Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The State of the ChurchMore than one entry in a day? Amazing. But, after I posted this morning I found this item below. You can read the original here.Hip Pastor Blasts Those Who Want to Go Deeper into God’s Word Rock star pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, says you are a jackass if you’re sick of shallow seeker sermons and want to go deeper into God’s Word. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. Noble has led the nation’s lemming pastors into new frontiers of circus church. Who would have ever thought to use AC/DC’s Highway to Hell as a church prelude before Noble hit the scene? You can see a clip of Noble decrying those who want spiritual meat from the pulpit (go to the link above). It’s really that bad out there.

What do you think, bothers and sisters?

The Global Warming Keeps on Falling

As I write this we have about 8 inches of fresh global warming on the ground - so far. The snow is white and fresh and looks lovely. But it covers a multitude of problems, doesn’t it? The snow itself is treacherous for drivers. In this case, the fact that the snow is very wet and heavy could cause some electrical outages, downed trees, and other mishaps and problems.

In Isaiah 1:18, we read, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” What does this mean? Well, a look at the context tells us that Israel was a rebellious nation. Verses 15 to 17 state, “When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” (Read the entire chapter here.)

God has promised that He will change our calamitous state of affairs into a state of peace with Him. If we follow Him; if we become disciples of Jesus Christ; we will not appear before Him at the judgment wearing the scarlet clothing of sin, debauchery, and rebellion. Rather we will be clothed in a garment as white as the fresh-fallen snow.

For those of you in the snowy parts of our nation and the world, think about this as you watch the snow cover the ground.