Add a Scripture to Your To Do ListWritten by Jessica Gerald
I like to write down a "to do" list for day. I guess it comes from years of teaching school and making lesson plans. The list keeps me focused and shows my progress. I can see that I've accomplished more than I realized.
I had an idea for something new to add to my list - a daily scripture. When I am doing my daily Bible reading in morning, there is often a verse that really stands out. It may be something to praise God for, a comforting promise, or a quality I need to develop.
As America Turns Against God. Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
As America Turns Against God. The United States Supreme Court ruled that 10 Commandment could only be displayed as a non-religious display. That motives must be clearly secular, and did not cross line into impermissible proselytizing. "A purpose to favor one faith over another, or adherence to religion generally, clashes with understanding that liberty and social stability demand a tolerance that respects religious views of all citizens," The people of today and also many Christians, are of mind to be more tollarant of social order, social change and social tolerance. Many are asking ministers to be silent toward social issues that are in direct contrast to words of God. Many are saying that Christianity is main cause for hatred around world. They say its causing division, war and terrorism. The Pharisees and scribes, laid, law upon law, upon people not ad hearing to them themselves. A Nation without God and Jesus as head of Church is a Nation bound for destruction. Many are calling for display of 10 Commandments not to be in sight of Children, so it wouldn't influence them. Prayer has been removed from our schools, Children's Books on, accepting Gays and Lesbians are being introduced to our children in libraries. Anti-Christian organizations are in news constantly, rejecting any form of recognition of Jesus Christ as Lord, all in name of, common unity, liberty, social stability and Separation of Church and State. The government can now take all that a man has worked for all his life, tear it down and build a shopping mall, where a family used to praise God. Anti-Christian religions are invited to build in our country and everyone thinks that these things are all-right. Lets read a little scripture. Act 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in which I will appear unto thee; Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. ”To open their eyes. To turn them from darkness to light. To turn them from power of Satan unto God.” Our work as ministers of God has been made a little more difficult but never impossible. The eyes of many are blind to truth, they refuse to come into light of knowledge, light of justice for all men, and they refuse to turn away from foundations of Satan, to come to healing Power of God. The words, ”God Bless America.” are slowly fading away, being replaced by, words, “Separation an Unity.” Mat 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte [Religious conversion, adoption of new religious beliefs that differ from convert's previous beliefs] and when he is made, ye make him twofold more child of hell than yourselves. But when any government turns its back on God and turns people to opposite, ”A tolerance that respects religious views of all citizens,” isn't that also impermissible proselytizing for satan? If a nation is not for God, it is against God. There is no middle ground same as of Salvation. Luke 21:15-17 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. Isa 43:7-11; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.