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Monday, April 29, 2013

I’ve read that the civilized world has become so “permeated with the traditional reverence for the Name of Jesus, that it is impossible to determine where His influence begins and where it ends.” Although distorted, the influence of His moral precepts are reflected widely in our government and in our educational system, in books, on television, and in many churches. The Name of Jesus has become a household word. All this knowledge and ‘reverence’ yet our nation has seen such moral decline the past fifty years that America is unrecognizable, a shell of its former glory.

Most think if they were born in America, went to church as a child, walked the aisle, said a prayer or signed a card they are Christians. Going to church Easter Sunday and Mother’ Day, worshiping a ‘god’ of their own making, giving to get, millions are content in their own self-made form of ‘‘Christianity.’’ We tolerate our differences, celebrate our ecumenicalism, and accept as Christian any individual or group that regard themselves as Christian beit Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, Unitarian Church, Unification Church or Christian Science.

Failing to realize if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new [2 Corinthians 5:17] or

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life” [Titus 3:5, 6]…

Hesitant to judge, unwilling to confront family and friends, even though their lifestyle shows no sign of new birth or regeneration, we accept without question their confession of faith. It is being reported that more than 1 in 5 of those 'claiming to be Christians' in America consult psychics, practice yoga, read their horoscope, and believe in reincarnation and astrology.

Paul told Timothy - Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience….

Eternity is at stake for millions. We have the Bread of Life, the Living Water. Offer it to a world dying of starvation and thirst.

Speak the truth in love, but speak the truth. We can do no less.

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