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Destiny of Those Who Reject the Rescuer

On the cover of a recent edition of Time magazine the following words were emblazoned: What if there’s no Hell? The truth be told, most Christians no longer believe in a literal hell. Some surveys put the ratio at 4… Continue Reading →

Sound Words from a Founding Father

There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since… Continue Reading →

It all points to HIM

How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24 Do you see our Heavenly Father when you peer into the eyes of another person who is made… Continue Reading →

Anne Hutchinson – early American house churcher

NARRATOR: Hutchinson’s story electrified her listeners. They gathered at her house to hear about her revelation from God, just yards from where the governor lived. JOHN WINTHROP: She keeps open house for all comers, three score, four score people. She… Continue Reading →

Home meetings restricted in VA

The Commonwealth of Virginia was once the bastion for ideals such as freedom of religion and the right to assemble. Now look. Will your state be next to require permits and  limit the number of attendees? Virginia Beach has agreed… Continue Reading →

Jimmy Carter as a role model

I can’t be too hard on this guy – he’s from the South. Excuse me – ‘da South.’ Actually, he’s not one of my favorite statesmen. Politics aside, he is a true model with respect to eldership in a couple… Continue Reading →

Pagan Christianity? Hope or Hype?

Pagan Christianity? is a win-win for the “co-authors” and the “co-author’s publisher. A well known pollster discovers a book written several years ago by a lessor known, touches it up, and uses his name to promote it. Ultimately though, all… Continue Reading →

the ministry of moneychanging and merchandising

The Temple moneychangers and merchandisers, more than anyone else on record, angered our humble Saviour. They and everyone else, no doubt, saw their “ministry” as a very useful one. Jews from all over the world visited the Temple and inevitably… Continue Reading →

Any Christian dynasty builders among us?

A home church generally emerges from a Christian home. True, there are frequent exceptions. Consider, now, the historical footprint of one Jonathan Edwards: Edwards, one of the greatest Preachers of all time, was married in 1727. He and his wife… Continue Reading →

Another Institution Is Cracking

The banking industry has a new competitor. The ‘person to person loan’ it’s called. Individual borrowers and lenders meet via the internet. One such site has almost a half million registered users – prosper.com. Loans are made and repaid without… Continue Reading →