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Mike’s World View

Station manager Mike Henry writes a weekly 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.

8-9-21 Politics

Have you noticed the complete opposite treatment of Cuban refugees by the Biden administration? They are told that if they should survive the treacherous waters and make it to Florida, they will be promptly returned to Cuba where almost certain prison, torture, even death await them. So much for compassion. If anyone has a case for political asylum it’s Cubans.

What accounts for the difference from the southern border where illegal immigrants are welcomed with open arms? The answer is politics. Immigrants crossing the southern border, many wearing Biden T-shirts, will vote 3 to 1 Democrat. Freedom loving, Communist hating Cuban refugees, on the other hand, come waving the American flag and will vote 3 to 1 Republican.

Only U.S. citizens are suppose to vote, but if no one is checking, guess what? Hundreds of thousands of non-citizens get registered to vote. This is just one way the Democrats cheat; they have many other ways as well.

The last time I checked, we have immigration laws on the books. Why does the Biden administration get to arbitrarily usurp those laws for their political advantage? Democrats just laugh when you point out their hypocrisy and political application of the law. All they care about is their own power, and that’s exactly what we need to take from them. The next election can’t come soon enough.

8-2-21 Misinformation

It sure would be nice to know the truth about the origin of the coronavirus, the efficacy of shutdowns and mask wearing, the risk/benefit of vaccines, and the instigators of the Capitol Hill riot. We are suppose to just accept the word of the Democrat-controlled media and not ask any questions.

It’s very difficult to get to the truth on these important issues when those with vital knowledge are silenced and discredited by the “know-it-alls” in big tech and network media. There’s obviously something wrong when you’re not even allowed to mention, let alone investigate, voter fraud. It’s like officials refusing to review the critical play in a big game.

China will do anything to hide the truth about the origin of Covid-19. We’ll probably end up with only circumstantial evidence, unless there’s an eyewitness Chinese defector. And then can we trust our own intelligence agencies to tell us the truth?

Is the risk greater than the benefit for wearing a mask, or getting the vaccine if you’re healthy and under thirty? My confidence in Dr. Fauci is waning. He seems to have a one-size-fits-all approach on the vaccine. I think Senator Rand Paul makes more sense.

Proverbs 18:17 says, “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him.” Let’s hear both sides, please, and then decide. Sometimes the truth gets labeled misinformation.

7-26-21 Whosoever

I said on Coffee with Mike the other day that I hoped the Surfside condo victims went quickly in the collapse and didn’t suffer for hours under the rubble. It appears that was the case; however, on second thought, I hope that those who were unsaved had time to call on the name of the Lord for salvation before they died, like the dying thief on the cross did. Jesus said to him in Luke 23:43, “today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Romans 10:13 says, “For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Here’s what Jesus had to say (Luke 13:4-5) about a tower that fell in His day, “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” I think Jesus is saying that the most important thing is to be right with God through repentance and faith, so that you’re ready whenever and however death comes.

The condo collapse also highlights the importance of a solid foundation. There were ominous signs of a weakening foundation that were not dealt with in time. Jesus said in Matt. 7:26-27, “Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

If your life is built on the Truths of the Word of God, you’ll have a much better chance of not just surviving the storms of life, but thriving as a result. There’s an old saying, “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

7-19-21 Plagiarism

Warren Wiersbe tells of the church member who said to his pastor after the service, “Good sermon, pastor; next week’s is good, too.” The pastor was plagiarizing sermons from a book this member just happened to be reading.

Recently, I heard that the leader of a large Protestant denomination was caught plagiarizing the sermons of another preacher. He sort of apologized for it, but claimed that his heart was right and that he only wanted to help hurting people. That sounds like the old “ends justify the means” argument to me.

I suppose to some extent we’re all guilty of plagiarism. How do we know anything? Well, we read or hear it from others, then apply personal discernment and formulate our own opinions. Sometimes I really like and agree with what I hear, and sometimes I don’t. I think you can legitimately digest information and make it your own. What’s wrong is to simply copy verbatim what someone else has written or said as your own. That’s being lazy and dishonest.

The Christian minister has a clear advantage. God gives us permission to plagiarize His Word, the greatest source of Truth in the world. Plus, if you’re called to preach, He will gift you with the spiritual gifts you need to accomplish it. In II Timothy 1:6 Paul admonished the young preacher to “stir up the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.” It’s a gift, yes, but you still have to work at it.

For sermon preparation, the first thing I do is spend some serious time alone (just me and the Lord) on the text. Then I consult trusted Bible teachers and scholars to make sure I’m not off the mark and to gain greater insight and understanding. Sometimes you can make an insight your own; other times it’s best to quote and credit another.

An old Bible college professor of mine, Dr. Noel Smith, used to say, “Be your own man, and do your own thinking.” He didn’t want to turn out copycat preachers.

7-12-21 Shocking

Several years ago we had a new furnace installed. The workers kept getting shocked. They finally discovered that the main ground wire was loose and only making intermittent contact. Once it was tightened, there were no more shocks.

Why are we seeing so many shocking things today in America? Sadly, America is no longer grounded to Judeo-Christian values. This pathetic Biden/Harris administration isn’t even making intermittent contact with the truth. They are simply wrong on everything. The Bible says in Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil …”

If America is to survive, we must not only tighten the main ground to our Judeo-Christian values, but we must also tighten the ground to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The new radical Democrat/Socialist Party does not respect the rights of the opposition, namely Christians and Conservatives. For example, left-wing protesters who firebomb and loot go free while unarmed protesters from Jan. 6th languish in jail with trespassing charges. The reason Democrats rarely criticize China is that they rather like single party totalitarian rule, where the State has complete control over the lives of its citizens.

Hopefully, America is shocked enough to take action. We are beginning to see it at the local level with parents rejecting Critical Race Theory in their schools. Certainly America is not perfect, but what the left is proposing is far worse. Let’s not lose our gains. Someone has well said, “Democracy is a very poor form of government, but all of the rest are so much worse.”

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