We arrived back in America yesterday morning at 8:30AM after a 14 hour flight. I am jet lagged and dealing with a touch of a stomach virus this morning. I will try to post a few pictures from the trip over the next few days and weeks.
I would appreciate all of our readers to help me pray about a special matter right now. I have never seen such a time of outright antagonism toward the Gospel such as I am seeing right now. Pray the God will help me to maintain a right spirit and to continue to preach His truth for HIs glory.
The past few days have been amazing to say the least. We have seen too many things for me to blog about right now. We made it to Jerusalem this afternoon and we are trying to catch up with ourselves. The trip has been enjoyable with just a few glitches. Anyway, more later…maybe.
Just a quick note to let you all know that we are well. We are in Galilee today and are headed to some of the villages where Jesus ministered. More later if time allows.
The past few weeks have been a hectic time in my life and I have had far more pressing issues than keeping this blog going. I would certainly like to do better, and perhaps I will, but not today.
I would appreciate your prayers because Joan and I, along with 45 other souls, will depart for ten days in Israel tomorrow. If time allows, and an Internet connection is available, I will post a daily log of our activities. I might even post a picture or two. Please pray for a safe flight and for an inspirational time for our tour group. God bless and I will see you soon!
Here is where we are in the modern church. Check this out and weep for the state of things in our Baptist churches.
When the church has to abandon the Word of God and God’s way of spreading the Gospel, we are in serious trouble! When we feel that have to move our pulpits, bring in our Christian rock bands (There’s and oxymoron for you. The “morons” are the ones that do it!) to draw a crowd or reach a certain age group, we have missed the whole point of the New Testament. It is not us, our actions, or our attempts at being relevant that draws people to Jesus Christ for salvation. The Holy Spirit is the One Who draws sinners to Christ, John 6:44. It is through the old-fashioned method of Spirit-anointed, Spirit-filled preaching that sinners are saved. 1 Cor. 1:21.
I know that some, even some in our area, have fallen into the morass of worldly methods of outreach. One of those individuals even took a portion of one of my sermons and posted it on his blog in an effort to lend credibility to what he is doing in his church. Just for the record, while I appreciate him placing me in the company of Dr. John MacArthur and Bishop Ryle (Who by the way would not support what is happening either!), I do not appreciate my name and image being used to support something I am absolutely against.
Preacher, just stick with God’s way of doing business. Pray, prepare and preach the Gospel. Let the world and its churches follow the path to apostate, dead religion. Let us who know the truth stand in the truth and do everything we can to protect our churches and our young people from the onslaught of godless, pagan, unscriptural tactics and so-called worship.
God help us, we are in a mess!