American Religion and the American Way

American Religion and the American Way By Patrick Roberts We Americans love our religion because it allows us to pick and choose God’s goals for us. The substance of our religion is an infatuation with control, which is also the case for all lovers of religion. We suppose that we’re clever for finding new religious [...]

The Mother’s Day Miracle

By Irvin Rozier II Samuel 12. 22, 23: “And he said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I [...]

The Messiah’s Gate

By Britt Gillette In the near future, the world will witness the most awesome event in all of human history. Jesus Christ will physically return to earth in order to exact vengeance on the enemies of God. Known as the “Commander of Heaven’s Armies,” Christ will appear in sky like lightning, and every eye will [...]

Exodus 19: Before the Ten Commandments

By Jim Barringer Exodus 19 is a very interesting but often overlooked chapter. Maybe that’s inevitable, with the way it’s nestled right before one of the most-read and most-quoted chapters in the whole Old Testament, Exodus 20, which contains the Ten Commandments. Yet I don’t think that those Ten can be properly understood without …

Lessons from the Life of Gideon 5: The Sign of the Fleece

By Jim Canter BACKGROUND As a result of his encounter with the Lord, Gideon did two things: one negative, and one positive. First, he got rid of the idols; then he built a proper altar to the Lord. There is a principle illustrated here supported throughout scripture: we must not just turn AWAY from sin; [...]

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