By Rev. Terry Hopkins
Lester Roloff was a great preacher and advocate for run-away teens. In the ’60s the government decided his homes for children should be governed by the state. Dr. Roloff took on this battle with the state of Texas and lost. Over 50 years ago Dr. Roloff was asked the question, “What is wrong with our nation?” He answered, “The number one problem is lack of real Bible salvation in our churches. Preachers preach what you get saved to, which is eternal life with Christ; but you do not hear much about what you get saved from, which is a literal place called Hell. People should be warned! Not only is there a lack of real salvations, but a lack of revivals, a lack of patriotism, we have taken the Bible and prayer out of schools and there is breakdown in the home. What this country needs today is for men, women, boys and girls to repent, be saved and be serving God!”
Our Nation does not need a new plan, it needs a new Heart. Moms and dads, you do not need more how-to books and seminars. You need a new heart! Children need a mom and dad who will take them to a church where the Bible is preached so they have the chance to be saved and have a new heart.
Is your plan working? God has a perfect plan for your life. Repent. Simply turn from your wicked ways and confess to God that you are a sinner and cannot save yourself! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…that He is who He says He is and did what He said He would do for you. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was nailed on a cross and there suffered the shame and sins of the whole world! By faith, receive the gift of salvation.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Second Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “If any person is in Christ they are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” You have received a new heart, new desire to be the Christian mom, dad, son or daughter that God wants you to be. This is God’s plan not only for our families and our nation, but for the whole world. Our prayer here at Centennial is that today will be the day of your salvation!
God Bless You.
More Centennial Baptist Info… Looking for a place to Worship? We are a body of believers Proclaiming God’s Grace and Cultivating God’s People. Looking for answers? You will find them at Centennial Baptist Church in the message of the Gospel. Listen to Podcasts online, go to www.centennialbaptist.org/podcast. Join us each week for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Worship at 6 p.m. We have excellent nursery and preschool care available and exciting Kids Worship services. For more information, please visit our website at: www.centennialbaptist.org, or contact us by calling 706-557-2120. We are located in Rutledge at the corner of Brownwood and Centennial roads. Our address is: Centennial Baptist Church, 5321 Brownwood Road, Rutledge, GA 30663.