Author Archives: Pastor Tom Rush

“I Sat Astonished!”

Donald J. Trump will be our next President.  The liberals are crying and many conservatives are rejoicing.  I will leave it to the political pundits to explain how he was elected. Dr. Jody Hice, Congressman from Georgia’s Tenth District, made an astute observation after the election.  He said, “Millions have been praying for mercy, and […]

Principles and Pharisees

The choices for President in this year’s election are not cause for rejoicing if you are a Bible believing Christian.  But if we are honest we’d have to admit that in most presidential elections, particularly in recent years, the choices have never been such as to make the decision easy, if the character of the […]

Restoring our Moral Conscience … Why the Ten Commandments are Essential

We are living in a day when the things of God are mostly ignored in society. Sadly the church is just as often guilty of ignoring the things of God. Last year we were all deeply saddened at the tragic and senseless murder of nine church goers at a Wednesday evening prayer service in a […]

The World is Changing – God is Not, His Word is Not; An Open Letter to the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia

March 9, 2016 The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia Dear Governor, It was with great and abiding sadness that I read your recent comments in the Atlanta Journal Constitution regarding religious liberty (Deal: Reject ‘religious liberty’). After hearing you speak at the Faith & Freedom Coalition meeting last week I was confident that you […]

Keeping the Church for the Churched – An Open Letter to Andy Stanley

Mr. Andy Stanley, I have something to say to you regarding your insistence on making the church a place the unchurched would love to attend.  You say, “As committed as our team is to creating churches for unchurched people, we still have to fight the pull toward becoming a church for church people. Honestly, I […]

Tired Old Arguments in Defense of Sin

It is usually senseless to argue the Bible or Christian truth with the lost. They do not have the Holy Spirit to guide them and have no real or serious interest in the study of the things of God. From a Christian standpoint you can articulate a good argument that will fall on deaf ears. […]

So Heavenly Minded …

I’ve been preaching through the Book of Revelation over the last couple of years and we have finally made our way into chapters 21 and 22.  These chapters contain a great deal of information about the subject of heaven, which has been made popular again in recent days. I got to thinking about an old […]

A Commitment to Biblical Fidelity

I truly had a fantastic time at the Southern Baptist Convention I attended in Baltimore recently. There is nothing quite like getting together with 6,000 or so of your best friends. We, as Southern Baptists, are blessed beyond measure to be part of an organization which stands firmly on the ground of the inerrancy of […]

Marriage Belongs to God

The thought police are on the rampage. More and more often we are hearing of people who have their first amendment rights trampled by left leaning corporations, usually of the Hollywood type, or by anti-constitution judges. The most recent example would be the Benhem brothers whose real estate TV show was cancelled by HGTV. The […]