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A Great Recovery is Needed

Across our nation and around the world, masses of believers are praying for revival, spiritual renewal, and reformation. The little prefix "re" in all the aforementioned words, means "back to the original place". If we go back to the original place, what will church look like? At the height of the Cold War, Billy Graham visited Russia to meet with their political and reli...

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Universal Reconciliation

A blog post by David Shibley this morning, stated, "Today, we're battling a surge of teaching espousing universalism. This is the belief that all people will eventually be saved. And this teaching is never a friend to evangelism or missions. Instead of a loving yet firm rebuttal (which, I pray, this post will be), there is an eerie silence, even among many staunchly evange...

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Jesus' Family Portrait for Christmas

The biblical account of the First Advent of Christ begins with a look at Jesus' Family Portrait. And in His family tree the real meaning of Christmas is revealed. There aren't very many bright lights on this family tree, and you'll find a whole lot of knots and kinks in the line! However, it's a tree of grace and glory because it presents Jesus as the Rightful Sovereign a...

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Birthday Thoughts

On this my 74th birthday, I've had several thoughts occupy my attention today, none more sobering than that of "TIME". Where has it gone so quickly? It's obvious that I have far more time behind me than I do in front of me. With the average life expectancy of men around 78 years, I wonder if I'll just be "average"? We are the most time-conscience people in history. We ha...

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Reformation Sunday!

This Sunday, October 31, will mark the 504th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Philip Schaff, a noted church historian, writes: "The Reformation of the sixteenth century is, next to the introduction of Christianity, the greatest event in history.The Reformation was, at its heart, a recovery of the true gospel of Jesus Christ, and this restoration had an unparalle...

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When Faith is Low and Unbelief is High!

Mark 9:19, "He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me." To whom is Jesus calling the "faithless generation"? Amazingly it's his disciples. Although they were not altogether destitute of faith, their faith was very low and their unbelief was high. At this point in their walk with Jesus, ...

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Happiness- Heaven's Serious Business!

In his excellent book, Happiness, Randy Alcorn writes, "Among Christ followers, happiness was once a positive, desirable word." He then notes, "Only in recent times have happiness and joy been set in contrast with each other." Alcorn adds, "I believe this is biblically and historically ungrounded and has significant downsides " After reading and rereading Alcorn's book, H...

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The 'Flying Away' Blues!

Vast numbers of Christians are living full of fear at what they see happening around the world in general, and in America in particular. They have all the symptoms of what I call, "The Fly Away Blues!" The national anthem of this group is, "Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away." Numerous conspiracy theories have spread on social media, particularly on TikTok...

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The Besetting Sin of the Church in the 21st Century

Hugh Welchel asserts that the theology that divided the Church into the spiritual (or sacred) and the secular could be "called the besetting (or troubling) sin of the church in the 21st century." I agree. This divide is responsible for the creation of two gigantic problems in the Church that automatically spills over into culture: 1.) The massive reduction of the workforc...

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No Mixed Drinking Allowed!

You probably have rightly assumed that I'm not referring to the way one drinks alcohol. The title means that the gospel must be imbibed straight, with nothing mixed in with it. The gospel of God is unique. It won't mix or blend with any other religious system in any measure. You cannot mix the gospel with Roman Catholic or Orthodox sacramentalism.You cannot mix the gospel ...

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