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Mike’s World View

Coffee with Mike airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on KREJ and KSNS at 8:30 AM and re-airs on KREJ at 5 PM. Station manager Mike Henry shares Scripture, community birthdays, announcements, trivia, and station news, and discusses current events. He regularly writes a column “Mike’s World View” for The Gyp Hill Premiere; these are the most recent articles. Comments are welcome; please email us using our contact us form.

1-27-20 Go Chiefs!

What a great year for the NFL. Colin Kaepernick and the kneelers are gone, the Patriots are out in the first round, and the Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl.

I was a Chiefs fan back in 1970 when we won Super Bowl IV, which led to the merger of the NFL and AFL. I even sent Hank Stram a trick play which he never used. Now, 50 years later we’re going back to the Super Bowl. That’s long suffering.

I heard Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce say after the game that Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL. I think he’s right. His ability to pass, scramble, and run when necessary are uncanny. The Chiefs have a good shot at winning the Super Bowl against the 49ers next Sunday.

Football is America’s most popular sport, and there’s little wonder why. You have great blocks, tackles, catches, runs, passes, scrambles, sacks, returns, trick plays, goal line stands, field goals, crucial reviews, and end zone celebrations with hand shakes, hugs, and prayer at the end. What more could you want?

I’m sure to a foreigner who’s never seen a football game it would all seem crazy, but to those who know and love the game it makes perfect sense. Go Chiefs!

1-20-20 Subjective

Subjective interpretation is a real problem. I saw it years ago as a young minister. Some Bible teachers would twist, even torture, Scripture to make it fit their own theological position. In effect, they made God’s Word subject to their opinion, when it should be the other way around. This was especially true in the area of eschatology (end times), where they would make the Bible fit current events, complete with charts and dates. They were always wrong.

I see the same thing in the modern global warming/climate change movement. They subjectively interpret all of the climate data to fit their own notion that man is destroying the planet. They even put a date on this doomsday scenario to scare the young and naive. A few will honestly admit that it’s not about climate; it’s about control. These people reject God, because they want to play God. Be skeptical.

I also see this in politics with the talk of an existential threat. The slim-to-none evidence for the impeachment of President Trump is subject to the intense desire on the part of Democrats to impeach this president, so they vote yes. The test is: Would they vote the same if it was former President Obama? I think we all know that Democrats would not vote to impeach Obama under the same circumstances, and to their credit, neither would Republicans.

What we need is to develop the mentality of a good umpire, or referee, and objectively make the call according to the rules, irrespective of team, and then be big enough to accept it when overturned under further review.

1-13-20 Conscience

During the 2012 presidential campaign, then Senator Harry Reed publicly declared that candidate Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes. The claim turned out to be false. When asked about it later Reed said, “He lost didn’t he?”

What bothers me about Democrats and the mainstream media is not that they’re crooked (we’ve come to expect that), it’s that they have no conscience about it. Normal, healthy people have a conscience that convicts them when they do wrong and leads them to repent when called on it. We don’t see that from the left.

Obama intel officials knew (despite trying to set them up) that the Trump campaign had not colluded with Russia, but they launched a major investigation, anyway, to undercut the new administration. That’s wrong on every level. Don’t count on any confessions, unless it’s a plea deal for less jail time.

Furthermore, these liberals have no conscience (though they claim otherwise) about protecting our Constitution. They happily use impeachment as a purely partisan political tool. They want to abolish the Electoral College and allow non-citizens voting rights. They would severely limit religious liberty, free speech, and gun rights, using almost any means to accomplish those ends. Most Republicans use Judeo-Christian values as their moral guide, while most Democrats use Rules For Radicals (dedicated to Satan) as theirs. You can certainly see the difference.

God has given us all a moral conscience, but that conscience must be rightly informed and exercised. Republicans may not exercise their conscience perfectly, but at least they have one.

1-6-20 Awesome God

I heard a preacher once say, “God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way.” That is right on target. Some people think that they’re too sinful to be accepted by God, and others think that they can’t possibly change. Wrong on both counts.

Jesus used a Pharisaical trap set for Him in John 8:1-11 to teach some awesome truths. He said to those who brought to Him a woman taken in adultery, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast a stone at her first.” That powerful word smote those would be stone throwers with stone dropping conviction. We too know, at the very least, that our thoughts have not been completely pure in this regard. We need to slow way down on judging others, because we might be just as guilty.

Jesus wonderfully forgave this poor woman, saving her from the shame and condemnation of her sin. That’s why He came to this earth, to die on a cross, so He could offer us forgiveness for our sins. Did any of the gods of other religions do anything like that? No, but our God did and rose from the dead as proof. Hallelujah!

Jesus also said something very meaningful that is often missed. He said to the woman, “Go and sin no more.” This awesome forgiveness and salvation in Christ Jesus is life-changing. He gives us a new nature and desire to obey His Word and do His will. That does not mean that we will be sinlessly perfect. The Christian life is not an unbroken string of victories. We may at times stumble and fall, but this will be part of our spiritual growth, as the Lord lifts us up and brings us through. He is an awesome God and Savior.

May He grant us 2020 spiritual vision in the coming year.

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