Greetings in Christ (the Creator)!
My email program is giving me some SSL certificate errors which is requiring me
to send mail from their website instead of the program (I can receive email
normally). The website doesn’t allow me to format email like the program does,
so this might be more plain in appearance than usual.
MASS SHOOTING: The hot news currently is the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Many
details are unknown and probably will remain so. The devaluing of life is a
direct result of America abandoning the foundation set in Genesis. Genesis shows
Adam being created in the image of God and having value for that reason. Genesis
declares life is so important that forfeiting one’s own life is the just penalty
for taking the life of another.
BEARING ARMS: The right to bear arms comes into play here. Cain killed Abel in
Genesis. He probably used a rock (could have been a stick, his bare hands, or
even a knife). God did not institute any weapons controls after that. The weapon
was not the problem. The heart of the killer was the problem. In fact, in the
New Testament, Jesus told His disciples to get arms even though it was against
Roman law for a Jew to be armed (according to Josephus’ annals). That tells us
our rights come from God (as the Declaration states), not from government. The
constitution protects our rights, but it doesn’t grant them.
Our only chance to reach our society and transform our decaying culture is to
give them a foundation in Genesis (as well as the saving gospel of the Lord
Jesus Christ). That’s what my ministry endeavors to do – to put the foundation
under the gospel so it can go from transforming individual sinners to the entire
culture. America was founded not only on Christian principles, but on a reliance
upon God our “Creator” as the originator of our unalienable rights.
UPCOMING MEETINGS: I’ve been contacted by three churches who want to schedule me
for this fall. Specific dates haven’t yet been set. Fall is upon us, so now is a
good time to contact and schedule me for a presentation. I have Fridays off work
from now till spring, so NOW is the time to schedule a weekend meeting for your
church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. For those of you interested
in having me for a meeting, I have created a page on my website that tells what
I have, what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out
ANDRES UPDATE: Our Couriers for Christ missionaries said the area of Switzerland
where Andres lives was quite far from where they were. So instead of calling
him, they contacted a missionary friend of Nico Verhoef who is closer and he is
going to pay Andres a personal visit! Even better than a phone call! Keep that
in your prayer. The visit may have already happened by now.
I hope to hear from you while I have 3-day weekends free. Until next month,
Teno Groppi
John 5:46-47 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote
of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?