My blogcation is over and it’s back to work time! Just going to begin with a few newsworthy items as I get myself back into the writing groove. Anyone interested in what I did during this blogcation, you can find out through my very private Facebook page. Only a special few will I allow on that social network as I post pics of myself, my family and etc.
If you love Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and can prove it to me somehow, then you’re in! If you’re not a Christian and know me somehow through work or school then I may let you in as well. Go to http://www.facebook.com/christocentric.
“Redirecting traffic from the Gates of Hell” - Nick Vujicic
Starting off with last Sunday’s special guest at our church, Nick Vujicic. This man was born armless and legless and was the first of three children born to godly parents. (His two siblings were born with no disabilities.) Nick shared his trials and tribulations and preached an awesome sermon on how God has a plan for EVERYONE who will allow themselves to be used by Him! Take a look and listen to the sermon from the Rock Church San Diego’s website here.
This was a taping of the 7pm service, most popular with our teens and young adults. See the response of gang members and those participating in pornography, sexual immorality, eating disorders and more as Nick invites them to a life with Christ! The response is incredible!
Another Apostate Church
Next newsworthy item is a sad item for those of us who call ourselves Christian. The Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) now accepts practicing homosexual clergy in their church. Below is taken directly from their legislative update (pdf):
“ASSEMBLY ACTION: YES-559; NO-451
CA09.05.26 – RESOLVED, that the ELCA commit itself to finding a way for people in such publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships to serve as rostered leaders of this church.”
Lifelong monogamous same-gender relationship? Not even married? The ELCA hasn’t only given the green light to have homosexual leaders, but unmarried sex is no longer forbidden! Not only is this Lutheran church body ignoring the scriptures regarding homosexuality as a sin, but to allow homosexual leaders in church is a direct defiance of another scripture that describes qualifications of church leaders: (See entire chapter of 1 Timothy 3).
1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
While the ELCA was debating the homosexual clergy question, a storm passed through the city where this convention was being held. The convention center AND the ELCA church across the street from the convention were damaged. Pastor John Piper wrote an article regarding this “mysterious” storm: Tornadoes, the Lutherans and Homosexuality. A coincidence? Wrath of God? I don’t know about either but it surely should have one take a a pause and reflect: Lutheran church AND the convention center both damaged? Hmm…
The apostasy continues but hopefully the members who are not about compromising God’s word will find a new church that is unwavering!
Michael Vick, the NFL, Dog Abuse — and Abortion!
The outrage of Michael Vicks past actions regarding his animal cruelty are well documented. Even the bible chimes in on a man’s character with animals:
A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
But what is more disturbing than Michael Vick’s past abuse is the nonchalant attitude many have toward the unborn baby. Even a hollywood ‘starlet’, Kourtney Kardashian (The Kardashian’s Reality Show) commented upon finding out she was pregnant, how many people were urging her to have an abortion. She said the following from CNN:
“”I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don’t think it’s talked through enough. I can’t even tell you how many people just say, ‘Oh, get an abortion.’ Like it’s not a big deal.”
It’s no big deal to kill a baby but just let someone hurt a dog! Where is the same outrage regarding the unborn? God has placed a higher premium on us humans than on the rest of the animal kingdom so we should be even more outraged towards those who want to kill the unborn baby!
Where do I stand with Michael Vick in the NFL? If the apostle Paul can be forgiven for killing Christians, certainly Michael Vick can be forgiven for killing dogs! Let him play as he’s done his time, but only time will tell if his heart has changed towards animals.
“How you doin?” The Wendy Williams Show
One sentence: Don’t take any life advice from this woman! (She’s pretty funny, especially the days when she has the reverend on the show who hits a buzz button everytime she gossips! I love it!)
Have a great weekend everyone!