To say that we live in a country that is divided on many issues would be an understatement. We have gotten to the point that individual states are defined as either blue or red and most of us know what that means.
Some misunderstand God's promise of eternal life. They of think they can do what they want in the name of religion and it will be acceptable to God.
The presence of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi has been woven into the fabric of who we are as Liberty County. The 3rd Infantry Division is often the first major fighting force sent into areas where our country is either trying to preserve our own liberty or helping other countries achieve theirs.
Long County has a new church and a pastor who is eager to become a part of the community.
Romans 6:23 tells us that the wage of sin is death, meaning eternal separation from God. The only way to prevent this from happening is to become a follower of Jesus Christ, allowing him to forgive us from our sins. After accepting Christ, we become free from the power of sin, which means that willful sin doesn't have to be a way of life.
In the Bible, there is an account of a man named Jonah who tried to run from God. He was to go to the city of Nineveh and "cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me" (Jonah 1:1).
The language of blessing is used today with little to no understanding of its nature or cost.
A weeklong celebration for the leaders of Faith Temple Holiness Church concludes today. Bishop Corth Nelson Sr., who was ordained as a bishop in 2007, is the founder and presiding prelate bishop over Faith Temple Holiness Church Ministry in Liberty and Long counties. His wife, Pastor Geraldine Nelson, is the co-founder and general mother/pastor.
Mankind has become so unfaithful and uncommitted. Men and women have little regard for faithfulness when it comes to the bonds of marriage. Their relationships lack commitment. There was a time when a man's word meant something; a man's word was his bond.
Joseph Michael Yarbrough was elected student pastor of teenage, youth and young adults at First Baptist Church Arcadia in Arcadia, Fla., according to its pastor, the Rev. Richard Englert Jr.
It's that time of the year. Vacation is over, and it's time to return to school.
Show love one to another through deeds and not through words but with actions and in truth.
"Woe unto those who call good evil and evil good." I saw those words posted on Facebook recently. Yes, I have a Facebook page, but that is a story for another day.
Paul wrote that the gospel is the "power of God unto salvation." The gospel message is the "key" to man's salvation.
Last Monday, I received a call from a gentleman that had just moved into the area. Where he got my cell number I don't know, but he was concerned about a gentlemen he had seen at the side of the road.
Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.
A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.
Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.
Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.
It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.
We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.
President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.
Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.
"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"
As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.
Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.
"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.
Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.
Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.