Summary: People are not walking close to God anymore.
JOHN 6:60-69 “GOING AWAY FROM GOD – PART 1”
A) Christ was teaching about Himself being the “bread from heaven” in v.53-59!
* In v.60, they said, “This is a hard saying, who can hear (understand) it?”
* v.64 tells us that some just wouldn’t believe, and because of this unbelief, many turned back and
walked no more with Him … They went away from God!
* I want to give you several individuals who are going away from God this morning …….
(1) AMERICA IS GOING AWAY FROM GOD!
A) America, who one time stood high, has dropped her morals and standards!
* She once stood for biblical standards, but now, has them no more. * Here’s proof …….
B) America has taken God and prayer out of schools! * Psa. 9:17 “The wicked shall be …”
* Homosexuals are very proud now of who and what they are … Same sex marriage.
* They are even in the White House … Military … Sports … Even in churches (Gay churches).
* They are not ashamed anymore! * Rom. 1:24-32 …….
C) Abortion … Some call it abortion, but God calls it murder!
* One of the biggest stories in our nation is really a wake-up call from God.
* Will we hear it? * More important, will we respond?
D) In the United States, the life of a dog is worth more than the life of a human being!
* The nation has been closely following the story of NFL superstar quarterback Michael Vick.
* It has come to light over the past 6 years that Vick financed and was an active participant in
running a dog fighting enterprise … Fighting dogs is illegal in all 50 states.
E) Additionally, hundreds of thousands of dollars were illegally gambled on these dog fights!
* And what has enraged most people, was the inhumane treatment of these animals including
killing them in numerous brutal ways.
* Vick has not only been linked to financing this dog fighting operation, but gambling on the fights
and personally killing several of the dogs who didn’t perform well.
F) Today, I want to bring a whole new perspective to the Michael Vick story that you won’t hear
on the news or read about in the papers!
* In the United States in the year 2007, it is illegal to kill a dog but legal to kill a baby!
* Let me say that one more time since I want this FACT to really sink in.
* In the United States in the year 2007, it is illegal to kill a dog, but legal to kill a baby! WOW!
E) Does that put the whole Vick story in a different light and show just how spiritually bankrupt
we are as a nation? * Want more?
* Michael Vick is going to be going to prison for anywhere from 1-5 years for killing dogs …….
* Yet every single day all over this nation, doctors are slaughtering 4,000 babies and going home to
their families at the end of the day.
F) Michael Vick has been kicked out of the NFL and will be going to prison for killing dogs …
* But the doctors who are paid very well to kill over 4,000 babies EVERY SINGLE DAY in this
nation are free!
G) Another aspect of the Vick case that I have watched closely is the outrage by people
regarding what he did to these dogs!
* You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who even tries to support, let alone, condone what Vick
did … It has virtually been a universal response of condemnation for what he did to these dogs. * What baffles me is where is that same universal condemnation over the fact we kill 4,000 babies
in this nation every day?
* How can the masses get so riled up over the inhumane treatment and killing of a handful of dogs,
yet sit back in silence as every 24 hours another 4,000 babies are slaughtered?
H) Here is an interesting side note that can’t go unnoticed …….
* PETA, the liberal People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, have been front and center in
calling for Vick’s hide …….
* And they have exploited the Vick story to raise millions of dollars for their cause.
* The hypocrisy is that the vast percentage of people who follow and support PETA also support a
woman’s right to kill her baby.
I) So you have this animal rights advocacy group who takes every opportunity to bully and
intimidate people who have anything to do with animals …….
* All the way from how cows and chickens are slaughtered to the way animals are killed by fast
food restaurants to the killing of animals to make fur coats …….