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“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8.) Make no mistake – Satan is no friend to any of us. His business is death, his product is sin, and his plan is built upon temptation and deceit. He pushes sin
“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts of great things.” (James 3:5.) The tongue may be small in size, but don’t let the size fool you. The awesome power of the spoken word has started wars, impassioned soldiers, and assured conquests. And by this same power of speech other wars have been brought
Daniel Boone was once asked if he had ever been lost. His reply? “No, but I was once bewildered for three whole days.” Like Boone, most of us are reluctant to admit our mistakes. We offer semantic substitutions. We insist on changing the subject. We make frantic attempts to obviate the obvious. We rationalize, we
Several years ago, the Atheist Association, in a paper aptly named, The Atheist, made the following charge: “Intelligent people recognize that the Jesus portrayed by the New Testament was an insane paranoiac. He suffered from delusions of persecution and from delusions of grandeur. He was so insane he considered himself either God or equal to God
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20.) Isaiah’s words have never been so relevant as they seem today. Many of our day delight in calling “evil good, and good evil.” Sin and
From an internal memo of the Western Union Telegraph Company, dated 1976, comes this costly misjudgment: “The “telephone” has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” Lord Kelvin, president of Britain’s Royal Society, once
We must begin learning to distinguish between things vital, things important, and things all-important. Many of us have become sadly distracted, majoring in minors and minoring in majors. As one observer has commented, modern man appears to be worshipping his work, working at his play, and playing at his worship. Take a
Was Christ a Liberal or a Conservative? Though these labels were not used during the days of His flesh, if they had been, He could have been considered both. Or neither. The Pharisees would no doubt have branded Jesus a rank Liberal, for He refused to bend to their traditions and self-serving interpretations of Scripture.
The principle of steadfast perseverance is repeated often and with emphasis throughout the New Testament. The early Jerusalem church was reported to have “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42.) Paul later exhorted the saints in Corinth by writing, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be
At the time of his death, Howard Hughes was the second richest man ever produced by the United States. He left a vast estate of nearly 2.5 billion dollars. In order to spend that much money one would have to spend one thousand dollars a day for over seven thousand, five hundred years! In terms