• Will the Church Go Through the Great Tribulation?

    If you attend an evangelical church, especially a Baptist, Pentecostal or non-denominational church, you might be surprised to know how many Christians do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture or in a “great tribulation” lasting seven years or that Revelation chapter 20 speaks of a literal thousand-year period (millennium) when Christ rules on earth.

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  • The Speck In Our Brother’s Eye

    Perhaps the reason we can’t get along is not so much the differences between progressives and conservatives but the similarities.

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  • Let Your Collection of Idols Save You!

    In the wake of cruise missile strikes in response to Sarin gas attacks in Syria, the U.S. dropping the largest conventional weapon in history on an ISIS target, and U.S. warships sailing toward North Korea, internet searches for World War 3 on Google have reached an all time high. Other people, especially those who believe this show of strength will deter aggression from other nations, show considerably less concern.

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  • No Rules

    Increasingly, more people demand that society cease imposing rules that infringe on their personal freedom. Decorum, good manners and adherence to socially accepted practices, though still important to a dwindling majority, are an anathema to those who envision the only acceptable society to be one that doesn’t interfere with their personal desires.

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  • Have You Experienced the Miraculous?

    What have you done for me lately? This is not a question we should be asking God, but it seems we do. What better explains an inconsistent prayer life? We

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  • How Important Is Christian Stewardship?

    Most Christians would probably agree that stewardship of our money is an important aspect of our faith. But if we merely nod of our head in agreement without taking demonstrable action, we may be in grave danger.

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  • Dawn of a New Day or Midnight In America?

    If we place our hope in our leaders to make America great again while we whistle past the graveyard of our sins without forsaking our idols, then it is indeed midnight in America.

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  • Helicopter Money

    According to some economists and government leaders, parents all across America have evidently been wrong for decades. Money actually does grow on trees.

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  • A Look In the Mirror

    The fact that our nation has come to the place it has, on the brink of moral and economic collapse, is an indictment against the American Church.

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  • People Get Ready

    While some people, because of the results of Tuesday’s election, feel a measure of relief and hope that our nation’s headlong rush to disaster might be slowed or even reversed because the democratic candidate lost, others don’t. A sober analysis recognizes we are in the same state of moral decay as we were before the election. Even if our nation becomes great again by worldly standards, it will be to no avail if American Christians practice a powerless, ineffective and lukewarm Christianity that depends on political saviors.

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Plumbline: Biblical evaluations of current events + Reflections on redemptive history

Will the Church Go Through the Great Tribulation?

If you attend an evangelical church, especially a Baptist, Pentecostal or non-denominational church, you might be surprised to know how many Christians do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture or in a “great tribulation” lasting seven years or that Revelation chapter 20 speaks of a literal thousand-year period (millennium) when Christ rules on earth.

Faith Journey and Providence

When the Task Seems Too Hard

As I sat down in church that Sunday, it had been over two years since I quit my job in obedience to God’s calling yet I had not finished the work God had placed before me. I was beginning to think I would never finish. Sometimes I even entertained the thought that I had misunderstood God and had taken a wrong turn. In this context, God met me on the far side of the sea and spoke to me through one of his servants.

When Fragile Hearts Break

The human heart is fragile. It can be broken and crushed (Psalm 147:3). This same fragile heart is the one with which we are to love God passionately along with our mind and soul and strength (Luke 10:27). The fact that God “inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal (Job 5:18)” makes this conundrum even more baffling.