Friday, June 26, 2015

In light of the Supreme Court ruling, and President Obama celebrating at the White House, we must remember, Homosexuality Is A Sin.


    A Supreme Court cannot change that which is a Godly truth. Sin is sin, regardless of what anyone else says. God's word will stand into eternity. I know we are all sinners, and fail God, but sin should be repented of, not condoned, and encouraged. We find ourselves in a day, that for the sakes of liberty and equality, we must bow to the desires of those who want to live this unnatural lifestyle. But make no mistake, God Word says it is wrong, nature says it is wrong, and every intelligent person on earth knows it is wrong. Anyone who says different is just playing a silly game. But personally, I am sick of hearing about it. I am sick of seeing it in the movies. I am sick of seeing it on TV. I am sick of hearing about it in the news, and I am sick of having it thrown in our faces. I am sick of seeing those who disagree or do not approve, painted as haters, and discriminators of others. I am sick of hearing about people being attacked, and even fired for speaking against it. The Godless world wants us to bow down, kiss it, and say we agree with it, and love it. It is a sin. It is bad. It is wrong. We had  best be encouraging others to repent and turn from all sin, and live as best we can for our dear Lord and Savior, and not surrender and paint sin as something good.
    We as Christians should stand up for God's word, stand up for our right to speak against it, and declare to all the world," it is a sin." We should not be quiet and passive while others are being fired or discriminated for their beliefs. What if all Christians took to the streets, as we have seen in recent days for other causes? What if we all marched in every city in our nation? What if we held up traffic? What if we boycotted businesses, products, and stores that promote it? If we all stood together, and demanded God's word be recognized and honored, we could make the whole world right up to the man in the White House take notice. But alas, we will not. We will not speak up. We will not condemn it. We will not address it in the pulpits, we will not march or stand together. We will just cowardly whisper the words to those we know agree with us about how bad it is, and just go on in safety and peace. We will just sit back and stomach it as we witness our nations morals, and decency go right on down their spiral motion. Downward, downward, downward, There will be a monumental price to pay for all our sins, not just homosexuality, but all our sin. Lord please forgive us, our sinfulness, our wickedness, our rebellion, our lack of devotion to you, and our enormous stupidity. Gary Bewley

       I am sure we are all familiar with Biblical Scripture concerning homosexuality. In Leviticus 18 The Lord is instructing  Moses  to tell the people of Israel, not to live like the people of Egypt from where you came, nor like the Heathen people in the land where you are going. Many sexual sins were clearly stated and prohibited. A girl was not to marry her father, nor a son his mother. They could not marry a half sister, or brother. You could not marry your grandchildren, an aunt, or an uncle and the list goes on. (Leviticus 18:22 ) Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with woman kind: it is abomination. This  scripture is referring to homosexuality and is translated as such, homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin. The scripture continues to say, not to have sexual relations with animals. Many try to argue away the true meaning of these scriptures, and offer various excuses, trying to make them no longer applicable. But, would anyone suggest the other sexual restrictions we read about here are anything less than grotesque, vile, and sickening to humanity? So if homosexuality acts are okay, and good, then we are forced by scriptural to conclude that having sex with your mother, your daddy, your brother and your sister is also acceptable behavior. If homosexuality is to be celebrated, then so is the human act of having sexual relations with the family pet, or the animal standing out there in the neighbors field. Now the Lord goes on in the remaining verses of the chapter to explain what will happen if they disobey. The Lord tells them not to defile themselves in any of these ways, for all of the nations that were doing these things, He would cast out. He told Moses the land was defiled, therefore He would visit iniquity upon it. The Lord explained, if you do these things, the land would spue you out also. So is this kind of behavior a thing for us as a nation to celebrate? What a thing to cheer. Our President and our leaders should be sitting in sackcloth and ashes, praying, repenting and begging God to save us, to help our sinful nation out of this terrible mess. The President should have been urging people to consider God's laws of righteousness and encourage them to return to some sense of human decency and Godliness.  But, instead the President stands before his people and applauds these sinful acts and portrays them something good and wonderful. The President, at least in this instance, is no respected leader, and every Christian person should be ashamed of him. 

