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  “In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isa. 30:15).

  Time is a prime factor in one’s assurance of the Father’s leading. Rush and agitation are the prime factors in the Enemy’s leading. God will give us time to watch and make sure; Satan demands action, right now!

There is a way to distinguish between the Father’s leading and Satan’s ‘angel of light’ leadings. The Father’s promptings never nag, or worry, or harass. Satan’s does just that. If one has a seeming ‘leading’ to do something that in itself is good, yet with the impulse there is a sense of nagging disquiet, and being driven in a certain direction, that is the Enemy’s trademark; and his false leading is to be immediately recognized and rejected.

The Holy Spirit’s leadings come with a sense of peace and quiet, without a sense of being rushed, even if they point in a really difficult direction which only the grace of the Father can enable one to follow.

  “Be careful who takes you up into the high mountain! When the devil takes you into the heights, he always shows you the kingdoms of this world, and the glory of them; when the Lord Jesus takes you up, He is always transformed before you.”

It is because our life is hid with Christ in God that it is beyond the reach of Satan. The Enemy cannot touch our life in its source, for the Father is its Source and he cannot touch Him. He cannot touch our life in its channel, for the risen Lord Jesus is its channel, and he cannot touch Him. He cannot touch our life in its power, for the Holy Spirit is its power, and he cannot touch the Spirit. He cannot touch our life in its duration, for eternity is its duration, and he cannot touch eternity. The child of God is eternally safe.

  “The work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever” (Isa. 32:17).

Can you say; “Aahhhhh” even in the most dire of straights, we can have perfect peace. Every test that comes our way is “Fathered Filtered” like Job, we are under divine protection at all time. Praise God in the midst of the trial.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Remember Paul K in your prayers, 2 cysts on his pancreas, I will talk to him tomorrow and see what the prognosis is.

Remember Caliste Burt, 2 brain tumors removed and the 3rd is problematic. Keep her and the family in prayer.

Bill Warneke, chronic pain and depression.

Remember Steve H and the hunt for a great pastor.

Pray for Barbara D, cancer, 5 bone fractures in her hips and spinal column. Pray for salvation.

Pray for Mona R, who has walked into a new job that will be impossible to have success.

Remember the Perales family, mom, dad and son all need salvation.

Remember me in prayer, the last go around of meds accomplished nothing and there has been no reduction to the mass or to the pain.

@$$WIPES FOR PARENTS

February 17, 2019

son-of-the-mask

OK, BIG WARNING, IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE, EASILY OFFENDED DON’T READ THIS POST. IT IS FOR ADULTS ONLY. IT HAS STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT.

AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT ANY OF THESE TERMS MEAN, DO NOT LOOK THEM UP.

WARNING DON’T READ THIS UNLESS YOU ARE IN A GOOD PLACE SPIRITUALLY.

Ok, I think I’m pretty shock proof.

After all I’ve been a psychologist for over 35 years. I counseled sex addicts for 15 years. 10 years as a prison chaplain, counseling violent repeat sex offenders, baby rapists, sadists, masochists, wife beaters, husband beaters. Golden showers, trannies, cross dressers. If it’s related to sex, I think I’ve seen it. You may have heard stories about the coke bottle, I’ve seen the coke bottle.

My personal opinion forget MMA or Ultimate fighting championship. Just put them all in general population with their crime tattooed on their forehead and let it get settled that way. No parole, no time off for good behavior. If you find out your husband has been putting Mr. Pokey up one of your kids butt, the wife gets 5 practice shots with a baseball bat before stepping up to a nine iron for the final t-off.

One reason I like the KJV of the bible is it gets it right on the head; “Reprobate” unredeemable. Lost forever, can’t come to Jesus, NKJV, a darkened mind, the tense of the word means permanent. Once you do that kind of deed you have stained your soul. You have crossed over to the dark side and you can’t come back. And worse if you were going to church and singing in the choir. Someone bring a noose.

The Apostle Paul says there are things so bad, so dark, so shameful, that it shouldn’t even be talked about. And believe me the list above is mild, Mr. Rogers mild to the truth of what pervs do.

Well those days are gone, now they go on Oprah and talk about their changed life. That is just one Satanist talking to another Satanist. (yes I do mean Oprah).

