Friday, March 3, 2023

Sin Sick


      “Men since the beginning of time have sought peace... Military alliances, balances of power, leagues of nations, all in turn have failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the crucible of war. We have had our last chance. If we do not now devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual renewal and improvement of human character that will synchronize with our matchless advances in science, art, literature, and all material and cultural developments of the past two thousand years. It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.”

General Douglas MacArthur (1945)

       It is almost 80 years since General MacArthur spoke those words and we are still at the brink of Armageddon. Thinking back on the past 8 decades, it is, in a very real sense, miraculous that with all the destructive capacity nations have, the human race continues to exist.

      But the same theological problem persists, just as powerfully as it did at the very worst moments of World War II. It’s not a new problem. It’s not a complex issue. The problem is sin, evil, whatever you want to call it; but the problem always shows itself in prideful selfishness.

      The cure is theological, it’s not self-help. The cure is the old, old story which modern people love to dismiss but remains stubbornly relevant – the story of Jesus Christ. The cure is beyond us and some are beginning to admit it. We are sin sick and desperately need the supernatural intervention of Jesus Christ which comes in the form of healing forgiveness.

      If you are done with DYI fixes for sin in your life, join us for one of our weekend services. There is sturdy, solid hope – its name is Jesus. 

Weekend worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm – Sunday: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.