Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Dreadfulness of the Pulpit

Good Evening. A Puritan’s Mind brings you The Wild Boar News Podcast from Sunny South Florida. Welcome, I’m Dr.Matthew McMahon.

Pastors. Do you believe you are a Pastor? Do you believe you have been called to the ministry? How do you know you are a Pastor? Do you think, as ministers measure up, that you are one in a thousand? Yes, that's what Elihu said to Job, "one in a thousand," in Job 33:23.

If these are ominous questions for you to ask, or answer, then take some time and ponder the dreadfulness of the pulpit. Most ministers in the church today would not even be able to apply for membership in the times of the Puritans; their lives and knowledge would be dubious in their eyes. The level of giftedness from Christ and ministerial commitment needed to function biblically in the office of Elder is all but lost in our day. Bible knowledge seems to have been placed at the wayside. Now the criteria for Eldership is not 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, but rather the marketing strategy and CEO talent which may be prevalent in the "job applicant." Many Pastors do not even know the books of the Bible! Very few men are really qualified to minister to God's chosen people, and care for the flock of Christ. Jeremiah spoke God’s words here when he said, "My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have lead them astray;" Jeremiah 50:6a

If you are a preacher, what do you see when you stand in the empty church and look down the center aisle at the pulpit you preach from? Is it a sublime place? It is a comfortable place where you enjoy being? It is a place where fuzzy feelings come over you when as you orate various concepts which have been worked through for an hour or two during the week? Is it a place where the people's needs are met through your psychologized advice to them? What is the pulpit all about? What should the pulpit be about? What does the Bible say about the pulpit?

Nehemiah 8:4, "And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose..." The text of Nehemiah 8:4 was a most solemn and important time in the life of Israel. Here we find the Scribe, Ezra, climbing upon the wooden pulpit made especially for the reading of the Law in a "restored" Jerusalem. From this wooden pulpit the scribe read to the tribes of Israel who had gathered about. Here Ezra would reiterate the Torah of God to the chosen people of God. Here, for the first time, after a long period of years, the Law was going to be publicly read and heard by the elect of God while the very soles of their feet stood upon the ground of the City of Peace. Who was to take up this great task of reading and expounding the Law to the people? Who was learned enough, privileged enough, ready, willing and able enough for the task?

It was Ezra, who, as we find in Ezra 7:10, prepared his heart to seek the Law, to prepare for it, to do it, and then to teach Israel. Ezra knew the task he had was very weighty. He did not take it lightly. He had prepared himself before he ever walked upon the wooden platform. Imagine being Ezra, holding the book of the Law in your hands as you watched your fellow country men assemble this wooden pulpit for you to preach to them. They were building it for an intended purpose. Thousands would gather before you. God's wrath had come to the people of Israel, had exiled them, had brought them back, and now, this reading and expounding of the Law, was going to be a beginning (hopefully) of restoration of spiritual vigor. Imagine that you were going to stand in the pulpit and give the people the Law---as the voice of God. Your mouth would speak the words of life. Your mouth would teach these words. Your mouth would lift up or cast down. Your mouth would bring people closer to heaven or closer to hell. You would be the vessel whereby the chosen people of God would hear God's voice. You are the voice piece.

A minister once said, "The pulpit is the most dreadful place on the earth." We may ask why a called minister of the Gospel would say such a thing. Why? Why is the pulpit so dreadful? Its just a place where a man, twice a week, or so, gives a short address to people from the Bible on a spiritual lesson which may help them make better decisions in life. If that is your view of the pulpit, then an early retirement, before next Sunday, is very much in order for you. Get out of the pulpit and into the pew. Stop wasting God’s time.Rather, the pulpit is the place where the voice of God is heard. The minister is used by the Holy Spirit in such a way as to communicate the rational Biblical message which has been burning in the bosom of that preacher's heart night and day all week long. It is the place where God speaks to His people in a unique manner. The Word of God is audibly expressed and expounded by careful and responsible exegesis to God's chosen people. Here we see the dreadfulness and gravity of the situation. God has chosen weak vessels, feeble frames made of dust, to communicate His message of good news. How careful can the preacher be? How responsible a measure can he take in his work to bring forth the Word of God?

