PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN COMMUNIQUÉ

(Official communication to the public)

1/17/18

How do you kill a frog without it knowing? Slowly boil it in a pot of water.  It doesn’t notice the temperature slowly rising and the next thing you know it is boiled to death.

When practices are introduced that are contrary to God’s word the powers that be want us all to learn to tolerate them.  Tolerate today means to view a behavior or idea as being equal to all other held beliefs or practices. Not many want to be viewed as intolerant so we look the other way, but it doesn’t stop there. The net step downward is acceptance.  It is one thing to tolerate something you don’t agree with but the next descending step downward is telling people that what was once tolerated is now be accepted.

It doesn’t stop there, once something is accepted it isn’t long until it is established as a natural part of life and culture. Once it is established the next and final step is enforcement. It doesn’t take a society long to move from what it once opposed and avoided to enforcing those very things.

Israel experienced this first hand, thinking either God will not notice, or he too will tolerate their behavior.  If we look at America, that’s exactly what is happening. We are told to tolerate what is contrary to God’s word and will and slowly some of those practices are becoming enforced, such as abortion.

What happens to a nation whose citizens ignore God’s word and principles? Judges 2:10,12,14: “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel. . . They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them, they provoked the LORD to anger. . . In his anger against Israel the LORD handed them over to raiders who plundered them. He sold them to their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.”   God cannot be ignored or forgotten while we follow other man-made gods with impunity. Pray for American Christians to seek the LORD while he may be found.

 

Pr. Bob

By The Way:   Sunday 21, 9:00 AM Morning Worship.  Sermon: Disciplines of a Godly Man: Worship

10:15 Sunday school.

February, 11 10:20 AM.  Annual Meeting, reports due January 28 to Betty W.

 Wed. 24, 6:30 Adult Bible study, lesson 2. All are welcome.