Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
July 4 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. — Psalms 33:12

Christian Heritage of America

John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States, said: "The highest glory of the American Revolution was ______." What? It secured our independence from England? It got rid of the Stamp Tax? The Tea Tax? It dissolved our bonds with Parliament and the king? No. What was the highest glory of the American Revolution? Listen well to what President John Quincy Adams said: "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it... More
July 3 If the foundations are broken, what can the righteous do? — Psalms 11:3

"Duty is Ours"

All nations that have ever existed have either been founded upon some theistic or anti-theistic principle. This is true whether we think of the Hinduism of India, the Confucianism of China, the Mohammedanism of Saudi Arabia, or the Atheism of the former Soviet Union. If we know our history, we know that America was a nation founded upon Christ and His Word. Those foundations, indeed, are crumbling in our time. There are those in our country... More
July 2 Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, because He at all times lives to make intercession for them. — Hebrews 7:25

At the Right Hand of the Father

The Apostles' Creed declares that Jesus "sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty." What does that mean? It indicates a completion of His work of atonement and the beginning of His work of intercession. Hebrews 10:11–12 tells us that every priest stands daily ministering and offering sacrifices that can never take away sins. But Jesus, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.... More
July 1 Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart departs from the LORD." — Jeremiah 17:5

The Threat of Humanism

For every effect, there must be a sufficient cause. What is the reason, the etiology, of this disease, which is eating away at the very core of America? There is, without question, an absolutely new philosophy, a philosophy of secularism, of humanism—or, as it is called, "secular humanism." This philosophy has taken over the educational elite of this country and if they have their way, it will be imposed upon virtually every teacher,... More
June 30 And whoever compels you to go a mile, go with him two. — Matthew 5:41

The Second Mile

Centuries before Christ, Cyrus the Great was a mighty monarch of the Persian Empire, which stretched from one end to the other of the known inhabited world. He invented the first national postal system, probably because the decrees of the king of the Medes and the Persians were inviolable and could not be changed, so it was important that the people heard about it when the king made a decree. In the process of putting that huge postal service... More
June 29 One thing I have asked from the LORD … to see the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. — Psalm 27:4

God and the Arts

Christianity has been a great patron of the arts—from paintings to music to the great cathedrals. Now there are those who have supposed that the second commandment against graven images forbids the use of visual arts altogether. However, God also gave all of the instructions for the building of the tabernacle, and in that tabernacle were all manner of visual arts. On the veil that separated the holy place from the Holy of Holies there... More
June 28 … according to your days, so shall be your strength. — Deuteronomy 33:25

Available for God

What is the greatest ability we can have when it comes to serving God? Is it the ability to preach great sermons and lead thousands to Christ? Is it the ability to cross the ocean and serve in some great missionary enterprise? Is it the ability to stay home and rear children in the Christian faith? All of these things are important and have their place. I believe, however, that the greatest ability that the Christian needs is avail... More