What is the future of America?

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! — Isaiah 5:30 (KJV) With the possible exception of ancient Israel, no other nation in history has been blessed by God to the extent that the United States of America has. America has grown from a tiny settlement on the Atlantic Coast called Jamestown to become a nation that extends from sea to shining sea and beyond and by the middle of the 20th century was the wealthiest, most powerful, most successful, most stable, and most dynamic society on Earth. Since then, however, the incredible rise of America since it beginnings has seemed to come to a stop and even reverse, making many feel that this nation is in a state of irreversible decline. For those who believe that the unparalleled success that America has enjoyed for more than 200 years is a blessing from God the state of the nation is indeed troubling and is interpreted as a sign that God is withdrawing or has already withdrawn His blessing. Is that happening? Is God withdrawing His blessing from America? Or has He already done so? If not, will He do so in the near future? None know this for certain and none know for certain what the future will bring and it is even more true that none know the mind of God. What we do know, however, is the nation that rejects the Lord, the source of all their blessings, is a nation living on borrowed time. We also know, however, that the nation that falls away from the Lord can recognize the error of their ways, turn away from that error, turn back to God and He will forgive them and bless them once more as He did before they fell away. What will be America’s fate then? It all hinges on whether or not America turns back to the source of its blessings or continues to turn its back on God.

Tuesday, July 7-Friday, July 10

6-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Camp Courageous.” There will be crafts, lessons, food, and fun time. If you need a ride please call the church at 427-3390 and leave a message.

Sunday, July 12

3 p.m.: Bethany Baptist Church will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary/Appreciation of our Pastor, Rev. Anthony R. Wilson and First Lady Vonda Wilson. Rev. William Smith of Foster’s Chapel Baptist Church will be the Messenger. Everyone is welcome.

3 p.m.: St. Luke A.M.E Zion Church, 539 St. Luke Church Road, Carlisle would like to invite you to our annual church revival. The theme will be “Are you saved?” (Romans 10:9). The Rev. J.R. Williams, Jonesville Memorial AME Zion Church, will be the guest speaker. Send your revival Lord, send your fire Lord, Holy Spirit you are welcome in this place. We hope to see you there. Rev. Charles E. Robinson, Pastor.

When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.

Friday, July 17-Sunday, July 19

The Sims Chapel Baptist Church will be traveling to Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, July 17, 2015 and will return on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The cost to ride the bus is $ 70 per person and is non refundable. This will include two free breakfasts at the hotel. The cost for two nights at the hotel will be $265.12 (this includes tax).

We are looking forward to you joining us in this trip.

If you are interested in going, please contact:

Trustee Wanda Williams at wandawilliams@1322@att.net or 803-271-3210

Trustee Jesse Murphy at murphy21@ygail.com 803-694-4107

Trustee Lawrence Sligh at 1960@gmail.com or 803-271-4082

Trustee Lorendia Beasley at renda42@gmail.com or 864-466-6207

Bro. Michael Epps at 803-924-2295

Sis. Jasmine Gilliam

Sis. Janet Rice

Bro. Tommy Young

Let’s go and have some fun in the name of the Lord.

Sunday, July 19

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts a concert by Ronnie Lybrand.

Sunday, July 19-Thursday, July 23

5:30-8 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “Firefighters.”

Monday, July 20-Friday, July 24

6-8:30 p.m.: Kids will meet real Bible people and discover how God works through us at Camp Discovery VBS. This fun-filled week will be at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road. Puppets, videos, music, good food, and exciting stories will be some of the activities. To register, call 674-5083 or 764-5311.

Saturday, July 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds its next infant care giveaway.

Sunday, July 26

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts a concert by Monty Allen.

July 31

At Dark: First Baptist Church hosts a Drive-In Movie. Everyone is welcome.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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