Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 Today in History

Sometimes I like to look at what happened today in history. History has always fascinated me especially the history of military conflict and the history of world religions. But as I look back today in history I see a few interesting points. Think about them as you read them.

  • Today in 2011, the U.N. Population Division stated we have reached 7 Billion people on Earth

  • Today in 2010, a large oil field was discovered off the coast of Brazil. They believe this can contain up to 15 billion barrels of oil (why do we have high gas prices??).

  • Today in 2006, Bob Barker retired from the Price is Right (now we have Drew...)

  • Today in 1989, the U.S. performs a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site

  • Today in 1968, the U.S. performs a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site (What is up with this happening on October 31? Are we trying to scare Mexico?)

  • Today in 1968, President Johnson halts all bombing in North Vietnam

  • Today in 1956, Britain and France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal

  • Today in 1941, Germany torpedoes U.S. destroyer Reuben James 

  • Today in 1914, Great Britain and France declare war on Turkey

  • Today in 1517, Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church - The beginning of the Protestant Reformation

Of course we all know in 834 today was the first observance of All Hallows Eve from which we have derived Halloween. It seems as if there is always struggle in the world. There is struggle with World Powers and there is struggle between good and evil.

As each day in history passes, we need to determine on which side we stand. We also need to make the determination to actually stand and not become passive. For if we allow the world to dictate our future, then we will side with evil.

Choose this day who you will serve, and act accordingly.

Blessings on Reformation Day,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Freedom and Persecution

Our freedoms in this country is what has made it so great. Has anyone noticed that those freedoms are starting to go away? Christian intolerance is also on the rise. Is it time to make a stand for what you believe in?

Read about Persecution in America

I feel one day soon every Christian in America will see some form of persecution.

Doug Johnson

Monday, October 22, 2012

By Foot

Every day I see people walking on the main road outside of town. Some are carrying grocery bags while some look like they're trying to get to work. This has increased over the past four or five years to the magnitude that I've never seen before. Does this reflect the state of our economy? Does this illustrate the hardship that many people are going through? How have we arrived to this position?

Some would point to a corrupt government while others say the corruption is in large business. I personally think there are a lot of factors that have influenced this situation. Even though there is obvious corruption in many different areas, we have missed the root cause of where we are. There is an eerie parallel between our national condition and our Spiritual position. As we have moved away from God and have turned our back His Word, we are reaping the results of our actions. We have anti-God and immoral leadership. We see much of the same in business and in our communities. Until we turn back to God and repent of our ways, I personally don't see much improvement in our future. What does our future look like? Rome followed the same path in their history and reaped devastating results.

We desperately need to return to God.

Doug Johnson

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Over the Top

Over the Top - September 30, 2012

Doug Johnson