The words left a deep impression on Matthew. Perhaps it was the way His eyes had pierced the disciples’ as He spoke. Or possibly, it was the deep conviction that could be felt in Jesus’ voice. Regardless, years had passed since the words were spoken and yet Matthew could still hear them distinctly. “I will
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
What is the true Christian position on homosexuality? We say “true position” because there are different ways which those with a supposed Christian world view have responded to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Some “Christians” rant with offensive labels against homosexuals, many of whom lead wicked
Approximately two millennia have passed since God-incarnate ascended from this earth to be seated at the right hand of the Father. The messengers in white apparel proclaimed the wonderful tidings: “Jesus … shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:10–11).
Our world has changed–drastically. It is because a dragon, once bound, has been loosed in this end time, just as biblical prophecies declared. According to Bible prophecies, the coming of the Lord will be preceded by certain signs. One such sign clearly indicating the imminence of His return
Christians are to be guided by Bible admonitions, yet many are guilty of the habitual use of expressions the dictionary terms as minced oaths. These are taken from the New Century dictionary. “Gosh, golly” are softened and euphemistic forms for God. “Gee” is a minced form for Jesus.
The true minister, convinced, both by revelation and experience, that Jesus Christ alone is able to recover diseased souls, employs every effort to bring sinners into the presence of this heavenly Physician, that they may obtain of Him spiritual health and salvation. He is fully persuaded that he
After a brief reminder touching some of Israel’s history, the prophet Hosea summarizes chapter twelve by highlighting both the value and necessity of the prophet in the deliverance and preservation of a people. In this place, it is the people of Israel and the prophet Moses. While Moses
Let us endeavour to realize the majesty and terror of the universal alarm on the final Judgment Day. When the dead are sleeping in the silent grave; when the living are thoughtless and unapprehensive of the grand event, or intent on other pursuits; some of them asleep in
Oh, the joy and privilege of knowing God! How could mortal man be more blessed? Enoch walked with God, and so sweet was their walk that God took him (Gen. 5:24)! Yet before this glorious translation, God revealed to this beloved friend–though but the seventh from Adam–things concerning
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matt. 1:21. So simple, yet so far-reaching in their message were these words spoken by the angel to Joseph regarding the birth of God’s own
Where are the leaders—political or religious—with backbone today? Where are the men and women with moral convictions? While the nations are being pressured to succumb to the demands of a liberal, ungodly minority, one has to wonder. The extremely aggressive homosexual movement is piping and the nations are
We still believe in a literal hell. Hell–a place of everlasting punishment with eternal, burning flame. Although it isn’t fashionable to believe such in our “enlightened” age, we still do. The Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists have robbed hell of its eternal aspects through their concepts of
No hearse, no body, and no entourage to a cemetery. The remains have been cremated. The ashes have been mixed with cement and made into an artificial reef, which is then placed in the sea. One such “cemetery” is Neptune off the coast of Florida. Corals and other
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” Romans 1:18. Yes, heaven is the source of wrath. It is a place of peace and joy, but these exist only on the basis of righteousness,
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.” John 3:7. The world in which we live is becoming more wicked with each new day. Threats of terrorism control the news headlines. Teenagers are killing their classmates and peers. Regard for the well-being of others