So what set me off today, this week’s issue of the Weekly Magazine. 2 page article on how to pimp out your kid for cash on the internet. Selling your cute little kids picture on the internet. 100k hits you get $5000 bucks, 500k hits you get 10 to 15k. and if you get a million hits, $100,000.00 dollars. Oh and I forgot to tell you that’s just for one picture, just one.

And if they are twins, double your bucks.

One lady said she’ll make more money when her twin girls are old enough to follow verbal directions because then the pictures will be cuter and bring more money.

One mother was F’n stupid enough to say she is careful to not let the pictures fall into the hands of pedophiles by her doing “due diligence” and not letting anyone “like” there pages if they don’t include an actual face on their own facebook page.

Oh, yeah and she takes an extra precaution and tries to have her twin girls have sunglasses in the pictures because she knows pedophiles fall in love through the child’s eyes. Honest to goodness, if I had that mother in front of me, I’d do a lobotomy with a chain saw.

The most precious gift God can give a husband and wife and you will pimp out their picture for cash. I guess everyone forgot JonBenet Ramsey.

In case you haven’t caught on right now I’m am thoroughly disgusted. God will have to say I’m sorry to Sodom and Gomorrah if He doesn’t reign down a plague on us. Oh, yeah and one of the websites is called “God and beauty” (>0u09eodu9ujsn9) that’s the sound of me puking.

These parents have no idea what turns a pedophile’s jets on. And it ain’t the eyes mom. The cuter they are, the nicer the outfits are and add twins. It’s a sicko’s wet dream.

But hey, Child Services isn’t going to do a damn thing about it. Because the parents are doing everything in good taste and not posting where they live. I guess hackers can’t track down your IP address either, you morons.

Ok, I’m about to have a stroke.

God please forgive us our sins and have mercy upon the USA for the evil we have become, not wonder the Muslims call us the great Satan. What a bunch of screwed up pervs and money hungry A$$wipes these parents are.

Ok, I’m stopping.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

And yes, I’m am grouping these parents with all the pervs mentioned in the beginning of this post.

Ok, I’m stopping.

Remember our prayer list, I’m not posting the names with this devotional because I feel it would be a disservice to these godly people that need our prayers.

growth marks

  God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shone in our hearts” (2 Cor. 4:6a).

  The Father tolerates our side of things until we learn to value His side of things.

Make your Father’s side of things your interest and concern, and your side will be fully ensured; but turn your eye to your own side, and, with much apparent effort and work, you will look for much and bring in little. This explains the small progress in many souls in this day, notwithstanding the amount of truth and light they have received. May the Lord Jesus in His Word be more simply the Object of our hearts in this evil day.

Love really does not think of anyone but its Object until it is quite sure of its place with Him, and then when at rest about itself it studies the mind and heart of the Object. I find that the Lord Jesus loved me and gave Himself for me when I was in a most unattractive state; but He makes me suitable to Himself, and I am so assured of the permanency of His love and of my association with Him that my heart is free to study Him. The more I am in His company, the more I grow in the characteristics which answer to His mind and nature so I become more like His Son and less like myself.

All that is good here comes to me from one spring, and that source is the heart of my Father. You must connect your heart with the love and not with the benefit otherwise you will be legalistic and not full of grace. It is not merely His gifts, His power, His greatness, but it is the knowledge of what He is in Himself to me.

  “The law demands, love God; grace declares, God so loved!”

  “To give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6b).

Thank God He loves us. You must focus on that no matter what your circumstances.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

A little housekeeping here, questions, comments or prayer requests send to the email address. If you want counseling use the email address.

Remember our prayer list. Caliste Burt. Recently had 2 brain tumors removed and cannot remove the third because of complications. Keep her and her family in prayer.

Steve H, the hunt for a great pastor.

All the friends and acquaintances we have that are unsaved, pray that someone comes into their life to share the gospel.

Remember Bill Warneke; chronic pain and depression.

Bob L, his eye surgery went fine, and he thanks all those who prayed for him.

Remember pastor Paul K, he’s already lost half a kidney to cancer, and now has 2 cysts on his pancreas. Have not heard yet if it’s cancer or something else.

Remember our quartet of former bad girls, that are now saved and left the adult performance lifestyle and they are doing remarkably well. I’m not only very proud of them but also our church ladies that have adopted them like daughters and have helped them secure safe jobs.

BIG NAME, LITTLE FLAME

February 15, 2019

Treasure after

ALL SMOKE AND NO FIRE

  “I proclaim not myself, but Christ Jesus as Lord and Master, and myself your bondsman for the sake of Jesus “ (2 Cor. 4:5).

