I heard a contemporary Christian song this morning, "The Days of Elijah." These are the days of Elijah, but those were also the days of Ahab and Jezebel. And the worship of the true God did not return to Israel.

I heard a contemporary Christian song this morning, "The Days of Elijah." These are the days of Elijah, but those were also the days of Ahab and Jezebel. And the worship of the true God did not return to Israel.


Throughout the history of the world God’s displeasure is a result of the failing integrity of his church. During Jesus’ days God took issue with the priests, scribes and Pharisees who were the leaders of his church at the time.


A respected senior citizen has told me that God doesn’t expect us to be holy. Verily, verily Jesus told us to be holy. I know of a preacher who carries a pistol into the pulpit ostensibly for the protection of his congregation. Verily, verily I say unto you, he will always be the most dangerous person in the auditorium.


I know parents that are so greedy that they will cheat their own children. Jesus said even pagans wouldn’t do that.


During Jesus’ time He said the fields were ripe, but the world has never been converted to any significant degree. If a voice crying out of the wilderness doesn’t appear and attract converts, this country will continue to sink into the mire, which is its just reward. We have become the most hedonistic society in my lifetime. Without God there is no hope of recovery, and God will not reward an unfaithful church.


Dennis Garland


Sherman