"One of the great strengths of the United States is ... we have a very large Christian population -- we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." -- President Obama, April 6, 2009I have to admit that this quote by President Obama struck me hard. I thought, is it true? Do we really not consider ourselves a Christian nation? I thought we had... Well, I guess I did.
And when I did a search on this quote, I found a blog where atheists were commenting over and over about their jubilation that the president would say what they've known all along...
It made me wonder... even more... are we in the "end times"? And I thought you might be wondering that very question, too.
Our senior pastor, Ray Noah, recently completed a series entitled "24: Are We Living In The End Times?" And although a series like this might normally scare people away... I found it comforting and insightful and PRACTICAL.
His basic premise is
Prophecy is given not only for predictive purposes, but to prepare and to purify God's people for the future, and to make them proactive in the world while they wait for Christ's return. Prophecy is practical; it is meant to make a difference in a believer's life today!You can find the sermon series and print handouts at PCCTODAY.COM.
I wish I would have told you about this series sooner. If you are unable to download the sermons and would like the series on CD, please let me know. Part 9 is a Q&A session about the end times.
To find congruence between a loving God and a place of eternal damnation, believers must realize that judgment is first redemptive before it is punitive. When redemption is rejected, Divine punishment will be irrevocably punitive. Hell will not be filled with those who are remorseful and repentant, but with those who are eternally defiant. - Pastor Ray Noah