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  1. The Three Faces of Love: A Pattern for Christian Marriage   Open in New Window
    Agape is the love that causes God to seek and redeem lost, deformed and rebellious sinners who can give Him nothing. In some ways it is the opposite of eros. While eros is love for that one special person, agape is love that goes to everyone. Agape flows not from need but from fulness or sufficiency. It is the love of the Good Samaritan in stopping to save a man who might have spit on him if awake. It is Jesus’ washing the disciples’ feet. Agape empties itself for the sake of another. by Dan Doriani


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  2. The Deceitfulness of Sin   Open in New Window
    It is rightly called the deceitfulness of sin because it deceives under the appearance of the good. This phrase "the deceitfulness of sin" ought to be understood in a much wider sense, so that the term includes even one's own righteousness and wisdom (Martin Luther). I can relate disturbingly well with what Luther writes. by Todd Pruitt

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  3. Karl Barth’s Response to Trumpkins: Making Space for God   Open in New Window
    I don’t think evangelicals feel emboldened which is why they are desperate. But they want to have that ‘feeling’ of the ‘absolute self’ again; and for them Trump can deliver this golden age and feeling of self-worth once again providing for cultural power that the moral majority has seemingly lost in these last days. We ought to take Barth’s reading of the German society to heart and as evangelicals divorce ourselves from nationalist longings so that we are able to have space for the Word of God to break into our lives in ever afresh and new ways; if we take this critique to heart I am sure that Trump, or Clinton,will no longer be viable alternatives for evangelical Christians. by Bobby Grow


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  4. Evangelicals, Trump, and Finding the Path of Faith   Open in New Window
    Evangelical Christians have been strong supporters of President Trump. The reason is clear: Trump gives them things they want, most importantly, conservative Supreme Court justices. These justices may one day reverse Roe v. Wade. But the Lord’s work in the Lord’s way is the Lord’s work in the power of the Spirit and not in the power of the flesh. Is it not amazing: though we know the power of the Holy Spirit can be ours, we still adopt the world’s wisdom, trust its forms of publicity, its noise and imitate its ways of manipulation! By Steven Skahn


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  5. 10 Common but Illegitimate Reasons to Divorce   Open in New Window
    It is clear in the Bible that God’s intention for marriage is that it remain in effect until the death of one spouse. Jim Newheiser helpfully outlines a number of these in his book Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers. Here are 10 common but illegitimate reasons to divorce. by Tim Challies


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  6. The Rise of Counterfeit Christianity   Open in New Window
    We read in Mark 13:21-23, 'And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: for false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.' (Mark 13:21-23) Rev Wilbur G Bruinsma


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  7. Narcissism and the War on Truth   Open in New Window
    We live in the age of rampant truth distortion. In politics, it’s called "spin." In advertising, it’s called fair marketing strategy. Deceptive verbiage and misleading claims are made all the time. There are so many ways to deceive. As Christians we should have the utmost reverence for the truth for it can truly set you free. We must be ever mindful of humankind’s incredible capacity to deceive, including oneself. by Dr. George Simon

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  8. Kicking Against The Pricks   Open in New Window
    Let me say to thee, sinner, yield thy heart to the goadings of divine love, for 'it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.' Oh, think not that the Saviour’s blood will be unable to cleanse thee. Not thy worthiness, but thine unworthiness attracts his attention; not thy strength, but thy weakness; not thy riches, but thy poverty. by Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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  9. Who Are The 24 Elders Of Revelation   Open in New Window
    Who are the twenty-four elders in Revelation 4:4 who are seated around the throne of God? What do the 24 elders represent? Are they representatives of the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles? Hasn't our God translated us into Christ's heavenly kingdom, and don't we live and reign with Him in spirit. Do we not sit with Christ in heavenly places as we have been translated into His kingdom concerning state of being, nature, and even principality? by Tony Warren

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  10. The Revelation of God's Wrath   Open in New Window
    The terror of God is emphatically the wrath of God, and is revealed from heaven as the constant reaction of His holiness against all that refuses to seek and acknowledge Him as the highest good. It becomes active in the will and the power to curse. The wrath of God is not a sudden, passing passion. God's wrath is constant. It never changes, increases or decreases. God's wrath is as constant as His holiness. by Herman Hoeksema


