The greatest darkness precedes the greatest dawn


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times There’s an expression about how it is darkest before the dawn, an expression that we should all remember as we look at the condition of the world around us. The Middle East is, as it has been for a long time, a cauldron of war, terrorism, religious fanaticism, tyranny, cruelty and chaos. All that is now spreading into Europe and will no doubt make its way across the ocean to America. Then there’s global environmental degradation caused by pollution overpopulation that is increasing day by day and threatening to make the earth as unlivable as the moon. The global economy is over-stressed by heavy debt, decaying infrastructure, and the abuse and exploitation of working men and women in much of the world. There’s the decay of personal freedom and the rise of increasingly oppressive governments everywhere. Finally, there’s the growing persecution of Christians around the world by oppressors ranging from Islamic terrorists to militant atheists. As bad as all this is, however, it could very well be the darkness before the dawn of a better world, a better world that will come into being with the return of Jesus Christ to earth. More than 2,000 years ago, Christ, having risen from the dead, ascended into Heaven, but promised that He would return. That return, however, will be proceeded by a time of darkness, darkness deeper and more terrible than the human race has ever known. As terrible as that time of darkness will be, however, it will not last because Christ will keep His promise to return and banish that darkness, its mastermind and his servants forever. So yes, things are indeed falling apart, but they are also falling into place for the salvation of the earth and all those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The question is, will you be in that family of the saved and dwell with Christ in the New Jerusalem or will you spend eternity elsewhere?


Saturday, Oct. 24

8 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church Family holds a Fish Fry. Breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. with fish and grits plates served. Lunch will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. served.

Orders will also be taken for home baked good for the holidays.

The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park at the corner of North Pinckney and Academy streets.

Please come out and support our event.

Rev. JA Calhoun, Pastor.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds an infant care giveaway and Fall Festival.

Sunday, Oct. 25

9:30 a.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming with light refreshments and fellowship in the church breezeway at 9:30; worship service at 10:30 a.m. including Spartanburg District Superintendent the Rev. Dr. Paul Harmon. Dinner will follow in the church fellowship hall.

11 a.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds it Annaul Family Day during morning services. Rev. Johnnie Johnson, Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: Antioch AME Church holds Family and Friends Day. The public is invited. Rev. Sylvia Roberts, Pastor.

Saturday, Oct. 31

6 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a Halloween Carnival. There will Trunk or Treating, games, and a meal. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday Dinner. The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak & gravy, creamed potatoes, rice & gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert. Cost is $8 per person. Call 427-1622 for takeouts (ready at 11:45 a.m.).

Saturday, Nov. 7

4 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Second Annual Fellowship Banquet. The banquet will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Center on Lovers Lane. The fun and fellowship will include a Christian comedian, DJ, the Newly Wed Game and Diner.

Please come out and enjoy an fun filled evening. If anyone needs tickets please contact the Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of the Red Hill Baptist Church, or any church member. Donation $10 for adults and children 12 and under free.

Rev Geoffrey Stephens, Banquet Chairperson

Sunday, Nov. 8

2:30 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Missionary Ministry invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on our Family/Friends Day Program. Our theme for the occasion is “A Willing Church, A Waiting World.”

Our guest Preacher/Speakers will be Minister Jackie Peake-Thompson (One Purpose of Spartanburg) and Shiloh Baptist Church, Pauline, and Pastor Adrian Kollock, Popular Spring AME Church, Laurens.

We pray that we will have a blessed time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Sunday, Nov. 15

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist holds their Annual Men’s Day Program. Deacon Ruben, a member of Woodson Chapel, will be the speaker. The public is invited. If you cannot attend we solicit your prayers that this program will be a success. R.E. Collins, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times There’s an expression about how it is darkest before the dawn, an expression that we should all remember as we look at the condition of the world around us. The Middle East is, as it has been for a long time, a cauldron of war, terrorism, religious fanaticism, tyranny, cruelty and chaos. All that is now spreading into Europe and will no doubt make its way across the ocean to America. Then there’s global environmental degradation caused by pollution overpopulation that is increasing day by day and threatening to make the earth as unlivable as the moon. The global economy is over-stressed by heavy debt, decaying infrastructure, and the abuse and exploitation of working men and women in much of the world. There’s the decay of personal freedom and the rise of increasingly oppressive governments everywhere. Finally, there’s the growing persecution of Christians around the world by oppressors ranging from Islamic terrorists to militant atheists. As bad as all this is, however, it could very well be the darkness before the dawn of a better world, a better world that will come into being with the return of Jesus Christ to earth. More than 2,000 years ago, Christ, having risen from the dead, ascended into Heaven, but promised that He would return. That return, however, will be proceeded by a time of darkness, darkness deeper and more terrible than the human race has ever known. As terrible as that time of darkness will be, however, it will not last because Christ will keep His promise to return and banish that darkness, its mastermind and his servants forever. So yes, things are indeed falling apart, but they are also falling into place for the salvation of the earth and all those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The question is, will you be in that family of the saved and dwell with Christ in the New Jerusalem or will you spend eternity elsewhere?
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_IMG_00052.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times There’s an expression about how it is darkest before the dawn, an expression that we should all remember as we look at the condition of the world around us. The Middle East is, as it has been for a long time, a cauldron of war, terrorism, religious fanaticism, tyranny, cruelty and chaos. All that is now spreading into Europe and will no doubt make its way across the ocean to America. Then there’s global environmental degradation caused by pollution overpopulation that is increasing day by day and threatening to make the earth as unlivable as the moon. The global economy is over-stressed by heavy debt, decaying infrastructure, and the abuse and exploitation of working men and women in much of the world. There’s the decay of personal freedom and the rise of increasingly oppressive governments everywhere. Finally, there’s the growing persecution of Christians around the world by oppressors ranging from Islamic terrorists to militant atheists. As bad as all this is, however, it could very well be the darkness before the dawn of a better world, a better world that will come into being with the return of Jesus Christ to earth. More than 2,000 years ago, Christ, having risen from the dead, ascended into Heaven, but promised that He would return. That return, however, will be proceeded by a time of darkness, darkness deeper and more terrible than the human race has ever known. As terrible as that time of darkness will be, however, it will not last because Christ will keep His promise to return and banish that darkness, its mastermind and his servants forever. So yes, things are indeed falling apart, but they are also falling into place for the salvation of the earth and all those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The question is, will you be in that family of the saved and dwell with Christ in the New Jerusalem or will you spend eternity elsewhere?
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