Archives for July 2006

7-30-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

A former presidential cabinet officer this week, in a news interview, said, “We are already in World War III.” Later in the week his remark was quoted in another news program.

Public figures now openly express doubt as to where the world is headed in the near future. Many support Israel’s campaign against Hezbollah terrorists but , like any decent person, are in anguish over the many children and other innocents who have been killed or displaced in Lebanon and the Gaza strip.

Not surprisingly, the Word of God addresses Lebanon seventy times. In the Millennium, Israel will enjoy the fruits of Lebanon (Isaiah 60:13).

Yet another change in mission in Iraq seems to be shaping up. The President is sending 30,000 more troops back into Baghdad to “quell the sectarian violence” there. The daily slaughter toll of Iraqis against each other is over 100. Is it civil war? Many of the best authorities say ” of course.”

7-23-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

Today “New Spirituality” has created a “discerning” marketplace for sophisticated aids to healing, prayer, and “worship’ ” in the form of exclusive oils, candles, and incense. In search of greater “prophetic’ power and blessing, and increasing number of professing evangelical are purchasing expensive accessories to enhance their prayer life and worship experiences.” Dave Hunt 9TBC, 5/06, p. 8.

Recently, a study result was released following an experiment with prayer. A certain group of sick people were prayed for while a control group was not given prayer. The results showed no significant difference in the healing of the “prayed for” group.

These pitiful examples serve to show how far from the heart of God and a real understanding of him America has gone

7-16-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

All-out war between Israel and her nearest neighbors may begin any moment. At this writing, Israel’s planes and ships are assaulting residents of Gaza and Lebanon over capture of three of Israel’s soldiers. Assyria’s president’s palace has been buzzed by Israel’s war planes, intended to intimidate them no doubt. Conditions for citizens of Lebanon and Gaza are becoming intolerable as the infrastructure of both areas is being pulverized by Israel’s terrifying war machine.

How important is all this? This part of the world is the area of the capital of the universe. “Jerusalem” is used in Scripture over 800 times (Never in the Quran!)

God is on the move in the world of men. Pray! Work! Look Up!

7-9-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

Kathy Moran, oceanographer and fellow oceanographer, she, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, reported on “Science Friday” at NPR 6-2-06 that drilling in the Artic Ocean has produced sediment from “sixty-five million years ago” that reveals that the ocean there and environment was then “as warm and balmy as San Francisco.”

Of course no geologist of renown, or probably oceanographers, for that matter, take seriously the idea that a worldwide flood obliterated a world which, up to that time, had been semi-tropical in climate.

On the other hand, those committed to explaining much of the evidence left to us today as having been a part of the residue of Noah’s Flood. state that the great age assigned to much of the material is based upon biological evolution which never occurred.

Certainly this latest “find”, that is so puzzling to these oceanographers, is perfectly consistent with a Biblical view of geology.

7-2-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

On June 22nd the BBC in London carried a story about the sexual abuse of women in Africa, specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia.

In the former nation (Congo), a rape takes place every twenty minutes around the clock. In Liberia the story is much the same.

Often babies born to such violently criminal unions as well as their mothers are shunned by their tribal relatives. Now the practice of perpetrating rape upon babies and toddlers is taking place.

The British newscaster asked the reporter, “Why do you think people do that?”

For the answer read again Romans 1:28-32! (NIV)

28. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;

31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.