Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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June 27 … Always be ready to give an answer to every man who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, with gentleness and fear. — 1 Peter 3:15

Defender of the Faith

Some years ago, I heard Dr. Somebody-or-Other taking calls from Christians on a radio show. They were calling in and challenging him on various things, and he was chewing them up and spitting them out. Not one Christian could answer any question he asked them. They would explain why they believe with statements like, "Well, because I've got it down in my heart." This atheist answered, "Well, I don't have it down in my heart, and I don't... More
June 26 Enter at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who are going through it, because small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. — Matthew 7:13-14

The Strait and Narrow

We live in a time when the majority report is virtually always ungodly, unchristian, immoral, and defeatist. We hear it all the time. It blares at us from our radios, our television, our newspapers, and magazines. The majority report is ever before us, which is: Forget about what God has said. Forget about Him altogether. This is the "popular" way. Sometimes we have agreed with the majority and said, "Yes, God's way is too hard."... More
June 25 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. — Genesis 1:27

An Anthropic World

The 500th anniversary of Copernicus' birth was celebrated in 1973. Copernicus showed that the earth was not at the center of the universe, a scientific finding used to displace the earth and man from their presumed place of central importance in the cosmos. In celebrating the Copernican revolution, his followers were celebrating the demise of man and, more importantly, the demise of God. However, at the celebration Brandon Carter, a highly... More
June 24 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. — Proverbs 16:32

Anger Management

When it comes to anger, someone has said that people tend to be of two different types. There are those who blow up and there are those who clam up. Some people do both. Paul deals with that in Ephesians 4:26. He says, " Be angry but do not sin ." There is such a thing as righteous anger but the sin related to anger is when this bursts forth in all sorts of vicious speech. When we rail against another person, give place to malice, explode,... More
June 23 Who is He—this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. — Psalm 24:10

An Absolute God

What exactly are absolutes? If you were to check the word "absolute" in Webster's Dictionary, you would discover that "absolute" comes from the two Latin words ab ("from") and solvere ("to set free") from which we also get the word dissolve. So absolute means "to be set free." But set free from what? It means to be set free from imperfection. To be pure. It means to free from any admixture. It is perfect. It means to be free from... More
June 22 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. — 1 John 4:10

Propitiation

God's forgiveness is astounding. I hope that you realize that all of your sins are wiped away by a God who cannot forget anything because He is omniscient and knows all things. One of the great mysteries of the Scriptures, a paradox indeed, is that He has said, He will cast all our sins " into the depths of the sea " (Micah 7:19) and He will remember them no more (see Jeremiah 31:34). In Christ we have the assurance that all of our sin has... More
June 21 Rejoice always. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Rejoice in All Circumstances

Trouble comes to us all, saved or unsaved. But people react differently. We know that the same sun that bakes bricks melts butter. Adversity causes some people to become embittered and hardened, to become hateful toward God and man. Others it sweetens and softens and enriches. The world finds it very, very strange that even in the midst of the most painful circumstances, there can be rejoicing. In fact, Paul tells us that we can be... More