Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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September 26 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. — 1 Corinthians 15:42-43

"Everlasting Splendors"

These verses from Paul describe what we have to look forward to when we die—a glorious new body. This body will be more ours than the one we have now, because it will be the perfect body we were always meant to have. We will finally be as God envisioned us in creation before the fall. C. S. Lewis noted, "You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as... More
September 25 It is more blessed to give than to receive. — Acts 20:35

The Blessings of Giving

There are in the Scripture some 72 different passages which deal with giving, and of those, some 48 passages describe the distinct and open promises of the special blessings of God upon those who give. I believe that the motive for giving should be gratitude to God for what He has already given to us. We should give for the purpose of advancing His glory and His kingdom in the world. The additional blessings He pours out upon us are simply... More
September 24 Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. — Psalm 119:89

No Ultimate Conflict

No book has been attacked over the past 200 years like the Bible. Many scholars have joined the savage attack, which continues in our day unabated. Yet the Bible is correct, and critical scholars are proven wrong again and again. (If there are certain unanswered questions about the Scriptures, give it time—the Bible will be vindicated eventually). Just because someone is a scholar doesn't mean he or she is correct. Often they are not.... More
September 23 O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done. — Matthew 26:42

Thy Will Be Done

In his agonized prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, we see the total submission of Christ to the Father. We see a struggle between life and death, a cosmic struggle with millions of souls in the balance. The victory was in submission. This short little prayer, "Your will be done" has been called "the prayer that never fails." God always honors and answers this prayer. Throughout our life, we need to pray it many times as we again and again... More
September 22 Do not fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. — Matthew 10:28

Fear of God

The Scriptures admonish us to fear God and keep His commandments. Jesus tells us to fear God who has the power to cast people into hell. "The fear of the Lord" does not mean a slavish dread of Him. Rather, it is a reverential awe of God that should be part of every true believer's faith in the living God. We believe in the Great, in the Mighty, in the Terrible, in the August, in the All-powerful God of this universe. In a very real sense,... More
September 21 Then the presidents and officials sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. — Daniel 6:4

Faultfinding

Several Babylonian officials were on a fault-finding mission, to bring Daniel down. They found nothing. People love to find faults in others, especially in people who are in the Church. We Christians should be blameless ourselves, nor should we find fault in others. Sad to say, very few people are in Daniel’s league. We are told not to judge others and not to point out their faults. That should be left to the Lord. Every commandment... More
September 20 Teach me Your statutes. Make me to understand the way of Your precepts; then I shall contemplate on Your wondrous works. — Psalm 119:26-27

With All Your Mind

The idea is repeatedly and almost constantly put forth by the secular media in all of its forms that belief in God and in the Christian faith is somehow irrational, obscurantist, and un-intellectual. By contrast, it is held that unbelief in God and the Christian faith is the rational, enlightened, and intelligent view of life. Though the thesis is hardly ever set forth as clearly and precisely as that, it very subtly seeps into the mindset of... More
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