R EPROBATION, as a Christian doctrine, is when a sinner’s heart is so hardened they feel no remorse for what is vile and unnatural. The English word reprobate comes from the Latin reprobatus (“reproved” or “condemned”), which is the opposite ...

How did you become a Christian? In 1969, Ruth Anderson and Kathy Stafford knocked on our door. They were two ladies involved in the bus ministry, and they asked my sister and me if we would like to go to ...

B AAL. He appears throughout Scripture, in one form or another, 130 times, and is the constant enemy of God’s people. Something about Baal intrigued God’s people, and he was a constant thorn in their side. For one reason or ...

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T HERE IS BEAUTY and power in the ability to express eternal truths in a way that is familiar and common. However, what is familiar to one person may be foreign to another; and what is common to some may ...

J AMES JESUS ANGLETON, the founding director of the CIA, once called espionage a “wilderness of mirrors.” If that is true of spy work, it is no less true of Christian race relations today. During June 2020, many major U.S. ...

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F ROM COMPETITIVE SHOWS such as American Idol and Survivor to life-under-the-lens shows such as Hoarders, there are hundreds of reality programs on television. The problem with such programming is, for the majority of us, this is not reality. Most ...

I WAS BROKEN. I remember the very moment I started to come to the end of myself. I say “started” because the journey through the most sorrow-filled and spiritually dry season of my life began in this moment in 1994. ...

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O N THE ROLLING HILLS overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the little village of Capernaum, Jesus stood among a growing crowd and delivered His greatest message. Probably taking no more than 20 minutes, Jesus delivered His “Sermon on the ...

O UR WORLD IS increasingly uncomfortable with objective truth. Relativism and subjectivity attempt to redefine ourselves and our surroundings on the basis of our fallen viewpoints. Yet science is stubbornly objective. It doesn’t matter whether or not you feel it—the ...

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R ECENTLY, MORE THAN 60 Evangelical leaders released a statement addressing artificial intelligence. The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) spent nine  months working on “Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles”—a document designed to equip the ...

T HESE SIX THINGS doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination to him” (Proverbs 6:16). God does not discriminate between evils, but in Proverbs 6:16-19, He points out seven prevalent evils. Let’s consider these sins’ awful effects. • ...

I T HAD BEEN a long, exhausting night for Peter. He and six of his fellow disciples had fished all night, but hadn’t caught even one fish. As they steered their boat toward the shore, Jesus was  watching. He directed ...

I N TODAY’S SOCIETY, an ungodly presence is coming against the Church. In many ways it reminds me of the system spawned by Nebuchadnezzar in ancient Babylon. This evil king “removed the treasures from the temple of the Lord and ...

I LIVE WITHIN a few miles of Charlottesville, Virginia—a quiet college town which became the focus of international attention in August 2017. The words “Remember Charlottesville” conjure images  of torch-bearing Neo-Nazis, violent street conflicts, and hatred personified. What happened in ...

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