Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear’s response to Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at SBC annual meeting this week,
“I know that sent a terribly mixed signal. We are grateful for civic leaders who want to speak to our Convention—but make no mistake about it, our identity is in the gospel and our unity is in the Great Commission. Commissioned missionaries, not political platforms, are what we do.”
The ongoing cultural situations, especially concerning the Confederate statues, are frustrating and we should do what we can to preserve our history. But for us as Christians, let’s not lose our perspective and focus and allow frustration and anger to overtake what our true identity is and what our true mission is. Im speaking to myself first and foremost. This clip from John MacArthur says it well.
Tomorrow is Election Day in America, and I don’t know anyone who is looking forward to it. In fact, most people I talk to are aghast that it has come down to these two execrable characters, and that one of them will soon ascend to power.
Christians in particular are dismayed and distraught by the choices in front of us. Even down-ballot issues seem to have morality and personal freedoms in the crosshairs.
So as the church in America sees what little cultural influence it has fading fast, what should believers do? How do we make sense of a world—and in particular, a government—that appears to be overtly aligned against us?
Tim Tebow bowed a knee to Jesus Christ in prayer before every football game and took plenty of flack for his so-called “Tebowing.” Indeed, NFL players mocked his ritual—but not one of them that I know of was sent to Christian sensitivity training to learn how not to offend the faith-filled footballer and his many fans.So why did Miami Dolphins second-year defensive back Don Jones get fined by his team for tweeting “OMG” and “horrible” after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam? Why did he get excused from the team, despite deleting the comments and now apologizing? – See more at: http://www.charismanews.com
Today’s kids have been turned into little sex monsters by the sex culture surrounding them. They see the music videos of such morally bankrupt “artists” as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and nearly every R&B and rap “artist” out there; videos featuring females getting male attention and money thrown their way for showcasing their bodies, accompanied by lyrics (from females) that plead for their two-timing, physically abusive boyfriends to love them again, or lyrics (from males) that remarkably find ever more creative ways to express praise of a “b*tch’s” booty. Black girls try to ingratiate themselves to black boys, whom they know will only love them for their curves–personality doesn’t jiggle and hearts don’t bounce–and white girls try to ingratiate themselves to the black girls out of the white guilt they’ve built up by immersion in a culture that shames low melanin levels.
Adolescents don’t often watch BET and their trashy music videos, but they do watch programs like American Idol. It is here that the sex culture finds its way into the younger kids’ minds.
Millions will awake this morning to the reality that a frantic search is still underway in Moore, Oklahoma as rescuers desperately search for survivors following of the devastating tornado. With the death toll rising, many of them young children, any thoughtful person is faced with the difficult issue of the problem of evil. The problem of evil and suffering, in light of the recent events in Moore, is undoubtedly the greatest theological challenge we face.
In his most recent blog article, “The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler seeks to provide assurance that even in the midst of tragedy we can know that God is God, and God is good.