinners by nature, but “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21, NIV). What a breathtaking verse!

THE CROSS FROM SATAN’S PERSPECTIVE

The Bible calls Satan “the accuser” in Revelation 12:10. He whispers, “You cannot possibly expect God to accept you. You have a disgusting imagination. Look at those things you’ve done – your deceitfulness, your hatred and bitterness. You call yourself a child of God? ” And to God, Satan says, in effect, “If You are just at all, You cannot possibly forgive his/her sins and accept him/her. Your justice demands that he/she be punished.”

But John tells us how such accusations are dealt with: “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1, KJV). Generally, an advocate will stand up before a judge and plead on behalf of the accused something like this, “My lord, yes, he is not perfect – he has failed- but he is now a kind and helpful citizen, and I am bringing witnesses to testify to his good character.” In so doing, the advocate pleads for the judge to be lenient.

Jesus, as our Advocate, doesn’t work that way. When Satan accuses, Jesus says to His Father, “Everything You said about him is true. He is wicked; he is sinful. There is not one good thing about him. But, Father, You cannot punish him because the punishment already has been paid – by Me.”

The Father looks to the sacrifice of the Son to see that the punishment was paid in full. Atonement made, acceptance guaranteed – and we are free. This is what is meant by Jesus being our Substitute.

“Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free,
For God, the Just, is satisfied,
To look on Him and pardon me.” **

Jesus provided for our greatest need – the forgiveness of sin. Apart from Him it could never happen. That is why the cross must be at the heart of our evangelism.

** From “Before the Throne of God Above,” by Charitie Lee Bancroft

Hat tips to all links.

Devious, Devious Christians!

November 12, 2013

Heh heh heh…this is just TOO GOOD not to share!  While creating my “following” list yesterday, I read the latest post over at Matt Walsh’s blog entitled, Why do you Christians always throw the Bible in my face?

Excerpt:

Seriously, it hurts. Stop it, will ya? Yesterday I walked by a church and the pastor barreled out of the door, ran into the street, screamed “BIBLE!” and chucked it right at my head.

Well, that didn’t LITERALLY happen. But he did say, “good afternoon, God bless,” which is basically the same thing.

In any case, Christians are always shoving their religion in people’s faces. Everything they say, every position they hold, every thought they express — it’s all RELIGION. Even if they don’t explicitly say, “I think this because of my religion,” we all know the score. If it comes from RELIGION, as a secularist, I must hate it. If it’s been heavily influenced or transformed by RELIGION or RELIGIOUS people, I must hate it. That’s why I’m not a big fan of art, architecture, democracy, science, medicine, philosophy, astronomy, the university system, the abolition of slavery, America, Natural Law, Natural Rights, mathematics, the justice system, literature, music, and civilization.

Devious. Devious Christians. It’s like they have this secret plot and they use all of these methods to subversively give glory to their fake sky wizard. That’s a good line, isn’t it? I take this idea of God; the uncaused cause, the first mover, the Creator, the Absolute, the Answer to the riddle that no quantum physicist has ever been able to solve, and I equate it to a “wizard.” As if belief in dimensions of existence that transcend our physical plane can somehow be fairly compared to belief in magical Disney creatures. It’s an effective tactic, isn’t it? Aquinas, DaVinci, Shakespeare, Washington — most of the intellectual giants and great leaders in the past two thousand years have been guided by this conviction, but I can utterly dismiss it with one sarcastic and belittling phrase. There are thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of pages of Christian apologetics written by some of the smartest men and women to ever walk the face of the Earth, yet I can chalk it all up to something as absurd as the Tooth Fairy. And you know what? I can do that without even reading ANY of those pages! You know why? Because I’m a critical thinker, my friend.

A critical thinker — I think about criticizing things. And then I do, without understanding the depth, enormity and beauty of that which I mock.

Oh my!!! Before you respond in comments, be sure to read the entire post!

With 500 comments over there, I thought I’d share the ones that I wrote over at Matt’s blog here at my own blog,  as well as one special response to a typical “I hate Christians” rant that caught my eye.

christinewjc says:

November 12, 2013 at 12:08 am

Oh Matt…if I didn’t know any better, I’d say that you have recently been encouraged, revitalized, and spiritually uplifted by Billy Graham’s My Hope America: The Cross special that aired on several TV stations last week! That special certainly brought tears to my eyes. It represented 95-year-old Billy Graham’s final attempt to reach the lost for salvation through Jesus Christ. It was wonderfully done! And I hope it will become a new spiritual awakening here in America! For those who missed it, watch it here:

http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/programs/the-cross/

You can also visit my blog:

https://talkwisdom.wordpress.com/

Warning! I’m just another one of those Bible thumpers who loves Jesus Christ!

