Psalms 79:1 The Heathen Are Come

Psalms 79:1 (KJV)
O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

It seems to me that the Psalms speak daily about the trouble we are in today. 

I note that the governor of our state presumes to give guidance[1] to churches. This is typical and even appropriate for Protestant churches. The Pilgrims and Puritans expected their government to take ownership and tell people when, where to worship and how much to give by way of taxes. 

Early Baptists suffered heavily because they refused to marry their faith to government. Through the crisis of the war for independence, they lobbied for liberty of conscience and, once receiving it, began the long road of courtship and dependence on government. Today it is obvious most Baptists are married to the government and therefore functionally Protestant. Seems like we’re witnessing an attempt to effect a divorce. It would have been better had we never wed. 

I believe we have just one hope; that is that God would judge those who have defiled His Holy Temple and render to us churches wholly separated from government. 

I cannot say I know what that looks like. 

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Psalms 79:1 The Heathen Are Come

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[1] Psalms 79:1-6 (KJV)
O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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