  All Christians are fit for heaven, but all too few are fit for earth. One of the true tests of one’s spiritual growth is in one’s influence: affecting others that they not only begin the Christian life but “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

We may be separated and yet not Christ-like; we may be orthodox and yet not spiritual; we may be ‘dead unto sin’ and yet not ‘alive unto God.’ We may have cut ourselves loose from every form of worldliness but in so doing we have become critical and self-righteous. We may be loyal defenders of the faith, ready even to lay down our lives for it and in so doing become bitter and unloving.

We may often have a measure of the power of the Spirit, but if there is not a large measure of the Spirit as the Spirit of grace and love, the defect will be manifest in our work. We may be made the means of conversion, but we will never help people on to a higher standard of spiritual life, and when we pass away a great deal of our work will pass away too.

One may have a great zeal in God’s service, and may be used to influence many for good, and yet, when weighed in the balance of love, be found sadly wanting. In the heat of controversy or under unjust criticism, haste of temper, slowness to forgive and forget, quick words and sharp judgments, often reveal an easily wounded sensitiveness, which proves how little the Spirit of the Lord Jesus has full possession or real mastery of the life.

  “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Cor. 4:7).

GOD BLESS FROM SCUMLIKEUSCHURCH@GMAIL.COM

PRAY FOR CALISTE BURT, STILL NO WORD ON HOW TO HANDLE THE THIRD BRAIN TUMOR.

PRAY FOR PAUL K, 2 CYSTS ON HIS PANCREAS.

PRAY FOR BARBARA D, SALVATION

REMEMBER STEVE H IN PRAYER AS THE CHURCH LOOKS FOR A NEW PASTOR

DAVE I, THIS GUY IS PROBABLY IN THE GUINNESS RECORD BOOK FOR HAVING THE MOST CANCER SURGERY IN THE WORLD, YET IS ALWAYS SMILING AND READY TO GO. UNSTOPPABLE.

PRAY FOR BILL WARNEKE AND CHRONIC PAIN AND DEPRESSION.

SPENT THE DAY IN SILENCE AND SOLITUDE, WHAT A BLESSING.

DEEPLY ROOTED IN HIM

February 14, 2019

knock you down

  “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God” (Ps. 92:13).

  Defeat reveals the flesh; testing reveals the Father.

 The inward exercise of Romans Seven and the testing of the wilderness serve the purpose of teaching us what sin in the flesh is, and what is in our hearts; while such special discipline of the Father as Paul’s thorn in the flesh is rather to protect us from the unalterable tendencies of the flesh. The latter is always needed and goes on in one form or other to the end of our course here.

 We belong to another sphere altogether. We have died, and our life is hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). We are like a tree that has its roots in heaven, and its branches down here. No doubt our branches are fretted and ripped by the atmosphere here, but nothing can touch the roots up there. Planted inside the realm of heaven, they flourish outside.

No one can question the right of the Father and the Son to have and to hold the sheep; and if we see what it has cost them to secure us, it cannot fail to give us the most blessed assurance. Much yet may have to be done for us. We shall need support, preservation, discipline. If we are left here a little longer, we shall need the grace, mercy, and forbearance of the Father in a thousand ways, but all that will be needed in the future to keep us from ourselves is small compared with the stupendous cost at which divine love forever secured us.

  “There is more in the Lord Jesus, in the Father, in the Spirit, in heaven to give us rest and peace and joy, than in the whole universe to disquiet, trouble, or grieve us.” -G.W.

  “Heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ” (Rom. 8:17).

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Remember Rebekah Grace, her mother passed away today at 88 years of age.

Pray for Caliste Burt. No plan b yet, for the removal of the third brain tumor, they are letting her rest for now while they consult other experts.

Remember to pray for Bill Warneke, chronic pain and depression.

Pray for all those that suffer like that, those that suffer in long term suffering will always have bouts with depression.

Pray for Nickie, she is newly saved and she is a real testimony to her non believing family who is doing everything to prove this isn’t real.

Pray for Steve H, and the hunt for a great pastor.

Remember the Perales family, salvation for all

Remember me in prayer, today was especially rough. 4 more days of this phase of the meds, the side affects have reached there max and I’m not sure today which is worse the cure or the disease.

Remember Paul K, two cysts on his pancreas.

