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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.

12-24-18 The Main Thing

Pastor Peter Lord (what a great name for a preacher) used to have a little radio program called The Main Thing. His contention was that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. That’s great advice at Christmas. For the Christian, every decoration, celebration, and tradition ought to in some way glorify Christ. If it doesn’t, then we have missed the mark. Call me Scrooge, but not everything Christmas can be sanctified.

The material gifts that we give will all end up on the junk pile, but the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord is enduring. We can enjoy this gift even now through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and the fullness thereof when we depart this life to go be with the Lord. In Christ, life is full of meaning, purpose, and glorious hope. Hallelujah! It’s little wonder we celebrate. Come and join us.

The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon his shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:2, 6

Merry Christmas!

12-17-18 Oneness

So, Hillary Clinton and Barbra Streisand attribute the 2016 election loss to married women who were influenced by their husbands to vote for Trump. Well, there is some truth to that. Husbands and wives do influence each other in a working marriage relationship, and men are probably more dominant due to their leadership role. The notion that women should vote for women because they’re women is absurd. Hey Madeleine Albright, there’s a hot place in hell for people who think like that. What about voting for conservative women? They’re not for that.

This issue goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden where our first parents sinned. In Gen. 3:1-19 we learn that Eve was deceived by the serpent and ate the forbidden fruit first. Adam was not deceived, but ate the fruit at the request of his wife. Both made excuses, but God wasn’t buying. As part of the curse the woman was to be subject to the man. You can not like it all you want, but it’s true from Scripture, history, and experience. It is informative that men vote more conservative than women, which to me shows that they are less likely to be deceived.

Let me hasten to add (before you throw something at me) that in Christ the effects of the fall and curse have been greatly lessened. When Christian wives lovingly submit to their husbands and Christian husbands lovingly lead their wives, marriage is most enjoyable and agreeable. This blessed oneness will usually carry over to the ballot box. I don’t see anything wrong with that. That is as it should be.

I wouldn’t expect Hillary Clinton and Barbra Streisand to understand any of this because it’s spiritually discerned. They would be more in line with Jezebel, who in I Kings 21:1-16 rolled over her husband with her own wicked agenda, completely ignoring the commandments of the Lord.

12-10-18 Confusing the Issue

I’m sure you’re aware of the alternate definition of insanity: it is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. As long as we keep rewarding illegal immigrants with jobs, benefits, and amnesty, it will never stop, wall or not. That’s why it’s important for President Trump to deter these migrant caravans and send a message.

It would be nice if Congress could do its job by passing legislation to deal with the immigration mess, but the political divide apparently is too great. The interest of the party comes before the interest of the nation. It will have to be by executive order, approved by the courts, if we are to see anything done on the issue.

I think both sides are guilty of confusing the issue. Some on the left make no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants even when it comes to voting, and some on the right are so fed up with illegal immigration that they want to ban or serious restrict all immigration.

The solution is to properly distinguish between legal and illegal. We should welcome the former and deter the latter. I guess it’s a good problem to have; we need to build a wall to keep people out, unlike the Communists who built a wall to keep people in. Our free market economy is producing plenty of jobs, but those jobs should go to our own citizens and legal immigrants.

Immigration and trade policies have clearly helped the rich more than the working class. Unfair trade results in job losses for Americans, and illegal immigration keeps wages low, which further hurts the working class. There are powerful forces at work to keep it that way, but we have a president willing to take them on. That’s why he was elected.

12-3-18 Beauty

One of my daughters was looking at some old photos and said, “Dad, you used to be a hunk, and now you’re just a chunk.” It’s true, whatever physical beauty we may have had eventually fades with the passing of time. That’s why you don’t want to put all your stock in outward appearance.

Let’s face it: very few people are drop-dead gorgeous and very few people are butt-ugly. Most of us are somewhere in between. We need to simply accept what God has given us and try to make the best of it. I tell my wife that she’s a good-looking old lady. She returns the compliment.

God has obviously created such a thing as physical beauty and can use it for His glory. Sarah, Rachel, Esther, Abigail, and Bathsheba were all beautiful women. Our last visit to Spokane, we met one of Danae’s friends, Allyson Rowe, who was Miss Washington 2014. She was obviously beautiful, but more than that I was impressed with her bold witness for Christ. She speaks in churches all over the country on purity and other relevant topics. If you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it; use it for God’s glory and purpose.

More important, of course, is inner beauty, because outward beauty will fade with the years. The good news for those in Christ is that one day in the resurrection we will exchange these corruptible bodies for incorruptible bodies fit for eternal habitation in the presence of the Lord. I believe that means every defect will be corrected and we’ll receive a perfected version of ourselves (body, mind, and spirit). Won’t that be something? I can’t wait to see you in your glorified body. Even so come, Lord Jesus.

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