Tragic Ignorance

“And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.” Luke 19:41-42

The Lord had finally acknowledged to the Jewish leaders that He was their promised Messiah, riding into the city on a donkey’s colt in fulfillment of prophecy (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-7), but they refused to accept and prepared to crucify Him. Therefore, Jesus wept over the city, for He knew it would soon be destroyed “because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation” (Luke 19:44).

There are many other cases of such tragic ignorance in the Bible. For example, “Samson . . . wist not that the LORD was departed from him” (Judges 16:20), and it cost him his great strength and finally his life.

The ungodly sinners in the days of Noah “knew not until the flood came, and took them all away” (Matthew 24:39). Of the northern kingdom of Israel, it was said: “Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not” (Hosea 7:9). These “strangers” were the pagan Canaanites who had turned the people away from the true God.

This is a real danger facing many church and parachurch organizations of the end times, typified by the church at Laodicea. The Lord says to such churches, “I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:16-17).

May God deliver each of us from tragic ignorance of our need before Him. We should pray with the psalmist, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24). – Dr. Henry M. Morris

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, October 15th

10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service –Whitefield Christian Schools Dedication 

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, October 18th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

(Sunday School & G.N.B.C prayer time.)

Friday, October 20th

9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, October 22nd

10:00a.m. Sunday school for all ages.

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Wednesday, October 25th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Thursday, October 26th

Women’s Missionary Fellowship Singing in Port Hope – Everyone is invited to travel on the church bus, leaving at 6:15p.m.

Friday, October 27th

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Upcoming Events

Port Hope FPC 24th Anniversary Services

Sunday, October 22nd – Friday, October 27th

Sunday Services 11:00a.m. & 6:00p.m.

Monday to Friday at 7:30p.m.

Preacher: Rev. Ken Elliott- Bethany FPC, Portadown, N. Ireland

All are welcome to attend.

Reformation Services

On October 29th Rev. Ken Elliot will be our guest preacher as we recognize the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Please join us and invite your family and friends.

Funtastik Night

Tuesday, October 31st 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Each year we provide a safe alternative to Halloween for our children. It will be held in the high school building for

children ages 6-12. If you would like to make a contribution please mark your envelope accordingly.

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