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  11. Herman Hoeksema and the ‘Flag in Church’ Controversy   Open in New Window
    A serious reviling and persecution of the Reverend Herman Hoeksema occured during the ‘Flag in the Church’ controversy that demonstrated vividly how politics and nationalism in the church illustrated the need for the separation of church and state. Though the enmity for His stance was strong and often unfounded, unjust and vitriolistic, Hoeksema was later vindicated as much of the church recognized the myopia and challenged this mixing of God and country. by Robert P. Swierenga

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  12. The Christian Memorial Day   Open in New Window
    Every year in the United States of America, on the last Monday of May, American’s pause to reflect on and remember the lives of those who have given their lives in the line of military duty. Thinking about this led me to think about another memorial day that is distinctly and uniquely Christian: the Lord’s Day. by Tony Arsenal

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  13. Does Reformed Theology Impede Racial Reconciliation?   Open in New Window
    Doctrine by itself is not a sufficient dam against the currents of sin that flow in the human heart. Reformed theology is wonderfully, positively explosive in its true implications for overcoming racial hostility. Racial harmony and unity and love and respect and delight cost Jesus his life. Let there be an empathetic effort in our churches to know and understand the past and present streams that feed the river of present tension. Let’s not live with our head in the sand. by John Piper


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  14. What is the Serpent Seed doctrine?   Open in New Window
    The serpent seed doctrine is a belief based on poor biblical interpretation and superstition. It is a primary doctrinal resource for those who want to use Scriptures to justify racial prejudice. The serpent seed doctrine is also closely related to other erroneous beliefs such as the Christian Identity Movement and the Kenite doctrine. by Got-Questions

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  15. The Necessity of Grace - Man's Total Depravity   Open in New Window
    We are living in an age in which man has been elevated and God has been dethroned in the minds of many. The world around us has denounced the biblical teaching that man is a fallen creature who is inherently evil due to the sin of the first man, Adam. This false concept, sadly to say, is even held by many so called evangelists. By Mike Krall

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  16. Reasons for Christian Education   Open in New Window
    Some people may wonder, why would Christians be interested in starting their own schools when public education is free and available to all? Christian education to a degree protects children from many of the excesses that abound in our society. It is a fact that Christian education generally produces better results and with Christian education the Bible can be freely taught. But the most compelling reason for Christian education is that with Christian education children are exposed to a Christian worldview. by Scott A. Leone


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  17. Knowing Our Enemies   Open in New Window
    Friendship Of The World Is Enmity With God. Friendliness and friendship are not the same. While there can be no friendship without friendliness, there can be friendliness without friendship. Friendliness is a characteristic and friendship is a relationship. Be friends with God’s friends, and none other. But be friendly to all but friendship is the danger—the real and great danger. We may not be friends with the world because friends live in a relationship in which their hearts are joined and they walk together in communion. by Rev. Huizinga

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  18. Worldliness - A Perennial Danger   Open in New Window
    Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. worldliness has nothing to do with having a computer, car or modern conveniences. These things are simply the gifts of God that can be used for good or for evil. John warned about worldliness in the first century long before computers, cars, or modern conveniences. John explains the meaning when he adds neither the things that are in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. by Martyn McGeown


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  19. Friendship Of The World Is Enmity With God   Open in New Window
    Let it be known that the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Whosoever will be the friend of the world is the enemy of God. There is a basic principle that underlies this teaching of God's Word: when two are enemies of each other, one can not be the friend of both. This is not very difficult to understand. Friendship with the world implies that in your heart you have essentially long after the world rather than after the living God. And it requires that you join with the world in its opposition to the living God. by James D. Slopsema


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  20. An Overview of the Study of Imprecatory Psalms   Open in New Window
    Love your enemy? Reformed and Evangelical Approaches to the Interpretation of Imprecatory Psalms. The book of the Psalms is one of the most read and most popular books of the Bible in the church. It is often used for devotional readings in the life of the church and believers. Despite its popularity, the study of the Psalter is problematic in academic circles because of the numerous questions surrounding authorship, setting, composition, and interpretation. by Daniel Simango and P. Paul Krüger


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