Well, as predictable as another Obama lie, along comes a commenter who writes in response:

IcedTea157 says:

November 12, 2013 at 11:59 am

Nice try, Billy Graham……

Reply

christinewjc says:

November 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

IcedTea157,

Before I respond to why I think you wrote the “nice try” comment about Billy Graham, perhaps you’d like to expand upon the reason?

Well, further down in the comment section, “IcedTea157” wrote a rant (which most likely could have been aimed at any Christian believer):

IcedTea157 says:

November 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

“When the religious try and use “God did it” as their explanation for things they don’t understand, Neil DeGrasse Tyson said it best: “If that’s how you want to invoke your evidence for God, then God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on.”

Except that that isnt how I want to invoke my God… I have no qualms with scientific discoveries shedding light on the dark areas of out knowledge. The pope himself (JPII) said that “Evolution is more than a theory” and the Vatican has its own observatory. Biblical literalism is a largely new, largely protestant phenomenon, and, frankly, it’s stupid.

“I’ve been ostracized and ridiculed because of my non-belief, even though I’m not the one who’s touting the all-loving, all-knowing, never-been-seen penultimate creator who is so omniscient he needed to wipe out all life on the planet as some sort of great cosmic mulligan.”

QQ moar. Please. As if I haven’t been ostracized for “believing in the magical sky fairy.” You are not special for having been made fun of, and you are not alone. It happens to all of us, because human beings are asshats who feel this deep-seated need to convince everyone around them to adopt their theory of reality.

“The religious folks of the world are allowed to pray with impunity. They can say grace, they can say they’ll pray for you, they can even say things as ludicrous as “God told me…”, and nobody bats an eye”

Lol. Not true at all.

“…but let someone point out the glaringly obvious, that no god, of the thousands that have been invented by man, has ever offered a single iota of proof as to his, her or it’s existence…and they’re suddenly burned at the stake, offered up as a sacrifice, exiled, marginalized, or shunned.”

Also not true at all.

“There’s one challenge that believers have never been able to answer. If gods can heal people’s cancer, or make paraplegics walk again, if they can cause prophetic visions and summon earthquakes…why have none of them ever healed an amputee?”

“If God is all-powerful, then why hasnt he ever done [xyz]?” I don’t know, I’m not God, and we don’t think like God. It says in the bible: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8. We aren’t god and god isn’t us and so he doesn’t do everything that we would expect him to do. Because our priorities are not necessarily his priorities.

At the end of the day, though, I don’t really care if you believe in the same God I do or not. I have many, many atheist friends, and many Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist, friends as well. It doesn’t matter to me. But please, don’t get offended when I say “God Bless You” or if I pray for someone or give money to my church. Why does it matter what I do? How does it affect you so much? Why do you care?

Melissa responds all so eloquently!!!

Melissa says:

November 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

So your saying if an amputee got healed, you would believe in God?
Ok, well then believe. It is called a prosthesis. I bet your thinking, “Science did that, I’m right!”. Try to imagine for one moment this concept: IF God is alive, would he not be the MASTER of all science, all philosophy, all astronomy, physics, and any and all knowledge in general? Would he not have a PERFECT (complete, absolute) understanding of ALL stuff that you pointed out is evidence that God does NOT exist? Could God not then use that knowledge to do whatever he wants? Could he not create this Earth, start human life , start plant life, create other worlds, or do anything else by the use of his superior use of science? Could he not lead man along with knowledge through the ages, and have as culminating discovery the power to fix a missing limb? I don’t care if you believe it, it is a logical argument.
If there is no God, I am only bound by the power of men on Earth. I could kill, murder, rape, abuse, neglect children, do anything I want. The only reason it isn’t ‘allowed’ is because the majority of people think it is wrong. SO WHAT! So if the majority of people say it is ok to murder, I can murder? Moral truths are handed down from God and are non-negotiable. We do not have the right to declare moral what God has declared immoral.
If you are right about God, then when this life is over, you can tell me you were wrong ALL you want. You can laugh at me, do whatever. Oh wait… we won’t exist. I can guarantee you I will not be sad that I didn’t use life as an opportunity to lie, cheat, steal, or murder.
If I am right, I will mourn for you that you had to live your life without the knowledge that Jesus loves you unconditionally and has laid a path for you to be eternally happy. You can still change, but it is unfortunate you didn’t change now.

My comment:

christinewjc says:

November 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Wow Melissa! What a wonderful response to IcedTea157!

I have been debating with a nemesis like that for over 9 years at my blog (former blog). It is sad that people like that rail against God when Jesus Christ was sent to ask us (and subsequently answer) the most important question: Who do you say that I am? With repentance and faith at the foot of Christ’s cross for the sins of mankind, we are reconciled back unto God. The Bible says, “without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Non-believers want proof on their terms – not through the wisdom and knowledge that is told and taught to us through God’s Word, the Bible and that was physically revealed to us through the ministry of Jesus Christ..

