Monday, May 23, 2011

Told You So...

Read Friday's blog. Watch Israel and our treatment of that nation. Though Israel is predominately in unbelief, God still has a plan for them as Romans chapter 11:25b,26, states "blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved". God's promise of blessing those who bless Israel and cursing those who curse Israel still holds true, and one day we will all glorify God for Israel's acceptance of the Messiah Jesus, as many Jews are have done and are doing today.

Harold Camping has proven himself over the years to be a presumptuous prophet. The Old Testament warns us not to listen to such. If someone states "thus and so" in the name of God, and "thus and so" does not happen, they are never to be heard or believed. The one good thing to come from his May 21st end of the world prediction was that it got secular people talking to Christians about what we believe. The bad thing is it invited a lot of ridicule and many Christians are ill prepared to give a defense of the Faith.

Finally today I will mention my personal favorite for the 1212 presidential run, Herman Cain. Mr. Cain is a baptist, an evangelical and a capable leader. He is a political outsider who has a passion for seeing the country change for the better. If the republicans try to run Romney, I won't vote, it would be like replacing one antichrist for another. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Pray for the victims of these tragic tornadoes and floods. Pray also for our country to repent of it's godless pursuits.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More Politics...

Well Obama has done it again. He has managed to diss every one of our allies. However, yesterdays speech on Israel is the most serious breach of policy yet. The US made a promise to Israel concerning its boarders; yesterday Obama broke that promise. Mark my words, it will not be long before another catastrophic event happens to us. Every time we diss Israel something terrible happens. Dr. Dave Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries, has mapped these events out, it is both frightening and amazing at how God keeps His promise, "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you". Also, I discovered a great evangelist by the name of Usama Dakdok at Check out what he has to say about our illustrious president.
God save the United States.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Well it has been eight months since my last post. In that time my father has passed away, my son is about to graduate high school, another of my sons is about to get married, and SBC politics is driving me nuts. Don't get me wrong, I love the Southern Baptist Convention. It is the best missions organization in the world, but it seems it is becoming more and more top heavy. In Baptist polity the local church is autonomous freely associating with associations and conventions. The convention is supposed to work for the local church not the other way around. I feel that some of the things that are taking place are moving the SBC to a more top down denomination. Already, many of the large and mega SBC churches are funding their own missions and giving less to the convention. If the convention begins to alienate the smaller to mid sized churches, which there are far more of than the larger or mega churches, they will find the co-operative program not so co-operative. Let me give you a couple of illustrations, when I was at the convention in San Antonio a few years back, the convention voted that the SBC entities, particularly the IMB and NAMB, not go beyond the Baptist Faith and Message in their qualifications. The entities have totally disregarded that injunction. Now NAMB is facing a restructuring that is going to kill a lot of missions in the western US. Then on top of that The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission led by Richard Land has been on the wrong side of several issues lately like supporting a Mormon candidate for president and sitting down with terrorists to open a dialog between Islam and Christians. Doesn't the Bible say something about fellowship with light and darkness?
Dr. Land should resign, retire or get de-funded. Anyway, I am not going to go to the national convention because the program looks to be about simply rubber stamping the agenda, and I have too much work to do locally. Maybe that is the problem, too many of us don't get involved in the politics, but unless you are the pastor of a mega-church your voice doesn't get heard. Or at least that is the impression many of us have. Politics, even when people are genuinely trying to do what is right, is not much fun, and when it becomes fun ie about winning and power, then it is for the wrong reasons. God save the SBC.