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The Exaltation of Knowledge

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, (2 Peter 1:5 NASB)   Knowledge without moral excellence is a train ride to disaster.   I was a public school teacher for many years. On the walls of the hallways in one of the […]

Vain Idols

Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. (Jonah 2: 8 ESV)   Vain idols always lie to us. They tell us that we know better than God what is best for us.   Early in my missionary career, I was working in Hawaii. I was doing what I wanted and […]

Waiting for the Return of Christ

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” (Acts 1:11 NASB)   In numerous places in the Old and New Testament, it is prophesied that Jesus Christ will […]

The Me Generation

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire: and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods nor worship […]

A Captive to the Word of God

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.  I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. (Psalms 119:15-16 NKJV) We note October 31 as Halloween, but on the last day of October, Protestants celebrate what is known as Reformation Day.   On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed […]

Our Sins, Gone and Forgotten

Then God made you alive with Christ. He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s Cross. In this way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the […]

The Covenant of Forgiveness

and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. Matthew 6:12 NLT When we pray this part of the Lord’s Prayer, we enter into a covenant with God. When you break a covenant, there are always consequences. First, this verse is not referring to salvation. The Bible clearly states that […]