Archive for September, 2006

The greatest danger

Thursday, September 28th, 2006 at 7:46 am

The chief danger of the 20th Century will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without Hell. William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army

I think he described perfectly a lot of what is called Christianity today. So often we see someone lead another in the sinner’s prayer – even though there is no mention of repentance and no mention of Hell. The lost sinner is told about forgiveness and told about Heaven, but nothing is said about repentance and Hell – the judgment to come.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

Lying Christians

Thursday, September 21st, 2006 at 11:06 am

Christians don’t tell lies – they just go to church and sing them. A.W. Tozer

Posted in One Liners
by Gordy

Boycotts

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 at 10:24 am

Many people have joined boycotts on Ford and more recently Wal-mart because of the support those companies give to queer groups. If you do so, you’ll have to add a few more companies to your list. One queer group, the Human Rights Campaign, ranks companies based on their friendliness, acceptance, and promotion of the queer lifestyle. Here’s a few more companies that they scored highly:

  • Raytheon
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell International
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Gap
  • Levi Strauss
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • GM
  • Volkswagen
  • Apple
  • Dell
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Lexmark
  • NCR
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tech Data
  • Xerox

In all, there were 138 companies that received a perfect score.

On the other hand, if you are boycotting the queer-friendly companies, then you should support these companies that were ranked very low by the HRC:

  • ExxonMobil
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Perot Systems
  • Reebok
  • Northwest Airlines
  • The Men’s Wearhouse
  • J.C. Penney
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Nissan
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Gallup
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Kroger
  • Progressive
  • Ball Corp.
  • Cooper Tire
  • Dow Jones
  • Circuit City
  • Radio Shack
  • Toys ‘R’ Us
by Gordy

Waiting on tables

Thursday, September 14th, 2006 at 9:05 pm

And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. Acts 6:1-7

In the early days of the church, they had to appoint people to wait on tables. Apparently, everyone in the church was so busy with prayer and evangelizing that there wasn’t anyone taking care of the widows. The early church was so on fire that they were accused of turning the world upside down.

And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; Acts 17:6

Now, however, we have turned the church upside down. They had everyone praying and preaching the word that they had to appoint people to serve tables. Today, we have everyone willing to serve tables and such that we almost have to appoint people to pray and evangelize.

Oh! I pray we get back to the point where everyone is burdened for the lost that we have to appoint people to serve tables.

Posted in Witnessing
by Gordy

Chasing the devil away

Monday, September 11th, 2006 at 11:46 am

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Many times, you will hear that all you have to do to send the devil running is to resist him. But one important part is left out. You must first submit yourself to God, and then resist the devil. You will not be able to resist the devil unless you are submitted to God.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

Blotted out

Friday, September 8th, 2006 at 8:29 am

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Revelation 3:5

If you don’t have your sins blotted out, you’ll have your name blotted out of the book of life.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

Come as you are

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 at 4:27 pm

On many church brochures, you will see something along the lines of “Come as you are.” Many of the more liberal churches will even encourage you to stay as you are. Some churches will go one step better and add “but don’t stay as you came” to the end of that. While that may sound good – we do want people to change, to grow in grace, but should people come as they are? How exactly are people when they are coming just as they are? Should the pride-filled sinner come in his pride?

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6

Shouldn’t the proud sinner come in humility? Shouldn’t the blasphemer come crying out for mercy? Shouldn’t the idolater come leaving his idols behind?

To come into His presence, we must first humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways. Don’t come as you are.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy