Tag Archive: Bible

Mar 22 2013

Does God decide who is going to live and who will die?

Does God decide who lives and who dies from illness, accident, or wartime battle? Five veterans of the Iraq War, profiled in USA Weekend recently, have no doubt. Having faced situations where by all logic they should have died, they are agreed that “God had decided it wasn’t my time.” A missionary friend survived a …

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Mar 18 2013

What is the definition of a Christian?

If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? I’ve heard ministers asked this soul-searching question during sermons encouraging Christians to live out what they profess to believe. Iranian Pastor Yousef Nakarkhani knows firsthand the answer to that question. According to news articles, in 2009 the Christian pastor …

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Jul 02 2012

Be careful of your witness

By James J. Jackson The framers of the U.S. Constitution believed that certain rights are bestowed-not by the Constitution or by man-made laws, but, rather, by God, and that those rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. From that declaration, people have fought to expand that definition, to include rights in the list …

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Jun 18 2012

Partaking of fiction with a Biblical worldview

By: Shaunna Howat Numerous parents over the past two decades have approached me with grave concerns over what their children are reading. Their concerns are wide-ranging and unpredictable.   Some say that their children should only read specifically Christian literature; anything else would be too much of the world. In fact, I taught for a …

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Apr 17 2012

A “Christian view” of immigration?

By: William Cripe Sr. A “Christian view” of immigration is challenging.  I openly confess, sometimes my “Americanism” clouds my Christianity. Since the Scriptures tell the story of a nation whose very history is one of divinely directed immigration, the issue might seem pretty straightforward.  In reality, the Bible does not deal with it directly. By …

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Apr 10 2012

Beware of the icebergs on life’s journey

By Greg Asimakoupoulos This weekend marks the one hundredth anniversary of the day that most famous of all ships carried 1,522 people to their watery graves. Did you know that the Titanic was three football fields long? She was eleven stories tall and ninety-two feet wide. The infamous ship tipped the scales at 46,000 tons. …

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Mar 06 2012

God never promised life would be fair

By William E. Cripe, Sr. Tim was a warrior.  He joined the Marines about four years ago and was excited about serving his country.  Why the Marines?  Because he wanted to be where the action was; he wanted to make a difference; he wanted to count. Tim finished training and shipped off to Iraq.  He …

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Jan 05 2012

In defense of capitalism

By Tom Flannery “Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it.” That well-known adage may end up being America’s epitaph, if we continue along the road we’re on from a capitalist to a socialist system.  It is a road to nowhere. The socialist experiment was actually undertaken by the Pilgrims when they …

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