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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.

3-25-19 Co-Laborers

KREJ building after fireThree years ago this week, KWCH channel 12 did a story on how the KREJ transmitter was miraculously spared in the Anderson Creek Fire. The pictures were impressive, showing a protective ring around the building with everything around it burned to a crisp. I certainly acknowledged in the interview that God had protected our equipment, but also pointed out that the protective circle around the building was where I had kept the grass mowed in the event of a fire. Some of the saints criticized me for pointing that out, thinking that it took glory away from God.

Well, I certainly don’t want to rob God of His glory, but I do want to be true to the facts and what the Bible teaches. We are co-laborers together with God. Check out this amazing teaching in I Cor. 3:6-9. I would argue that God is glorified when we faithfully do our part in accomplishing His will and purpose. If we should receive praise for our efforts (don’t worry; it won’t happen very often), we should simply say, “Thank you, it’s an honor to be used by God to minister to others,” and not hide behind some false humility.

Certainly, when it comes to the work of salvation, God did it all. We did nothing but provide the sinners that needed saving. As the old hymns say, “Jesus paid it all,” and “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.” When it comes to the work of building Christ’s Church, however, we have a vital role to play. Romans 10:14-15 says, “How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?”

I like the story about the man who said, “God sure has a lovely garden here.” To which the gardener replied, “Yes, but you should have seen this place when God had it all by Himself.”

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” (I Cor. 3:6) Let’s get to work.

3-18-19 Home Field

I like sports analogies. The late Haddon Robinson made the following observation, “In the past we, as American Christians, always had home field advantage. We knew that in the crowd, there were those from the other team who were opposed to us, but the larger stadium crowd was either on our side or indifferent to our witness as Christians. All that has changed. Now we play all of our games on enemy turf. A minority is on our side, but the wider culture sits in the stands shouting hateful epithets at us, rejoicing at our losses.”

Many of us older folk are shocked at the moral collapse we are seeing. Things that used to be shameful are now accepted, even celebrated. It’s progressive alright, progressing where? Down the broad road to destruction I fear.

Let’s continue with the sports metaphor. It used to be that home field was a huge advantage. I remember quarterbacks throwing their hands up in despair; because of the deafening crowd noise players could not hear the count. Coaches have since learned how to neutralize the crowd noise by teaching their players to go on motion signals. In fact, visiting teams love to silence the crowd by making big plays in the face of deafening noise. Far from a detriment, crowd noise serves as an incentive to make the big play and silence the fans. Some players will even taunt the crowd. In this year’s NFC/AFC championship games, both visiting teams won.

The application should be obvious. Yes, as Bible-believing Christians we have lost home field advantage, but that does not necessarily mean defeat. We too can beat the crowd noise with more creative and effective ways to communicate the message of grace and truth in Christ Jesus. We don’t taunt the crowd, but rather point to heaven and the One who’s victorious over death, hell, and the grave. I do like players who take a knee — at the end of the game in thanksgiving to God.

3-11-19 Globalism

I think it’s safe to say that former President Obama favored globalism over nationalism and that President Trump favors nationalism over globalism. I agree with President Trump, and here’s why.

In Genesis 11 God recognized (and so should we) the dangers of a one-world government. The result would be a stronghold for Satan, so God wisely confounded the languages, resulting in many people groups and nations around the world. This serves to prevent the consolidation of global power, which would give Satan the advantage. Foreign missions is certainly a challenge, but there are many open doors for the gospel to different people groups and nations around the world.

The old, rich, white, and mostly Christian men that founded this country understood this. They not only fought for and won independence from a foreign power, they proceeded to establish a government that separated power between executive, legislative, and judicial branches while allowing for states’ rights. They understood the danger of absolute power and prayed that government of the people, by the people, and for the people would prevent such.

Today’s liberal understands none of this, or worse, they do and are simply on the side of Satanic global power that opposes the kingdom of Light.

The only good globalism will be when Christ returns to put down all rule and authority and establish His eternal kingdom. Like the old southern gospel song says, “I’ve read the back of the Book and we win.”

3-4-19 Demand and Supply

I think it was Greg Gutfeld who recently said, “The problem for the left is, when it comes to acts of racial bigotry, the demand is greater than the supply.” They want so badly to find stories about Trump supporters hating on minorities that they run with a story before getting all the facts. It would be nice to hear some apologies to President Trump and his supporters, but don’t count on it. These people are only sorry that it’s not true and hurts their cause.

If the attack on black actor Jussie Smollett turns out to be staged for the purpose of hurting Trump supporters, he should be prosecuted and get more than probation. I’m tired of liberals always getting away with their crimes, while conservatives rarely do. The Trump campaign gets investigated and prosecuted, but the Clinton campaign (where you could find far more corruption) doesn’t.

I’m glad to hear that lawyers for the Covington Catholic school kid are now suing liberal news organizations like The Washington Post for their dishonest and defamatory coverage of the events following the March for Life. Student Nick Sandmann not only had to endure the bad breath of this in your face protester chanting and banging his drum, but also the vile comments and threats made against him on social media. If you ever want to see what pure hate looks like, just read what is said about Christians who dare to believe what the Bible says on sexuality and marriage.

It probably depends on where you’re at, but my guess is that you would have a greater chance of being harassed wearing a MAGA hat than a LGBT hat. It’s hard to dialog, let alone compromise, with hate. Jesus said in Mark 6:11 to “shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them” and go on. In other words, don’t waste your time on some people.

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