Evangelism is the spreading of the message of Christ by public declaration and in private settings. (See Acts 5:42). Paul told Timothy, “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Tim. 2:1-2). Continue reading

Having read the Koran in its entirety (A. J. Arberry’s translation), I have various impressions of it. Some might accuse me of lacking objectivity, to which I would reply that everyone has a worldview which he brings to any subject. It is possible, by the evidence, to be persuaded out of a given worldview and into another. But, everyone brings his current beliefs to the table. Continue reading

Who does not like to take their shoes off and walk in the sand?  I believe that this is one of the most soothing experiences that there is for the physical body here upon the earth and that is to walk “bare footed” in the sand.  It feels so good to walk as sand “gets in between your toes.”  Being in sand is a fun place to be for people of many ages.  The older love to play volleyball in it.  The young love to make “sand castles” in it.  Sand is a wonderful creation of God and though we might like to walk on sand and even play in sand at times, is that where we want to be all the time?               Continue reading

$19,855,796,275,198. That’s almost 20 trillion dollars. This is the amount of the national debt. Actually, it was the amount we owed when I wrote this article. Since then it has increased by millions. Who can fathom these numbers? Continue reading

“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all” (Eph. 1:19-23).

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Perhaps a year or less after bringing Israel out of Egypt in miracle-saturated fashion, God has Moses send twelve tribal leaders to spy out the land of promise (Num. 13:1-2). The mission was not to see whether they could conquer the land (that should have been a foregone conclusion), but to see what the geography and its people were like (vv. 17-20). Nevertheless, ten of the twelve return and give a negative appraisal of the prospect of even taking the land (vv. 25-33). We know what they reported, but it is instructive to consider some things they never said. Continue reading