State Overseer

James R. Horne

P O Box 650

Bessemer, AL 35021

(423) 310-2702

The Church of God


General Overseer

Stephen Smith

197 Tillie Road

Cleveland, TN 37312

(423) 339-8264

Judgment is Coming

James R. Horne, State Overseer

“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished” (2 Peter 2:4, 9).

When we look through spiritual eyes, we can easily see that we are in a day of great corruption in the land. The darkness of sin is all around us. God’s Word is being shoved aside and men are committing all manner of ungodly acts, fulfilling their lusts and desires, doing that which is right in their own eyes and this we know WILL LEAD TO THEIR DESTRUCTION (c.f. Matt. 7:13).

It seems like the standard of holiness has become dulled in the eyes of some as the world becomes more and more wicked. Churches around us are are lowering these standards and values and are replacing the Bible mandated requirements to make heaven with feel-good stories and fairy tale endings. They are preaching a watered down gospel that makes the gate into heaven wide and broad rather than straight and narrow.

People are unmoved by the conviction of the Holy Ghost. They sin, but still call themselves Christians, “Christ-like.” They do everything contrary to God’s Word but still come to church, acting the part and pretending that all is well! Needless to say, those who are doing such things are only fooling themselves. God’s Word has not changed, it is still perfect. God has one standard and as the scripture says, “few there be that find it.”

Isaiah 30:9-13 relates that these are rebellious, liars, not willing to hear the Word of God. They say to the preachers; don’t preach it right, preach it wrong; speak smooth things, easy things, deceits that tickle the ear; get out of the right way, the right path. Let’s go so far as to take God out of it, period.

Don’t you see this today? God is being removed from churches and everywhere else. You can skip around from church to church until you find one that teaches the way you want. You can call yourself a Christian and still sin. Homosexuals, with new laws passed are getting married. Speaking against sin is becoming a hate crime. Adultery is rampant, drugs, drunkenness, hatred, strife, heresy, envying's, murders, and such like as well. This sounds much like the Biblical narrative of Sodom and Gomorrah and also the days of Noah when God poured out His wrath upon the world. The Bible still declares. “THEY WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.” Judgment is coming!

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Upcoming Events

Southern District Convention

To be held at Phenix City


“…and having done all, to stand”

(Ephesians 6:13)

January 25, 2014

General Overseer Visits in Alabama

January 31 - February 2 — Red Bay

February 2 — Moulton

February 3 — Canaan

February 4 — Phenix City

February 5 — Collinsville

February 6 — Somerville

February 7 — Anniston

February 8 — District Convention

February 9 — Bessemer

Central District Convention

February 8, 2014

Northern District Convention

February 22, 2014

Men’s Retreat

March 21-23, 2014

BTI Workshop

April 5, 2014

Youth Emphasis Week

April 13-19, 2014

Youth Convention

May 2 & 3, 2014

Bible Training Institute

June 1-14, 2014

Family Camp

Poplar Point Camp

July 9-13, 2014

State Convention

Bessemer Church

July 25-27, 2014


August 15-18, 2014


August 19-24, 2014