Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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October 18 Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him or give thanks to Him as God, but became futile in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. — Romans 1:21

The Existence of God

Is there a God or is there not? That question eclipses all other questions that men might ask. Should you feel that this statement is merely the opinion of a theologian or minister, let me give it to you from another source. Dr. Mortimer Adler, former professor at the University of Chicago and the associate editor of that massive set of volumes entitled, The Great Books of the Western World —60 volumes of the greatest writings of the... More
October 17 One thing I have asked from the Lord, that will I seek after—for me to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to see the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. — Psalm 27:4

Satisfying the Human Heart

Every one of us longs for something. Every one of us has something that he desires, dreams about, hungers after, and thirsts for. I don't know what that might be in your life. Perhaps it is fame, fortune, wealth, ease, recreation. But I know this: no unbeliever pants after God. His soul does not thirst for the living God. It is God—and nothing else—who can fill the emptiness in the human heart. This hunger for God alone is like... More
October 16 … He predestined us to adoption as sons to Himself through Jesus Christ according to the good pleasure of His will, — Ephesians 1:5

Predestination

God sovereignly controls and ordains all things that come to pass, from the greatest star to the smallest atom. He has done this in such a way as to leave a certain natural liberty to men. They are free to do as they please, and yet they always do that which God has eternally ordained. We find that we cannot understand this, for there are some things that are beyond our feeble comprehension—e.g., man's free will and God's eternal... More
October 15 for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. — Exodus 34:14

Is God Jealous?

What does it mean that God is a jealous God? When we use the word "jealous" in reference to other people, it almost always has a negative connotation, but not so with God. God is not jealous of us, He is not jealous of some other god, because there is no other god—merely figments of somebody's imagination. He is jealous for our good in the same way that every father and mother here is jealous for their children. Hopefully no one... More
October 14 For the word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12

The Mighty Word of God

One of the canons of multicultural America is that no culture is better or worse than any other. That is why there is very little acknowledgement of the unspeakable horrors, cannibalism among them, practiced by pagan peoples. This raises the question: how have formerly barbarous cultures been raised to civilization? Well, there is nothing in the annals of history that compares to what the World of God has done to civilize barbaric peoples.... More
October 13 … and be sure your sin will find you out. — Numbers 32:23

Sinning with Impunity?

Sometimes Christians mistakenly think that if we sin, we can somehow escape the penalty for sin because of the forgiveness Christ purchased for us on the Cross. We may be forgiven, but we may also still face the consequences of those sins. David's sin with Bathsheba negatively impacted his family. His son Absalom rebelled and attempted to stage a coup against David. In that rebellion, Absalom was killed. When news was brought to the king... More
October 12 Surely you shall call a nation that you do not know, and nations that did not know you shall run to you because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you. Seek the Lord while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near. — Isaiah 55:5-6

Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus is a somewhat unappreciated hero today. Nonetheless, his accomplishment in history was huge. He himself said, "It was the Lord who put it into my mind to sail to the Indies. The fact that the Gospel must be preached to so many lands—that is what convinced me. Charting the seas is but a necessary requisite for the fulfillment of the Great Commission of our glorious Savior." He attempted great things for God, and he... More
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