Compassionate Truth

September 8, 2015

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But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

~Romans 1:18, NLT


Homosexual acts are expressly forbidden by God through His word, and such acts are an abomination to the LORD by His own declaration.

~Al Mohler

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Our culture, especially TV and the media, is bombarding this country with propaganda suggesting that homosexuality is normal and should therefore be acceptable. We were watching LAW and ORDER last Sunday evening and the entire program was about homophobic people and how we should be treated as criminals. Can you believe it; they are making the homophobe the bad guy–Hogwash, this country has gone nuts. Al Mohler [President of Southern Seminary] names three approaches which the left is employing to change the mindset of America.

  1. Out right rejection of the bible as the authoritative word of God. We must abandon the bible all together in light of modern “knowledge.” [scripture is antiquated]
  2. Scripture is written by human authors who were flawed: Paul was a male chauvinist and a homophobe. The passage in Romans is merely his opinion.
  3. The homosexuality condemned in the bible is not between consenting adults. It is referring to pedophilia and those sorts of things.

So much for the views of the left: What about Mohler’s thoughts on what is happening to our culture.

  1. Homosexual acts are a dramatic sign of rebellion against God’s purpose and intention. God created male and female for a purpose, to fill the earth, to multiply and be fruitful. This is impossible for homosexuals.
  2. Homosexuality is the first sign of God’s turning us over to our desires which brings it’s own judgment. Nothing is more destructive to society than homosexuality.
  3. Homosexuality is a grievous sin against God [goes counter to His purpose] and we as Christians have the task of telling the truth with compassion. [You can read Mohler’s entire article in September’s DECISION magazine]

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  • Gary Garner still showing improvement. Our last report was around 8 and his oxygen level was good.
  • Kane had a bad weekend; blood sugar got over 1000 Sunday night, they got it down to 300 but pancreas functions are not right. They are transporting him back to St. Judes. He is in good spirit but very weak.
  • Remember Mandy is on vacation and there is no phone in my office…if you need me, call my cell. If it is not urgent, leave a message on the phone. Shohn will check them daily.
  • I will be at Belleview Baptist Church, not in Memphis, this week in REVIVAL [Sept. 13-16]
  • Our REVIVAL in November 1-4 which is not that far away. Wade Morris will be our preacher.
  • No Deacons Meeting this Sunday.
  • The GATHERING tomorrow night at 6:30. Let’s break that 100 mark!

Gary, Keri and Kane

MyHope coming November 2013

SCRIPTURE:  For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. {Romans 1:26-27, NASB}

QUOTE: The claim to equality, outside the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior. ~Screwtape {Screwtape Proposes a Toast by C.S. Lewis}

COMMENTARY: The liberal quest for equality and political correctness may well be our demise. People should be treated fairly but there is no such thing as human equality. Some men are stronger than others and some are more intelligent. When we clamor for rights, we reveal our inferiority. A beautiful woman does say to an unattractive woman, “Hey, I am prettier than you.”  A genius does not say to a dunce “I am more intelligent than you.” Thomas Jefferson would not walk up to Bill Clinton and say, “You know what Slick, you are inferror to me.” The obvious does not need to be stated. The same is true in the moral realm: some people are better than others. We are all sinners and all in need of grace but some men display courage, nobility and honor. I think General George Washington would be a great example of those virtues. On the other hand, all men are not noble or courageous; some are cowards, liars and thieves. Should we treat the criminal the same way we do the virtuous man? If that be the case, why do we have prisons? The scripture teaches that homosexuality is a perversion. There is not one verse in the bible that condones homosexuality. Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Dallas has not uttered a word of hate speech. He simply stated the truth that homosexuals prey on little boys and that is the primary reason the BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA will not allow homosexuals into their ranks. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that such indecent behavior will destroy not only the body but the soul and the mind.

