Rationalization of Holiness

Repent doesn’t mean to “be sorry” or ashamed or regretful that we got caught. It does involve sorry. It should entail profound and behavior altering regret. Repentance means “a change of thought/action, to correct a wrong and achieve reconciliation.” It assumes the violation of some value, standard, the breaking of some law, and the desire…

The Loss of Holiness as a Christian Ideal

The sign said, “Girls, Girls, Girls.” It advertised a scandalous entertainment establishment. On the same sign were also the words, “God Bless America!” The prayer for God’s blessing and the invitation to celebrate clearly carnal behavior were on the same sign. Amazing. The connection between morality and faith, immorality and judgment are virtually gone –…

The Formula for Awakening

II Chronicles 7:14 declares, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” To begin with there are two requirements. First, there is the necessity…

We Need a National Great Awakening!

Caught in the crosshairs of conflicting colonial interest and of the problem of external control by European nations, the early colonial nation we now call America needed fresh direction. In the early 1700s, half of all marriageable age girls were pregnant before or without the benefit of marriage. So many opportunists had immigrated to the…