May 31, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Years ago, during a Wednesday night prayer meeting, I asked everyone to name their favorite book of the Bible. I’ve never forgotten one lady’s response: “The book of Lamentations.” I’d never heard anyone prior to that evening, nor have I heard anyone since, pick Lamentations as their favorite book of the Bible. However, I’ve come to a far greater appreciation of Lamentations since then; so much so that I would no longer be so surprised to hear it cited by someone as their most cherished portion of Scripture.
The book of Lamentations gets its name from the first word in the book. Although its initial Hebrew word means “lament” or “dirges,” it can be translated “............
May 30, 2022 @ 6:30 AM
Memorial Day was originally established to remember all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Unfortunately, we tend to soon forget those whose past sacrifice has made possible our present freedom. As tragic as this is, it is arguably more tragic for us to no longer remember the reason for which they died. This greater tragedy is put to verse in John McCrae’s famous poem: In Flanders Field.
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
May 28, 2022 @ 12:00 PM
Here’s an interesting story from history. Granted, it has never been proved nor disproved. Still, according to Eusebius, an early church historian, as well as to Tertullian, an early Church Father, Tiberius Caesar, after receiving a letter from Pontius Pilate, informing him of the reports of Christ’s miraculous life, death, and resurrection, proposed to the Roman Senate that Christ be deified. Now, there is no evidence to substantiate nor any suggestion on my part that Tiberius Caesar was a Christian, far from it, all of the evidence suggest otherwise. Still, according to Eusebius and Tertullian, Tiberius did propose to the Roman Senate, which alone had the power to add a god to the Roman Pantheon, that Christ be added. The ............
May 16, 2022 @ 6:15 AM
Why do the critics of the Christian faith always concentrate their efforts on trying to destroy the credibility of the Bible, in particularly the credibility of the Bible’s prophetic texts? Is it not because prophecy attests to the Bible’s utter reliability and absolute truthfulness? Think about it; Christianity’s critics may attempt to explain away: (1) Israel’s miraculous crossing of the Red Sea as a mere wading through the shallow waters of the Reed Sea (2) The manna in the wilderness as a common sap that oozed from a desert plant (3) The fire that fell on Elijah’s Mount Carmel sacrifice as a chance bolt of lightening (4) The resurrection of our Lord as nothing more than the hallucinations of His disciples, .........
May 15, 2022 @ 6:30 AM
Prophecy is history prewritten. It is the heralding of what will happen before it happens. The biblical prophets were both forth-tellers and foretellers. First, they were forth-tellers. They spoke forth or preached God’s Word or message to the people of their own day and time. Second, they were foretellers. They foretold or predicted the future for those who would live in subsequent days and times. It is safe to say, therefore, that the biblical prophet possessed both insight and foresight.
According to Deuteronomy 18:19-22, the true test of a prophet was whether or not his predictions came true. If they did, he was a true prophet of God. He served as God’s mouthpiece, a spokesman for God whose mouth had been filled by .........
May 4, 2022 @ 8:30 AM
God recently broke my heart when He revealed to me that most contemporary churches are little Towers of Babel. They are monuments men build to themselves where the carnal gather together to make a name for themselves (Genesis 11:1-9). They are not real churches where Christians gather together to magnify the name of Christ. For instance, today's churchgoers often boast about and glory in their "church," but seldom boast about the cross or glory in Christ (Galatians 6:14). They brag about their church's magnificent edifice, their pastor's eloquence, their entertaining church services, or their amusement park like children's program, but seldom speak a word about their Savior.
Like our contemporary ............