robert-jeffress-05213Perhaps I don’t have all the evidence but in the videos I viewed: Pastor Jeffress was biblically correct and very kind. I saw no hate or malice; certainly nothing compared to Jeremiah Wright. I like Tim Tebow and I am still a fan but I think he caved on this one. The sad thing is that our POLITICALLY CORRECT CRAZED CULTURE lead by the lame stream left-wing media forced Tim to make a choice between his conviction and his desire to play professional football. Had he not yielded to the incredible pressure: they would have destroyed him. The real disturbing thing is that SPORTS TALK SHOW host and former athletes have piled on. I have not heard one Sports Analyst defend Pastor Jeffress including some that I have heard speak of their love for Christ. Like Tebow, they felt the pressure and they caved. When a culture idolizes a pedafile like Michael Jackson and on the other hand persecutes [dog the steps] a kid like Tebow, it does that say much for the culture. We know the truth but we lack the courage to speak it. We are not going to hear it from the media and may the LORD have mercy on us if we don’t hear it from the pulpit.

Let's Pray For Tim: He is under a lot of pressure.

Let’s Pray For Tim: He is under a lot of pressure.

EXTRA: The kids have given me a smart phone; the only problem is that I am not smart enough to use. I will try to keep you updated on TWITTER concerning our folks in crisis as soon as I get word. I think that there is a possiblity that Michelle might get moved today. Note: that is a possibility, it is not cut and dried so keep praying. Wanda Yarbrough [Cindy’s Mom] was much better yesterday morning and Janette Turner [Darlene’s Mom] was still critical. Troy MacAbee’s Mom who was in a single car accident will have to wear a back brace but no surgery required at this point. For those of you who read the Extra but not the blog…Please watch the Ben Carson speech at the National Prayer Breakfast and share it with as many as possible.

EXTRA/EXTRA: A must see video for all Freedom lovers. [If the link doesn’t work go to YouTube and type in Dr. Ben Carson Speech]

The Chaldeans Are Coming

February 2, 2013

MyHope coming November 2013

SCRIPTURE: This is the word of the Eternal, the God of Israel…The Chaldeans are coming. [Jeremiah 33:4a-5a, Moffatt]

QUOTE: Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. ~Thomas Jefferson [I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude]

COMMENTARY: Jeremiah was confined to the guard-house [jail] when this message came to him. The title of the message is “The Chaldeans Are Coming.” No one wanted to hear Jeremiah’s message because it contained no good news. Jeremiah said the Chaldeans are coming and when they arrive, they will [1] kill [2] destroy [3] and enslave. No one wanted Jeremiah to be right including Jeremiah but he was right…his message was from God and the Chaldeans came. They filled Jerusalem with dead bodies, they destroyed the temple and all the palaces and those who survived were enslaved.

I don’t see a lot difference between the Chaldeans and the democrats. They are killing the unborn. They are destroying every vestige of God. They don’t want Him in the Pledge of Allegiance, in the class room, court room, court-house or on the public square. They hate the name of Jesus unless it is used profanely. If they could, they would do away with Christmas just as Hitler did in Germany. These pagans worship political correctness and are doing their best to force it on those of us who cherish our freedom to speak the truth. The only sin of the far left is to call sin a sin. Perversion is no longer queer, its gay. Drunks are now alcoholics–it is a sickness not a sin. It’s the only sickness I know that comes in a bottle or can. These modern day Chaldeans speak of slavery with disdain, frowning on Washington and Jefferson and yet they are enslaving an entire culture even as they speak. Economic slavery may be more dangerous than the slavery practiced by our forefathers. At least those slaves knew they were slaves. The dupes today who bow at the feet of big government don’t even realize they are enslaved. They are right where the democrats want them: totally dependent on government.

Like Jefferson, I prefer dangerous freedom over the peaceful slavery. If you created a composit brain from all the politicians in Washington, it would be still be inferior to Jefferson’s.

EXTRA: Darlene’s mom was much better as of last night but Michelle was not feeling well. I want you to keep praying for Michelle and her family. They are in a storm that most of us have never faced. Robert Pope is feeling much better after his shoulder surgery. I think I might have said knee yesterday but it was shoulder. My brother in Athens is better but he wants us to continue to pray. We had a good turn out for our Senior Adult Fellowship. I thought we would be down but I was wrong.