Jacob had gotten himself into a mess. His brother, he had felt, was about to claim a blessing that belonged justly to him. And so he had gotten in his brother’s way. He had lied and cheated Esau, but he had not seen it as cheating because the blessing belonged to him anyhow. Regardless, he
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1. This was the first evil suggestion recorded. From
Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not.” Mark 10:14. Laud the beautiful innocence of uncorrupted youth! Precious children who come from their mother’s womb aglow with the light of Jesus Christ (John 1:9). Cursed be the world that sets upon their
“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.” Psalm 127:4. OH, THE POSSIBILITIES POSSESSED BY YOUTH! What zeal, what vivacity, what passion lies in the bosom of the young! Feeling themselves unconquerable, they face seemingly unsurmountable obstacles with optimism and
The old serpent is a sorcerer and has been so from the beginning. Back in the garden, Adam and Eve were beguiled by his allurements. Down through time, many have been fascinated by his enchantments. And, alas, men are still captivated by the serpent’s spell in our day.
There is a prevailing notion, especially in the western world today, that mankind has outgrown the Bible. The idea is that scientific discoveries and man’s intellect have progressed to such an extent that we are no longer in need of faith in God to explain our existence, the
“What a waste!” is the indignant outcry evoked by the careless and unnecessary squandering of goods, money, and natural resources. It is a justified outcry, for wastefulness, by definition, is a “voluntary loss,” and the mind frame behind this “throw-away” philosophy is a damaging one. Albeit, at least
WHAT LIES BEYOND THE GRAVE? This has been a universal question through the ages. Throughout the history of mankind, the question has received a host of varied answers. Ancient civilizations often believed the deceased lingered on as spirits and influenced the affairs of the living. The Egyptians decorated
Abortion, suicide, euthanasia. Society has reduced human life to a material, disposable commodity, as though mankind were constituted of merely tissues, bones, and atoms. And, under the spell of humanist dogma, society’s masters have the masses believing that this is the better way; a way of respect for
In business, it is necessary to understand the relationship between the possible price of a product in accordance with the demand of said product. We find that people are willing to pay the asking price, provided they perceive a need for the product. The higher the perception of
“Ask…the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee” Job 12:7. The year 2018 has been named the Year of the Bird. Shall we take a little time to consider these fascinating creatures with their amazing mental, physical, and instinctive abilities? Was it mere chance and nothing
Mankind is not always good to its own. In fact, the historical record is a grievous attestation to its atrocities. Hitler’s Germany is but one example. A “superior race” wants to cleanse itself of a “degenerate race.” Others think in terms of white and black races, etc. But,
Introduction Faith is not antagonistic to reason. On the contrary, they are wedded to one another. In 2 Thessalonians 3:2, the apostle Paul declares, “that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.” Notice how the Scriptures compare being unreasonable to
Although the United States spends more money per student than any other country, the money has failed to produce an academically advanced nation. PISA, one of the biggest cross-national tests, tested the academic levels of 15-year-olds among many different countries in 2015. Out of 71 countries, the U.S.
In all ages and around the globe, man has had some concept of God. However twisted that concept may have been in all its forms, men have had an inward sense of knowing that they are accountable to someone. Someone is more powerful than they are; someone controls
“For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:18 Earth–unique, amazing…home! There
I used to be an atheist. No, not the kind of “atheist” that exhausts himself trying to disprove God. You know that kind. The ones that leave Santa alone because they know he doesn’t exist, but spend their lives debating about God who they think doesn’t exist. That
Has God given man a revelation? Has He spoken? I say, unquestionably, yes. And this word to us is contained in the books of the Bible. This being the case, it is no surprise that Satan levels his attacks against its veracity. Divine Inspiration “But,” says the
“Science, you might say, has discovered that our existence is infinitely improbable, and hence a miracle.” John Horgan, science journalist “An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to
I feel a certain pity for the youth of this generation. Many of the challenges they face did not exist in prior generations. Their hurts arrive at a younger age, and their distresses arise from a greater variety of sources. Childhood is now too often not as carefree
One of the most emotional and contentious issues facing women of our day is the issue of abortion. Governments are involved, public opinion is being swayed to be either “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” Personal decisions are made every day concerning abortion. Perhaps you are in the very throes of
Am I wasting my time? Wasn’t I made for bigger things? Perhaps any mother has at some moment had such a question presented to her mind, especially in a society that doesn’t view washing dishes, combing hair, changing diapers, scrubbing laundry, or bringing up children as notable achievements.
Every woman deserves to be as naturally beautiful as she was created, and there is nothing wrong with being as presentable as possible. We certainly encourage personal hygiene and consider it reasonable to use, for example, a light-scented body spray, or necessary items for health and upkeep. The
With respect to the household duties and childrearing responsibilities, women were pondering what Betty Friedan in her 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, referred to as the silent question – “Is this all?” The women’s liberation movement that began in the 1960s and continued into the early 1980s, also
One season must always give way to another. It is the course of nature. We accept it, for it cannot be changed. And, similarly, so it is with mankind. Toddling childhood goes on to become swift-footed youth. Years pass, then mid-life reluctantly moves on to the mature years.
“A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job afterwards.” Gloria Steinheim, feminist. There was a time in our country when sex was regarded as special and sacred. This relationship was reserved to show intense love between a man and a woman, who
Do you remember the Bible story about Moses in the bulrushes? Moses’ mother, to protect his life from Pharaoh’s deadly law, hides him in a basket on the river. Pharaoh’s daughter finds him, and, moved with pity, rescues him. Miriam saves the day by referring her own mother
The world we live in is tossed with sorrow and confusion. Homes and families are being torn apart. Morals have degenerated. Children struggle to know their identity, and young people commit suicide or use mind-abusing drugs in a vain effort to escape the pain. Crime and war and
Indifference is often a state of mind of people who intellectually believe in God and in divine revelation. How amazing it is that any being with a mind, a conscience, and a soul can remain indifferent after he has once heard, or once professed to believe that there
Religious deceit has always been a favourite weapon of Satan, and what better way to seduce souls than by the false prophets who run about acting as agents of heaven, when they are, in fact, agents of hell. Satan employs these “double agents” for one single purpose: the
Do not think you can make holiness popular. It cannot be done. There is no such thing as holiness separate from “Christ in you,” and it is an impossibility to make Christ Jesus popular in this world. To sinners and carnal professors, the real Christ Jesus has always
Fire! Fire! Fire! God send heaven’s blazing wrath against the wicked and abominable system of corruption that has raped and enslaved the human race! For generations there has been a planned, systematic degeneration of society, orchestrated by the upper echelons of power, which has succeeded in destroying the
Winds of doctrines whistle across the religious terrain, lifting unregenerate waves to raging emulation, casting about dead leaves and branches in swirling gyrations, and bending the grasses and reeds at will. The furious gale sweeps and controls the whole world–it seems. But here is one standing still. In