Well, you obviously know all of this already based on your response to IcedTea157. Good work! All we can do is pray that he/she will take what you wrote to heart and someday see the Truth that Christ has revealed! God bless!

Hat tip: Matt Walsh blog + commenters quoted.

My Hope America with Billy Graham

November 8, 2013

After the broadcast special  called “My Hope America” with Billy Graham, Sean Hannity had a panel of commentators who each added commentary about the presentation.  It was only a very brief sentence uttered by Fox News Channel’s religion correspondent,  Lauren Green, but is certainly amplifies why America is in such disarray.  Ms. Green stated that Billy Graham has prayed with all of the Presidents of the United States during his lifetime, “up until Barack Obama.”  Recall that Obama was the only person elected to the highest office of the land who REFUSED to meet with Billy Graham!!  This most effective preacher of our lifetimes, Billy Graham, always had the purpose to pray for our nation’s leaders and our country.  Obama refused this.  We must ask ourselves, WHY?  Any regular reader of my Talk Wisdom blog knows exactly why!

The past four days away from the T.V. and Internet have left me very behind in all the news.  But my friend Steve over at Cry and Howl will help me catch up!

Looking at all the scandals surrounding Obama, it is unfathomable to me that ANYONE could EVER trust Ozero (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro)  after all the lies, deception, treason, traitorous, communist, radical Islamist, murders, and destruction he and his ilk have hoisted upon our nation and people.  It is as if the liberals who still support him have blinders on!  As one senator recently pointed out, “what will it take for anyone to be fired from this BADministration?”

God’s Word tells us about all kinds of blindness.  But the spiritually and intellectually blind are far worse than those who suffer from physical blindness!

Mat 15:14   “Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

Luk 6:39   And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?

I have always admired Steve’s attempts at his blog to get these reprobate liberals to see through the fog of their crazy adoration before they end up in the ditch with Obama and his evil cohorts.  Sadly, many of them just absolutely refuse to see the truth.  We can still hope that some may be “pulled out of the fire” before it’s too late!  The prophetic book of  Jude  tells us what types of people they are and how difficult it is for them come to repentance at the cross of Christ in order to be saved.

Those who refuse to repent end up in darkness and evil forever.

Jud 1:13   raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

The Billy Graham special that was broadcast on Fox News Channel at 7 p.m. (PT) during Hannity’s timeslot last night brought tears to my eyes.  It is called “My Hope America:  The Cross,” and it represented 95-year-old Billy Graham’s final attempt to reach the lost for salvation through Jesus Christ.  It was wonderfully done!  And I hope it will become a new spiritual awakening here in America!   Watch it here:

My Hope America: The Cross by Billy Graham

That special not only showed us the way to eternal life with God through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; but at the same time reiterates the fact that “the things on this earth”, especially politics and/or politicians,  will NEVER be the answer to our problems!  Why?  Because unregenerate men/women can never achieve what Christ has done for us!

Jer 17:9   “The heart is deceitful above all things,  And desperately wicked;  Who can know it?

Being away from the news most of the time for about 4 days has re-focused my mind on what truly matters!  Even though I will continue to point out the evils of this awful government that we are suffering under, I will continue to back it up with the hope that the Gospel gives every person willing to come to the Cross of Christ.  I will continue to pray that if it is in God’s Will, He will forgive our sins as a nation and restore our Constitutional Republic for the sakes of our children and grandchildren, as well as for generations to come!

Hat tips to all links

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Update: My Hope From California to Pennsylvania, ‘My Hope’ Points Americans to Christ


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He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 2 Sam 23:3

pastorwardclinton

Pastor Ward Clinton is a pastor in the Church of The Nazarene and author of a handful of books.

GraceLife Blog

Thoughts About God's Amazing Grace

True Discernment

2 Timothy 4:3-4

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

Random stuff, but mostly about Guns, Freedom and Crappy Government..

Centinel2012

De Oppresso Liber

The Oil for Your Lamp

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6)

Walter Bright

Refining theological understanding. Sharpening ethical rigor. Heightening devotional intensity.

Kingsjester's Blog

Opinions from a Christian American Conservative

As Seen Through the Eyes of Faith

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom. 10:17) KJV

Daniel B. Wallace

Executive Director of CSNTM & Senior Research Professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

The Master's Table

God honoring, Christ Centered

Citizen WElls

Citizen News not Fake News

drkatesview

Thoughts on Our Constitutional Republic

We the People of the United States

Fighting the Culture War, One Skirmish at a Time

partneringwitheagles

WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE OF THESE ENDS (LIFE,LIBERTY,AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS) IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, AND TO INSTITUTE A NEW GOVERNMENT― Thomas Jefferson

Be Sure You’re Right, Then Go Ahead

"Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the American way of life. " -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur

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