Pastor's Pen for November
November is a time to Remember
When I was in school I wasn’t very good at remembering which facts went with which dates in history and I suppose that’s one of the excuses our society has chosen to use to ignore history altogether. The danger in ignoring things that have happened in the past and tearing down the memorials and monuments of those events is that we are bound to have to go through the same horrible things all over again.
On November 11 at 11 minutes after 11 A.M. we mark the end of “The Great War” which lasted four years. The “War to End All Wars” killed 15 to 19 million people. Then only about twenty years later the same country, ignoring their recent history, tried again to dominate the world. World War Two lasted six years, strangely, with worse results with 70 to 85 million total deaths! And there has been hardly a single year of peace without any war since then! These are not things that are nice to remember but we must remember them or we will repeat them.
On November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day, and I am surprised how many Canadians don’t know it’s significance. Therefore the whole Canadian and Western society is suffering because we have allowed treasonous powers to “blow up” the foundational Law of God by banning the Bible and prayer and “overthrow” truth and destroy everything that is decent and right! More than one hundred times in the Bible we are commanded by God to Remember His wonderful works and how hopeless we would be without His help.
In Deuteronomy 32:7 God commands, “¶ Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
1Chronicles 16:12 says, “Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;”