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Kissin' Booth 

August 2

"Kiss the SON, lest HE be angry, and ye perish ..."  Psalms 2:12

"... calling us out of the arms of sin to the bosom of HIS only BEGOTTEN" 

 

The LORD does not call men to agreement, HE calls them to intimacy.  HE is not seeking an amicable relationship, but something much more substantive.  "That all men should honour the SON, even as they honour the FATHER. He that honoureth not the SON honoureth not the FATHER which hath sent HIM."  GOD is not looking for us, to simply acquiesce, HE demands to be embraced.  It is not that HE desires to be merely acknowledged; for HE will settle for nothing short of our all out and abandoned love. 

 "Greet one another with an holy kiss."  A kiss is the universal expression of rapture; and nearly impossible to perform apart from the underlying emotion associated with it.  That said, there are however, some astounding examples of intimacy with intent to kill, found in the pages of Scripture; and undoubtedly, none more egregious than the kiss of Judas Iscariot: "And while HE yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto JESUS to kiss HIM.  But JESUS said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the SON OF MAN with a kiss?"  Though Judas is long gone, his enterprise thrives to this day.  Our globe is glutted with the 'Kissing Booths' of empty religion; while daily, around the world, masses are engaged in the foolish feet kissing of plaster worship.  Is there not the 'kiss of death' all about us in the clear and obvious cold shoulder to the SON?  This theme will surely be dominant as HE begins the indictment proceedings of eternal judgment one day at the Throne.

"... GOD is angry with the wicked every day."  The FATHER is calling us out of the arms of sin to the bosom of HIS only BEGOTTEN; and that call to all, is non-negotiable, and perilous to ignore.  "And the times of this ignorance GOD winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:"  There is an horrible fate which awaits each who will dare to shun the SON.

"Thou gavest ME no kiss: ..."


For Love of Country
Joseph Story  (1779-1845)
(U. S. Supreme Court Justice)
"It yet remains a problem to be solved in human affairs, whether any free government can be permanent, where the public worship of GOD, and the support of religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state in any assignable shape."


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