A word from the Pastor…

The Bible does have the answers to issues in our modern day society. Most people do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but rather because it contradicts them. Principals concerning such issues as abortion, gay rights, feminism, drug abuse, illegal immigration, can be found within the pages of the Bible if it is open and read. God does feed the birds, but He doesn’t throw the food in the nest. So some effort is required.

If America is going to continue to be blessed of God, then America must return to the principals of God’s book, the Bible. Ronald Regan said, “We’ll either be one nation under God, or we’ll be one nation gone under”. Verses from the Bible are etched all across the history of America. On the Washington monument it is written, “Search the Scriptures”. Also at the House Chamber is inscribed in letters of gold the words, “In God we trust”. Outside of the Supreme Court building is Moses holding the Ten Commandments. At the White House there is cut into marble these words, “I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house”. In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court declared after conducting an unbiased review of American history, “this is a Christian nation”. The list is quite large of how the Bible has impacted America’s founding, and guided her throughout many years.

Here are some examples of Biblical principals applied to today’s issues. Abortion is a major problem today with many debates on the topic, but what does the Bible have to say about this issue? Exodus 21:22-23 tells us life begins in the womb and calling the fetus a life, as well as a child, concluding abortion is killing a child. How about gay marriage? Matthew 19:4-6 proclaims the pattern for marriage as only between a man and woman. These are just a couple of examples of Bible principals applied to modern issues today. To grow in the knowledge of the scriptures you must become a student of the Bible, also find a Bible believing church that will teach you the truth of God’s Word.

Many today are interested in pushing their own political agenda, and not sincerely seeking God’s guidance in their lives. W.C. Fields, that comic and actor was caught backstage reading a Bible. They said, “What are you doing?” W.C. Fields said, “I’m looking for loop holes”. Too many today are looking for loop holes instead of reading the Bible and heeding the Bible.

Pastor Clifford D. Swankler