Commentary

A Line in the Sand...

  1. 25th February 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

In 1836, a very significant battle took place on the American frontier. In an old Spanish mission known as the Alamo, a poignant scene played out. As the sounds of “Toque a Degüello,” a battle anthem that signified “no quarter,” were heard from outside the mission walls, the besieged defenders knew that General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was giving notice that...

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"Good'un's" and "Bad'un's"

  1. 23rd February 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

“Un” is a prefix in English meaning “not.” Added to a word, it changes the word to the opposite meaning. For example, “fair” becomes “unfair.” Some “un” words describe negative behavior or character, but some describe desirable traits.

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Is It a Conspiracy?

  1. 21st February 2017
  2. Glen Gilchrist (1954-2014)

For thousands of years, mankind has been fascinated with the roles of real or imagined conspiracies in the lives of individuals and societies. It's no different today. When we look at the evils and failings of our present Western societies, it's easy to wonder if some variety of conspiracies are involved in perpetuating things as they are. The rich seem to get...

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Ask Not...

  1. 18th February 2017
  2. Brian Pomicter

A little more than two generations ago, on January 20, 1961, in his only inaugural address, United States President John F. Kennedy called on his audience to support him in advancing the ideals of freedom and common prosperity. A little more than 50 years later, how have the U.S. and other Western nations fared in achieving President Kennedy’s goal?

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By Prayer and Fasting...

  1. 16th February 2017
  2. Roderick C. Meredith

Scripture tells us what our Savior did to acquire spiritual strength, in connection with the devil's attack on Him: "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted [or tried] by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry" (Matthew 4:1–2). Notice—He fasted!

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Nihilism: Refuge of Those Without Hope

  1. 14th February 2017
  2. Brian Pomicter

Years ago, a television ad posed the question, “If you’re going nowhere today, where will you be tomorrow?” I was impressed by its message since, as a young teen, I was at that age where the mind starts to mature and focus more on the future. As we grow up we inevitably look beyond the current day and develop a game plan.

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Communion... by grace alone?

  1. 11th February 2017
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

What is communion? Scripture explains that the Passover is the communion of the blood of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16), that light has no communion with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14) and that the saints have communion with God and Christ through the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14). Some use the term to describe a relationship to God that Christians generally...

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Love Your Wife

  1. 09th February 2017
  2. Richard Franz

Gentlemen, if you are thinking about doing something nice for a loved one for Valentine’s Day, I have one word of advice: Fuhggedaboutit! Why? The answer may surprise you.

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Because He Is Risen, I Do Not Keep Easter

  1. 07th February 2017
  2. Wallace G. Smith

I believe in the risen Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior of mankind. I believe that after His crucifixion on Passover, He was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth—as He said He would be. I believe He was then resurrected by His Father, restored to the glory He had with His Father before the world was.

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