“Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Luke 3:1-6)
Good morning. Isn’t it great that ALL flesh shall see the salvation of God. But take a look at our nation. When I look, I have to ask when LORD? Everyone knows who the Lord Jesus Christ is. They call out His name every day. They use His name as a curse or as slang. They see Him as a false prophet, as a good man, even as a baby in a manger, or hanging on the cross. They don’t see Him as Almighty God, the Creator of everything, LORD of Lords and KING of Kings. They have heard of Him, but they don’t know Him. Besides that, with our busy lives, who has time for religion? Like the Bible says in todays Proverb…
“As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.” (Proverbs 26:2)
Below are three pledges that we teach our children in our school: Jersey Shore Baptist Academy.
“I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America,
And to the republic
for which it stands.
with liberty and justice for all.”
“I pledge allegiance
to the Christian flag
and to the Saviour,
for whose kingdom it stands.
and coming again,
with life and liberty to all who believe.”
“I pledge allegiance
to the Bible:
God’s Holy Word.
I will make it a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
I will hide it’s words in my heart that I might not sin against God.”
These are the three pledges that we start every school day with. We want our students to know that (whether the Nazi-Commie-Socialist-Liberals like it or not) this is one nation under God. And that there is a only One Saviour, who is coming again with life and liberty to all who believe. Our children must also understand God’s Holy Word, and hide it’s words in their hearts that they might not sin against God. We want them to learn these things, apply them to their lives. You see, somewhere along the way, we Christians dropped the ball. We have allowed those we have elected to take the Bible out of public schools, to take the Ten Commandments out of Government buildings (maybe that’s why there is so much corruption: they no longer have any guidelines to follow). New Jersey is allowing gay couples to marry. God calls homosexuality an abomination. And this ‘marriage’ is a mockery of the love that Jesus has for His church. What about abortion? Our elected officials want to allow abortions at any time during the pregnancy. We have dropped the ball, and let them get away with reducing this once great nation into a soon to be third-world nation (no offense meant to any third-world nation).
So what can we do? The same thing God told Solomon after the dedication of the temple…
“And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2Chronicals 7:12-14)
Our land needs healing: we need to get back to being one nation under God (not gods).
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