So the WORD of the Lord has
insult and reproach
all day long.
But I say, "I will not MENTION Him
or SPEAK any more in His name."
His WORD is in my heart
like a FIRE,
a FIRE shut up in my bones.
I am WEARY of holding it in;
indeed, I CANNOT.
Is this the TIME in America for the unveiling and unfolding of God's WORD---a new social gospel. TRUTH, preached without apology or hesitation?
Perhaps God is aligning us to stand firm on the
principles of His Word in this difficult and confusing time in our history.
Surely, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is not and will not be popular or accepted by our secular, multicultural society. But doing what God wants should have the highest priority: lift up JESUS.
I hear many whispering,
'Terror on every side!
Report him! Let's report him!'
All my friends (hardly)
are waiting for me to slip,
'Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.'
But the LORD is with me like a
Religious freedom in America is being methodically attacked. Men and women speaking God's TRUTH are being muzzled like barking dogs.
"But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers
loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God
CHOSE you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the TRUTH. He called you to this through our GOSPEL, that you might SHARE in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and by His GRACE gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, ENCOURAGE your hearts and STRENGTHEN you in every good deed and word." 2 Thess 2:13-17.
It is my desire that this document ENCOURAGES and STRENGTHENS.
Leon Gile Salem,SC Retired Schoolteacher
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