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Lester Roloff - A Pattern For Children (Pt. 2 of 2)

Lester L. Roloff was born on June 28, 1914 in Dawson, Texas. He grew up there on a cotton farm. At the age of 12, he was saved, and at the age of 18, he surrendered to the Lord's call to preach. He graduated from Baylor University and attended Southwestern Seminary for nearly three years. During this time, he pastured two part-time churches. He then pastured four full-time churches before the Lord called him, in 1951, to be a full-time evangelist.

Lester Roloff - A Pattern For Children (Pt. 1 of 2)

Lester L. Roloff was born on June 28, 1914 in Dawson, Texas. He grew up there on a cotton farm. At the age of 12, he was saved, and at the age of 18, he surrendered to the Lord's call to preach. He graduated from Baylor University and attended Southwestern Seminary for nearly three years. During this time, he pastored two part-time churches. He then pastored four full-time churches before the Lord called him, in 1951, to be a full-time evangelist.

Lester Roloff - Be Content

Lester L. Roloff was born on June 28, 1914 in Dawson, Texas. He grew up there on a cotton farm. At the age of 12, he was saved, and at the age of 18, he surrendered to the Lord's call to preach. He graduated from Baylor University and attended

Lester L. Roloff was born on June 28, 1914 in Dawson, Texas. He grew up there on a cotton farm. At the age of 12, he was saved, and at the age of 18, he surrendered to the Lord's call to preach. He graduated from Baylor University and attended

Lester Roloff - Are You A Good Brother? (Pt. 1 of 2)

Lester L. Roloff was born on June 28, 1914 in Dawson, Texas. He grew up there on a cotton farm. At the age of 12, he was saved, and at the age of 18, he surrendered to the Lord's call to preach. He graduated from Baylor University and attended

