Saturday, September 12, 2009

In the Beginning...

Welcome to my new blog, dedicated to lifting up God's standard (as in: flag), against an enemy flooding in from every side! So why is the above picture that of an American flag, instead of a cross or Star of David? Just as God has adopted me into His family, so has America adopted me, an immigrant, as one of its own. And just as God founded His Church on the Rock, Jesus Christ, this country was founded on God's Written Word, the Bible.

First, a little history, not of this country, but of the inspiration behind this blog.

The year was 2003, and Massachussetts was on the brink of becoming the first state in the Union to allow same-sex marriages. My wife and I were outraged. Not sure what we could do about it, we prayed for guidance. The Lord soon inspired me to write a tract, whose title I borrowed from Isaiah 59:19.

"So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him."

I loved the double meaning of the word, "standard!" In a simpler age, it meant "flag", but now it more often refers to something against which all other things are judged. And to "lift up" that standard means not only to display it proudly for the world to see, but also to raise the bar, by which our actions and our morals are to be judged. What a wonderful illustration, around which to frame the goal of returning this fallen nation (and world) to its long-forgotten, high moral standard, that was once founded on God's Word!

To be continued...


Dr. Russell Norman Murray said...

Greg, all the best reaching people for Christ with this blog.

Great Googly Moogly! said...

Hey Greg,

Thanks for the link to your site and I second Russ' sentiments.

I think we may be able to get into some lively (yet gracious!) Christian dialogue here. :-)

I'm sure that in my focus on certain things concerning the Kingdom of God I am lacking in understanding other equally important things concerning the Kingdom. I look forward to your insights and encouragement as we seek to live as Kingdom Citizens to God's glory.


Greg said...

Thanks for stopping by, guys!

GGM, I'm not sure if I've got that many deep insights, but you have a talent for making me think. Bring it! :)

Farrah said...

Congrats on your new blog!

Love, Wifey

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Greg,

First i want to thank you for posting Tamela's place on your new blog. And i will also post your new blog on mine. I also have been inspired in this way and i think i will start writing more along these lines. What you have started in this post is very good and i will be looking forward to reading the continuation.. God bless you Greg :)

Greg said...

That would be awesome, Tamela! Looking forward to reading (and writing) more on the moral issues facing us all.

Gigi said...

Greg, I'm not a very political person (I know! *hangs head in shame!*) but your new blog is political without being hit with a baseball bat! I really enjoyed your first post and look forward to more...wishing you much success with your sister blog!