My Daddy always told me that the world is full of educated fools….I’m just a simple man of God trying to do his best for my Lord and His people…..
I saw this story this morning in the Minneapolis StarTribune, I subscribe to their online service as Minnesota is my home state. I also have to get my Minnesota Twins fix, even in the winter!!! I also subscribe to the Cottonwood County Citizen newspaper in Windom, Minnesota, MY HOMETOWN! The Citizen is the best in America!
Anyhow….This article in the StarTribune brought me much joy….as I am sick and tired of the filth in politics and all those TV ads an slick ads that come to our house, mostly all lies and deceit. Think of all the money that is spent on that filth and all the money made by radio and tv stations! UGH! It would feed many people in America, it would provide blankets….These politicians spend all this money because THERE IS MONEY IN POLITICS!!! MOST OF THEM ARE IN IT FOR THEMSELVES AND THE MONEY! I HAVE NEVER MET A POOR POLITICAN! HOW ABOUT THESE FOLKS SERVING AT THE MINUIUM WAGE? OR ON A COUNTRY CHURCH PASTORS PAY? Many do not even get paid, as they SERVE THE LORD AND NOT EGO OR MONEY! MAYBE THEY ALL SHOULD BE PAID LIKE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS!!!!
Read this and it may give you hope, it is one HUGE REASON why Sharon and I will end up, we pray, in a small town in the years to come!
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We are praying over all cities and all people. We have a friend in Albuquerque who got COVID this week and now has pneumonia. Very tough situation for so very many in America. We are praying constantly to the Lord, we pray for healing for all. My Sharon and daughter Gretchen are on the front lines, the situation is getting worse at New Mexico Hospitals. We pray to God for healing of all people and our Country. America needs to repent. We have become a lawless Country. Although 7 out of 10 Americans Say They Are Christians, Just 6% Actually Possess a Biblical Worldview. Last week Ligonier Ministries reported that 47% of Americans do not believe the Bible is literally true. We are in very tough shape. The worst I have seen in my lifetime. The Country is in a Civil War, spiritually and politically. America is a Country that kills God’s babies through abortion. We expect to be blessed? Too many in America make everything political and not GODLY!
I am here to share with you this morning what GOD has shown me, I hear politicians say that they can control the virus, GOD is in control, only GOD can control the virus.
So many in America need to get off their ‘high horse’ and give their life to JESUS. Many in America have fallen in love with their own self-will, money and possessions and not the LORD. GOD’S WILL NOT YOURS! I beleive if Jesus was walking around America He would be flipping tables and chairs all over the place in anger!
15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[a]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]”
18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 2 Chronicles 7:13
|“The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 1:8-9|
|No verse better describes the plight of a person without God in his or her life|
So many in America know nothing about the WRATH of GOD! Many ‘so called’ Christians also have no idea. Five Truths About the Wrath of God
Oct 31, 2020
|From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: Why doesn’t God remove all suffering from our world? He has the power; why doesn’t He use it for the good of mankind now? — S.S.A: If God were to eradicate all evil from this planet, He would have to eradicate all evil people. Who would be exempt? The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10).
This is a difficult truth for many because by human nature people think they are basically good and that “some” fall prey to evil, but evil is in the heart of mankind. God would rather transform evil people than eradicate them.
The story’s told of a man on death row, but his sentence was changed. His close brush with death pointed Him to salvation in Christ, and though still imprisoned for life, he became a vocal witness for the Lord. Rather than death (eradication), he was transformed — gloriously saved — and found a purpose for living.
If God were to remove all evil from our world (but somehow leave man on the planet), it would mean that the essence of “humanness” would be destroyed. Man would become a robot.
If God eliminated evil by programming man to perform only good acts, man would lose the ability to make choices and be reduced to robot status.
God created man with the capacity to love; robots don’t love. Man could be programmed to love, but the element of love would be lost. If man were forced to do good, suffering would be eliminated, and so would love.
God’s love for man restrains Him from removing evil from our world by the display of His power, His work on the cross for mankind. The hope for mankind is to be transformed.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)
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Way too many Churches are preaching to the choir and feeling so great about themselves and not carrying our the Great Commission! The Great Commission is a COMMAND, not a suggestion! FGGAM is a GREAT COMMISSION MINISTRY! From Preaching, to personal visits on phone or in counseling, radio, newspaper, internet, funerals, weddings, baptisims, in the car traveling to preach or visit, REVIVALS! We just held Revival Services in Reserve last weekend! In these times of COVID I am being asked about many things, can you dedicate our baby with a ceremony over the phone and also “my marriage is in trouble, don’t know if we are going to make it” and “I am having much anxiety for my children with online school, it is not going well”…….this is a time for Pastors and the congregations to get to work and help this very sick and tired world! Instead too many Christians are all tied up in knots with politics! OH MY! This is why I am not popular with this world! I love it! IT’S CALLED SPIRITUAL WARFARE PEOPLE! Satan has so many focusing on politics, they have lost sight of JESUS!
As the late, great man of God, Chuck Colson said years ago on KKIM Radio, “the Church has turned into a high school pep rally.”
How many Churches have the Ten Commandments and the Great Commission posted in their Churches? Does your Pastor preach on them?
