Blogs by Leland Maples

By Leland Maples
August 15th, 2009

The latest Pew Poll is out and again there is more falling away from the “old paths.” America has just celebrated their 233 birthday, farther removed than ever from her founding fathers. Men may debate the Christianity of our forefathers. Were they Deists or Christians, etc? What we all know and is not debatable, is that they all exhibited a tremendous amount of God-consciousness. Every where you look, you find the hand of God recognized by our forefathers. The majority of them recognized Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Who died, was buried and rose again. The footprints of such beliefs...

By Leland Maples
July 15th, 2009

We live in extraordinary times. Many of us have witnessed good changes and bad changes in our lifetime. The Preacher said:

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9

Who knows what the world was like in Noah’s day?

Sin is certainly abounding in our time, but, thank God, grace is abounding more (Romans 5:20.) Dr. McLain used to always say in closing, whether vocally or in print, “Keep looking up.” He was referring to Luke’s statement:


By Leland Maples
June 15th, 2009

“Change,” which most of the people desired and voted for, is really speeding up. In fact, it has been gaining momentum even before the 21st century began. The “change” in morals and bibles is running amok. Currently we are being introduced to the latest “new bible,” called the Princess Diana Bible. It is written for gays, stating that God joined two women in marriage and eliminating those verses where God stated very plainly that homosexuality is sin. This is the first, but it won’t be the last bible catering to the filth of the flesh.

“Having therefore these promises, dearly...

By Leland Maples
May 15th, 2009

I was thinking about all the new gimmicks modern day preachers and churches are employing to attract people. Our old flesh is much more interested in gimmicks than the gospel. In the vernacular of the day, they are trying to “reinvent the wheel.” The wheel remains as one of the most important inventions in history.

The first mention of the wheel in scripture definitely pertains to our subject and is found in Exodus 14:13-29. Pharaoh and his Egyptian army were chasing Moses and the Israelites. The Israelites came to a dead end…the Red Sea in front of them; Pharaoh’s army behind them…...

By Leland Maples
April 15th, 2009

We can only evaluate things by what we have read and by what we have experienced. From those two perspectives, it seems we may be living in the greatest time of magnified stupidity since Noah.

Think with me for a moment…let’s just look at some simple evaluations. Highly educated people can look at something, like a rock, a child or a rose and say with confidence, “It just happened.” Are you listening? It just happened or evolved? Nobody with the capability to reason would come up with that answer honestly. Everybody knows that everything and anything made had a Maker. (Nobody at any...

By Leland Maples
March 15th, 2009

The debates continue to rage in regard to evolution and creation in our schools. What is interesting is that the evolutionist does not tolerate both sides being presented…this coming from the liberals who are always talking about tolerance! This group has already gotten the Bible out of schools. This group fears the Bible more than anything. They would rather give our children condoms, aid them in abortions and embrace homosexual perversion rather than let the Bible be free in the classroom. You talk about Bible phobia!

One editorial stated, “It is imperative to abide by the...

By Leland Maples
February 15th, 2009

In our weekly Bible study, we are studying II Timothy, the apostle Paul’s final epistle. Paul knew his time was short on earth. He experienced the loneliness and ridicule of “sticking to his guns” in his spiritual beliefs. When he was saved, he was ridiculed and hated by his peers, the religious leaders of Israel. Now, in his final months, those he had befriended with the gospel of Christ had also forsaken him. Paul was not what you would call a rough or physical man, like Peter, but he was mentally and spiritually tough, yet it is obvious from his writings that he hurt when men turned...

By Leland Maples
January 15th, 2009

By the time you receive this, the election will be over. Emotions will have subsided and most of us will be back in our “rut.”

Americans have been changing rapidly (not just Americans but the people of the world.) These changes seem to have increased in speed. One does not have to be aged to recognize how fast things are changing. My children have seen them and some of my grandchildren are aware of them. While changes in technology and manufacturing have improved our living conditions, waning moral and spiritual convictions may soon jeopardize those same living conditions. I really...

By Leland Maples
October 15th, 2008

Sometimes we need to be reminded by God why people think like they think and do what they do. Without God’s word explaining the reasons for such actions, our world can get extremely frustrating.

It is frustrating to see educated, successful and knowledgeable people (by world standards) think and do stupid things. Most of our problems, whether deemed financial, political, scientific or social are actually spiritual ones.

Why would so-called good citizens promote murdering innocent babies (abortion) and protest the death sentence for child molesters?

Why would these same...

By Leland Maples
September 15th, 2008

What a fascinating time in which to live. In my short lifetime I have seen some 180 degree turns in America’s culture, philosophy, politics and religious beliefs. I can remember when most of the aforementioned were pretty much black and white. There were little, if any, gray areas. In matters of faith today, most are ecumenical, i.e., meaning “one size fits all.”

Recently the U.S .Religious Landscape Survey Report II (6-23-2008) was released. That survey, which interviewed 35,000 Americans, revealed some vast changes over the past few years.

For instance, only 51% believed in...