Newsletter July 1, 2017


By Paul Ponchot


 I must confess to you that my faith is getting weak. Not my faith in God or in His promises, but my faith in the human systems of this world; especially in America. We who believe in God, believe in the moral values found in His Word, and the traditional values that America was founded on, find ourselves depressed over the state of things in the land. I know I am!

 I don’t like the direction our country is taking. There are those even in high political places, who want an America that is void of God, Jesus, and all moral responsibility. Lying, cheating, and a disregard of the Constitution, are justified in their eyes if they can achieve their goal which is to create an America according to their warped ideas rather than an America whose ideals were clearly enunciated by the founding fathers. And those ideals were wrapped in a strong belief in God and the Bible. Read their writings on stone and the written page.

 We seem to be a fast moving train with no one at the controls with the will or knowledge to slow us down. And they don’t want to slow it down. They see the wrecking of our traditional way of life as their goal and then to re-make the country into a God-less, socialistic, country. I must confess to you, my faith is getting weak.

 Dad has also had an impact on countless lives over the many years of his ministry. God has used him in remarkable ways to spread the Gospel and minister to the needs of those around him. He has made his life about exalting Christ. Gal 2:20 says a lot about the focus of dad’s life, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

 But thanks be to God, all is not lost for the Christian. If America goes, we who love Him and His word will go on and on and on. You see, we believe in a God Who has all authority and rules the nations. He is still on the throne. This is still “My Father’s World.” Psalm 47:7, 8 says, “The God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne.” Satan and his allies may have a temporary victory, but in the final scene, the righteous will inherit the earth. So, while my faith is getting weak, my faith is also getting stronger. The stronger faith is really the one that counts. Because it is a faith in Almighty God and His omnipotent power and His most certain victory over all.

 Let us continue to be a voice for God and His truth. His truth is found in His Word, the Bible. God is looking for a people who will take their stand for Him. Let us preach, teach, and stand for our God. We will be victorious. AND THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE IN.

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