PASS ME NOT BY

February 13, 2019

praying mom

If you have been spending anytime reading the devotions on this site you know I’m a big fan of the old hymns. They are certainly more enduring and inspiring than the 7-11 choruses of today. (seven words sung 11 times).

  1. Pass me not, O gentle Savior,

    Hear my humble cry;

    While on others Thou art calling,

    Do not pass me by.

    • Refrain:

      Savior, Savior,

      Hear my humble cry,

      While on others Thou art calling,

      Do not pass me by.

  2. Let me at Thy throne of mercy

    Find a sweet relief;

    Kneeling there in deep contrition,

    Help my unbelief.

  3. Trusting only in Thy merit,

    Would I seek Thy face;

    Heal my wounded, broken spirit,

    Save me by Thy grace.

  4. Thou the spring of all my comfort,

    More than life to me,

    Whom have I on earth beside Thee,

    Whom in Heav’n but Thee.

Psalms, songs, favorite bible verses, all lead to comfort. They draw us to God; the Holy Spirit embraces us. We feel the love of God and are reminded through these great hymns of His grace, mercy and compassion.

And that the journey we are taking is not often easy, there are burdens, sorrows, troublesome times. The empty-headed pseudo spiritualists of today would have you believe otherwise. The Joel Osteen or Benny Hinn, all that ilk of fake theology, fake promises, send in your $19.95 for the secret of success or happiness. Being told it’s just a matter of faith.

That if you are going through a trial it’s your fault, not the sugar daddy, warm cuddly fake god they are proposing.

As David says in this psalm, there is no victory without a fight. And that our walk is a battle, a war, but God is our fortress.

 Psalm 144 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 144

Of David.

1 Praise be to the Lord my Rock,

    who trains my hands for war,

    my fingers for battle.

2 He is my loving God and my fortress,

    my stronghold and my deliverer,

my shield, in whom I take refuge,

    who subdues peoples[a] under me.

3 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,

    mere mortals that you think of them?

4 They are like a breath;

    their days are like a fleeting shadow.

5 Part your heavens, Lord, and come down;

    touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

6 Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy;

    shoot your arrows and rout them.

7 Reach down your hand from on high;

    deliver me and rescue me

from the mighty waters,

    from the hands of foreigners

8 whose mouths are full of lies,

    whose right hands are deceitful.

9 I will sing a new song to you, my God;

    on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,

10 to the One who gives victory to kings,

    who delivers his servant David.

From the deadly sword 11 deliver me;

    rescue me from the hands of foreigners

whose mouths are full of lies,

    whose right hands are deceitful.

12 Then our sons in their youth

    will be like well-nurtured plants,

and our daughters will be like pillars

    carved to adorn a palace.

13 Our barns will be filled

    with every kind of provision.

Our sheep will increase by thousands,

    by tens of thousands in our fields;

14     our oxen will draw heavy loads.[b]

There will be no breaching of walls,

    no going into captivity,

    no cry of distress in our streets.

15 Blessed is the people of whom this is true;

    blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.

Ok, I’m done ranting, God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Remember Caliste Burt, still no progress on how to treat the third brain tumor. She is in good spirits and is a courageous Christian woman.

Bill Warneke, chronic pain and dark depression.

Pray for Pastor Paul K, two cysts on his pancreas.

Pray for Paul C who has been laboring in Puerto Rico rebuilding a hospital after the last group of hurricanes.

Remember the Perales family, Norma, Rick Sr. and Rick Jr. all in need of salvation.

Pray for Barbara D, cancer, several spinal and hip fractures, a bad heart, and in need of Salvation.

Pray for Steve H, and the hunt for a great pastor.

Remember me in prayer, still waiting for the doctors to come up with plan b for mass in my chest. I’m in a great deal of pain. So any grammar mistakes in the devotion is due to drugs not ignorance of grammar.

THIS IS OUR 2197 POST, WITH ONLY 3 DAYS EVER MISSED IN THAT TIME

This is from Chuck Swindoll’s Searching the Scriptures Study Guide.

