➲ "It's not God that is changing..." Dr. Swaim's latest in the series, "What In This World Is God Doing?"
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The Blessed Hope
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There is an ad on TV, currently, that well describes the growing attitude in America, at least among liberals, toward Christians, and godly principles and standards of conduct. The promoted product is called the “Topsy-Turvy Tomato Plant.” The connotation is one of “being upside down.”
The stream of American opinion that has the ear of the media, and is thereby voiced as the main view, well fits the description of the referenced product. They agree that some things are wrong in America, and some things right. Among the right ones that might be enumerated, are: Abortion; sexual activity outside of the marriage bonds; homosexuality; amnesty for alien law breakers; the right of politicians to live their private lives as they please, and to make their own rules as they go (providing, of course, the politician is a Democrat, playing ball with the party leaders); ignoring our founding constitution, whenever it might be expedient to do so, to promote the progressive-liberal agenda; and lying, if it is for the greater good; and, perhaps the newest one--Being a Muslim (who can do no wrong, and is totally exempt from any “separation of church and state” matters, as required (so they say) by the First Amendment to our Constitution). Indeed, all these things are good and honorable, to the progressive liberals currently directing our country.
What then, to them, is evil? Well, let us enumerate them: Well, there is…uh…oh my! Whatever is considered evil, by them? Oh yes, now I know: It is naming the Name of Christ Jesus, and holding to absolute, unchanging standards of conduct. It is: Opposing abortion, believing it is murder; calling sex outside of marriage a violation of God’s standards; classifying homosexuality a perversion of God’s holiness; believing that illegal aliens who have broken our laws should be punished and deported, and that our political, social and religious leaders should be held to the highest standards of conduct.
Now, let’s see if I have this right: God is for good, and the Devil for evil. That means, then, that God is for the things that our President, his Cabinet, his Czars, and the Progressives in Congress, are for. And we, who hold biblical standards and convictions, opposing the conduct of our leaders, are following the Devil!!
The national tomato plant really is growing “upside down!” Read Jeremiah 2:11-13, by interpretation, to the nation of Israel, but which may be fittingly applied to America.
Dr. Swaim is a native North Carolinian, where he now resides. He was saved as a young lad in Calvary Baptist Church, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and immediately became a student of the Word of God. Among his most influential teachers were the late Drs. W. Herbert Brown, and Elmer Piper, two of his childhood pastors. Others included, first of all, his late godly mother, who, beside her own testimony, equipped him with a Scofield Reference Bible, and fed him a spiritual diet of radio preachers. Prominent among them were the late Drs. Oliver B. Green, M. R. DeHaan and Charles Fuller.
Following high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, and trained as a helicopter mechanic. In November of 1959, he married Marnie Faye Jordan, his wife now of over 50 years. After six years of military service, he answered the call to preach, and enrolled in Piedmont Bible (now, Baptist) College, in his hometown of Winston-Salem. In the early part of 1971, he entered his first pastorate, graduating from college in the Spring with a Th.B degree. He pastored churches in North Carolina and Virginia until 1998, and being also involved in additional areas of service, including music, radio, print, and addiction recovery ministries. During this time frame, he earned his Master and Doctor Degrees, from the Andersonville Baptist Seminary,in Camilla, Georgia. (now, Andersonville Theological Seminary)
Though not now pastoring a church, due to some physical restrictions, he is an an active member of the Green Valley Baptist Church, Walkertown, North Carolina, where Brother Wayne Dunn is the fine Pastor. Pastor Wayne often calls upon Dr. Swaim to preach, and fill the pulpit in his absence, as well as being elected now as Teacher of the Auditorium Bible Class.
Several years ago, Dr. Swaim was diagnosed with a cancer on one vocal chord. Through much prayer, and appropriate medical procedures, he is now cancer free. To God be the glory, with many thanks also to the VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, for their great work.
Thank you, and may our Lord Jesus make this web site ministry a blessing to you,
Dr. O. Wilburn Swaim Th.D