“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”—Psalm 33:12 It was midnight, July 1, 1776, as Caesar Rodney rode hard in the rain, splashing through the mud on his way to Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress was meeting. Despite the harsh weather and his own physical pain from a cancerous facial tumor, Rodney … Continue reading This is My Country
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers… and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”—Revelation 21:8 Los Angeles Times May 19, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT. “The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was … Continue reading Jane Roe: Many More Babies to Murder
“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
Conservative theologians distinguish among three categories of love, as far as they relate to the character of God: God’s Benevolent Love, God’s Beneficent Love, and God’s Complacent Love. Regarding God’s love of benevolence, the prefix, bene, means “good” or, “well.” There is the “benediction” at the end of the service, a “good saying”, whereby the … Continue reading God’s Benevolent Love
There are many passages in the Bible that are precious and comforting. They are designed to bring hope and encouragement to God’s people, and to help those who need to be lifted up. Psalm 23 comes to mind. There are other passages in the Bible which are disturbing. Dr. R. C. Sproul said that the … Continue reading The Exceeding Stubbornness of Sin
To speak about what God hates is a difficult subject, because the love of God is more preferred. There is majesty, beauty, and hope to the idea of God’s love. The words of John 3:16 and following immediately come to mind. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that … Continue reading What God Hates