“Honor all men” (1 Peter 2:17) There is a word that all Christians ought to hold dear. It is a word that can change lives, revitalize churches, transform marriages, and remake the world. The word is honor. To show honor means to render to someone, or something, esteem and respect. We show honor to the … Continue reading Do the People We Know Feel Honored?
In the world, year after year, nations go to war because, fundamentally, there is a clash of ideas. A review of history reveals some superficial reasons why wars are started. The Revolutionary War began with “the shot heard round the world” when a Minuteman fired on British soldiers on April 19, 1775 at the battles … Continue reading When Ideas Clash
One of the all-time greats in baseball was Babe Ruth. His bat had the power of a cannon, and his record of 714 home runs remained unbroken until Hank Aaron came along. The Babe was the idol of sports fans, but in time age took its toll, and his popularity began to wane. Finally the … Continue reading The Loyal Love of God
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." --Psalm 33:21 THEY PAID THE PRICE by Paul Harvey, News and Commentary July 4, 1974 Americans, you know the 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence that first 4 of July—you know they were … Continue reading A Document Many Nations Desire: The Declaration of Independence
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
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
Queen Victoria was dead, and the date for the coronation of her eldest son, Edward, had been set for April 1902. In all the announcements which were sent out, two little letters were omitted—D. V.—Deo Volente: “God willing”. Plans were made and all arrangements completed for the most imposing celebrations that England had ever witnessed. … Continue reading Deo Volente – God Willing