A friend of mine pulled me aside at church recently to share some good and bad news. The good news was that after some prodding he was reading through the entire Bible
“I’m doing it, Ron. Thanks for encouraging me,” he shared through a smile.
Then came the bad news: “But, right now, I’m in the book of Numbers and I just don’t get all the killing.”
He’s not alone. There’s an epidemic today of not understanding history or wanting to purge the past of what we perceive as wrong.
We must renew the idea of “blameless in his time.”
Of the ten official holidays on the American calendar, some commemorate secular events and others point to spiritual realities.
Memorial Day stands out as our most spiritual secular holiday because our remembrance of those who died for our freedom mirrors the death of Jesus Christ for our eternal salvation.
In both cases, God wants never to forget John 15:13: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Remember Jesus every day. Remember our soldiers on Memorial Day and others.
My uncle, Richard Boehme, gave his life for his country in World War II. He is the bravest Boehme.
This is his heroic story.
The English language contains many words to describe lack of faith in God.
Atheism seems to be the root term–though it appears harsh to some people. Secularism is similar, and simply means “worldly.” Then there is humanism which sounds cool but begins and ends with human beings (no God).
Then there are the sensual terms like hedonism and narcissism, and also political expressions such as fascism, Nazism and communism.
The most popular word in contemporary culture is progressivism–which really means “moving beyond biblical beliefs” (to them, that’s “progress”).
Progressives want to create a post-Christian world.
Progressivism is not progress, and has one fatal flaw.