        In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul speaks of how men foolishly and wickedly disobeyed God and refused to acknowledge Him. ( vs 24 ) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. (vs 26-27) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 
        There are other sins that Paul mentions here as well, but the most startling and terrifying essence of this scripture is how Paul describes this condition like a disease of sin that God has leased upon us. Because of man's great sin, Paul is saying God has just thrown us away. He has cast us aside with the acknowledgement that we are rebellious and full of sin, so go your way and be just as vial as you want to be. So a portion of the result of our being cast from the concern of God is the un-natural sexual acts of men with men, and women with women. But God has not cast us aside without consequence. No, we are reminded (vs 32)  that they knowing fully the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death. They go right ahead and do these things and have pleasure encouraging others to do it too. 
        Notice how The Apostle Paul states the act of homosexuality goes against what is nature , It is not natural. I state again, I do not believe there is a person alive who really believes in their heart homosexuality is right. All who support it are just playing a foolish game. It reminds us of the story of the Emperor's New Clothes, where no one could see any clothing, but to be polite, correct and out of fear, conceded the clothes were really there. Finally someone spoke up with enough courage to reveal the truth, and the truth prevailed. In the dilemma we now find ourselves in, it seems even the obvious truth of all that nature cries out, along with the strength of God's Holy Word, will not break the evil spell.
        There is another fable  I recall from memory about a kingdom where all the inhabitants drank from a certain well in the kingdom. A witch came by and cast a spell on the water so that everyone who drank from it would think evil. The people drank from the well until most everyone was infected. Soon they began to conspire against the King, saying, "he does not think like we do. He does not agree with us." In the end they decided they would kill him and have a new King. The King now hearing their cries grew desperate, so he went out and drank from the same well too. Now all the people agreed, "Now he is a good King, he thinks like we do." Most american's have been pushed, swayed, forced by the media, and society to accept this sinful lifestyle. We have been ridiculed, threatened, fired, and called haters. Some have suffered loss some have lost their businesses  for standing up for their righteous beliefs. So many are going to the evil well and drinking of the taunted water, to please society and to bring temporary peace and harmony among those who will not tolerate the righteous of God's word. 
       Two men can not have a baby. Two women cannot produce a child. God gave the woman to the man. The Bible speaks of the Man taking his wife, and loving her as Christ loved the church. There is no other marriage in the scripture, but that between a man and a woman. It is absolutely ridiculous that anyone should even have to discuss this. 
       Products and connectors are made with what is called male and female ends. They connect together. A male end will not fit into another male end, and a female end will not fit into another female end. That is the same way with the human body. This is the way we are made  The reproductive results of the acts between a man and a woman, prove what is right. 
        Many argue, we are born this way, and cannot help it. I cannot answer that question. Perhaps no one can regulate and dictate what sexually stimulates them within, but we can either choose to behave ourselves or succumb to sin. We can all choose to obey God and nature, or choose to violate the very fabric of all that is good, decent, and righteous. 
        I know I am not perfect. I know I sin everyday. I have done many things for which I have had to repent of and ask forgiveness. But, I am convinced we must try to continue on and seek to obey the words of our Lord and his forgiveness. We should never rejoice in our sins and failures, but adhere to the words any God fearing man or women would have to respect and put faith in.(1 Peter 1:14-16) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as He has called you is Holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye Holy; For I am Holy. And, the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, (John 8:11)  Go, and sin no more. 

                                                                                                                            Gary Bewley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Morrison Park, Boyhood Home of Rev.Henry Clay Morrison

Morrison Park Holiness Camp-Meeting, was established by Bro.Morrison in 1900, on the site of his boyhood home. Morrison came to Barren County at age two in 1859, and lived here until his teen age years. The painting of young Morrison (above) is part of a new project, an upcoming book. The book will be a colorful re-telling of Morrison's young life here in Barren County, and how the Lord used him for His glory. The book will serve as a fundraising tool, to help provide the costs of erecting a new tabernacle on the Morrison Park Camp-Meeting grounds, The plans are to build the new tabernacle in the same spot where Morrison and other great ministers preached over the years. The Book is planned for publication in November 2015.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Electrical Work continues at Morrison Park

Electrical work continues at Morrison Park. Tony Clemmons and his son are putting in the service. It is a lot of hard work on their part, but they are doing a great job. Ricky Spillman did the back hoe work. We will soon have lights in the Morrison Cabin, and the restroom building. This new service will also allow so many things to be added at a later time when needed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Electrical Work at Morrison Park


Restoration work is continuing at Morrison Park, to provide much needed electric service.  This service will provide electricity to the Morrison Library Cabin as well as the restroom facility. The work being done will also provide service for future projects such as a new tabernacle, and more outdoor lighting. With adequate weather the first phase of this work should be done within a few weeks. We are very excited to be moving forward with the restoration as we have promised, and  are very excited and grateful these things can be done. Thanks again to all those who have contributed to this project. We still need your support and value your prayers. God Bless, Gary Bewley

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Service at Morrison Park

An Easter Morning Sunrise Service was held this morning at Morrison Park Holiness Camp Meeting. Bro Eric Guffey, (pictured above) Pastor of Grider Memorial Church conducted the services. There was a good gathering, despite the cool temperatures. The services were held in the H.C. Morrison Memorial Library Cabin. Brother Guffey preached about  the resurrection, and about knowing Jesus as a true savior and friend. Brother Guffey did an outstanding job, with a Godly message full of Spirit and Truth It was enjoyed by all .
                                           Some of those who gathered are pictured here.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Photo of James Morrison, father of Henry Clay Morrison


We are very excited! Nancy Richey just discovered a photo someone placed on Ancestry, purported  to be the photo of James Morrison, the father of Henry Clay Morrison. The photo seems to be period, and to bear a convincing resemblance to the son. James Morrison died around 1861, leaving young Henry Clay, an orphan at the age of four. Morrison was raised in his grandfather's home across the road from present day Morrison Park Holiness Camp Meeting grounds near Glasgow Kentucky. We are very excited to see this long sought after photo.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Heartfelt Salvation, including Henry Clay Morrison, now on line to read and share.

Heartfelt Salvation, The True Salvation, is a fresh and candid look at scripture and testimonies that teach the truth about what Salvation really is. Heartfelt Salvation reminds us of the heavenly promises, assurances and joys from the Spirit of God, clearly shed upon those that belong to Him. This book also takes a hard, and critical look at the practices and deceptions that have longed plagued Christian Churches, that sadly, we believe have led many a trusting soul to eternal doom. Rev. Henry Clay Morrison is prominently featured in the book, with much credence given to his conversion, and testimony, which bears witness to all scriptural truth. Heartfelt Salvation rallies other Christians and true believing Churches to stand up and be heard against the false practices and deceptive teachings, so prominent in the world today.
A proof copy is now on line, and can be accessed at heartfeltsalvation.wordpress.com
or  at heartfeltsalvation.blogspot.com