Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Monday, December 17, 2012

Responding to Evil...

I found this tweet, "3288 children aborted in America the same day that the 20 were gunned down at Sandy Hook, but without national outrage." This isn't to take away from the horrific tragedy that took place, which is God's judgment on a wicked nation, it shows the ignorance of the wicked. They are outraged over the slaughter of  these 20 children, and rightly so. Even the President professes a degree of outrage, which is hypocritical. He condones the slaughter of children, to the tune of approximately 4,000 a day, and yet professes outrage at the shooting of 20 children. He should win an emmy or a golden globe for his performance. Children suffer daily in this world in various tragic forms, families no longer consider the Bible and God as the great necessity for raising children. They are saturated with graphic video games, ipods, ipads, gadgets that do nothing to enhance human relationships. They are desensitized by their culture and when tragedy strikes, we must search for has to be mental illness right? How about truth, people are sinful, wicked, vile...all of mankind. All deserve wrath, all have sinned against God.

I believe this sermon by Dr. James White is very beneficial to the tragedy that took place.

"Who is regulating affairs on this earth today—God, or the Devil? That God reigns supreme in Heaven, is generally conceded; that He does so over this world, is almost universally denied—if not directly, then indirectly. More and more are men in their philosophizing and theorizing, relegating God to the background. Take the material realm. Not only is it denied that God created everything, by personal and direct action, but few believe that He has any immediate concern in regulating the works of His own hands. Everything is supposed to be ordered according to the (impersonal and abstract) "laws of Nature". Thus is the Creator banished from His own creation. Therefore we need not be surprised that men, in their degrading conceptions, exclude Him from the realm of human affairs. Throughout Christendom, with an almost negligible exception, the theory is held that man is "a free agent", and therefore, lord of his fortunes and the determiner of his destiny. That Satan is to be blamed for much of the evil which is in the world, is freely affirmed by those who, though having so much to say about "the responsibility of man", often deny their own responsibility, by attributing to the Devil what, in fact, proceeds from their own evil hearts (Mark 7 :21-23)." A. W. Pink, from 'The Sovereignty of God'

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