Devotional

  • No Buts about It

    A Christian Facebook group I belong to spent the better part of last month in a civil war over “Deadpool,” the hard-R shoot ’em up based on Rob Liefeld’s salty, wisecracking comic book mercenary-antihero of that name. This group (normally devoted to theology and beer) broke into a firefight over whether it’s acceptable for Christians…

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  • [Excerpt] From PASCAL’S PENSÉES SECTION XII 740

    The two oldest books in the world are those of Moses and Job, the one a Jew and the other a Gentile. Both of them look upon Jesus Christ as their common centre and object: Moses in relating the promises of God to Abraham, Jacob, etc., and his prophecies; and Job, Quis mihi det ut,[278]…

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  • [Devotional] A Covenant with Eyes

    1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be too quick in the laying on of hands and thereby share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. Someone has said, “You cannot help the first look, but the second is sin.” Jesus indicated that you can engage in immorality by a look. The Bible places the “lust…

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  • [Excerpt] God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not the God of the philosophers

    The God of Christians is not a God who is simply the author of mathematical truths, or of the order of the elements; that is the view of heathens and Epicureans. He is not merely a God who exercises His providence over the life and fortunes of men, to bestow on those who worship Him…

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  • [Bible Study] What Commandment in the Law is Greatest?

    22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. One of them, who was an expert in the Law, asked him a question as a test: “What commandment in the Law is greatest?” He said to him, “‘You must love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and your…

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  • And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved

    Acts 2:42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had…

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  • What Is Natural Law?

    From a jail in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. discussed civil disobedience, noting that “there are two kinds of laws: just and unjust” and that there is a “natural law” to which we are subject. He was right: We shouldn’t say we know right and wrong only because “the Bible says so.” Romans 2:15…

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