Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

~Revelation 2:5, NIV


God speaks to those who are ready and willing to listen.

~Billy Graham

I just finished the Revelation of Jesus Christ a few days ago and I noticed the continued admonition in each letter for the churches to repent except for Smyrna and Philadelphia. The above was written to the church at Ephesus and the LORD commended them: they were orthodox, disciplined, they had endured trials and had not become discouraged but LORD said, “I have one thing against you; you have abandoned your passionate love for Me.” I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, long before most of you were born and I find myself thinking often about how far we have fallen in these last 50 plus years. When I was growing up, America was considered a Christian nation and the only squable that I knew about was between Catholics and Protestants. Boy have things changed. I think America is still predominately Christian but I do not mean that the majority of Americans are Christians. I read the other day that there are 2.1 million Buddists in America, 1.2 million Hidus and 1.8 Muslims. Today we have 52 million Catholics and 13 million Southern Baptist and only God knows how many other Baptist. There are a huge variety of Baptist but I don’t think we outnumber our Catholic friends but you get my point. Christians outnumber those of other religions.

We still have the numbers but we have lost our influence. We are not salty saints; we are weak and timid saints who don’t have the courage to stand up for our convictions. Think how far we have fallen morally. Do you want to compare TV now with TV in the 60’s?  I read something the other day that I wish I had not read. I am sure this guy is to my left but no doubt he is a Christian and possibly a better one than myself. I don’t do well with strangers and foreigners. I am very concerned about the borders. I am also deeply concerned about losing our heritage and way of life but what if we saw this rapid influx of foreigners as an opportunity instead of a problem. As one lady said, “Since we have failed to carry the gospel to them, God is sending them to us.” Could this be the case? It is a question: I do not know the answer. It is something that I have never considered but maybe it is time that I do.


I thought I published this blog earlier, if I did, I apologize.

I hope you have a good day and thanks for reading the blog.

Read the latest IMPRIMIS. It is by Clay Travis, the guy we hear on JOCS 94:5 FM Birmingham. Sports fans I think you will like it.




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