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Women are being unwomanned, and men unmanned, and all are being reduced to one egalitarian humanoid, equally capable of—what?
If you know a young couple, you can do them a favor with this advice: have children. Forget the wisdom on the age, and have lots of children.
"If liberty is to be saved, it will not be by doubters, men of science, or materialists; It will be by religious convictions; by the faith of the individuals who believe that God wills men to be free." — Henri Amiel
Some ideas really grate on modern-day Gnostic Christianity—for instance, even to whisper that the promises of God might contain something physical. Still, I can’t shake the idea.
It’s one of the best known Bible verses in the Protestant world. After all, discovering that verse in Romans 1 led Luther to begin the Protestant Reformation, didn’t it? As is often the case with widely accepted opinions, we find looking closer that we don’t understand this verse at all.
Years ago, caught deep in the forgetful, legalistic phase of my cycle, I was complaining to a friend about all my burdens. "You know," he said, "you ought to ask yourself whether that burden belongs to you or to Jesus."
Some of the people I hear from live in astonishing fear. They seem to forget that nothing happens outside the will and purpose of God.
We live in a dream. We say to ourselves, I would be all right if only...
Only too well I understand what a slippery concept grace presents to our fleshly and legalistic minds.
God did not only create the family to reflect his image in love, but also to protect its members. In fact, we can say with perfect justice that outside the family there is no protection.
Do the Scriptures promise only eternal salvation, or do they also promise temporal deliverance? That is, does God save only in eternity, or does he also act in time and space to save his people?
"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Thank God.
The Lord has given to every man his work. See to it that you pursue the great purpose of your life and the object of your being.
Only when the peace of Christ first rules our hearts can we look at the world calmly and obey God no matter what the consequences.
Living in a degenerate age is not easy. How do we keep up our courage when God moves so slowly and mysteriously to do justice, to punish the wicked, and to build his kingdom?
Talkers are cheap, thinkers abound, and philosophers are a dime a gross, but doers are exceedingly rare, and only doers get things done.
As long as we keep our eyes on the unseen but almighty God, our Shield and Strength, the all-powerful ruler of the universe who sits between the cherubim we can walk on water. When we look at the size of the enemy, the war, and our own strength, we sink.
Baptised self-centeredness, self-promotion, and self-indulgence. Some of it is merely silly, the rest, pernicious.
The wisdom of God, the things of God, come wrapped in a mystery, hidden from the world but revealed to us by his Spirit.
How can we ever doubt that Christ is leading us from victory to victory?
If there is just one idea we ought to burn into our present memories, it is this: “Rest easy—God is caring for you, so don’t worry.”
No fruit is worse than really good fruit gone rotten. The perversion of virtue is worse than mere vice.
“Surely thou didst draw me forth from the womb, and thou didst cause me to confide upon the breasts of my mother. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.”
Even though we know that the Scriptures contain everything we need for life and godliness, sometimes they seem to present only a riddle. Where do we find the key? The Scriptures themselves always offer us a key to that riddle, so that even the simplest can understand.
At the busy corner of Summer Avenue and Sycamore View in Memphis stands a historic marker headlined, "Nashoba." In a few brief sentences it recounts the story of Frances Wright’s failed socialist colony in the 1820s.