There must be a dread about the minister; one which works in such a way as to render him wholly dependant upon the Spirit of God to communicate the Word of God through him by means of his message. There must be a complete reliance on God and an utter destitute of self, or the pulpit is nothing more than an exercise in babbling. If a preacher does not see this, then he is no preacher. If a preacher does not live this, he is not called to preach. Butterflies before preaching a sermon is not a warrant for understanding the weightiness of the task at hand. You can get butterflies before you speak at a barb- que, or at a PTA meeting. There must be a day to day cry from the closet of the preacher to the throne room- of heaven, a besieging of heaven with a holy fervor that this man knows he is unable to bring any good to the people lest God is with him. This preacher knows the dread of the pulpit. He knows God looks upon those who are of a contrite spirit, those who tremble at God's Word, and desires that look from God, that long look, which enables him to step up before the chosen people of God and their never dying souls to bring a message of hope to them. He prays that his preparation has been adequate, that his thoughts are clear, that his message is true and biblical and that the unction of the Holy Spirit is with him. How could any preacher stand before the pulpit and not see it as a most dreadful place? Is this man so bold as to say he is able to deliver the message of Christ, the Lord of glory, to a holy ends with confidence, fervor and effectuation easily and without a week of prayer? Christ must enable him to do this, and without that ennablement, he will simply be another speaker or lecturer who advises a group of low-self esteemed men and women to 8 steps to an enriched life.

Such a task, the eternal life and death of the human race, is set before every minister who stands in the pulpit. It ought to be a place of utter reverence, and seen by every minister as a place of dread. Here is God's voice. When the people of God, they who trust you as a preacher, look upon you in the pulpit, what do they see? In many churches they see a clown, and do not even know it. In some churches they see a stiff, in some they see a jester, in some they see a sluggard, in some they see carelessness, and in very few they see a preacher who knows the dreadfulness of the place upon which he stands, as Ezra did.

This is Dr. Matthew McMahon signing off.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Starbucks and Saddleback

Good Evening. A Puritan’s Mind old time radio brings you“The Wild Boar News Podcast.” Welcome. I’m Dr. Matthew McMahon.

This just in. Starbucks. Its become a household name. I can’t imagine living in a city where, at least on every other corner, there was one of these Coffee moguls to treat and tantalize my taste buds. Yes, I admit it, I’m a Starbucks addict. It’s one of the high points of my day. A Venti, icedcoffee with sugar free hazelnut, half and half and a splenda. Zero calories, zero sugar, that way I continue toremain weight conscious.

What is Starbucks all about? On their website they say,“Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole beancoffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed,Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries andconfections, and coffee-related accessories and equipment.”

What makes them so popular? Good coffee? Yes. But a market on Capitalistic ecumenicalism. They say, and I quote, “Embracing our differences Aside from extraordinary coffee, Starbucks has made a business out of: human connections, community involvement, and the celebration of cultures. And so, it’s only natural that as a guiding principle, diversity is integral to everything we do. The word “diversity” means many things to different people. We see diversity as “all the ways we differ and are the same.”” I will not point out their oxymoron, its plainenough. But we pause.

Enter, Saddleback. The mega church movement’s purpose driven guru Rick Warren submits a snippet to Starbucks from his book, “The Purpose Driven Life” for the side of their coffee cups. Starbucks publishes quotes as fortune cookielike sayings for the sides of their coffee cups, so that coffee-drinkers are not bored while tasting their specialty brews. Starbucks accepts Warren’s quote, and prints it. These cups represent the mildest of quotes, to the most anti-Christian of quotes. They house liberalism of theworse kind.

Amidst the Tony Bennett music, and smell of cappuccino, a voice could be heard saying, “Look, they’ve put Rick Warrenon the cup!”

One member of his church, after finding out that Warren was now a Starbucks celebrity, is quoted as saying, “If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my years at Saddleback, it’s that Rick Warren is a pretty smart guy.” For the thinking Christian, it gets worse. Saddleback’s site states, “In honor of the new Starbucks cup featuring the quote from Warren, Purpose Driven Ministries has launched a new online "coffeehouse" community called The Purpose Driven Cafe. This Café, in addition to information about the new Starbucks quote, addresses common questions about Christianity, and offers features such as book reviews and a daily "On Purpose" column.” Yes, Rick Warrenis a very smart marketing guru.

