Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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April 21 Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." — Isaiah 6:8

"Flame of God"

In 1956, five American missionaries were killed in the jungles of Ecuador by fierce Indians. One of them was Jim Elliot, who famously said, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." In his senior year at Wheaton College, Elliot wrote some words in his diary, which I recall reading and being awestruck that any college senior could write such words: "[God] makes ‘His ministers a flame of fire.' Am... More
April 20 See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, and death and disaster. What I am commanding you today is to love the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments … — Deuteronomy 30:15-16

Life or Death

God has set before us the "maker's manual." If you obey the commandments, you will do well. If you don't, you will destroy yourself. The commandments are basically simple, but they are not easy. If we seek to live a godly life, we can only do this by His power and by His grace. Human success or failure in this life is largely dependent upon the requisite yielding of ourselves in obedience to the commandments of God. It is not some great... More
April 19 Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life." — John 8:12

Claims of Christ

Jesus made extraordinary claims about Himself. For example, He declared, "I am the light of the world." What a profound statement to issue forth from the lips of any man. If anyone were to make a statement like that today, we would suppose that either he was the world's greatest egomaniac or he was completely deranged. The astounding thing is that we receive such words as these—"I am the light of the world … I am the good... More
April 18 The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression … — Numbers 14:18

Justice and Mercy

We want justice. We want everything to be fair. God is a just God, and we tend to know deep down what is right. In God's justice, He will by no means clear the guilty. Because He is a just God, He must punish evil. We have all fallen short and what we need is not justice, but mercy. So Christianity is beyond fair. God does not treat us as we deserve. He is a God of mercy. Justice would not be good for us. Christianity is not just. Christ... More
April 17 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all. — Psalm 103:19

Christ the King

Jesus is the Lord of heaven and earth. He is not just the future ruler, but His reign began (though not in its fullness) with His death and resurrection. His kingdom is ever expanding over the hearts and minds of men. He is the conquering King. When Jesus began the battle, the Captain of the well-fought fight was minus an army, yet every enemy He slew was revived and enlisted into the army of the King. As the King travels across the world,... More
April 16 Let God be true but every man a liar. — Romans 3:4

Humanistic Religion

The humanistic religion, which is the foundation of our recent legal revolution, is based upon evolutionary theory. It holds that man has evolved from inanimate matter and exists in a universe without God and is therefore responsible for developing his own laws, which are not in any way answerable to a supreme being. As a result our laws have become more man-centered and godless. It is interesting that for almost 2,000 years, much of... More
April 15 Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God's. — Mark 12:17

Theft by Any Other Name

'A kleptomaniac,' said Henry Morgan, 'is a person who helps himself because he can't help him­self'—or so they claim. It seems like a lot of people today seem to 'not be able to help themselves' to all sorts of things. Consider some ways of breaking the eighth commandment, 'thou shalt not steal': Failure to pay taxes or over-taxation on the part of an over-reaching government; Shoplifting; Slum lording; Cheating for grades in... More