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“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil . . . . It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” James 3:6One morning when I was pulling out of our driveway on my way to work, I noticed that someone had thrown a beer can on our lawn. I picked it up, tossed it into our garbage can and drove away without giving it much thought.A little further down the road,…
stop-sign"This know also..." Paul's words to Timothy (and to the Church), describing the perilous times to come, were not just a warning to turn away from these characteristics, but to turn away from those who portray or embody them as well. To any child of God it is obvious that these characteristics absolutely define the times we live in now. There is no place in history where these things have been so utterly fulfilled as to the point where they seem to be overflowing and ready to explode, as today. If fallen, sinful man is a vessel for these things, I cannot imagine how he could hold any more of it. Even the world's heroes, icons, leaders and entertainers manage to glorify and justify these things to those who follow them. Simply turn on your tv, or walk through a bookstore, or go to a university campus, or even sit down to dine at a local restaurant. These characteristics are pervasive, invasive, and almost overpowering. "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5These verses were read from the pulpit a few weeks ago, and I was suddenly struck by the following understanding:Turn away from people who love themselves.Turn away from people who are covetous.Turn away from people who boast.Turn away from people who are proud.Turn away from people who are blasphemers.Turn away from people who are disobedient to their parents.Turn away from people who are unthankful.Turn away from people who are unholy.Turn away from people who are without natural affection.Turn away from people who are truce breakers.Turn away from people who are false accusers.Turn away from people who are incontinent.Turn away from people who are fierce.Turn away from people who despise others who are good.Turn away from people who are traitors.Turn away from people who are highminded.Turn away from people who love pleasure more than they love God.But this is nothing new. What I am writing has been written many, many times before. So why write about it now? For personal reasons. I write about this now to share my convictions with you. I've heard this passage before, but this was the first time I thought to apply that last phrase from verse 5 to each of these characteristics of the last days. I have only just realized the scope of the words "...from such turn away". This resonated through me during the service when I heard it. Why? Because I don't always turn away from these things. How? Every time I allow myself to be "entertained" by this world's media. Am I so prideful and self-assured as to think that I can somehow filter out this garbage from the things I let into my home, in the form of "entertainment"? Why would I ignore this warning before? When I watch a program that I may even deem as "innocent," yet plainly it contains some element of the characteristics from 2 Timothy 3:1-5, why do I not turn away? Why have I been so prideful for so long, thinking that I could pick and choose which parts of the Bible I want to ignore because they infringe upon my use of time, and the lusts of my flesh? Why do I turn away from only a few of these things: the ones that are gratuitous, glaring, outwardly dangerous, and avoidable? Why not all of them? Am I in less need than Timothy of this prophetic warning? Do I know more than Paul? Does my confidence in my flesh outweigh my fear of God, who breathed these words into existence? These are perilous times today. Timothy saw a vision of the future through the apostle Paul's words that was comparable only to the days of Noah. Now, in the nearness of the extent of their fulfillment, do I heed them? Or do I obey the flesh? "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." ~ Romans 13:14Make no provision for the flesh. There is my answer. And to what end? Obedience to my Lord and Master; glory to God the Father; separation from the world; and the edification of God's saints - my brothers and sisters in Christ.Able to write to you by the grace of God,Aaron EveringhamRomans 12:1,2Aaron Everingham and his wife Brittany live in Edmonton, Canada, and by the loving grace of God they were saved through the ministry of an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in June of 2007.  He is currently preparing for a life of serving the Lord as a pastor of a local New Testament Baptist Church.  For more articles like this one please visit his blog at Aharown Qadowsh.
stop-sign"This know also..." Paul's words to Timothy (and to the Church), describing the perilous times to come, were not just a warning to turn away from these characteristics, but to turn away from those who portray or embody them as well. To any child of God it is obvious that these characteristics absolutely define the times we live in now. There is no place in history where these things have been so utterly fulfilled as to the point where they seem to be overflowing and ready to explode, as today. If fallen, sinful man is a vessel for these things, I cannot imagine how he could hold any more of it. Even the world's heroes, icons, leaders and entertainers manage to glorify and justify these things to those who follow them. Simply turn on your tv, or walk through a bookstore, or go to a university campus, or even sit down to dine at a local restaurant. These characteristics are pervasive, invasive, and almost overpowering. "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5These verses were read from the pulpit a few weeks ago, and I was suddenly struck by the following understanding:Turn away from people who love themselves.Turn away from people who are covetous.Turn away from people who boast.Turn away from people who are proud.Turn away from people who are blasphemers.Turn away from people who are disobedient to their parents.Turn away from people who are unthankful.Turn away from people who are unholy.Turn away from people who are without natural affection.Turn away from people who are truce breakers.Turn away from people who are false accusers.Turn away from people who are incontinent.Turn away from people who are fierce.Turn away from people who despise others who are good.Turn away from people who are traitors.Turn away from people who are highminded.Turn away from people who love pleasure more than they love God.But this is nothing new. What I am writing has been written many, many times before. So why write about it now? For personal reasons. I write about this now to share my convictions with you. I've heard this passage before, but this was the first time I thought to apply that last phrase from verse 5 to each of these characteristics of the last days. I have only just realized the scope of the words "...from such turn away". This resonated through me during the service when I heard it. Why? Because I don't always turn away from these things. How? Every time I allow myself to be "entertained" by this world's media. Am I so prideful and self-assured as to think that I can somehow filter out this garbage from the things I let into my home, in the form