Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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June 16 "Where have you come from, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant went here and there." He said to him, "Did my heart not go with you when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to take money, and to take garments, olives and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants?" — 2 Kings 5:25-26

Sin Has Consequences

Many people think they can get away with all sorts of crimes today. Perhaps they do for a while. But in the big picture, God sees, and He will one day bring it to light—whether in this life or the next. In 2 Kings 5, Gehazi ended up with Naaman's leprosy because of his greed. When David sinned, he was forgiven—yet "the sword" never left his house. Even though God forgives us for our sins when we come to Him with repentance, God... More
June 15 … Whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. — John 3:15

Belief vs. Unbelief

We have been exposed repeatedly to the humanistic thesis that belief in God is irrational and unbelief is rational. Is that true? I would like to expose it for what it really is: an unmitigated fraud, an unalloyed lie that rises right up from the father of all lies. To believe that God has made us, that there is a purpose for our lives and that we go to be with Him when we die—that is the Christian world-view. This belief leads to... More
June 14 You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. — John 8:32

Absolute Truth in a Relative World

Sadly, a majority of Americans today believe that truth and morality are relative. Even many professing Christians have fallen prey to this myth. Virtually all of our high school students have learned that there are no absolutes. You probably heard about the teacher who said to his class, "You can know nothing for certain." One student responded, "Teacher, are you sure?" He said, "I'm certain." Sometimes students don't realize that... More
June 13 And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer." — Luke 22:15

In Remembrance of Me

The Lord's Table is a memorial, but obviously it is also a supper, as it is a sacrament. It is a meal unlike any that has ever been celebrated before. How wonderful it is that we can eat with Him. Even as John laid his head upon the bosom of Christ, so we can eat with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Great Pyramid was built to honor a man to his everlasting remembrance—can you remember his name? It was the mighty Khufu. The Taj Mahal is... More
June 12 It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." — Luke 4:4

The Transforming Power of Scripture

The Bible is the greatest book in the world. In the midst of the many marvelous texts that make up the Scriptures, there are some verses that are often overlooked and seldom quoted compared to other well-known verses. These verses lie nestled away like timid little flowers. However, these timid little flowers give off a marvelous fragrance—a fragrance that, if inhaled deeply, can utterly transform your life. Sometimes I like to pick... More
June 11 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. — Proverbs 25:2

Is Christianity Unscientific?

Sometimes we hear the accusation that Christianity is unscientific. What people who make such claims don't realize is that science got its birth during the Christian era. All of the early modern scientists were Christians who believed that they were, in the words of astronomer Johannes Kepler, "thinking God's thoughts after Him." They believed that a rational God had made a rational universe, and it was the role of science to discover the... More
June 10 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be moved, let us be gracious, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. — Hebrews 12:28-29

No Fear of God in Their Eyes

Some years ago, I was on the Merv Griffin Show talking about prayer in schools. Merv asked, "What good is a couple of minutes of prayer going to do, anyway? What difference does it make?" It makes a great deal of difference whether one believes in God, and when one prays, or a class of students prays, one thing they are saying is that there is a higher authority than the state. Does that really make any difference? There have been many,... More