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 ...