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Ignoring the Admonitions of God!

God is one who not only created this world and all that is in it, but He designed patterns and ways by which the occupants – you and me – may find purpose, blessing, fulfillment, occupation, and peace.

Now has come a time when so much seems to be in turmoil. We have wars, economic collapse, earthquakes, storms and heat, unemployment, fears, family turmoil,…  It just seems to keep coming. To the general public there seems to come the question, “Why us?”

Proverbs 1:25  “But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:”

In all the communities I have seen, there is a rejection of God’s ways which seems to have no end. Even for those who show a superficial show of religion, the seriousness of really believing God is at a low ebb.

How many people can you point out who seriously understand that they should totally depend upon God for their daily living? How many show that they are in total subjection to their Creator? How many spend real time in reading their Bible regularly with the intent that they will conform their lives to what they learn? How many go to church to humble their hearts in the true thankfulness of worship of the Lord God Almighty? How many consult about the pleasure of God before entering into new activities or seek knowledge that the activities they now participate in are in total conformity to the will of God?

Is it any wonder then that God’s response is:

“I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:   For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:   They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.   Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.” (Proverbs 1:26 – 31)

Could it not be that even when they acknowledge the Lord, that they do it not in sincerity of repentance but rather with an expectation of “deserving relief”? Could it be that they still care not to fall in subjection to His will but would rather remain in the liberty of their own wicked devices? They know not from where real liberty comes because they are ignorant of the Word of God (most likely by their own choice and/or neglect).

Oh, they are likely to be most quick to blame God! But who is there that will take responsibility for their own waywardness and return to the Lord for the real sustenance of their need?

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Campus Pastor Stephen Haasch

As a Christian college student, Declare Your Moral Position Right Off.

You are a Christian. You are different from all other people. Your testimony as a Christian for the next four years will rise or fall based upon how you declare yourself during your first weeks at college. If you want your faith to be respected, don’t compromise now and expect others to accept your beliefs later.
Declare your priority of conviction to church attendance right off. Declare it to be highly offensive that others should consider anything else to be of higher priority. This means you should object to classes or study groups being set for Sundays. They think nothing of yielding to Judaism or Islam. To disrespect Christian Biblical imperatives and custom should be expressed as being of highest offense to you. This disrespect violates principles of diversity which all colleges claim to have as a philosophical priority.
Declare your conviction and priority to Genesis 2:21-25, that marriage of a man and a woman is the only acceptable context for sexual activity. Outside of the covenant of marriage for life, there is to be no participation. Declare that you are a child of God and purpose to be obedient to God in all chastity of the body and of the mind. Efforts that are made by any to cause you to be otherwise is to act in a manner of highest offense.
Declare yourself to be fully honest and truthful. This is not a common characteristic among college students. Declare that cheating is dishonest, unlawful and wrong. Do not participate in it nor consider doing it.
On occasion you will be faced with strong temptation to do wrongfully. Remember, your world view and that in contrast to all the rest of the students, you will stick to the Christian world view. To do otherwise is total contradiction to all that is right. We are here to bring glory to God first. You are there to also learn as much as you can. You understand that the world believes that without the perfect grades, they have no hope of achieving success. We who are Christians understand that success is glorifying God. We know that God actively goes before us and prepares the way we should go. We may not get the top job, but we are always ministers of Christ wherever He put us. That is our vocation. To this we will be satisfied. We refuse to compromise bad for good, wrong for right, falsehood for truth. We serve a living, personal God.

Campus Pastor Steve Haasch
Steve writes to prepare college students with Christian college orientation in a secular environment. Students need to declare and practice their Christian moral convictions from the very beginning.

Your World View Matters!

Others tell you – – – that you have options. It doesn’t really matter. Pick and choose.

But there are really only two options!

One is right.
The others are wrong.

Your Creator has said which to obey.
Your Creator,

  • who is eternal
  • who is almighty
  • who is all knowing
  • who is “the way, the truth, and the life.”
  • who by His very nature and character is the definition of truth and right,

Your Creator who made the world and made you,
gave all of us instructions to follow.
Now he holds all of us accountable to obey them.

The Creator’s world view is the only world view, because He is the Creator. He determined all.

At the time of accountability,
keep in mind,
being He is the omnipresent, omniscient God,
Our Creator keeps accounts, remembers, holds accountable…
He will either reward or He will extend eternal judgment (meaning punishment). Because of who He is, we shall, for a certainty, face Him.

Are you prepared? It is only logical. You need to be.

Is your world view correct?

Have you met your obligation?

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Steve Haasch, Campus Pastor / Chaplain