Rev. Mark H. Creech
Next to come is the third woe – the last and the worst. It is the same as the blast of the seventh trumpet, which begins the bowl judgments.
In Revelation 4, the Apostle John is lifted on high to the throne room of God, where the Lord is about to show him what will happen during the earth’s last days.
Yet, so much of our culture has been amazingly influenced by Scripture, not just the little sayings and terms from the Bible that often make up our conversations, but also the profound impact on the much weightier aspects of civilization.
Someone says, “Well, it’s no big deal. The F-bomb is just a word.” No, it isn’t. Outside of using the Lord’s name in vain, it’s one of the foulest words in human discourse.
“We were so excited! Surely, we were going to have the next President of IBM!” said Brydon. “But upon his delivery, we discovered Miller [the boy’s name] had Down Syndrome. We were floored. In my heart, I thought it was God’s retribution for the abortion.”
When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper gave his State of the State speech to a joint session of the General Assembly on Monday, April 26, it was a historic evening. But what was historical about it was never highlighted by Cooper – not a word in his speech.
It's more than disturbing lately to hear of so many prominent Christian personalities turning from the faith. It seems as though it's becoming a regular occurrence. To read their statements explaining the reasons for their departure is painful.
The Cross of Christ is an offense because we characteristically have too high an opinion of ourselves. We see ourselves as generally good, perhaps very good, or at least much better than so many others.
Cockfighters bring their children, some as young as five, to these competitions and needlessly expose them to animal cruelty, violence, and other crimes.
Robinson, who is the first black man to be elected as Lieutenant Governor in the state, said, "As I have said many times, we need to teach our children how to think and not what to think. Unfortunately, the standards as they are currently written do not accomplish this goal."