New Book by our Blogger Friend – Greg Holt

Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church

Review by Sue Cass –

Author of “The Narrow Road”

What has happened to America and Christ’s Church? That is the question many of us have asked and Greg Holt, in his first published book, answers that question and many more in, “Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church.” How did this happen and what role has the church played, if any, in the seemingly demise of our country? Greg answers this and much more with candor, honesty, and scripture. Greg writes with boldness and does not “soft-peddle” his answers as he covers topics many churches refuse, or are afraid of offending, to preach about; gay “marriage”, transvestite, abortion, what is sin? is only a few that he discusses and what God says about them.

Greg states, “The church was a place of refuge, a hospital for the spiritually sick, a place of hope, a place of love, and a place dedicated to Christ and the advancement of Him.” What happened to those churches and how has America and the church been changed now versus those from long past days, or have they? Find out the answers that may, or may not, surprise you.

I highly recommend this candid and thought-provoking book to all American’s and especially those who call themselves, “Christians.”

“Wake up America!” is a vast understatement!

Available at:  http://www.amazon.com. (Kindle edition.)

 

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I AM- Devotional Style Short Stories – “Sweet Aroma”

 

The child stands at the edge of heaven. She’s curious about what goes on below and stands quietly while pondering all that she sees.

Waves of strife waffle up to her, streaks of stress zip past, anger thunders through the clouds, and as she is about to turn and walk away The Man appears beside her.

She looks up at His face and with furrowed brows and crinkle nose asks, “Is there no love there?” He kneels down beside her and places His arm around her small shoulders. She nuzzles up closer to Him.

“Listen with your heart,” He tells her. She cocks her head a little and scrunches up her face as though that helps her to tune into her heart.

“I don’t hear anything” she finally states.

“Close out the sounds of anger, hate, and dissension.” He whispers.

She tries again.

A sweet aroma engulfs her and she suddenly jumps away from Him and excitedly shouts, “I hear it. I feel it, I can smell love!”

“When we focus on God’s aroma we will escape the foul smell of sin.”

He leans over and gently kisses her on the cheek.

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2 Cor.2:15- “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”

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To walk through a garden in the spring and breathe in the sweet aroma of roses, petunia’s, Azaleas, and so many other wonderful smells fills our hearts and brings a peace that we cherish. It is the same way with Christ. Only the sweet aroma He cherishes is the aroma of our prayers and thanksgiving. Our worship fills His heart. Those of us that are Christians know the peace that can come from spending time with our Lord and Savior, but what about those who do not believe? Many non-believers find Christianity a stench in their nostrils. They ridicule, make fun of, and try to convince others their faith is fantasy. God, through His Son, finds this as stench in His nostrils for the wages of sin is death and as we all know a dead corpse is not a pleasing aroma. Our prayers are sweet in God’s nostrils and our sins are stench. When we treat others as Christ would have us do and love one another as He loves us is the sweetest of His aromas. Through repentance and forgiveness our stench will turn to the sweet aroma that only Christ can give.

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