• Prophecy: “The End of All Flesh is Before Me”

    Prophecy: “The End of All Flesh is Before Me”

    When every new day brings news of a shooting or some other act of violence, we wonder when it will all end. It seems as though the world has become sick and there is no cure. All around us there is so much pain and suffering, it feels like the world we live in is a dark planet in some distant corner of the universe, not our home.

    There was a time when the earth also became dark and evil and the people of our planet were far from God. The Bible records that there was one man and his family who were righteous, amongst the entire population of earth, Noah.

    God told Noah that the end of all flesh was before Him. The earth was filled with violence and the wickedness of man was great on the earth. The Lord instructed Noah to prepare himself and his family for a judgement that was coming. He and his family alone, would be preserved through the darkness of what was coming upon the earth.

  • An Inequitable Balance of Priorities

    An Inequitable Balance of Priorities

    Mr. President, Restrict the killing of Babies in the womb and we will support your push to restrict assault weapons. That would be a fair trade agreement.

    It seems to me that our President has a confused set of goals and an Inequitable balance of priorities. On one hand, he wants to stop the killing of children by assault weapons. On the other hand, he supports a woman’s right to choose to allow the killing of her unborn child in the womb. Statistics show that 9 out of 10 of the current abortions being performed in the United States are for the sake of convenience, or as a form of birth control. Only 1 in 10 are to save the life of the mother or for rape or incest.

    I think that many responsible citizens of America would gladly trade their assault weapons for the lives of millions of babies that are murdered every year. The government has the power to stop this injustice, yet it continues to hide under the veil of personal freedom, called “the right to choose”. What about the right of a child to choose to live? It is not freedom of choice to take away the choice to live of an innocent child. Mothers are stewards of their babies lives, not judges of whether or not they have the right to live.

  • The Cure For Gun Violence

    The Cure For Gun Violence

    After a tragedy such as the mass murder of 2o children at Sandy Hook school in Newtown Connecticut, the discussion over banning automatic weapons inevitably comes up. For some people who do not understand the nature of gun violence, they often blame the availability of certain weapons, or all guns, for the violence that often results from people killing others with firearms.

    Outlawing certain guns, or all guns, would not stop a person who is seeking to kill another with a firearm. There are currently over 320 million licensed firearms in the United States. Even if we banned the sale of all new weapons tomorrow, how are we going to control the 320 million guns that are already legally owned?

    The old adage “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”, is absolutely true.

    Studies have shown that in places where there are a high number of good citizens with firearms for their personal protection, the incidents of gun violence by bad people, is very low.

  • A Prayer for Newtown Connecticut and Our Nation

    A Prayer for Newtown Connecticut and Our Nation

    “Father, as we consider those in New Town Connecticut who have suffered such a great loss, our hearts and minds are directed at their suffering. We know Lord that you hate what happened to their precious children and those in the school where so many died. We understand Lord that you did not want this to happen, and that you suffer and grieve as we do for those who had their lives taken.

    Father, our world and our nation is plagued with evil and disrepect for human life. The conscience of some of our people has been seared and can no longer feel empathy and compassion for others. Evil men commit horrific acts of violence now on tiny children while they learn in their schools. Oh Lord, we are so filled with grief at this moment. We do not have the words to express how much our heart aches, and cannot find solace in anything. Please be our peace now, and remind us that you are still with us, and love us, for without you at this moment we cannot endure this terrible time of pain…

  • When Bad Things Happen, People Turn to God

    When Bad Things Happen, People Turn to God

    Friday, December 14, 2012, 20 children and 7 adults were gunned down by 20 year old, Adam Landa in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Answers to why this young man committed such a horrific act are still not known.

    Every news agency, every newspaper and online news agency is covering the details of the shooting and searching for a reason for why so many died senselessly.

    When horrific and unexplainable acts of violence and the resulting deep despair and suffering that come from these tragedies, many people turn back to God for comfort and answers. Thankfully, no matter how far we may have been from God up to that point, He is always eager to welcome us and come to us in our times of need.

    It is in these moments without answers, and the intense suffering that plague our heart, that we often feel the need to return to a close relationship with the Lord. Tomorrow, it is certain that churches all across America will be filled by people looking for answers and comfort. After the tragedy of 9/11, and Columbine, all over our nation, churches were packed with eager listeners.

    The reason that we turn to God when our hearts are broken, is that we know inherently, deep within our hearts, that God is real, He cares for us, and that He alone can comfort us in these terrible moments of suffering.

  • Understanding Why God Permits Evil in the World

    Understanding Why God Permits Evil in the World

    As we wake to a morning of deep sorrow over the loss of so many beautiful children, and the parents who loved them deeply, we are faced with many questions. In moments of such tragedy, people often ask why, if there is a loving and merciful God, does He allow so much suffering in the world? Why doesn’t God stop all of the evil in the world? Why does He allow men like Adam Lanza to execute children in their classroom, who have their whole lives ahead of them?

    We must remember that this is not the world that God originally created for us.

    When God first made man, the earth and everything on it was perfect and beautiful. He created a world that was without evil and violence. A place where only love and beauty prevailed.

    God made us with a personal ability to chose evil or good. We were made in the image of God, who has the power of self determination. With the privilege of choice comes responsibility for our actions. We can chose righteousness or sin. We can love or hate. We can kill or make peace. These are all choices that we make that not only affect us, but everyone around us.