Enter the Ark and Be Saved

A great tourist attraction is the replica of Noah’s Ark, now acclaimed to be the largest wooden structure in the world.  More than a tourist attraction, this 500 foot long, 100 foot high, three storied construction shows the feasibility of carrying and feeding every KIND (not species) of animal and bird for over a year in a flood that covered the highest mountain top by 20 feet, just as described in the Bible.

Our Lord said, “As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:38-39).  As those who entered the one door of the Ark escaped the devastating flood waters, so our Lord Jesus Christ is the door to escape the final judgment to eternal damnation when He comes on the last day.  Enter that door while it is open for you.  At Peace Lutheran Church the Sunday service is 9:00 a.m.

The Gospel that was brought to light in the Reformation

The Reformation  began October 31, 1517, five hundred years ago when a priest, professor, and monk by the name of Martin Luther challenged the church of his day for selling indulgences.  He saw this and other prescribed works of the church to be in opposition to the Gospel.  Salvation, forgiveness of sin, a right relation with God, cannot be bought with money or earned by works.  From the Bible he had learned that “the GIFT of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23), and that “By grace (the undeserved love of God) are you saved, though faith, and that not of yourselves.  It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”  (Eph. 2:8,9).  Jesus Christ had cried from the cross, “It is finished (completed)” (John 19:30).  He had paid in full the curse for sin for all humanity.  This is the Gospel that was brought to light in the Reformation.  The invitation rings out to all, “Repent and believe the Gospel” (Mark 1:15).

The greatest insult to God is to reject or distort this Gospel.  Hence the warning, “The one who does not believe will be damned” (Mark 16:16).  Come to Peace Lutheran Church for this Gospel.  Sunday service time is 9 a.m.

Science or Speculation

Many young people explain, “I guess I’m just too scientific to take Christianity seriously.”  In questioning them they explain, “The evolution I was taught in my biology classes is just not compatible with what is taught In the Bible.”  In that they are right, but can evolution rightly be called scientific?  True science depends on what human senses can observe, measure, and repeat.  The origin of the universe is outside the realm of science.  The beginning of life and many kinds of creatures cannot be explained by science.  God asked Job (38:4) “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?”  Job would have had to answer, “I wasn’t even born yet.  I have to take Your word for how You created the world and brought forth life.”  God could have answered, “Well then, do not call your speculations about the origin of the world and the life in it science.”

God’s account of the creation of this world and all that is in it (Genesis 1 & 2) fits well with what can be observed.  Come study the Bible with us at Peace Lutheran Church to see how this is so.  Sunday service time is 9:00 a.m.

The Summer of Love

“The Summer of Love” is the name given by the Associated Press to the gathering in 1967 of 50,000 youth in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.  The Press describes the event as “Youths looking for drugs and sex flooded into San Francisco.”  LSD advocate, Timothy Leary, was there to deliver his famous mantra, “Turn on.  Tune in. Drop out.”

It is to the shame of San Francisco and the media to remember such an orgy by referring to it and celebrating it as “A Summer of Love.”  LSD fried the brains of many of America’s youth and left them as little more than vegetables.  The so called “free love” has spread disease, broken hearts, led to suicides, to the tragedy of abortion, the destruction of marriage, and the poverty of single motherhood.

The 50th anniversary should be a day of weeping and repentance that this rebellion against God’s morality should happen in America.   Come to Peace Lutheran Church.  Sunday service time is 9:00 a.m.