Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
August 21 For the LORD is the God of knowledge … — 1 Samuel 2:3

The Bible and Education

If we are to secure the well-being of our children and the generation to come, we must teach them the Scriptures. The very reason education for the masses was created in the first place was so that people could read the Bible for themselves. I think we need to take more seriously what the Bible says when it tells us that we, as parents, are to train up a child in the way he should go. We need to consider Christian education, beginning in... More
August 20 The words of the wise are like goads, and the collected sayings are like firmly embedded nails, given by one shepherd. — Ecclesiastes 12:11

The Dumbing Down of Our Schools

One scholar pointed out that in our public school system in America, we have been dropping one month per year academically ever since around the time they threw prayer out of the schools. It is interesting to look at tests that were given to students fifty or eighty years ago and see that many of today's college graduates couldn't pass a high school entrance examination given in 1900. Many college graduates today could not read McGuffey's... More
August 19 with the pure You show Yourself pure; but with the perverse You show Yourself shrewd. — 2 Samuel 22:27

Unbelieving Scholars

Dr. Maurice Roberts, minister of the Church of Scotland once said about unbelieving scholars: Till their eyes are opened by faith [the critics] will go on with the age-old mischief of cutting the Jesus of the Gospels down to a size they can cope with. They grace their [so-called] science with the title of "scholarship"; in reality it is nothing but hatred of Christ's authority and Godhead [emphasis mine] … . The Higher Critics and... More
August 18 … making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Himself, as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Christ, which are in heaven and on earth. — Ephesians 1:9-10

The Central Figure of History

The entire history of mankind before the advent of Jesus can be seen as nothing other than a preparation for His coming into the world. All history since His coming has simply been the unfolding of the progress of His Spirit in the hearts of men and the establishment of His Kingdom in the world. Jesus Christ is the center of all history. All others are coming and going, while Christ remains. His Kingdom is grown, and He is the ultimate... More
August 17 … but became futile in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. — Romans 1:21

When Nothing Makes Sense

One of the consequences of modern unbelief and the failure of rationalism is that modern man has been plunged into an irrational worldview that now dominates the culture all about us. This can be seen very clearly in the development of painting. If you go from Rembrandt, for example, to modern times and to Cezanne, the cubists and all other forms of modern art you will find that paintings become more and more incomprehensible. How many... More
August 16 He is the Rock; His work is perfect; for all His ways are just. He is a God of faithfulness and without injustice; righteous and upright is He. — Deuteronomy 32:4

Let God be true

It doesn't matter if everyone in the world joins hands and votes unanimously that God's truth is false—it still remains true. It remains true whether I believe in it or I don't believe it. Whether you accept it or you reject it does not alter the fact that God's truth does exist and never changes. Over against the relativism of our time, I think we need desperately to reassert what Jesus Christ said. "You shall know the truth, and the... More
August 15 … the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

A Trinity of Comfort

Many people are desperately in need of comfort. They may be experiencing financial pressure, homelessness, physical suffering, sorrow over a handicapped child, bereavement, disgrace due to sin, a life of loneliness, the aftermath of an abortion, fear and uncertainty, marital breakup, weariness of the flesh, a besetting temptation, a family suicide, the death of a spouse, a shattering divorce, or grief over a prodigal child. The list goes on... More