Friday, August 28, 2009

Blessed in the U.S.A.

Sometimes we take for granted how blessed we are to be Americans. It is also easy during the current struggles where it seems that every aspect of Christian life is under attack to forget just how blessed we are to live in a country where we can get up and go to church without fear of being killed just because we are Christians. In Iraq, this is far from the case. That being said, it is encouraging that Iraq is yielding a great crop of new Christians and it is easy to see that God is working there as muslims are having visions that are causing them to convert to Christianity. How great is our God!

WSJ Confirms - New Health Plan = Taxpayer Funded Abortions

The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the President Obama's new health care plan would open the way for taxpayer funded abortions. As Christians, when will we take a stand? Why do we stay silent?

Step Back New Hampshire! Are you kidding me?

New Hampshire Judges have decided that a 10 year old home-schooled girl with an "above average" intellect must attend public school because she is too adamant about her Christian beliefs and she should be exposed to "other possibilities." Wow! And people make jokes about southern folks. I am glad I live in Tennessee. Surely to goodness this gets overturned.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Devil in the Details!

The A.C.L.U. which I believe secretly stands for the Anti-Christian Liberals Union lost in court this week. While it does my heart good to see the extreme liberal organization take this to the chin, I wonder if there should not be some sort of counter-suit against their lawyer for making what clearly seems to be a less than straight faced effort to besmirch Christianity.

An American Tale - making a black and white issue shades of gray.

America is a wonderful country. I am so blessed to live here and we have had God's hand on us as a country enabling us to become the most affluent nation in the world. Well sure, other countries may have higher per capita incomes, but no one has the income levels and the freedoms we enjoy in America. That being said, no one is better at pushing the envelope and blurring issues that should be black and white into mere shades of gray.

The church I belonged to in Memphis, TN, Kirby Woods Baptist Church and its former preacher brother Bob Pittman always said that you love the sinner and hate the sin. Homosexuality is a sin. It doesn't mean that we should hate homosexual people, but it does mean that they are living in sin while in the lifestyle. With this Biblical truth in hand I must admit that the Lutheran Church's decision to allow homosexual preachers has severely disappointed me. Now do not misunderstand, every preacher in America sins, but not every preacher in America lives their sin in blatant disobedience for all to see.

Some churches in the Lutheran faith need to examine whether their leadership has their best interest at heart, or if they are merely being transformed to the world instead of rising above it.