A decade and a half before Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971, Billy Graham was in Boston to deliver a memorial address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The year was 1955, and he had just finished visiting many U.S. military installations in Europe. Below is an excerpt of his timeless message, which … Continue reading Freedom is Worth the Sacrifice: Billy Graham’s Memorial Address to Veterans
In the modern world, the word complacent is often used as a synonym for indifference, or smugness. The term can properly mean, “to be delighted in”, or, "to be well pleased with". From this can come the idea of someone becoming indifferent, self-satisfied, smug, or lack of worry or caution. Theologically, the complacent love of … Continue reading A Love that is Well Pleased
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping
There is a beautiful word that has been stripped of its meaning. It is the word love. The term is used widely, and loosely. People say, “I love maple syrup.” “I love cherry pie.” “I love my dog.” “I love the Steelers.” “I love my wife.” One term will fit all. The force of the … Continue reading God is Love
From the benevolence of God, and based on the longsuffering of God with sinner, the doctrine of Universalism has emerged to declare that a loving God will save everyone. A benevolent God will not send anyone to so terrible a place as Hell. Dr. J. W. HANSON, 1888 explains the reasoning of the Universalist. … Continue reading A Transcendent Ethic for the Church
The Hebrew word for “forehead” is mesah, to “shine.” It was the social practice for women of high character to veil the face in public. For this reason, Rebekah took a veil and covered herself when she saw Isaac coming her way. “And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted … Continue reading Who Has Marked Your Forehead?
“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day” (Heb. 3:13). From Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News USA TODAY March 31, 2020, 10:26 PM EDT JUPITER, Fla. ― Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has refused to issue a statewide “stay-at-home” order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus because the disease has not … Continue reading Pastors in Florida, Please Find a Way to be With the People