of "entertainment"? Why would I ignore this warning before? When I watch a program that I may even deem as "innocent," yet plainly it contains some element of the characteristics from 2 Timothy 3:1-5, why do I not turn away? Why have I been so prideful for so long, thinking that I could pick and choose which parts of the Bible I want to ignore because they infringe upon my use of time, and the lusts of my flesh? Why do I turn away from only a few of these things: the ones that are gratuitous, glaring, outwardly dangerous, and avoidable? Why not all of them? Am I in less need than Timothy of this prophetic warning? Do I know more than Paul? Does my confidence in my flesh outweigh my fear of God, who breathed these words into existence? These are perilous times today. Timothy saw a vision of the future through the apostle Paul's words that was comparable only to the days of Noah. Now, in the nearness of the extent of their fulfillment, do I heed them? Or do I obey the flesh? "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." ~ Romans 13:14Make no provision for the flesh. There is my answer. And to what end? Obedience to my Lord and Master; glory to God the Father; separation from the world; and the edification of God's saints - my brothers and sisters in Christ.Able to write to you by the grace of God,Aaron EveringhamRomans 12:1,2Aaron Everingham and his wife Brittany live in Edmonton, Canada, and by the loving grace of God they were saved through the ministry of an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in June of 2007.  He is currently preparing for a life of serving the Lord as a pastor of a local New Testament Baptist Church.  For more articles like this one please visit his blog at Aharown Qadowsh.
This story at Fox News has helped bring to light some of the terrible things happening in the world today - Lawsuit: Florida Clinic Botched Abortion, Threw Out Live Baby (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488644,00.html) Ingrid Schlueter comments on the story here (http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com/abominations/abortion-clinic-story-horrifies-but-why/) and I quote it below: Associated Press started it all yesterday by carrying this story (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488644,00.html) about a woman who had gone to an abortion clinic to have her 23-week old, preborn baby killed. They dilated her cervix in preparation for the murder and left her in the waiting room for the hired assassin to arrive. The baby was born before he could get there to commit the crime, so a staff member chucked the live infant into a garbage bag to go out with the trash. This story has reportedly “shocked” those on both sides of the abortion debate, according to the reports. But why? Why does it shock them? Are they shocked because there was an actual baby involved, and normally the “choice” crowd succeeds in passing abortion off as a mere “pregnancy termination?” Are they shocked because the baby was born alive and died in a garbage bag and wasn’t cut to pieces by a surgeon instead? So garbage bags are shocking, but having a child incinerated like garbage after being chopped to pieces is NOT shocking? You have to wonder about the IQ’s of Americans. We’ve killed 50 million babies, sports fans. They all die, and a garbage bag is far more merciful of an environment than being put down a garbage disposal as younger infants are after being killed. Why is this incident even making news? It’s the woman’s body, right? Except, it really wasn’t after all. It wasn’t the woman who was born in a waiting room and thrown in a trash bag. It was a different body altogether. The only purpose this news story serves is to remind criminally complacent Americans, worried about losing their SUV’s in the credit crunch, that human beings are involved here—human beings that are being saved at the same gestational age across town in NICU’s. We are a murderous nation, and God is judging it even now. We must also be aware that this does not just happen in the USA, but in Europe and all around the world. It happens when God is put out of people's minds and the most defenseless in our society lose their right to life simply because they are alive. The Bible teaches us the sanctity of life, the world has ignored and forgotten this, consequently abortion and euthanasia have become common place. As Ingrid notes, we are a world of murderers and just as Able's blood cried to God from the ground the blood of innocents cries out today. God will judge.
This story at Fox News has helped bring to light some of the terrible things happening in the world today - Lawsuit: Florida Clinic Botched Abortion, Threw Out Live Baby (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488644,00.html) Ingrid Schlueter comments on the story here (http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com/abominations/abortion-clinic-story-horrifies-but-why/) and I quote it below: Associated Press started it all yesterday by carrying this story (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488644,00.html) about a woman who had gone to an abortion clinic to have her 23-week old, preborn baby killed. They dilated her cervix in preparation for the murder and left her in the waiting room for the hired assassin to arrive. The baby was born before he could get there to commit the crime, so a staff member chucked the live infant into a garbage bag to go out with the trash. This story has reportedly “shocked” those on both sides of the abortion debate, according to the reports. But why? Why does it shock them? Are they shocked because there was an actual baby involved, and normally the “choice” crowd succeeds in passing abortion off as a mere “pregnancy termination?” Are they shocked because the baby was born alive and died in a garbage bag and wasn’t cut to pieces by a surgeon instead? So garbage bags are shocking, but having a child incinerated like garbage after being chopped to pieces is NOT shocking? You have to wonder about the IQ’s of Americans. We’ve killed 50 million babies, sports fans. They all die, and a garbage bag is far more merciful of an environment than being put down a garbage disposal as younger infants are after being killed. Why is this incident even making news? It’s the woman’s body, right? Except, it really wasn’t after all. It wasn’t the woman who was born in a waiting room and thrown in a trash bag. It was a different body altogether. The only purpose this news story serves is to remind criminally complacent Americans, worried about losing their SUV’s in the credit crunch, that human beings are involved here—human beings that are being saved at the same gestational age across town in NICU’s. We are a murderous nation, and God is judging it even now. We must also be aware that this does not just happen in the USA, but in Europe and all around the world. It happens when God is put out of people's minds and the most defenseless in our society lose their right to life simply because they are alive. The Bible teaches us the sanctity of life, the world has ignored and forgotten this, consequently abortion and euthanasia have become common place. As Ingrid notes, we are a world of murderers and just as Able's blood cried to God from the ground the blood of innocents cries out today. God will judge.
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