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Philippe, The Postmodern Evangelist

Philippe, The Postmodern Evangelist

Once there was a man named Philippe. He was a spiritual guide in an emerging community. One day he decided to go on a journey. So, he did. As he was walking along the road, focusing on the journey and not the destination, he found himself alongside the chariot of an...

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Why Should I Trust Some Tired Old Book?

Why Should I Trust Some Tired Old Book?

The most common objection made concerning the Bible is that it can’t be trusted as God’s word because it was written by men and everyone knows men make mistakes. In actuality the Bible was written through men by God. In speaking of how the Bible was written, 2 Peter 1:21 tells us, “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” The Bible writers, therefore, were not inspired as great artists or inspired to produce great art, but the word translated “inspired” means, “God-breathed.” It literally conveys the idea of God breathing out the scriptures. Man, then, was only the instrument used by God to convey His thoughts in the Bible.

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How Jesus Becomes A Fictional Character

How Jesus Becomes A Fictional Character

In a recent Steven Crowder YouTube video, Alexa, the interactive virtual assistant built into Amazon’s Echo, was asked the question, “Who is the Lord Jesus Christ?” Her answer was short and to the point: “Jesus Christ is a fictional character.”*

We may gasp at that shocking response, but the answer really shouldn’t surprise us. We live in a day and age where biblical truth is marginalized and the once-distinct line between reality and fantasy is blurred. Nowadays, a fetus isn’t a person, there are more than two genders, and Lucifer is a semi-fallen angel with a heart of gold on a successful Fox TV series.

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Cowards Of The Spiritual Battle

Cowards Of The Spiritual Battle

Are you a coward?

That’s the horrifying question I asked myself as a believer the first time I read the 21st chapter of Revelation, as recorded by the Apostle John at Patmos. It is a rich and riveting account filled with vivid promises of final victory that captures the imagination and bring the believer to his knees in contemplation of an eternity without suffering, sadness, or even death. And yet, abruptly, in the middle of that hope-filled chapter where God lovingly wipes away every tear, we are confronted with the devastating flip-side of a much different outcome.

Some people, in various states of spiritual malignancy, will be tossed into the lake of fire and sulfur. And first on the list, and perhaps foremost, are the cowards…

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Food For Thought…

The Melody Of The Christian Heart

In a musical instrument there are some keys that must be touched in order to evoke its fullest melodies; God is a wonderful organist who knows just what heart-chord to strike. In the Black Forest of Germany, a baron built a castle with two lofty towers. From one tower...

Pull Off The Artistic Scabbard

Are you afraid that preaching the gospel will not win souls? Are you despondent as to success in God’s way? Is this why you pine for clever oratory? Is this why you must have music, and architecture, and flowers and millinery? After all, is it by might and power, and...

The Spirit: In The Business Of Truth

Jesus said, "When he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. He is truth essentially in himself, and he is the one who leads the church into all truth. But what does Jesus mean by "all...

Overcoming This Present Dark World

It is the world that lies in the believer's way to heaven, and is the great impediment to our entrance there. But he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God believes therein that Jesus came from God to be the Savior of the world, and powerfully to conduct us from...

The Illustrated Sandwich…

Behold, How He Loves Us

Matthew Henry wrote, “Christ’s tender sympathy with these afflicted friends, appeared by the troubles of his spirit. In all the afflictions of believers he is afflicted. His concern for them was shown by his kind inquiry after the remains of his deceased friend. Being found in fashion as a man, he acts in the way and manner of the sons of men. It was shown by his tears.” As God’s word foretold in Isaiah 53:3, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief…”

The Light Of The World

Christ comes

 

In the RCAMS Inventory of Roxburghshire of 1956, there is a detailed description of the Scottish ruin of Melrose Abbey that notes the presence of a carved stone scroll on the magnificent south transept gable bearing this text, in Latin: “When Jesus comes, the shadow will yield and depart.” Sadly, the scroll has since disappeared, but the profound truth upon it is still etched on the heart of every believer.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” — John 8:12

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