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How does the Bible describe Hell?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Newspaper, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The devil is very sly in how he aims to redirect men, women, and children away from the need of the hour. One of his most common deceptions is to strive to convince both the unbeliever (irreligious and religious) and the true believer (Luke 22:31-32; Ephesians 6:13-17) that things are just not exactly how the Bible depicts them. He whispers that the Bible is archaic, full of errors, the source of legend and myth . . . and if you are not persuaded, he will aim to convince you that God is a hard Master (Matthew 25:24), or even worse, an...

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The Gift of Biblical Parenting

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Newspaper, Uncategorized | Comments Off

One of the most wonderful experiences that one can partake of this side of heaven is becoming a parent … especially a Christian parent! From its precious beginning when the budding father hears those unforgettable words, “Honey, I’m pregnant!” to our very last breath, parenting is one of the greatest blessings and personal awakenings one can experience this side of heaven. In regard to personal awakenings (I am referring to what each parent learns incrementally about himself or herself during every stage of their child’s...

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Are you a Biblicist or a Pragmatist?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Newspaper, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Apostle Paul once told the Corinthian Church, “I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos…that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written…” (1 Corinthians 4:6). In other words, follow our example of being Biblicists – i.e., those who aim to live their daily lives by the Word of God alone and not by the religious traditions or sincere emotions of men. But if we begin to look honestly at the modern-day evangelical church (which includes our own lives, families and churches), we must confess that Christendom is...

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Voting is your sacred duty!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Newspaper, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Dear citizen of America (and hopefully of heaven – Philippians 3:20), this Tuesday, November 8th, the citizens of Mississippi will be asked to exercise their freedom to vote. It is an historic election in that it is the first time Mississippi has had three constitutional initiatives on the ballot. At that privileged and solemn time, Mississippians will either exercise their right or simply stay at home, indifferent to the whole political process (Edmund Burke once rightly quipped, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for...

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Home-grown World Christians

Posted by on Oct 16, 2011 in Newspaper | 0 comments

The Bible commands every believer to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ to this sin-soaked world: “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). This is a command that is not to be mocked, ignored, or down-played by the church. An ambassador is a spokesman for his homeland in a foreign land. Thus, we are, and are to be, “spiritual” ambassadors for our heavenly homeland. Put another way, it is right and good for us to consider...

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The importance of reading solid books, especially, Christian biography

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Newspaper | 0 comments

The Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), once said, “Man’s reading program should be as carefully planned as his daily diet – for that is food without which he cannot grow mentally.” The Christian is commanded by God to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind, and with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Matthew 22:37). In this context, let us consider our minds and how it is peculiarly offensive to neglect using them in the service of...

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God has not left you helpless to change the course of our nation

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Newspaper | 0 comments

The Bible is replete with references to the important role families play in the extension of God’s kingdom on earth. Families make up nations and nations stand or fall before God in accordance with the daily spiritual and moral choices that their families make. Consider just a few of the many negative and positive texts that support this point:  Jeremiah 10:25 says, “Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You and on the families that do not call on Your name; For they have devoured Jacob; They have devoured him and consumed...

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Almost ten years ago…

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Newspaper | 0 comments

It’s hard to believe that by this time next week it will have been ten years since we were all reeling from the shock of the September 11th World Trade Center attacks. As if those events were not enough for our materialistic, hedonistic, and pampered post-Christian nation to stomach, we soon found ourselves in a war in Afghanistan followed by a showdown with the Iraqi regime and its despotic dictator, Saddam Hussein. In due time, we invaded Iraq and experienced a resounding victory. Eight months later — after massive humanitarian aid,...

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Our Postmodern Age

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Newspaper | 0 comments

Question: What do jellyfish, Hollywood movie facades, paralyzed human bodies, and our present godless age each lack? Answer: They all are without an infrastructure. The Oxford dictionary defines an infrastructure as the basic structural foundation of a society or enterprise; a substructure or foundation. Thus, our four examples above lack respectively a spine, a comprehensive structure, a functional skeletal system, and an adherence to moral absolutes and objective realities. Because it scoffs at a moral infrastructure, our postmodern age...

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