My Daddy, Man of God, WW II Veteran, Public Servant, always taught me to look into the mirror everyday to do a quality check of myself. Daddy said, “Clean up your own backyard before you tell someone to clean up theirs.” It is time for each of us to do a ‘JESUS Quality Check’ of ourselves! The Church in America needs a clean up!
I know to many of you this comes as no surprise. I have to say that years ago I was taught that if you are a Christian, everything you do and say is your testimony to the world! There are so many ‘so called Christians’ that are showing an unbelieving world what it wants to see from Christians! Do not misbehave please. Dress, and act like you are a child of God! Why do so many folks wear BLACK! I never have understood that, white is the color of purity. Black means death. Black does not set the tone for worshipping God. YES! I am an old guy for sure! I still love to preach in my white shirt and red tie, meaning for me to strive to be pure in Jesus and I am covered by the blood of Jesus Christ! I preach as the Holy Spirit moves you, not what people may want to hear! Only preach what GOD SAYS! No wonder I am not popular in this world! Old fashion! I still shake my head at men that wear their hat in Church! UGH! I was taught that was disrespectful! I come from a generation that took our hats off as we entered Church and any public building. we opened doors for women and the elderly. We called that MANNERS! Give me some of that old time religion, for sure! Here in America our standards of dress and words, actions, and the worshiping of God Almighty have slipped so very much for the worse. It seems to be the little things, the little cracks in society that eventually come back and bite you big time. We are paying a big price for that, as many see no difference in the Church and the world we live in. We have only ourselves to blame. Build on the simple, but awesome things of God, not the ways of this dark, dark world.
I stated several years ago that Satan started ripping apart the fabric of families in America in the 60’s, its like termites eating away at the foundation of a home. Unchecked termites do much damage to the home. Satan has done that to our nation.
Also the BASIC teachings of our LORD seem to have gone to the wayside in many Churches like, the TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE GREAT COMMISSION, and more. Much of the Church in America has lost its salt for sure. The goal of many Churches turned into ‘making people happy.’ I think that is what Christian history will record of our generation. As the Church goes, the Country goes. How is that working for you?
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13
In Christ Alone!
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand
Showing an unbelieving world what it wants to see from Christians:
TRUTH! “A reputation takes a lifetime to build and a moment to lose.” – Tim Tebow
Ronnie Floyd: “In the midst of multiple challenges facing the SBC, I was asked to come here because of my proven personal integrity, reputation, and leadership. What was desired to be leveraged for the advancement of the Gospel by those who called me here, I will not jeopardize any longer because of serving in this role.”
Human history shows that the natural mind becomes progressively self-destructive if left to its own desires. People who are directed by their natural minds walk in darkness and have incorrect thinking. Please read Eph. 4:17,18
Spiritual Warfare is hot and heavy in America!
If you are not firmly planted into JESUS you will fall. Satan has blinded so very many! So many are falling for his tricks. Look at what is happening to the Southern Baptist Convention, it has imploded! So very, very tragic what has happened to so many, and now Ronnie Floyd has resigned from the SBC! Pastor Floyd just got sick and tired of the dysfunction! Strong man of God! Oh my heartbreaks about everyday when I read the Christian news websites and find that many Christians are falling into the ways of the world. In all my days I have never seen such a times as this, so many Christians in the news for the wrong reasons. My Daddy always taught me to ‘keep your nose clean.’ For you younger folk, that means live a clean life! To prevent sin, we all must come face to face with JESUS everyday in prayer. I always pray to JESUS, “Help me not do or or say anything stupid.” The Holy Spirit carries me through my days, when I get tired I have to stop and rest so that I do not do or say anything stupid. Your testimony can be ruined in seconds. It’s like the Christian news of the day in turning into a scandal sheet.
So very tragic that this has happened. Ronnie Floyd is such an AWESOME MAN OF GOD! When God is left out, Satan moves in. It is so very tragic what is happening to the Southern Baptist Convention. Breaks my heart and that of thousands of others.
THE CHRISTIAN POST REPORTS:
Ronnie Floyd has announced his resignation as head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee amid turmoil in America’s largest Protestant denomination over its handling of a sexual abuse investigation.
Floyd, a past president of the SBC and former senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, announced his resignation in a letter sent to executive committee members Thursday night. He will continue to serve until the end of the month.