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Psychology of sin invovles 2 kinds of fear

Psychology of sin invovles 2 kinds of fear

Mass shootings. Suicide bombings. These are not natural tragedies. These are atrocities. But why?

July 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Infant baptism isn't required for child's salvation

Infant baptism isn't required for child's salvation

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns that take a look a baptism. The first one ran March 29.

April 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
You can't earn your way to heaven

You can't earn your way to heaven

A man approached St. Peter at the pearly gates and was asked why he should be permitted into heaven. The man replied, “My parents had me baptized.”

January 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Not everyone sees Communion the same way

Not everyone sees Communion the same way

During our recent trip to Germany to visit our son in the Air Force, the history surrounding the Protestant Reformation that erupted there in the 1500s was often on our minds.

June 22, 2013 12:08 amLoading…
Grab God's 'rope' to be free from sin

Grab God's 'rope' to be free from sin

At Niagara Falls, there is a point of no return; a place where the water rushes so fiercely that it would be impossible to free one's self from the current. Posted signs tell the unwary where going over the falls is inevitable.

March 02, 2013 12:05 pmLoading…
Can a faithful Christian ever lose eternal salvation?

Can a faithful Christian ever lose eternal salvation?

Suicide took the life of a dear friend who had been tormented in his soul ever since he was told as a youth that he'd committed the unpardonable sin.

November 03, 2012 12:10 amLoading…
Salvation isn't anything that can be earned

Salvation isn't anything that can be earned

Count Nikolaus von Zinzendorf was born in 1700 at Dresden, Germany. His life motto was, “I have but one passion, and that is he (Jesus Christ) and only he.”

August 18, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Perspective: Putting love into action

Perspective: Putting love into action

Tevye, in “Fiddler on the Roof,” bluntly asks his wife: “Do you love me?”

August 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Faith and values: God mandates mankind’s role in maintaining natural order

“Sing of your Redeemer, and be kind to his creatures!” This was Pastor Francis Rowley’s (1854-1952) watchword that revealed his heart’s embrace of Proverbs 12:10: “A righteous man has regard (respect) for the life of his beast, but the tender mercies of the wicked are actually cruel.” In 191…

July 10, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Faith & Values: Is baptism necessary for salvation?

The story is told about a Baptist and a Presbyterian having a discussion about the proper form of baptism.

March 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Faith and values: God offers principles for sound governance

In 1787, Scottish historian Alexander Tyler observed, "A democracy will continue to exist up until the time voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."

September 05, 2009 12:30 amLoading…

Faith and values: Following true religion will lead to true freedom

"Religion is the opiate of the masses," said Karl Marx, who saw religion as an attractive intoxicant for the weak and downhearted.

May 23, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Socratic questioning applies in abortion debate

Socrates (born in 470 B.C.) was called the savior of Western civilization.

February 06, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Faith & values: Principles to live by go unchanged

Without a doubt, human words have power.

August 28, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Pay faithful attention to signs of Christ's return

Fanaticism, with its unreasonable zeal, can muddle fact; but fact still remains factual.

August 03, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Cosmos reveals awesome reach of God's power

In London's Harringay Arena, Cliff Barrows and Bev Shea of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Team made popular the 1886 Swedish poem originally entitled "O Store Gud":

December 01, 2006 11:00 pmLoading…

Faith and values: Go in search of treasure found through knowing God

As creatures of curiosity we like to ask all sorts of questions.

November 12, 2004 11:00 pmLoading…

Protect the fragile fabric of the spirit

I came across a heart-rending story of a young father who ended his life after having called a Chicago newspaper and telling of his intended suicide. The reporter frantically traced the call, but it was too late.

June 18, 2004 11:00 pmLoading…

Reality, not appearance, counts to God

Citizens are welcoming of the warnings concerning mad cow disease, SARS, CWD, brucellosis, and West Nile Virus. But what about Sandemanianism, which can prove eternally deadly to a human soul?

March 26, 2004 11:00 pmLoading…

Faith & Values: Lessons come with both God's wrath, kindness

Breathtaking mountain scenery and brilliant sunsets in my home state often evoke from our souls the singing of "This is my Father's world" and "How great Thou art!"

October 10, 2003 11:00 pmLoading…

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