Thursday, January 03, 2008
The LORD is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. 2 Chron 15:2b
A pastor was just beginning to speak the message when suddenly, a machine-gun toting masked-man burst through the doors at the rear of the church.
All eyes in the building were on him as he loaded a round in his weapon and walked quickly to the pulpit. Then, he turned toward the congregation and said, "If you want to live, all you have to do is walk out those doors and renounce the name of Jesus! Anyone who stays, dies."
At that, the building rapidly cleared, leaving only a few behind. When the last person walked out of the building, the gunman turned to the pastor and said, "Here are the true believers. You can begin your message now."
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.... Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this? Jeremiah 5:4 and 9