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These Are Not Exceptional Times For The Two Kingdoms

These Are Not Exceptional Times For The Two Kingdoms

This is a guest article written by Rev. Scott Adle, associate pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.   Over the last few decades (at least) Christians in America have lamented that the notion of a “separation of church and state,” based in Jefferson’s understanding of the 1st Amendment, has resulted in the marginalization of anything that smacks of Christianity appearing in the public sphere – prayers at graduations abolished, schools not allowing bible studies, the 10 Commandments being removed, etc.  Exactly what Jefferson meant has long been debated, but it was certainly not the case that he believed the church could or should not tell the state and politicians what to do.  (They may be ignored, . . . Read All
DON’T Follow your Passion

DON’T Follow your Passion

Do what you love! Find your passion! Find a job you adore and you’ll never work a day in your life. This is the kind of stuff that is being served up and devoured by the people comprising the younger generations in our world. Maybe you have found yourself motivated by such inspirational dictums. But here is the problem. You might notice the common root word in all of these phrases is “you.” Every generation loves to fantasize about their own importance to the world. However, most generations very early on have that kind of narcissism corrected. Whether by words, actions, or situations, the young have been reminded that the world is not all about them. But it seems the . . . Read All
Classic Episode: The Beast Really is the United States

Classic Episode: The Beast Really is the United States

A a number of years ago we did a program called “The United States of the Beast” in which we showed that if you use the presuppositions that many Christians use to interpret Revelation you clearly find that the Beast of Revelation is the United States….
Radical Grace Classic: United States of the Beast

Radical Grace Classic: United States of the Beast

In this third episode in a series about the End Times, we get specific about the Anti Christ, and Pastor Gary Held has a very interesting (and chilling) theory about who or what the Beast of Revelation 13 really is.  This is a must hear episode.

By Grace, Not by Works

11:1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, [1] a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” 4 But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 But if . . . Read All
Cross-ly Glory

Cross-ly Glory

Sermon for Transfiguration C, preached by The Rev. Daniel M. Ulrich on Sunday, February 7, 2016.     All of us like to be in the presence of greatness.  It’s exciting to be near people who are on top of the metaphorical mountain.  It’s part of our human nature to exalt and praise those who’ve done great things.  We construct hall-of-fames to immortalize athletes for their feats.  It seems like every month there’s some sort of award show to congratulate actors and musicians for their artistic abilities.  We love these things because they give us a sense of being around these people, around their glory.  We get to stand near home-run hitting bats and MVP trophies.  We get to watch glamorous. . . Read All
Persecution in China. . .

Persecution in China. . .

The number of churches targeted for demolition in the Chinese province of Zhejiang has reached 1,500 in just two years, according to ucanews.com.  After claiming 2014 to be the worst year for religious persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution, observers in and outside the country say this year saw the situation deteriorate further in 2015. Relations between China’s religious groups and the Communist Party have not been this strained since the days of Chairman Mao. The claim is often made that there are perhaps 100 Million Christians in China.  Though there is no way of actually counting them, Christianity in China is complicated by the fact that most churches and most Christians are unofficial — that is, they belong to house. . . Read All

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Light for My Path Daily Devotion Bible Reading “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your […]
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