Abortion Rights Advocates Losing Ground

I am encouraged by Albert Mohler’s latest blog post, which opens with these words: “Nancy Keenan is worried. The current president of NARAL, Keenan detects a loss of fervor in support of abortion rights among younger women, and she talked openly to Newsweek about her concern.”

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A Lot At Stake for British Christians in the Upcoming Elections

For those of us concerned about our shrinking liberties in these United States, our brethren across the Pond are already further down the slippery slope. Prominent Christian blogger Adrian Warnock, in a couple of posts about what is at stake in the upcoming election, articulates why he will vote conservative. In his second post on the subject, he lists ways in which the Labour party is undermining the moral foundation on their nation. He points out that Christians face a daunting future if the current political trajectory is not altered. Churches being forced to hire staff who do not believe their doctrines and pastors being imprisoned for publicly teaching that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is wrong are not far from becoming reality. He warns: “This pledge could mark the end of centuries of Christian liberty in Britain if Brown was to return to power. So quite simply a vote for Brown is a vote for persecution of Christians.”

Two Quizzes…One Great Point

Quiz #1
1. Besides Bill Gates, name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman (football) trophy winners.
3. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
4. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
5. Name the last five years’ World Series winners.

Quiz #2
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
5. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

And now, one great point by Randy Alcorn. It’s inspiring.

Still Recommending Horner’s Plan

It’s been almost a year since I first heard about Professor Horner’s Bible reading system and began telling others about it. I just updated my original post about the plan.

I am also hoping to post a few more interviews with those who have been impacted by Professor Horner’s system. If you are using Professor Horner’s plan and have been greatly impacted by it, I’d love to hear your story.

The Secret to Loving God

We are commanded to love the Lord with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength (Matt. 22.37). And yet we find it hard to love God more than our own desires and the tangible people and things around us. What is the secret to loving God more? The answer is found in Luke 7.36-50 where a woman shows great love for Jesus by pouring expensive oil on his feet, washing his feet while she wept. Some present were repulsed because she was a woman of ill repute. Jesus used the moment as a teaching lesson, sharing a story about two debtors who were forgiven their debts, one more than the other.

When they could not pay, he canceled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he canceled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” (Luke 7.42-43)

Jesus goes on to say that the woman loved much because she was forgiven much, and then states this truth in the opposite form: But he who is forgiven little, loves little (Luke 7.47b).

The secret to growing in your love for God is to grow in your understanding and appreciation for how much God has forgiven you.

What, after all, is the great secret of loving Christ? It is an inward sense of having received from Him pardon and forgiveness of sins. Those love much who feel much forgiven. He who has come to Christ with his sins, and tasted the blessedness of free and full absolution, he is the man whose heart will be full of love towards his Savior. The more we realize that Christ has suffered for us, and paid our debt to God, and that we are washed and justified through His blood, the more we shall love Him for having loved us, and given Himself for us.”  – J. C. Ryle

EPM on Hell

Randy Alcorn’s Eternal Perspective’s Ministries is a fantastic resource for many questions people might have about the Bible and theology. This morning at Harvest Jacksonville, the subject matter was the Biblical doctrine of Hell. This may have stirred some questions in your mind on the subject. Below are brief articles addressing some of the questions frequently asked when dealing with this delicate, and dreaded, subject.

What are the basics about Hell?

Wouldn’t a loving God let everyone go to Heaven?

Why doesn’t the Old Testament talk about Hell?…Is Hell a concept of the New Testament only?

Why would people choose to suffer in Hell rather than serve God?

How to Get Rich…Slow

This instant gratification society loves things fast…as in, right now. Americans don’t just want to get rich, we want to get rich quick. If we can set aside the thought for a moment that all of us who are sitting a computer reading this are already rich, in terms of global standards, most of us probably don’t consider ourselves financially rich in terms of American standards. In fact, I suspect the vast majority of you would label yourselves as middle class.

If you desire to be rich monetarily, I strongly urge you to examine your motives. If you want to get rich quick, I must warn you: God does not look favorably upon the desire to get rich quick. Here are a couple of Scriptures that address this issue:

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