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11-8-2016 Why Wickedness Continues

“But to the wicked God says: What right have you to declare My statutes, Or take My covenant in your mouth, Seeing you hate instruction And cast My words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, And have been a partaker with adulterers. You give your mouth to evil, And your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son” (Psalm 50:16-20 NKJV).  God describes a “wicked” person as one who disregards what the Bible teaches while: 1) quoting from it for selfish purposes; 2) justifying stealing by calling mass thievery just a “racial protest,” or “flash mob,” or establishing “legal rights” for the thief; 3) giving legal and moral approval to adulterers; 4) speaking evilly with lies, blasphemy and slander.  Voting for wicked people to continue their wicked ways, is wicked!

 This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#racial-protest, #voting, #wicked

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11-9-2016 The Wicked Will Not Escape

“Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God” (Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 NKJV).  When people aren’t immediately “struck down” from Heaven by God; or their case drags on through the court system; or there is not enough “justice” in the Justice System to bring about conviction, people think they have gotten away “scot-free!”  The human justice system may be completely corrupted, but God’s Judgment and punishment is not!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#justice, #scot-free, #wicked

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10-28-2016 Upside-down Judgment

“Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them” (Proverbs 28:4 NKJV).  Only lawbreakers praise lawbreakers.  Only the wicked defend the wicked. Those who live lawfully must stand up against them.  “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15 NKJV). It is an injustice department that releases the guilty and punishes the obedient. “He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1 NKJV).  The dangerous wicked people are those who become stiff-necked and impenitent, and not cut to the heart and regretful for their sins.  “This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, ‘I have done no wickedness’” (Proverbs 30:20 NKJV).  That’s really cold!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#adulterous, #impenitent, #lawbreakers, #wicked

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10-21-2016 Dying To Lie

“An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue” (Proverbs 17:4 NKJV).  Surely in a political campaign year, this is easily understood.  “Evildoer” describes someone whose heart is full of wickedness and sins.  “False lips” describes the mouths through which the heart of evil speaks falsely.  Only a wicked person wants to feed his, or, her vile heart with lies coming through “false lips.” The “liar” scrapes up garbage scraps from tongues of hateful spite, and cares nothing about truth, righteousness, or purity!  The problem for the rest of us is when these people are the Media trying to feed us on their slop!  Jesus said the Devil is “a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44 NKJV), but we know His children!  It’s hard to know the truth after the Devil’s family reunion!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#evil-doer, #liar, #wicked

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2-26-2016 Homosexuals Are Not Righteous

“These things also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment. He who says to the wicked, ‘You are righteous,’ Him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him. But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, And a good blessing will come upon them” (Proverbs 24:23-25 NKJV). It is ungodly to lump racial discrimination with homosexual discrimination. “Partiality” is how we treat someone before we know them, but it is a shameful disgrace to tell homosexuals they are “righteous.” Because condemning skin is wrong doesn’t justify commending sin! God blesses those who “rebuke” sinful conduct, for God has said, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#homosexuals, #partiality, #wicked

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8-14-2015 Truly Neglected Orphans

Christians can now pray David’s prayer: the wicked “have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause. In return for my love they are my accusers, But I give myself to prayer. Thus they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love” (Psalm 109:3-5 NKJV). Judgment upon the wicked may thus be: “Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow. Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places (Psalm 109:9-10 NKJV). While fathers fiddle with their iphones and ipads, with email, LinkedIn, YouTube or Fantasy Sports, their children are “fatherless.” While mothers use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Pinterest, their children are “vagabonds, and beg” for love and attention. Children of the wicked, need parenting!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#judgment, #parenting, #social-media, #wicked

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7-3-2015 Sin is Sin

No one asked Jesus, “Whose sin is greatest?” But we know the answer: someone else’s! Jesus said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man” (Mark 7:20-23 NKJV). Is morality what we don’t do? We don’t murder, but commit adultery? We don’t steal, but we covet? We’re not wicked, but are full of pride? No one’s sin is worse than ours, “because all sinned” (Romans 5:12 NKJV). Temptations are “common to man” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV), and so is sin! Jesus said: “preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:15-16 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#adultery, #baptized, #believes, #covet, #greatest-sin, #morality, #murder, #pride, #saved, #steal, #temptations, #wicked