In light of last night’s post, Stand Firm as the Day of the Lord Approacheth, I would like to post an article by our brother John P. Sartelle. A major contributing factor in the growing apostasy of the visible church is explored in this article. For us to stand firm as the visible church is deceived and drawn down the way of inevitable destruction, we must take what brother John teaches us in this article and apply it. Enjoy and be blessed my brethren, but I pray mostly for God to open eyes and hearts, drawing His people close in obedience to Him for His glory and their edification. – Mike Ratliff
by Chip Brogden
“Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the
people, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods,
O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!'” (I Kings 12:28).
So begins the sad testimony of Israel’s fall from being a holy people to a
backslidden nation of idol-worshippers. How is it that, in such a short
time after the completion of the Temple in Jerusalem, Israel could be led
astray? There is a prophetic application to our current situation. These
things are written as an example to us, so let us look at this defining
moment in Israel’s history and see what lessons can be learned.
“I have heard of ministers who can preach a sermon without mentioning the name of Jesus from beginning to end. If you ever hear such a sermon as that, mind that you never hear another from that man.”