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Faith: A Country with a Reprobate Mind

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Editors Note: This article previously ran at May 16, 2021. The author requested that we run this again as it has continued relevance to todays society even ...

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  1. Rev H … very insightful… but why give up … those Americans who identify as being Christians are many…we simply do no know how to singularly sell our concept … just look at the amazing job BLM did in a short time… surely we have more Christians that adherents to the BLM movement. But we are too timid. It is time to act like Jesus and toss the bums out of the temple because they are disgracing God. We need a NATIONAL CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT LEADER. I don’t know who that can be. All Christians need to come together and fight the UNGODLY MEDIA who will give us no podium such as we are seeing in Augusta Chronicle today. We have lost a battle but not the war. As military leaders once said “DAMN THE TORPEDOS FULL STEAM AHEAD and as to the question of surrender “NUTS”

    • Doug: No one has said a word about giving up. What the people need is a national leader. Nothing will happen to correct much unless someone emerges as a person who can move them forward. And no one is suggesting violence as a correcting force. No movement goes anywhere without leadership. Everything rises or falls on leadership. Let’s pray that God will send us some leaders who can help us straighten out the mess we have gotten ourselves into. 2Chronicles 7:14 comes into view here.

      • well said Rev Harrell….you give me renewed courage and hope….to:

        Spread the good news of Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting people
        Confronting an ungodly culture with God’s truth
        Equip hungry disciples with bold, biblical teaching that can be applied to everyday life

  2. The reprobate and Satanic mind began in Europe before the colonizers landed in North American. After arriving in North America, in the name of their god they began to slaughter Native Americans and steal their land. Where was the godly insight when the so-called Christians were committing genocide on the Indian? Where was the godly insight when the so-called Christians kidnapped and transported African to North America to be enslaved, exploited, and abused? Satan, the father of lies steals, kills, and destroys. Sounds like Satan’s lying, reprobate, and perverted children are doing what they have always done with the government’s blessing.

  3. NAME THOSE WHO COULD BE AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY’S SPOKESPERSON ????? Timothy Michael Dolan (born February 6, 1950) is an American cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the tenth and current Archbishop of New York, having been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

    Dolan served as the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2010 to 2013 and was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 2012.

    Dolan is widely known for his conservative values[3] and for his charismatic media personality. He previously served as Rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome from 1994 to 2001, an Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis from 2001 to 2002, and Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009.

  4. ANOTHER POSSIBLE LEADER OF CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
    Born Robert James Jeffress Jr.
    November 29, 1955 (age 65)
    Alma mater Baylor University (BS)[1]
    Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM)[1]
    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin)
    Dallas Baptist University (DDv)[1]
    Occupation Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas

    • Simply facing facts my Brother. But things could be a lot better than what is rapidly approaching and indeed, is already visible IF God’s people themselves would get right with God. He is able and willing to turn things around if we will pray, humble ourselves and seek His Face. Keep your head up. God is still in control and none of what is happening catches him by surprise.

  5. The root cause for our nation’s current condition is incompetent and absentee parents. People have children without an honest commitment to marriage or a lasting marriage. They then turn their children over to a day care centers and public schools, where they receive some food and temporary shelter, and the values, morals and ethics of complete strangers. Most parents learn parenting skills while observing their parents in action (or lack thereof). Mom or Dad couldn’t take the stress or responsibility, so she or he left the marriage. Mom or Dad abuse drugs or alcohol. cuss like sailors, and verbally abuse each other, so that is the norm. The parents steal to obtain items they want, so that’s OK too. To Rev. Harrell’s point, Mom and Dad sleep in on Sunday morning instead of taking their children to church to at least learn the Ten Commandments and some Christian tolerance and civility. Hillary Clinton’s co-opted drivel about needing a village to raise a child is pure crap. Bob Dole’s response that “it takes a family” nailed it. Unless parents accept complete responsibility for the small humans they bring into this world and make their health, safety, education, and citizenship their first priority, the current social problems will not be solved.

    • Tedd: You have very eloquently nailed one of the primary problems causing a large part of the situation today. The home is being destroyed. It is the foundation for any society and if the foundations such as the home are destroyed the country cannot survive for long. BH

  6. Well said, sir! My husband and I are at 70 years old and have seen things in the last 20 years that have astounded us. We, too, wonder whether we have gone so far that there is no hope for us as a nation. I think the prophet Ezekiel felt much the same as he saw what was coming down the road for Jerusalem in the Old Testament. Standing with many other Followers of Christ in prayer-the only chance we have- for our nation!

  7. I am really getting a lot out of this conversation. Thank you Rev Bill Harrell for stimulating the dialogue. I don’t think all is lost if WE ALL Christians of ALL denominations come together somehow to profess our belief that it is NOT all about the here and now and it is not all about ME ! To me it is all about our ultimate destiny which the ungodly do not think about. I think about it and my destiny is to be in the presence of Almighty God for eternity.

  8. Thank you Bill for standing up and representig the silent majority. Which better start standing up and being the loud majority. One of my minister friends and I were discussing this several years agor. His statement was “this country needs a great and severe depression”. Maybe it’s coming and not to soon. Being brought to the point of worring about food and shelter might turn some thoughts back to the Lord and Savior. The provider of all. The one who feeds the sparrow.

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