Pastor Mark's Newsletter (November 2017)

Just before the children of Israel were about to enter into the Promised Land of Canaan, God gave Moses some last minute instruction for them to keep in mind and observe once they entered into the land. It is interesting as you read the book of Deuteronomy how many times we find the word, “remember.”  And in Deuteronomy 32:7, we read: “Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you:”

There is a good reason why God tells us to remember the days of old because they remind us of what we should be doing and stand as a warning against the things we should be avoiding. George Santayana is attributed as being the originator of this famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And that is basically why God constantly exhorts and admonishes us to remember the past so that we don’t repeat the mistakes, and we will learn the testimony of those who did the right things, the right way, at the right time.

However, there is an element in our culture today that is determined to completely erase the past, the good, the bad and the ugly of it. I was listening to the news on Wednesday morning, October 31, 2017, and they were reporting that the leftist’s history revisionists are demanding the removal of a plague in the Christ Church, in Alexandria, VA, that honors George Washington, the father of our nation, and first President, and the FACT that he worshiped in the church. The logic of such thinking defies all rationale and reason. And the worst thing about this is that the push to erase true history is being propagated by the academic community in our state colleges and universities. These institutions have abandoned truth and become indoctrination centers for the extreme left, to preach and teach their anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-Truth, demonic politically correct philosophies. And those who sit under these instructors have become what Karl Marx described as “useful idiots.” So is it any wonder we have these people “the useful idiots” out marching and kneeling in protest who have no idea as to what they are protesting? Taking down plagues and statutes are not going to change one single wrong of the past. But remembering the past for what it was serves as a vivid reminder of what we don’t want to be doing or become.

I’ve written all that to write this: the election tomorrow is all about whether we will remember the past and learn from it, or remove and revise the past and be condemned to repeat its mistakes, its tragedies, and be confined to its demise. This is a crucial election and your vote matters. Study the candidates and vote for the ones that align the closest to the principles and precepts of the Word of God and those who encourage us to learn from history, not destroy it.