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Anxiety is a way of life for many Americans. I understand why the country as a whole isn’t dealing well with the continuing chaos and disorder. But why are Christians anxious? Anxious churches full of anxious Christians are a weak witness for Christ. And that is of no use to[...]

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“Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.” Psalm 119:157 (NIV)   Have you ever wondered if you would remain faithful to the Lord if persecuted for your faith? What you are doing now will largely determine what you would do then. We’re[...]

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“Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.” Psalms 119:136 (NIV)   Christians have various reactions when other people sin. We hear things every day that shock, anger, and appall us. But when was the last time the sin in our culture caused you sorrow?[...]

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For decades now, churches have taught more about how to live in the world than how to live in the world’s final days. As a result, many Christians are clueless about what is happening, why it is happening, and what they should do about it. I fear that a lack[...]

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Last month I attended the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, along with nineteen thousand other people. One issue discussed from the floor intrigued me—how should we deal with sexual abuse inside the church? Motions were made for zero tolerance toward any act of sexual abuse and toward[...]

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It’s difficult not to be anxious when reading the headlines these days. Not only is our world engulfed in one crisis after another, but there’s a general lack of common sense and critical thinking. It’s as if our world is spinning out of control. Then as I read my Bible,[...]

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Have you noticed that people today are more likely to express what they feel than what they think? There’s nothing innately wrong with emotions—God designed them. The problem is that feelings are eclipsing facts. Consequently, people don’t just demand respect for their emotion-based choices and opinions, but full acceptance of[...]

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As the woke movement has become mainstream, many well-known churches and preachers have proudly embraced being woke Christians. After all, shouldn’t followers of Jesus speak up about social and racial injustice? The problem is that culture’s definition of justice is vastly different than God’s. Not to mention that many things[...]

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To say that our society tolerates evil is an understatement. The definition, these days, seems to be limited to things such as mass shootings and racism. While these are definitely evil, the world’s understanding of that word doesn’t take God and His Word into consideration. For instance, our culture’s general[...]

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