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Pastor Recommends a Book

From our Pastor, a portion of his message from a church newsletter. Read on: Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, (Lord), your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. - Habakkuk 1:13 (NIV) Currently, I am reading a new book by an old friend, Josh McDowell, to whom I was introduced way back in the early 1970's through Campus Crusade for Christ International.. His first book, Evidence That Demands A Verdict was recommended and widely read among members of Campus Crusade at OSU. Now more than 5 decades later, Josh has co-authored with his son Sean a new work, published this year, called The Beauty of Intolerance. Surprisingly for many, the McDowell's reveal an often-missed concept, viz. there are things and situations about which God is utterly intolerant! And if God's people are becoming like him, they too will be utterly intolerant of the same things and situations. The genius of the book is the ability of the McDowell's to read contemporary American culture - including government, education, family, church, etc. - and identify the reasons that the fabric of our society has been fraying and unraveling to the degree and at the velocity that it has. As the McDowell's write, when the biblical narrative is the source of moral truth, it is grounded in the character of God; it is objective and universal. 

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We give thanks unto You, O God, because we can approach Your throne, at any time, with freedom and confidence! Father, we thank you that we are Your workmanship and our identity is found in You. We are grateful that we were chosen before the foundation of the world, that you adopted us, that you love us, and that we belong to You. When we are tempted to worry about what others think or we are afraid of how others see us, God remind us that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. We are no longer condemned; we are forgiven. We are delivered. We are healed. We are set free. We are overcomers by the Blood of the Lamb! We are Your sons and Your daughters. Hallelujah! We are victorious. In Jesus' name, Amen.   (By T.Morrison)