But the Scriptures oppose him. Luke 6:22, “Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.” John 15:20, “Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecutedMe, they will also persecute you.”

Christ tells His people that in this world they shall face tribulation for His sake. The Gospel is offensive to the natural man. The depraved mind detests the Words of Christ. The world system sits is complete opposition to the Word of God and the Gospel. The World hates the Gospel if the Gospel is presented as Christ presented it. The Apostle John stated in 1 John 3:1, “Therefore the worlddoes not know us, because it did not know Him.”

Starbucks accepted Warren’s Gospel snippet. They printed it on their coffee cups. One must wonder, then, what Gospel Warren is purporting to have a liberal worldconglomerate accept his version of Christianity, and even market it. Not only this, but Saddleback has set itself in line with Starbucks, with an “online coffee community”. They have becomes pals. Starbucks says on their site,“Just as critical to our success as a global company is theidea of inclusion, defined as a combination of differencesand similarities in the pursuit of new ideas and individualrelationships made everyday.”

Saddleback and Starbucks are inclusivistic bedfellows. Christ, on the other hand, drove out the money changers in the temple. He did not set up a booth next to them. He did not become their spiritual buddy. Christ says in Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” The saints will always be persecuted for the message of the true Gospel they send out into the world. The Gospel of a crucified Savior is always offensive. The world, including Starbucks, will hate the Gospel if they are listening, and it is truly the Gospel. For those who water down, change, and accommodate a different Gospel so that the world will not hate it, but accept it, well, their reward is in this life, as with the Pharisees. Their reward is a quote on a coffee cup.I believe such things give Starbucks a bad name.

This is Dr. Matthew McMahon, signing off.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Geneva and John Calvin

Good Evening, and welcome to the Wild Boar News Broadcast.I’m Matthew McMahon.

Geneva, Switzerland – city of reform, or ridicule? The year, 1538.

Geneva was primed and ready for a kind of relationshipbased on the history of a Swiss confederacy for the good ofthe political-religious state under the guidance of areformer who could shape a theological-socio-economicinfluence. Many of the same reformation principles otherSwiss cantons had already implemented, Geneva had alreadyembraced under the leadership of William Farel, the city’s“reformed” preacher.But more was needed.

To bring the city to true biblical reformation, Farelcornered John Calvin while he was staying in Geneva.Calvin was on a trip back from tending to his father’sfuneral and affairs in France. While passing through,Farel convinced Calvin to remain and continue the work ofreformation that had been started. Calvin refused thetenure, but Farel threatened him with God’s displeasure ofCalvin would not take the task. Calvin decided to go.

Unfortunately, Calvin’s first tenure there did not go well,and on April 23, 1538 he was exiled by the Magistrate(along with Farel and Courault) due to a practicaldifference in implementing the Lord’s Supper to wayward andunruly members of the city, though the Council insistedthey do so.

Think of it. John Calvin was expelled by the cityMagistrate for not conforming to their desires inecumenical unity. Calvin, Farel and Courault refused tohold hands around the campfire, singing kumbaya with thecity’s leaders. Instead, their unswerving loyalty to JesusChrist and His Word pressed them to exclude wicked men fromthe Lord’s Supper. It seems Calvin and his friendsexperienced much of what the prophets of old experienced,and what our Lord Jesus Christ experienced at the hands ofwicked men. The Pharisees and Sadducees, for example,loved their kingdom more than Christ’s kingdom andcrucified Him as a result. Calvin and his comrades weresimply following their Lord, and the testimony is true, “Ifthe world hates you, you know that it hated Me before ithated you.” John 15:18

Calvin spent three years in exile (1538-1541) where hewrote a new version of the Institutes of the ChristianReligion, as well as a tract against the Roman Catholicsfor intruding into Geneva in his absence called “A Reply toSadoleto”.The Institutes of the Christian Religion was the mostwidely read document of the Protestant Reformation, and isstill one of, if not the most, beloved books ever to comeout of the revival of the Reformation. Why? It wassaturated with the Word of Christ. Calvin said that theReformation was primarily the work of God through the Wordof God. This is the heart of the ICR.

When Geneva lay exposed and vulnerable, the Roman Churchdescended upon it in a flurry to take it overtheologically. The Genevan council, and the city to agreat extent, had concerns for Calvin’s return. WhileCalvin was gone the Magistrate could vividly see the illrepute into which the city plunged. There were politicalas well as spiritual problems after the expulsion of theReformers, and the city now desired Calvin to return inorder to help reform them. Calvin refused. He had nodesire to return, and saw Geneva as the last place on earththat he would ever go. Though Calvin was resolved not togo, the Council was resolved to do everything in theirpower to have him return. They even acquired the help ofBern, Basel, Zurich and Strassburg for aid in attaininghim. Farel’s was also solicited, and he bombarded Calvinwith letters urging him to return to the city. Farel againthreatened Calvin with God’s displeasure if he did notreturn. In 1541 Calvin returned to his duties in Geneva,continuing his preaching in the exact place where he hadleft off in the Gospel of Matthew when he was expelled. Helabored under the presumed motto “eat little, sleep less,and study more.” After some years of reformation toil,Geneva became, as John Knox said, like heaven on earth.

Today, no less than Calvin’s time, and possibly even more,reformation is discarded and vanity is set in it place.Churches all across the nation are continuing to bow downto will-worship, anti-Christian theology, and turning tounqualified spiritual leaders of every sort becausereligion is vogue. Reformation, however, is not.Today, it is no less true than it was in Calvin’s day:Reformation must be primarily the work of God through theWord of God. We may despise Geneva for expelling Calvin.But Geneva repented. And out of it God worked His specialprovidence to deliver to us one of the greatest Reformeddocuments ever printed – Calvin’s Institutes.What bright star will come out of the modern churches’expulsion of reformation? With Geneva it was theInstitutes. At this rate and this level of degradation intheological matters, one must say that the American churchwill give history, simply, a theological black eye. Themodern church must take a lesson from Geneva. Repent, foryour churches and leaders are falling headlong into illrepute and theological error to such a degree, that regionhas become like Bunyan’s vanity fair where just a few soulsmake it through to the celestial city. Hosea 4:6, “Mypeople are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because youhave rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from beingpriest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of yourGod, I also will forget your children.

”I’m Matthew McMahon.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Martin Luther, The Wild Boar

Good Evening. A Puritan’s Mind old time radio brings you “The Wild Boar News Podcast.” Welcome. I’m Dr. Matthew McMahon.

The year, 1520. Martin Luther had attacked the doctrine and actions of the Roman Catholic Church, and Roman Pontiff. It was obvious that Rome could not allow Luther to go unanswered. Luther had not just attacked indulgences, or had a debate with their champion theologian – now he was tipping the Pope’s hat and attacking the papacy. Voices from all over the country, and of Europe, pressed Rome to forcefully deal with Luther.

John Eck was already in the thrall of planning continual recourse against Luther for the sting of failure at the Leipsic Disputations where Luther demonstrated to be superior in intellect and argument. But also that Luther was now stretching his hand to his mother church, andattempting to overthrow its authority. Sylverster Mazzolini de Priero was active along side of Eck, and a supporter of him, believing that the papacy was the fifth kingdom prophesied about in the book of Daniel. He was convinced that the Pope was the ruler of the only true monarchy and that all others, including kings and princes, should bow to the Pope. For Luther, then, to attack this authority threw Eck and his associates into an outrage. It was now necessary to make distinctions on key doctrines that would forever divide Protestantism and RomanCatholicism.
Many desired to place their hands in the condemnation of Luther. Eck, Mazzolini, De Vio, and the Roman pontiff were predominant at this time. On June 15th at Sacred College the famous papal bull was drawn up against Luther. It consisted of condemning 41 propositions from Luther’s works, and calling on the saints, and the Lord Himself, to vindicate them against the Wild Boar who had terrorized the mother Church.

I quote the Roman Pope,
"Arise, O Lord!” said the Roman pontiff, speaking at this solemn moment as God’s vicegerent and head of the Church, “arise, judge thy cause, and call to mind the opprobrium which madmen continually heap on thee! Arise, O Peter; remember thy Holy Roman Church, mother of all churches, and queen of the faith! Arise, O Paul, for behold a new Porphyry attacks thy doctrines and the holy popes, our predecessors. Lastly, arise, ye assembly of saints, the holy Church of God, and intercede with the Almighty! There is a wild boar in the vineyard of the Lord."

The pope then pronounces a number of excommunications, maledictions, and interdicts,against Luther and his partisans, with orders to seize their persons and send them to Rome. We may easily conceive what would have become of these noble-minded confessors of the Gospel in the papal dungeons.

God, however, protected Luther.

"Martin Luther! yesterday you begged for a delay that has now expired. Assuredly it ought not to have been conceded, as every man, and especially you, who are so great and learned a doctor in the Holy Scriptures, should always be ready to answer any questions touching his faith......Now, therefore, reply to the question put by his majesty, who has behaved to you with so much mildness. Will you defend your books as a whole, or are you ready to disavow some of them?"

After having said these words in Latin, the chancellor repeated them in German.

“Upon this, Dr. Martin Luther,” says the Acts of Worms, “replied in the most submissive and humble manner. He did not bawl, or speak with violence; but with decency, mildness, suitability, and moderation, and yet with much joy and christian firmness.”

“Most serene emperor! illustrious princes! gracious lords!” said Luther, turning his eyes on Charles and on the assembly, “I appear before you this day, in conformity with the order given me yesterday, and by God’s mercies I conjure your majesty and your august highness to listen graciously to the defense of a cause which I am assured is just and true. If, through ignorance, I should transgress the usages and proprieties of courts, I entreat you to pardon me; for I was not brought up on the palaces of kings, but in the seclusion of a convent.”

“Yesterday, two questions were put to me on behalf of his imperial majesty: the first, if I was the author of the books whose titles were enumerated; the second, If I wouldretract or defend the doctrine I had taught in them. To the first question I then made answer, and I persevere in that reply."
“As for the second, I have written works on many different subjects. There are some in which I have treated of faith and good works, in a manner at once so pure, so simple, and so scriptural, that even my adversaries, far from finding anything to censure in them, allow that these works are useful, and worthy of being read by all pious men. The papal bull, however violent it may be, acknowledges this."

"If, therefore, I were to retract these, what should I do?......Wretched man! Among all men, I alone should abandon truths that friends and enemies approve, and I should oppose what the whole world glories in confessing......"

“Secondly, I have written books against the papacy, in which I have attacked those who, by their false doctrine, their evil lives, or their scandalous example, afflict thechristian world, and destroy both body and soul. The complaints of all who fear God are confirmatory of this. Is it not evident that the human doctrines and laws of thepopes entangle, torment, and vex the consciences of believers, while the crying and perpetual extortions of Rome swallow up the wealth and the riches of Christendom,and especially of this illustrious nation?......"

“Were I to retract what I have said on this subject, what should I do but lend additional strength to this tyranny, and open the floodgates to a torrent of impiety?Overflowing with still greater fury than before, we should see these insolent men increase in number, behave more tyrannically, and domineer more and more. And not only the yoke that now weighs upon the christian people would be rendered heavier by my retraction, but it would become, so to speak, more legitimate, for by this very retraction it would have received the confirmation of your most serenemajesty and of all the states of the holy empire. Gracious God! I should thus become a vile cloak to cover and conceal every kind of malice and tyranny!......"

“Lastly, I have written books against individuals who desired to defend the Romish tyranny and to destroy the faith. I frankly confess that I may have attacked them with more acrimony than is becoming my ecclesiastical profession. I do not consider myself a saint; but I cannot disavow these writings, for by so doing I should sanction the impiety of my adversaries, and they would seize the opportunity of oppressing the people of God with still greater cruelty."

“Yet I am but a mere man, and not God; I shall therefore defend myself as Christ did. If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil (John 18:23), said he. How much more should I, who am but dust and ashes, and who may so easily go astray, desire every man to state his objections to my doctrine!"

“For the reason, by the mercy of God, I conjure you, most serene emperor, and you, most illustrious princes, and all men of every degree, to prove from the writings of the prophets and apostles that I have erred. As soon as I am convinced of this, I will retract every error, and be the first to lay hold of my books and throw them into the fire."

“What I have just said plainly shows, I hope, that I have carefully weighed and considered the dangers to which I expose myself; but, far from being dismayed, I rejoice to see that the Gospel is now, as in former times, a cause of trouble and dissension. This is the character — this is the destiny of the Word of God. I came not to send peace on earth, but a sword, said Jesus Christ (Math. 10:34). God is wonderful and terrible in his counsels; beware lest, by presuming to quench dissensions, you should persecute the holy Word of God, and draw down upon yourselves a frightful deluge of insurmountable dangers, of present disasters, and eternal should fear lest the reign of this young and noble prince, on whom (under God) we build such lofty expectations, not only should begin, but continue and close, under the most gloomy auspices. I might quote many examples from the oracles of God,” continued Luther, speaking with a noble courage in the presence of the greatest monarch of the world: “I might speak of the Pharaohs, the kings of Babylon, and those of Israel, whose labors never more effectually contributed to their own destruction than when they sought by counsels, to allappearance most wise, to strengthen their dominion. Godremoveth mountains, and they know it not; which overturneth them in his anger (Job 9:5).”

“If I say these things, it is not because I think that such great princes need my poor advice, but because I desire to render unto Germany what she has a right to expect from her children. Thus, commending myself to your august majesty and to your most serene highness, I humbly entreat you not to suffer the hatred of my enemies to pour out upon me an indignation that I have not merited.”

Luther had pronounced these words in German with modesty, but with great warmth and firmness; f1213 he was ordered to repeat them in Latin. The emperor did not like the German tongue. The imposing assembly that surrounded the reformer, the noise, and his own emotion, had fatigued him. “I was in a great perspiration,” said he, “heated by the tumult, standing in the midst of the princes.” Frederick of Thun, privy councillor to the Elector of Saxony who was stationed by his master’s orders at the side of the reformer, to watch over him that no violence might be employed against him, seeing the condition of the poor monk, said: “If youcannot repeat what you have said, that will do, doctor.” But Luther, after a brief pause to take breath, began again, and repeated his speech in Latin with the same energy as at first. “This gave great pleasure to the Elector Frederick,” says the reformer. When he had ceased speaking, the Chancellor of Treves, the orator of the diet, said indignantly: “You have not answered the question put to you. You were not summoned hither to call in questionthe decisions of councils. You are required to give a clear and precise answer. Will you, or will you not, retract?”

Upon this Luther replied without much hesitation:
“Since your most serene majesty and your high mightinesses require from me a clear, simple, and precise answer, I will give you one, f1215 and it is this: I cannot submit my faith either to the pope or to the councils, because it is clear as the day that they have frequently erred and contradicted each other. Unless therefore I am convinced by the testimony of Scripture, or by the clearest reasoning, — unless I am persuaded by means of the passages I have quoted, — and unless they thus render my conscience bound by the Word of God, I cannot and I will not retract, for it is unsafe for a Christian to speak against his conscience.”

And then, looking round on this assembly before which hestood, and which held his life in its hands, he said:


The Wild Boar News Podcast, constrained to obey the faith once delivered to the saints, impelled by the noblest necessity, the slave of Gospel belief, and under this slavery still supremely free, like the ship tossed by a violent tempest, and which, to save that which is more precious than itself, runs and is dashed upon the rocks, will continue to utter the same Gospel convictions of the first Reformed Wild Boar. Luther’s sublime words still thrill our hearts at an interval of almost five centuries. Thus spoke a monk before the emperor and the mighty ones of the nation; and this feeble and despised man, alone, but relying on the grace of the Most High, appeared greater and mightier than them all. His words contain a power against which all these mighty rulers can do nothing. This is the weakness of God,which is stronger than man. Such a conviction in turn should aid us all in striving to fulfill the words of Christ in Matthew 22:37-39, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' "This is the first and great commandment And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” And it is this spirit of conviction that the Wild Boar News Podcast will continue to relay the Gospel into the new millennium.

I’m Dr. Matthew McMahon, signing off.