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Good Morning October 4

In a large sense, it rally doesn’t matter who won last night’s presidential debate, or ultimately the election. We are set on a course that is not good. Toward the end of the time of the Old Testament Judges, the people came to Samuel asking him to “give us a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”(I Samuel 8:4) The Judges were God’s chose and anointed leaders. Asking for a king so they could be like all the other nations was wrong. God’s people were not to be like all the other nations. But God instructed Samuel to “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.”(vs.7) America is not the new Israel, but the principles are the same. The more the Lord is rejected from being the center of the life of a people, the more their own foolish ways lead them in wrong and destructive paths. Regardless of what our electoral system does in expressing the will of the people, the Lord is our true hope. He remains King forever. “The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…”(Psalm 33:10-12)

Good Morning – Aug 19

There is a big flap in the news about whether people believe that the President is a Muslim or a Christian. In a national survey 18% said Muslim, 34% said Christian, and 43% said they don’t know. I suppose there is some consolation in the fact that people believe it is a subject that matters. However, the real problem is that most people don’t really know what a Christian is. Here is where I get accused of being narrow minded or worse. A Christian is one who believes that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Saviour. It is not just a matter of being a nice person, caring for your fellow man, or having your name on a church roll. Jesus, as Saviour, means that I know I am completely sinful and that Jesus died as an atoning sacrifice for my sins. Jesus, as Lord, means that I want Him to be in control of all parts of my life. We can take all kinds of polls about being Christian, but unless Jesus is understood as Lord and Saviour of our lives the information is pretty useless.