OBSERVATION

Read the passage

thoroughly

When we observe our passage, we examine:

1) The who, what, where, when, why, and how

2) What you can see, touch, taste, hear, and smell

3) The logical connections, flow of thoughts, and range of subjects

4) What’s repeated, emphasized, related, alike, and unalike

INTERPRETATION

Understand the

passage deeply

When we interpret our passage, we study:

1) The author’s language and literary genre

2) The author’s culture

3) The historical events

4) The biblical context

5) The author’s beliefs about God and life

CORRELATION

Compare the passage

carefully

When we correlate our passage, we compare:

1) Our passage’s history with biblical texts addressing the same event

2) Our passage’s theology with biblical texts addressing the same core truths

3) Our passage’s application with biblical texts addressing the same principles

APPLICATION

Internalize the passage

personally

When we apply a passage, we:

1) Look for ways to pray in light of what the passage teaches

2) Ask questions about your behaviors or thoughts that need to change

3) Heed our Lord’s warnings

4) Obey our Lord’s commands

5) Believe our Lord’s promises

Remember: we study the Bible to cultivate our relationship with our risen Lord—and as the great reformer

Philip Melanchthon said, “To know Christ is to know his benefits.”

I would add a couple of other tools, a good bible dictionary, a good study bible like the Life Application Study Bible, available in just about any translation, a dictionary of theology. And a one volume commentary like Matthew Henry’s.

Also, Word Search software, is one of the most affordable bible study software there is and it comes with dozens if not a hundred free books.

And as the bible says; “we are to study to show ourselves approved… a workman not ashamed.”

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Pray for Paul K, considering a career change.

Pray for Paul C, safety and protection.

Remember Caliste Burt, still in the hospital and still no answer to brain tumor number three.

Bill Warneke, chronic pain and depression

Remember Steve H, and the hunt for a great pastor.

Remember me in prayer, still in a lot of pain, and the doctors are going to have to come up with plan b, cause plan a, isn’t working. The medicine did not shrink the mass in my chest.

Pray for Kristal, our three now saved, former Adult film stars have led her to salvation in Jesus and the excitement is contagious. What a great encouragement for them all.

ALL’S WELL

February 11, 2019

shout

All’s Well!

Is the pathway dark and dreary?
God’s in His heaven!
Are you broken, heart-sick, weary?
God’s in His heaven!
Dreariest roads shall have an ending,
Broken hearts are for God’s mending.
All’s well! All’s well!
All’s … well!

Are life’s threads all sorely tangled?
God’s in His heaven!
Are the sweet chords strained and jangled?
God’s in His heaven!
Tangled threads are for Love’s fingers,
Trembling chords make heaven’s sweet singers.
All’s well! All’s well!
All’s … well!

Is the burden past your bearing?
God’s in His heaven!
Hopeless?–Friendless?–No one caring?
God’s in His heaven!
Burdens shared are light to carry,
Love shall come though long He tarry.
All’s well! All’s well!
All’s … well!

Is the light for ever failing?
God’s in His heaven!
Is the faint heart ever quailing?
God’s in His heaven!
God’s strong arms are all around you,
In the dark He sought and found you.
All’s well! All’s well!
All’s … well!

Is the future black with sorrow?
God’s in His heaven!
Do you dread each dark to-morrow?
God’s in His heaven!
Nought can come without His knowing.
Come what may ’tis His bestowing.
All’s well! All’s well!
All’s … well!

Peace and heaven lie all about us.
God’s in His heaven!
Peace within makes heaven without us.
God’s in His heaven!
God’s great love shall fail us never,
We are His, and His for ever.
All’s well! All’s well!
All’s … well!

What a great hymn, written by John Oxenham.

Recently we wrote how every culture has one thing in common, a taboo against incest. Well there is another common element in every culture; the sense of sin and misery and a need for hope and redemption.

Mankind may not use those exact words, but that is what the world feels. Since mankind was created in the image of God there is an innate desire for redemption. But blinded by the god of this world (Satan) mankind seeks redemption through sex, drugs, alternate lifestyles, gender confusion. All vain attempts to find meaning in life.

The irony is they rejected the Creator to try and create their own redemption and reconciliation.

The ultimate truth is no other religion can compete with the witness of Scripture, no other can match the power of Christ’s death to bring peace to the sinner.

Here is something to chew on; there is no Scriptural record or mention of God desiring a sacrifice. And yet Cain and Abel felt compelled to offer one. And today we find people still willing to sacrifice something; family, career, offer to sell their body and soul to anyone but God. That is how lost mankind has become since the fall of Adam and Eve.

No religion offers free salvation, with the death of the very God who offers it. None, they all demand works, sacrifices, none offer grace and mercy.

