Guest host Adam McManus [www.AdamMcManus.net] chats with Scott Alan Buss, columnist with www.FireBreathingChristian.com, about actor Charlie Sheenâs explosive interview yesterday morning on NBCâs Today show in which Sheen revealed his 4-year-long, HIV-positive status. Known for his memorable movie roles in âWall Streetâ and âRed Dawnâ, Sheen became the highest-paid television actor, earning a million dollars per episode for âTwo and a Half Menâ about the womanizing ways of a reprobate bachelor.
Sheenâs sins seemingly knew no bounds. A $50,000 tab for prostitutes through Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss alone, 200 sexual partners in the last two years, $10 million paid out in blackmail to keep his HIV-status secret, not to mention major drug and alcohol abuse and three marriages and divorces.
But Buss writes that âSheen is clearly a man under the wrath of God. And he thought he was âwinningâ something. Kind of like America. We love to view material success as proof of God smiling on us. We love to enjoy our unmatched comfort and ease, flaunting ourselves as a âshining city on a hillâ worthy of the adoration of the rest of humanity. And yet we dismiss the detailed commands of Christ when it comes to the way we manage our business, economics, law, civil government, art, education and everything else.â Read his column: http://www.firebreathingchristian.com/archives/11409
God will not be mocked! The temple in Jerusalem has been demolished because a promise God made in the old testament. This should be a reminder to us.
But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. And this house will become a heap of ruins. Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, âWhy has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?â Then they will say, âBecause they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the Lord has brought all this disaster on them.ââ
1 Kings 9:6-9 ESV
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord....