Grace Presbyterian hosting a ‘Gathering of Patriots’
Our communities are being disrupted and anti-biblical theories of rights are being taught which produce tension, division, and racism. Critical Race Theory, proceeding from false premises, is destroying the very foundations of culture. Indeed, this is the plan. It is the old war strategy of “divide and conquer.” The goal is to remove all the influence of Christianity and biblical morality upon which the first 250 years of our history was founded.
The grievance industry is in high gear as agitators both exploit and create areas of tension. They dredge up long past injustices and count present folks as guilty parties to sins to which they were not parties, contrary to what the Bible teaches regarding guilt.
These contenders do not have an end game. They have only the vision of “burn it all down.” They are the wrecking crews who will themselves be wrecked when the destruction is complete. Then those who want us all to forget God and to remember His Law no more, will dispense with their “useful idiots” and build the Socialist Utopia of their dreams. Not being content with running their own lives and leaving you to your freedom to do the same, they want to run your life. It is power and wealth they crave. Our southern neighbors in Cuba are signaling how “good” the Socialist Utopia is in their home. It will not be better here. It never has worked and never will because it rejects God and His Law. It is choosing slavery and death over liberty and life. Jesus said, “The Truth will set you free.”
The answer is given to us clearly in God’s Word, “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; He will save us (Isaiah 33:22)”. This was the challenge Moses set before Israel in Deuteronomy 30:15-20.
Grace Presbyterian Church will be hosting a “Gathering of Patriots” the first four evenings of August at the VFW Hall in Daleville. Pastor Jeff Black will be speaking each of the four evenings. Sunday will be a worship service, the following three evenings will not be. Time for questions and answers will be planned, and refreshments will be available.
We are hopeful because the Holy Spirit says, “The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed: Let us tear their fetters apart, and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them (Psalm 2:2-4).”
We look forward to seeing many of you on these evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Jeff Black
Grace Presbyterian Church
Thanks for a successful golf tournament
The Lord Botetourt High School golf team held the 17th annual Golf Tournament at Botetourt Golf & Swim Club on July 16. We would like to thank all of the people and companies that made our tournament a success.
Special thanks for the hole sponsors that have supported us for all 17 years. They are: Grand Storage of Vinton, Bank of Botetourt and The Bank of Fincastle/First Bank. Our hole sponsors were: Affordable Mini Storage, Dairy Queen – Orange Avenue, Kennard-Pace Co., Mac and Bob’s, John Alderson Agency, Lesley Owens – State Farm, Austin Electrical, Advanced Transportation and Logistics, Advanced Disposal, Awful Arthurs, Roanoke Valley Cleaning Team (RVCT), Don Ho’s Restaurant, Todd Selkirk – State Farm, Martin’s Bar and Grill, Sidecar, Wolf’s Den Billiards, T&M Masonry, Cleaning Equipment & Services, Donnie’s D’s Bagels & Deli, Good As New/Alloy Wheel Repair, Natural Beauty Hair Salon, Good As New/Automotive Interior Repair, Good As New, Rodney Spickard – Re/Max Allstars Realty, New York Pizza, Blue Ridge Auto Sales, Lentini’s, Fork In The Market, Spencer, Hager and Mosdell, P.C., and Dr. Jones – Roanoke Valley Orthodontics.
A big thanks for our tournament sponsors: Arkay Packaging, Waterworks of Roanoke, and Don Ho’s Restaurant.
Thanks to all of the golfers who played in our tournament for their support. Almost all of the area golf courses donated rounds of golf for prizes. Many of the local restaurants and businesses donated gift cards for door prizes. Much thanks to Corey Woodring, Jeff Sprinkle and the staff of Botetourt Golf & Swim Club for all of their assistance. Thanks also to Molly Milliner and Don Sutliff for providing us with a wonderful meal after the round. A special thanks to Don Hines for organizing the tournament and making it successful. Thanks to Deb Rasnick, Ann Lucktong and Susan Harper for running the registration table and organizing the door prizes.
We had a beautiful day at Botetourt Golf & Swim Club. Everyone who played received an additional round of golf, a nice door prize and dinner. We hope to see everyone again next year!
LBHS Golf Coaches