Survival of the Most Fit

The classrooms of our nation from kindergarten through college promote evolution, a theory based on natural selection or “the survival of the most fit.” With the exception of when teachers refuse to teach this philosophy, our children are immersed in evolutionary thought.

Pity the day when our courts live consistently with what our children are being taught, “Survival of the most fit.”

Pity the day when the medical establishment sees it their “religious duty” to allow only the most fit to live.

Pity the day when the government consider itself duty bound to enhance the evolutionary process by eliminating the weak and selectively breeding the strong.

Our institutions are not fully consistent yet, but the day will come, as it did to Nazi Germany, if people continue to be taught and believe that evolution is a fact!

“In the beginning God created….created man in His own image” (Genesis 1:1,27). To hold to anything more or less is to have a false religion. God calls the evolutionist to repent of his false religion which will only bring misery, fear, and slavery to this nation. God speaks to him as to all of us, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).

Come to Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 E. 42nd St., Texarkana, AR, to hear of the love our Creator has for the weak and the strong in sending His Son to redeem sinful mankind. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.

Christian Persecution

The news media is mostly silent about the persecution which Christians are enduring throughout the world. Christian villages have been burned in Malaysia. Churches have been firebombed in Pakistan. Converts to Christianity have been executed in Saudi Arabia. In Viet Nam Christian pastors are hunted as criminals and imprisoned. In North Korea Christian men and women are imprisoned for confessing Christ. Some are beaten and killed.

Jesus warned His disciples, “You will be hated by all (peoples) for My name’s sake” (Mark 13:13). No other religion, because of its profession, suffers persecution as do Christians. It would be reasonable to think people could only admire a group whose official book says, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you” (Luke 6:27). If anything, the persecution of the confessing Christian confirms the Word of Jesus, but more, it confirms that He alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the true God but through Him. (John 14:6)

Come to Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 E. 42nd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, to pray for the persecuted Christians and to be strengthened to endure when it comes to you. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.

Dual Citizenship

The person believing in Jesus Christ as His Savior from sin is a citizen of two kingdoms. As a citizen of the USA he follows the directive given through Jeremiah the prophet, “Seek the peace of the city (or nation)…and pray to the Lord for it, for in its peace you will have peace. (Jeremiah 29:7). In seeking this peace a person may serve in the armed forces, vote, express opinions as to what is good for the nation, who should be allowed to become a citizen, and that potential enemies be restrained.

Believers are also citizens of heaven (Phil. 3:20), “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). To them God says, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you” (Luke 6:27-28). “The weapons of (y)our warfare are not carnal (swords, guns, bombs) but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” (2 Cor. 10:4). The weapons are simply the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, calling people to repentance and telling them how there is forgiveness through Jesus Christ who died for them. The strongholds include the avowed enemies of Christianity.

Come to Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 E. 42nd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, to be encouraged in your citizenship of both kingdoms. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.

True Freedom

God’s Word directs Christians, “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil” (1 Peter 2:16). “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1). “Do not use your freedom as an opportunity to satisfy the desires of the flesh” (5:13). Christian freedom, just as political freedom, can be a very slippery word. The claim to freedom can lead to the worst bondage to evil. Individuals who claim freedom to read, say, do what they desire will self destruct. Freedom to publish pornography, broadcast rebellion, openly fan into flame the lusts of men will destroy a nation.

True freedom is to function in the way we were created. Use your radio as a hammer and you will destroy it. Claim to be free to do what your sinful nature directs and you will destroy yourself. “Everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin” (John 8:34). The promise of freedom can make “slaves of corruption” (2 Peter 2:19)

Christ redeemed us from slavery to sin, bought us with the price of His own death and resurrection, to serve God, not out of the coercion of law, but by the power of the Holy Spirit through the forgiveness of sins. Come to Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 E. 42nd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, for this Word of freedom. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.