Last week Ligonier Ministries reported that 47% of Americans do not believe the Bible is literally true. We are in very tough shape. The worst I have seen in my lifetime. The Country is in a Civil War, spiritually and politically. God founded FGGAM over 8 years ago to bring forth a Biblical Worldview everyday, not a political worldview. Jesus is not politically correct. JESUS! not politics! Politics is destroying America. Church attendance is way down in America. My friend Jerry told me last week that the Church he goes to in Albuquerque has around 500 members, but attendance has been 20 to 25 on Sundays during the pandemic. I am so very thankful for our Church, First Baptist in Reserve, we have a growing youth ministry! It is so very precious to see the children grow in the Lord! We will not give up, we will not give in to evils such as socialism and we will not compromise our Biblical principles. We are standing in the gap for God and His children!
Dr Jim Denison: As we face an uncertain future, God assures us: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). How can we answer this call to courageous engagement with our fallen culture?
The head of a ministry that helps Christian young people strengthen their biblical worldview is looking past the 2020 elections to the future – and he says it’s pretty bleak.
Evangelicals are so focused on winning this election, they don’t realize that the data shows they have already lost all elections after this one. That’s the warning issued by Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, in a Washington Times commentary last week.
From the FGGAM MEDIA CENIER: March of 2020:
New George Barna Research: ‘Dangerously’ Low Percentage of Americans Have a Biblical Worldview
Social Science Researcher Introduces Key Findings on American Pastors Network ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ Program—Although 7 out of 10 Americans Say They Are Christians, Just 6% Actually Possess a Biblical Worldview
PHILADELPHIA—Well-known social science researcher George Barna introduced brand-new research about Americans’ worldview on the American Pastors Network’s (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) popular, live, daily radio program “Stand in the Gap Today” last week.
APN President and “Stand in the Gap Today” host Sam Rohrer said the program was aptly named “The True Deficit: Americans with a Biblical Worldview.”
“In recent days, many more than before have become deeply concerned about the country’s national debt, as the government is set to spend $2 trillion to provide needed aid to Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” Rohrer said. “Yet I would suggest that before budget deficits, before deep political infightings and before the moral crumblings of our culture, there is first a deficit in our relationship with God—a deficit of spiritual understanding and a deficit of how to view life and living from God’s perspective. This is the root of our national and cultural problems, the root of our pandering politicians and salivating citizens who only wish for more and bigger government, the root of our complacent churches and passive pulpits.”
Throughout the program, Rohrer and Barna discussed the key findings of “The American Worldview Inventory,” which Barna led in his role at the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University (ACU). The research is the first wave of what will be an annual survey. The assessment is based on 51 worldview questions, examining both beliefs and behavior, which were provided to a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults.
Barna has called the research the “most sophisticated nationwide survey of worldview conducted in the United States.” Results include the following:
- Although 7 out of 10 Americans consider themselves to be Christian, just 6% actually possess a biblical worldview.
- Just one-fifth of those attending evangelical Protestant churches (21%) have a biblical worldview, as compared to one-sixth of those attending charismatic or Pentecostal churches (16%). The study finds even smaller proportions in mainline Protestant (8%) or Catholic (1%) churches.
- The number of American adults holding a biblical worldview has declined by 50% over the past quarter century.
- Regarding the youngest adult generation, the numbers are even more startling. A mere 2% of those 18 to 29 years old possess a biblical worldview.
“The fact that fewer than one out of five born-again adults hold a biblical worldview highlights the extensive decline of core Christian principles in America,” Barna said.
Among the differentiating factors between the new study and previous research, he noted, is the more robust measurement of action.
“In the American Worldview Inventory, we measure not just beliefs, but also the application of those beliefs—our behavior—because people do what they believe,” Barna added. “If you truly believe something, you integrate into how you live, and your lifestyle reflects those beliefs. As a result, our research always balances examining both what we believe to be true with how we translate such beliefs into action.”
Going forward, Barna will be a regular monthly guest on “Stand in the Gap Today.” He has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media development, research and ministry. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. He has written more than 50 books and his work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media.
APN hopes thousands will join the ministry for its national prayer movement called “52 Tuesdays,” in which the faithful from around the country will come together to pray for the moral and spiritual renewal of our nation every Tuesday leading up to Election Day 2020.
This dedicated season of prayer not only addresses the important 2020 presidential election but also other topics close to Christians’ hearts. Prayer warriors nationwide can add their name to the growing “52 Tuesdays” list here.
Rohrer, along with Pennsylvania Pastors Network Executive Director Gary Dull and North Carolina Pastors Network President Dave Kistler, invites cultural experts to discuss a variety of pressing topics and headlines from a biblical and constitutional perspective to “Stand in the Gap Today.” Archived programs can be viewed here. Rohrer also hosts the daily short radio feature “Stand in the Gap Minute, and “best of” shows from the week are broadcast on “Stand in the Gap Weekend.”
Likewise, “Stand in the Gap TV” considers transcending complex and divisive cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective while bringing clarity to cultural confusion and making sense of the nonsense around us.
View the media page for APN here, which also details information about “Stand in the Gap” radio programming. For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. For information about forming a state chapter of APN, contact email@example.com.