I can’t tell you how many testimonies I’ve heard in 40 years of ministry of how all alone in a motel room or driving down a road, or plowing a field or lying in a gutter, drunk or shot, and hearing God say; “come home, I am the Lord your God.” And they did, they found a Gideon Bible or walked into a mission house or heard a street preacher and began their walk home, back to God.

I had a friend get saved in the midst of a Satanic Ritual, the power of God invaded the room and drove him to his knees.

So if you are wondering why everything you have owns you instead of you owning it, if in the midst of the party, the sex fling, what ever you are doing to numb the pain and it never goes away, consider Jesus and the free gift of salvation. Jesus said; “in my Father’s house are many mansions” there is room at the cross for you, come home to Jesus and find peace.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Remember Caliste Burt, still no word on what they are going to do about the third brain tumor. And they’re not sure she can stand another surgery so soon.

Remember Carly T, got saves when she was 16, became a super saint, excelled in bible memorization, witnessing, a steady church goer. Married a non believer, now divorced, pretty much wrecked her body and mind. Attended church today for the first time in over 20 years. It was a great reunion. Welcome Home Carly.

Bill and Lois Warneke, Bill is suffering with chronic pain, deep depression. And now showing signs of Parkinson’s.

Pray for the Perales family, Norma, Rick Sr her husband and Rick Jr. they all need salvation. They are addicted to gambling.

Pray for Bob L, eyesight problems. Will see a doctor this week.

Remember Steve H, and the hunt for a great pastor.

Remember me in prayer, the antibiotics are having no positive affect on the mass in my chest and the pain is increasing. They are thinking about steroid injections into my chest and I said no way you’re sticking a needle into an already painful area. So we will see what the doctors come with next.

Remember Crissy, Sherry and Cherry. All have met Jesus and left the adult film world. They are now trying to live the suburban lifestyle and doing ok right now. They are in church every time the doors open, and the ladies of the church are keeping them busy and active in bible study.

the yoke

February 10, 2019

Senior Couple At Home

Census reports indicate that a frightening number of husbands and wives live separated from each other. Add to this the millions of couples who live under the same roof but are separated in spirit, and the outlook is even dimmer. Sometimes these homes are openly acknowledged battlegrounds, and sometimes there is a mutually tolerated truce—he goes his way and she goes hers, and never the twain shall meet! They may remain married for the sake of the children or for their reputations, but instead of enjoying heavenly bliss they endure a virtual hell on earth.

After interviewing two thousand married couples, one prominent marriage counselor reported that 70 percent of the women and 60 percent of the men would not marry the same partner if they had it to do over! Many reported that they wouldn’t marry at all!

As a pastor in whom people confide, I can attest that Christian homes are not exempt from this kind of marital unhappiness. We hear of marital unfaithfulness among Christians, of resentment and bitterness between Christian marriage partners, of loud outbursts of temper, of long periods of silence, of cutting criticism and declining affection. All of these are symptoms of sick and unhappy homes. Such people are a poor advertisement of the peace, purpose, and power which Jesus Christ offers. For Christ’s sake, as well as for our own well-being, we need to give serious attention to making our marriages work.

What is causing the breakdown of our homes? Sociologists have suggested several reasons for it:

(1) Mobility. One out of three families in which the husband is under thirty-five moves each year. This tends to breed insecurity and instability.

(2) The depersonalization of human beings in our computerized society. The resultant loneliness, aimlessness, frustration, despair, and self-pity are certainly not conducive to successful marriages.

(3) The sexual revolution. Premarital and extramarital affairs are among the most deadly and destructive forces attacking marriage today.

(4) Affluence. Our materialistic culture practically eliminates the meaningful interpersonal relationships necessary for a happy home.

(5) Growing permissiveness in training children. We are producing an undisciplined generation of young people who are poorly equipped to establish successful homes.

(6) Radio and TV. Their shallow portrayals of love and their addictive tyranny of time make an effective home life most difficult.

This multi-faceted assault on the home is really not surprising. The Bible teaches that marriage and the family are divine institutions. In fact, they were the first institutions established by God. He views them as essential elements in accomplishing His purposes for the human race. For this reason, we can expect Satan to attack them. However, his attacks need not be successful. The God who ordained marriage in the first place can certainly make it work today!

