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Between A Rock And A Hard Place!

I hope that everything is, “going your way”. That’s a colloquial expression in the area I live where we wish that “all is well” in your life.

In this brief article I want to give another colloquialism that involves our once great nation:

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

This means this nation is in dire straits and is going to be forced to make drastic decisions and choices on certain issues we are faced with today! IT MAY BE TOO LATE ALREADY!

Here are a couple of briefs from our local newspaper, the News Sentinel, dated Oct.21 & 22:

“’Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy revived. The Defense Department on Thursday declared that don’t ask, don’t tell" is once again the law of the land but set up a new system that could make it tougher to get thrown out of the military for being openly gay. --- the change follows an eight day suspension of the ban after a (female) federal judge ordered the military to stop enforcing it.”

This was a prophesied situation found in the pages of the Bible! Isaiah 3:9 “The shew of their countenance doth witness against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not (they openly admit their perversion; they’re not ashamed of their sin.). Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.” Ver. 12 “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

On the other hand, we read in our same local news sources these astonishing decisions:

“Prayers at football games barred from East Tennessee high school: Chattanooga --- An East Tennessee public high school will no longer allow prayer to be uttered before football games, following a complaint. Principal John Maynard said Wednesday that he was told by Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales to stop the practice. ‘I will follow his orders,’ Maynard told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. --- The Freedom From Religion Foundation -- a Madison, Wisconsin based group that promotes separation of church and state -- sent a letter of complaint to Scales.--- Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert said the letter to Scales was sent last week after some students at the high school objected to Christian prayers over the school’s public address system. ----.”

And now various groups are aligning themselves in opposition on both sides of the issue.

These are just a couple of news items that I, as an older generation person, would never have dreamed of, in having to confront or decide upon. But those which reject God’s Word and His Laws have placed themselves: “Between A Rock and a Hard Place.” That Rock is Jesus Christ! (I Cor. 10:4) And He will destroy all that oppose Him at His soon coming to set up His Kingdom. Daniel reveals the destruction of man’s final attempt of world government: Daniel 2:34 “Thou sawest till that a STONE was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the STONE that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” Do you find yourself “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” now? Which way will you choose, The Rock or the world? Choose The Rock!

 
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