Commentary

How to Redeem the Time

  1. 10th February 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

The older we get, the truer is the statement “Time flies!” It is 2018, and we still get 24 hours every day to use as we see fit. How can we best use the time we have? Those of us who are older may feel more urgency as we wonder: “How much time do I have left? And what should I do with that time?” I remember going back to my parent’s home for a visit, 35 to 40...

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Of Grace and Obedience

  1. 08th February 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Can we obtain salvation by our own efforts? If we obtain salvation, is it true that we are “once saved, always saved”? Many people are confused about the truth behind these doctrines. Scripture tells us that a Christian is justified by grace (Titus 3:7). So, what does it mean that we must not lose what we have worked for (2 John 1:8)? If justification is by...

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For Want of a Nail

  1. 06th February 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

One proverb I read early in life was titled, “For Want of a Nail.” It shows the difference a little thing can make. A little thing can make the difference between life and death! Numerous stories, proverbs and wise sayings teach that small things can bring serious consequences. There are various versions of the proverb titled “For Want of a Nail,” but a basic...

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Jailbirds

  1. 03rd February 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Most people have not actually been inside a jail. It’s not a place that anyone wants to be. Yet, jails are filling up and new ones can’t be built fast enough. Local, state and federal penal systems are strained beyond capacity, and they struggle for increases in their budgets to meet the demands placed upon their institutions.

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Judas' Death and Biblical Inerrancy

  1. 01st February 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Critics sometimes point to supposed "Bible contradictions" to assert that Christianity is based on a flawed and untrustworthy canon, and that Scripture is not inspired. One such "contradiction" involves the accounts of Judas’ death in Matthew 27:5 and Acts 1:18. Do these passages actually contradict each other? Is the Bible really trustworthy in all points?

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Fleeing When No One Pursues

  1. 30th January 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

On Saturday, January 13, Hawaiian residents received the warning on their phones: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency sent this false alarm in error when someone “pushed the wrong button.” Nevertheless, it caused widespread fear and panic! Imagine yourself receiving a...

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Make a Chain

  1. 27th January 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

“If it bleeds, it leads” seems to be the rule that newspapers, television and other news sources use today—and they have no shortage of heinous crimes and tragic occurrences to write about. Rape, robbery, murder, extortion, corruption in political and business circles and other acts of crime and violence seem to permeate all strata of our society. Abductions,...

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Are You Protected?

  1. 25th January 2018
  2. J. Charles Ogwyn

The thought flashed through my mind: "It sure is nice to have God's protection." And then it happened! Up until that moment, it was just another long, hot day during my summer break from college, spent toiling in the oil fields near Zwolle, Louisiana. One moment everything seemed normal; the next moment I was struggling to breathe.

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Press Onward—And Upward!

  1. 23rd January 2018
  2. William Williams

I would be surprised to meet someone who has not felt depressed or unhappy at some point in his or her life. How about you? Some fall prey to depression and discouragement worse than others, true enough, and if we went through our lives never expecting to have problems, we would certainly be disappointed. But does knowing this really help? Why is it that the...

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Little Things

  1. 20th January 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

“Little Things Mean a Lot” was a very popular hit song that made it to the number one spot on the charts in the USA and the UK in 1954. Subsequently, many other recording artists have released their versions of this song. While it has nice lyrics and a lovely tune, the title says it all. In life, we often look for the big events or the very significant...

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