Yours can be a happy Christian home if you will learn and practice the basic biblical principles of marriage. I believe that any normally intelligent husband and wife can enjoy a happy marriage and a successful home life if they learn what the Bible teaches and obey it. Everything necessary to establish such a relationship is found in the Scriptures. These biblical principles will be of greatest value only if both husband and wife study them and claim God’s power to obey them. Even if only one partner obeys, however, there will still be a tremendous improvement in the marriage, and the obedience will have been well worth the effort! If both partners respond, their home can become a little taste of heaven.

So no missionary dating,(meaning you date an unsaved person  and force them to come to church and then convince them you can only stay together if they become a Christian). Sounds insane, doesn’t it, but it happens all the time.

And ladies, seriously, some guy starts coming to church and he has a nice car, nice hair, and knows church lingo. It could be Ted Bundy’s brother. Have your pastor check him out. I don’t remember how many phone calls I made to the church he was supposed to be from and either they didn’t know him or they gave the worst sketchy background info.

When I got stationed at my first duty station after boot camp, I remember a ranking officer telling us to go to churches to date and not bars, we’d have less trouble.

And protect your virginity. And if you made a mistake and lost it, it doesn’t mean you have to keep making the same mistake.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Caliste Burt, keep her in prayer, they can’t operate on the third brain tumor and they don’t know what happens if they can’t find a way to do it.

Olivia, due in April, the big worry is the meds she has to take to function and be healthy, then don’t know what they will do to the baby.

Bill Warneke, chronic pain and depression, the law of diminishing returns.

Pray for Steve H and the search for a great pastor.

David P, an alcoholic, the maintenance kind.

Remember Paul K in your prayers, great Christian friend, two cysts on his pancreas.

Willie S, never expected to outlive his wife, kids are estranged, a Christian man who is very lonely.

Elena O, hard working woman, very religious, but not saved, and is becoming bitter over how hard life is getting. Working two jobs and is always tired.

Pray for the Perales family, Norma, Rick Sr. and Rick Jr. they need salvation.

every jot or tittle

February 9, 2019

the bible

In the time of Adam and Eve, such close unions were perfectly safe genetically, even though later the accumulation of genetic mutations over many generations would make them sufficiently dangerous so that actual legal prohibitions against incest (Leviticus 18:6) had to be imposed by God. Nothing, of course, is mentioned about 4th and 5th cousins which would not be considered a close relative.

You might also be interested in this comment from “The Bible Has the Answer,” by Henry Morris and Martin Clark.

In later generations, brother-sister marriages would come to be recognized as genetically dangerous and would be prohibited as “incest.” Not only the Bible but also most other legal codes refuse to sanction marriages of close relatives. The scientific reason for this restriction is that children of such marriages are more likely to be deformed or sickly or moronic than those of other marriages. The genetic basis for this probability is that inherited mutant genes, producing such unwholesome characteristics, are more likely to find expression in the children if they are carried by both parents.

In all the world, in every culture there is one universal taboo, and that is against incest.

Cannibalism, ok, head shrinking, ok, elongating the necks of the women, ok, in some countries it’s ok, not everywhere and not for everyone. But the taboo against incest is in effect everywhere.

As a Christian, there are some things you are going to find that you cannot do, the Apostle Paul mentions that there are different degrees contingent upon your maturity or lack of. This does not mean you can break the rules of the bible, if the bible calls it sin it will always be sin. And no matter how our culture changes it does not change the do’s and don’ts of the bible.

Know I can already hear someone protesting and coming up with an argument. But we are talking sin, not something like the issue of slavery.

The one thing the devil wants you to believe is that the bible doesn’t matter to you. You are culturally exclusive, it’s amazing how the militant anti-god folks have changed the rules in society. That still does not make the bible non relevant.

Like the old gospel song says, “every line in the bible is true.’

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 Caliste Burt, keep her in prayer, they can’t operate on the third brain tumor and they don’t know what happens if they can’t find a way to do it.

Olivia, due in April, the big worry is the meds she has to take to function and be healthy, then don’t know what they will do to the baby.

Bill Warneke, chronic pain and depression, the law of diminishing returns.

Pray for Steve H and the search for a great pastor.

David P, an alcoholic, the maintenance kind.

Remember Paul K in your prayers, great Christian friend, two cysts on his pancreas.

Willie S, never expected to outlive his wife, kids are estranged, a Christian man who is very lonely.

Elena O, hard working woman, very religious, but not saved, and is becoming bitter over how hard life is getting. Working two jobs and is always tired