I write this knowing not many will not read this because of the headline, but this is what an old preacher does, keeps on preaching reaching out to the world and preaching the truth. One person at a time.
I grew up in a Christian home and was taught what was right and wrong at home and in Sunday school. America has raised millions of children who have not learned right wrong in the eyes of God, because of the continued falling of the Church. Many children do not have a ‘family unit.’ I know that is an old term, what I mean is a Mommy and Daddy like I had together at home and in Church together.
Years ago after I preached at a Baptist Church in Albuquerque, I was filling in for friend of mine. As Sharon and I greeted people as they left the Church a man came up to me and said, “I loved most of your message…BUT, why did you preach on abortion so much”? I began to see the shift in the Church on abortion very clearly. Many did not want to bother with it. BROKE MY HEART!
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” — Mark 10:14
I did not sleep last night after I heard that SB 10, the passed the House 40-30. I was very concerned it would. What made matters worse for me was watching the Governor on KOB TV to be very pleased it passed. I still am feeling very bad, I tossed and turned all night…it is almost like a death. I saw a picture in the news of an Albuquerque high school athlete who had the American flag at half staff since he cannot play sports because of COVID. That for me is a good picture here we are at in America. So many have self- interests that have become a passion that has become above God and life. I see it in Washington and Santa Fe, many of the politicians, I beleive, think they are a god, they are trying to get on the throne of God. Politics is mostly about ‘what is in it for me.’ Selfish, self-interest. They put themselves first before God and country. You look around America and all the empty pews on Sunday, even before COVOD. The Church in America is losing its influence as attendance slips. Many other self-interests keep people out of Church, like sports, sleeping in, golfing, time at the lake…. you fill in the blank, I have heard all the excuses over my time as a Pastor.
When I look at America I see a country that is like a puzzle, a puzzle of many pieces that has fallen off the table and it has not been put back together. I do not know if there is enough unity to put it back together, because there are so many self-interests, so many conspiracy groups, the progressive ‘church’ that has invaded America, and we suffer from so much hate in our country, for heavens sakes. I do not think people realized how hellish it was that our Capitol was attacked and people died! That did great damage to our country that will never heal. I am pained by that to this day. America is in such a mess that many treat it as just another day at the office.
Self-interest is why abortions are allowed, what is good for me, what do I beleive. Many Americans no longer check in with God before making decisions, that is very clear also here in New Mexico. I vet my candidates before I vote. Are they Biblically sound? It is getting very hard to find Biblically sound candidates.
From Fed. of 2019:
The following is from our Dear, Dear, Sister in Christ Mindi Schneider. I first met Mindi years ago when she worked for me at WFRN Christian Radio in South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana. Thank you for sharing your heart with us Mindi! God Bless you and yours! My life is better for God putting Mindi in my life. It is people like Mindi who give me hope for the future of America.
The decision made in New York last week made my heart ache. My initial reaction was shock, and then I cried out loud to my Almighty Father in Heaven, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Then to see them smile and celebrate death in such a way nauseated me for days. Those who know me well, know I am adopted. I have always been and will always be Pro-Life. What you may not know is that I am a product of sexual abuse/rape. My birth mom, a God fearing and God loving mother carried me to term in 1970 after Roe vs. Wade made abortions legal. She chose to give me life, she chose to give me away to another mother whose heart ached for another child. When the mother who raised me completed her psych rounds to become a nurse she talked with women who had given a child up for adoption or had an abortion. Both suffered mentally. My birth mom suffered mentally her whole life because of giving me away. I cannot imagine giving up my children at any point or choosing out of convenience to abort them. My life would be so empty. God created each one of us – unique in all of time — no one like us that will ever be created again. I recommend watching, “October Baby”. It has adult content that is difficult to watch. I continue to pray for our leaders of our country. I would have never imagined in my lifetime to see what is going on now in our world. Yes, I am Pro-Life for everyone from the moment of conception. God makes no mistakes. God uses all events and people for His good according to His plan. God our Father in Heaven is the ultimate judge. I pray our leaders realize what they have done and find Forgiveness in Christ before they stand before HIM someday. We all will. I am a sinner, not perfect, by any means. I am saved by Faith in Christ alone. In HIM my hope is found. I stand with Jesus Christ. This is my story. This is my voice.