Secular Humanism September 19, 2018

Our world is in moral and spiritual chaos. Author Dr Timothy LaHaye, producer of the movie Left Behind” , believed the cause to be a popular philosophy known as secular humanism. It defines itself as “a religious worldview based on atheism, naturalism, evolution and ethical relativism…” Its followers believe that man is basically good, and God is unnecessary. The print and other media, governments and educators promote secular humanism, which is anti-Christian and sympathetic to an immoral lifestyle. Methodist Bishop Dr John R. Moore captured the essence of this philosophy, writing, “We have humanized God, deified man and minimized sin.” Secular humanism denies Jesus’ own words, “…out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies…these defile the man…” The only response is for individuals to turn back to the Bible, God, and Christ.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Price Changes September 17, 2018

According to available records and information from elderly relatives, at the beginning of the last century, sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound. Although costs have greatly increased since then, there are two major items in our lives for which the cost has never changed. Paul explained the cost of a life lived without God, writing, “The wages of sin is death.” He referred not only to physical death but also spiritual death, eternal separation from our Maker. Avoiding spiritual death is free for those who face up to the reality of their fallen spiritual nature and make their peace with God, seeking forgiveness and cleansing from Him. In addition to Paul’s inspired words about the wages of a sinful life, happily, he added, “…but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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What a Difference September 14, 2018

Change affects every area of our lives. For instance, at the turn of the last century, 90 per cent of all doctors had no college education. Now our physicians are highly educated. At the turn of the century in North America, the leading causes of death were pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis and diarrhoea. Now heart disease and cancer top the list. Francis Lyte, in his famous hymn “Abide with Me, wrote” “Change and Decay in all around I see.” But wisely he added, “O Thou who changest not, abide with me.” He was reminding us that in this world of change, there is One who never changes. The New Testament informs us that Jesus Christ is “… the same, yesterday, and today and forever.” He promises believers, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Truly, “With Christ in the vessel we can smile at the storms.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Too good to be True September 12, 2018

A so-called medical publication claims to have a cure for diabetes and heart trouble and that they can stop Alzheimer’s disease dead in its tracks. Obviously not true. God’s inspired Word, the Bible, however, makes promises which have been proven true in millions of lives. Here are just three of them” If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” Jesus promised, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. (referring to the door to our lives) If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” And to those chained by addictions, “You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Beware of false promises. Act on God’s truths. Begin with admitting you are a sinner by nature and by choice. Please don’t call it “making mistakes.” Then invite Christ to forgive you.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Fear of the Unknown September 10, 2018

William Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, about “The fear of something after death, the undiscovered country …” … And he was correct, because the fear of death, is common to all. Psychologists spend much time dealing with the issue with clients. It is a fact of life we must all cope with. The book of Hebrews in the New Testament informs us, “It is appointed for man once to die, (referring to all mankind) and after this the judgment.” That can be scary, but it need not be. Because John was inspired to write, “…we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins…” So, if we invite Christ into our lives in this life, in the next life we will have Him as our Advocate when we give an account of ourselves to God.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Riptides of Life September 7, 2018

It started out to be a happy day at the beach for two young people from Prince Edward Island. Kurtis Paula and Hannah Crossman were swimming at Cabot Beach when they got caught in a riptide and began to be pulled out to sea. Despite their best efforts, it became evident they were in serious trouble. Thankfully, what could have become a tragedy, ended well, with the intervention of lifeguards and fishermen. Sometimes the riptides of life can sweep us far from shore and we need help beyond ourselves. Spiritually speaking, we are all lost and need to be rescued from the riptide of sin, because the Bible plainly states that “All have sinned” and “There is none righteous, no not one.” Fortunately, Christ stands ready to intervene. He promised, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Kurtis and Hannah got outside help. Are you in trouble? Help is available.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Change, Change, Change September 5, 2018

The average lifespan for an American male in 1910 was just 47 years. Today the average lifespan is about 78 years. Only 14 per cent of homes had a bathtub. Only 8 per cent of homes had a telephone. Change continues to escalate rapidly. The older we get, the less we like change. Francis Lyte, in the hymn “Abide with Me” noted, “Change and decay, in all around I see…” Speaking of our Heavenly Father, Lyte added, “O thou who changest not, abide with me.” Yes, there are some things which never change. God never changes. He said, “I am the Lord I change not.” Our Saviour does not change. Of Him it is written, “Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today and forever.” Jesus made a promise which He has never changed, nor taken back. “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” All of us can have this changeless One in our lives.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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