Blogs by Leland Maples

By Leland Maples
May 15th, 2017

The Error of Easter, The Lunacy of Lent and the Fable of Good Friday.

The greatest days for church attendance each year are Christmas and Easter. Now, personally, I like these days because it reminds every person on earth that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and died, was buried and resurrected for our sin. Everyone is reminded of these two truths twice a year. Also like the truths, there are some lies that are perpetrated at the same time.



THE ERROR OF EASTER

"Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the...

By Leland Maples
March 15th, 2017
In the garden of Eden Satan challenged what God said (Genesis 3:1,) then he outright called God a liar (Genesis. 3:4.) Eve added to what God has said (Genesis 3:32,) and there you have it...satan and men contradicting what God has said. Satan claimed to Eve that God is unjust, unkind and untruthful. Now Jesus said that Satan was a liar, that there was no truth in Him...that he was the father of lies (John 8:44.) We now have the boundaries drawn, EITHER we accept God's word as preserved truth (Psalms 12:6-7) or we accept the "changed" word. Notice what God had to say about those given to...
By Leland Maples
August 15th, 2016
It was interesting to see that the American College of Pediatricians has written that to teach a child that transgender sex is normal is actually child abuse.

"The American College of Pediatricians urges educators to reject all policies that condition children for transgender sex. Facts, not ideology, determine reality." Leonardo Blair, Christian Post.Com

Here is an organization that is not made up of mainly Bible believers or Christians. It is a medical organization with solely a medical view point. They did not say the transgender attitude was weak, incorrect or...
By Leland Maples
July 15th, 2016
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves..." 2 Timothy 3:1-2

The word "perilous" means "dangerous." These are dangerous times...murders, mass murders, random killings, family murders. This is the result of men loving themselves...they care about no one else; my life is important, yours is not!

We have had multiple killings in bars, churches, parks, schools, shopping centers...no place is safe.

Whether these killings are caused by airplanes at the Twin Towers or bullets in Orlando, no one...
By Leland Maples
June 15th, 2016
Someone asked me if I could talk to one person from my past, who would it be. Without a doubt it would be my daddy. I ran many years behind in realizing how much he loved me, how brilliant he was, how he sacrificed for me and what good advice he gave me. Usually we do not think much of a father's love; we think more of his discipline or instruction, yet the first time "love" is mentioned in the Bible, it is a father's love.

"And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son,...
By Leland Maples
May 15th, 2016
I was thinking about the church where I was saved in 1953. We had Sunday School (Bible teaching) and a preaching service on Sunday morning. On Sunday night we had Training Union (Christian training) and a preaching service. On Wednesday night we had prayer meeting and preaching. Most everyone, children included, brought their own Bible. We could even have what they called "Responsive Reading" (a person would read a verse of scripture and the congregation would read the next verse in response.) Wouldn't that be something today? It would sound like Babylon with everyone having a different Bible...
By Leland Maples
April 15th, 2016

The Psalmist said:

" He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with Him."  Psalms 126:6

This is a long time quoted verse regarding soul winning.  It is a promise, a challenge and instruction.  It matches the last book that Paul wrote.  His last instructions to Timothy were:

"…do the work of an evangelist…"  2 Timothy 4:5

Once we are saved, we are instructed to labor at getting others saved.  The natural response of a person who has just been saved is to want to get others saved,...

By Leland Maples
March 15th, 2016

Super Bowl 50 has come and gone. It was a great defensive football game which thrilled the real aficionados of the game and was boring to those who just want see touchdowns. As usual, there were private celebrations after every big play with either the offensive or defensive player drawing great attention to himself as if he won the game. This game also revealed that some who can celebrate their wins cannot handle their losses too well. Grown men drawing millions of dollars, pouting, whining and blaming others. This attitude has marked the biggest change in sports in my lifetime. 
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By Leland Maples
January 15th, 2016
In the final days of Christ's earthly ministry, Jesus stood in the Temple at Jerusalem and said:

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" Matthew 23:37

For three and one-half years Jesus had preached to and prayed for His people. 

"...He came unto His own, and His own received Him not." John 1:11

He came to "His own" nation, Israel. He came to "His own" city,...
By Leland Maples
December 15th, 2015
What chaos our world is in today!  We are completing the seventh year under the most wicked president to have ever served our country. He has tried his best, morally, economically and spiritually to ruin this nation. The only reason America is not totally destroyed is because:

"... the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will." Daniel 4:25

Common sense has left our nation. Courage has departed in preference to popularity and economic security. Politics has taken precedence in sports, business and religion. 

In all of the...

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