"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time." ~ Thomas Jefferson
"Brethren, we came to this country to practice our religious liberties, and if we don't get involved, we're going to lose them." ~ John Peter Muhlenberg, 1777
On this page one will find articles and links to articles that I believe are very important to our nation. This page will deal with articles that are religious in nature.
I will repeat that my views are strong Christian Conservative! Period!
How to receive Christ as Lord and Savior
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:9 - That if though shalt confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
John 1: 12-13 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name; Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Do you feel as if something really big is ready to go down?
Revive Us Again: The Fulton Street Revival
Jeremiah C. Lanphier, a layman in New York City, longed for revival. After careful thought, he announced that a prayer service would be held September 23, 1857, at the Old Dutch Church on Fulton Street. When the hour came, Lanphier found himself alone. He sat and waited and finally a handful of people gathered. The next week, twenty came. Someone suggested the meetings occur daily, and soon the building was overflowing. Other churches opened their doors. The revival spread to other cities. Offices and stores closed for prayer at noon. Newspapers reported the story, and telegraph companies set aside certain hours when businessmen could wire one another with news of the revival.
The revival--sometimes called "The Third Great Awakening"--lasted nearly two years, and perhaps a million people were converted to Christ. Out of it came the largest outlay of money for philanthropic and Christian causes America had yet experienced.
Revival is often born in prayer and borne along by prayer. Let's keep praying for God to revive us again!
Revival is falling in love with Jesus all over again. Vance Havner
The Woes of Neglect
I never was guilty of wrong action, but on my
account lives have been lost, trains have been wrecked, ships have gone down at
sea, cities have burned, battles have been lost, and governments have failed. I
never struck a blow nor spoke an unkind word, but because of me, homes have been
broken up, friends have grown cold, the laughter of children has ceased, wives
have shed bitter tears, brothers and sisters have forgotten one another, and
fathers and mothers have gone broken-hearted to their graves.
I have intended no evil, but because of me,
talent and genius have come to naught, courtesy and kindness have failed, and
the promise of success and happiness has yielded sorrow and disaster.
I have no color, no sound, no progeny except
grief and disaster. You may not always call me by my name, but surely you are
personally acquainted with me. I am NEGLECT.
In addition to all the above things, I confess
that I am causing you to refrain from activities in the most important thing in
your life, the salvation of your precious soul!
The Lord Jesus Christ finished the work of Calvary's Cross. Judgment was poured out upon Him. His precious blood was shed for many for the remission of sin. He has been raised from among the dead and is now seated on the right hand of God in Heaven.
You have heard the Gospel message over and over again. Even now, the Saviour's invitation, "Come unto me," is ringing in your ears. You never intended to be eternally lost. You think you will be saved one day. But I, NEGLECT, am holding you back. I am preventing you from definitely deciding to receive the Lord as your personal Saviour. If I continue to do so until the Lord returns, it will be forever too late. It remains to be seen whether or not you are going to break the hold I have on you. After hearing my honest confession, and listening to my faithful warning, are you going to remain negligent? There is one way by which I may be overcome; that is by immediate, definite action. The power and opportunity are yours. Act now!
"How shall we escape if we NEGLECT so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him." (Hebrews 2:3)
A Good Neighbor April 2011 pg 5
Life's Big Choices
Everyone makes choices everyday. In fact each
day begins with a choice: Will I get up when the alarm sounds? What will l wear
today? What will I have for breakfast? All day long we make choices as we make
our way through life. Right now, as you read this, you are making choices.
Should I keep reading, or go do something else? All these small choices add up
to bigger choices and are governed by the larger spiritual choices we make.
The big choices in life are spiritual ones. We
all choose whether to follow God or Satan. Matthew 6:24 tells us that we cannot
have two masters. We can only serve one. That means you and I are already
serving one or the other. Either we are serving God with our lives, or we are
serving Satan. I would say if you are not sure you are serving God, then you are
already serving Satan. There is no middle ground.
You are choosing whether to be a follower of God
or a follower of the world. Look at I John 2:15. "Love not the world,
neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of
the Father is not in him." Those words are very blunt and clear, and
yet I see so many today who call themselves "Christians," but they
love the world more than God. They spend more money on their hobbies than on the
causes of Christ. They would rather go fishing or golfing than spend an hour
visiting the lost. They never witness to others about how much they love Jesus
Christ, but they are always ready to talk about the football or baseball game.
We talk about what we love. Has your conversation reflected your interest and
love of God? Has your money gone to the things of God or the things of the
Throughout history people have been faced with these choices. The message the world gives today is the opposite of the message of God. The world says that man is basically good, that all religions are of equal value, that there are no absolute standards of right and wrong, and all that matters is just being "a good person." The world denies the existence of God, or if it admits God exists (as,do the liberal churches), it denies that God is going to condemn anyone.
God's message given in Scripture has always been
clear. God is loving and righteous, and He does not abide sin forever. There is
a hell that awaits those who do not accept His grace. Jesus Christ is the only
way to salvation, and each Christian should serve Jesus Christ as if it were the
only thing that mattered.
Finally, these choices we make are going to make
a difference in where we spend eternity. For those who listen to the world, and
call themselves Christians but don't really believe that Jesus is the only Son
of God, and who love the things of the world more than the things of God, death
and eternal separation from God are coming. It is a choice between spiritual
life and spiritual death.
What are the choices you are making today? Is
there time in your life to spend in prayer and worship? Do you spend time with
the Bible, both reading and learning, and also letting God speak to you through
His Word? Do you ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you go through your
day? Do you prayerfully approach each responsibility with prayer that your life
may be pleasing to God?
If our lives are not focused on Jesus Christ and
following Him in all we think, say and do, we are making bad choices. Read
Joshua 24:15 through 25, and make the choice to serve God with everything we are
and all we have. Make the best choices possible, and do not be fooled by the
things of the world which seem momentarily attractive, but which are like
quicksand which waits to destroy your spirit.
Good Neighbor April 2011, pg 4