The wheels have come off the vehicle of our body politic. Good men can still run for public office, and sometimes win, in some places more than in others. We still talk about the rule of law, and when it is convenient, national leaders quote the colonial fathers. But our system of independent states which once agreed to delegate limited, enumerated powers to a federal government that was the organ of the States no longer exists. A bloody civil war, loss of religious faith, and historical revision have inverted our national institutions.
From the Pastor's Desk
The first thing that occurs to me about our Savior’s warning is that perish is extremely serious. The consequence of not repenting is certain perishing. Coming from him who is Love, it is a startling word. But if by perish, he means annihilation, then repent rings very hollow. In fact, if perish does not reflect the “everlasting fire” and “burning furnace” of which our Lord so often warned, then why repent?