Wednesday, July 30, 2014

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
  Commercials and infomercials, do they really work? Daily, we are bombarded with intrusive, unwanted and irritating commercials over television, radio, internet, and even through the telephone! Billions of dollars are spent annually to advertise various products during special sporting and other events.
   Advertisers must believe those expensive commercials will bring them new customers or they would not invest so much. Some of the commercials are in good taste, others are not! Some are truthful and some are not! We are subjected to both during an election. A good example is the extravagant, amazing and almost god-like hype of Barack Obama’s ability to govern. While Sir Winston Churchill promised, “Nothing but, blood, sweat and tears” and John F. Kennedy challenged, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, Barack Obama was the great hero who would give Americans everything they wanted for free.
    Multitudes believed him, but six years later the majority of Americans are calling him ‘Commander in Speech’ and worse ‘Liar in Chief’. America is drowning in debt, corruption and perversion!
   For more than fifty years I have been a spokesman for the Lord Jesus Christ and His pure, unadulterated, unvarnished, unedited and unblemished Gospel. In His presence, all pretenders to power and greatness are like grasshoppers and bugs groveling about in the earth!
   In the early 1990s, President Boris Yeltsin stated: “We have lied to you for 70 years. Communism is dead in Russia. There will be No More Lies.” While preaching in the former Soviet Union, I applauded the Premier of Russia, saying: “The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been heralded across the world for nearly 2,000 years and there has never been or ever will be any LIES connected to Him because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.(John 14: 6). Amen.