Month: April 2020

Is God Sovereign over Viruses?

Already Not Yet

482px-Rembrandt_Christ_in_the_Storm_on_the_Lake_of_GalileeGene Edward Veith:

The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted our lives, shut down the economy, and killed thousands of people. If God is sovereign and good, some are asking, why doesn’t He stop it?

There are often, at the heart of such questions, misconceptions about both God and the world.

The prevailing view of God today is that of “moralistic therapeutic deism.” God is loving and good, which means that He just wants us to be happy. He can help us with our problems and wants us to be loving and good too. But He is not particularly demanding or judgmental, and He basically leaves us alone.

This view is rampant among teenagers, research has shown, but it can also be found among contemporary theologians who insist that God is so good that He would never condemn anyone to hell or punish His Son for other people’s sins. But while…

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The Last of the Last Days: The Beginning of Sorrows

HolyLight Ministries

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a…

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Our Continual Portion of Peace

He Hath Said

“Go in peace.” – Luke 7:50

“Peace I leave with you, Mypeace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27

Beloved friends, as you go to your families, as you go through life, as you go into eternity, I pray you to “go in peace.” It is heaven begun below to possess “the peace Of God, which passeth all understanding.” Peace should be the continual portion of all believers. This is what the angels sang when our Lord Jesus appeared on earth, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to-ward men.” And as it was at tho beginning of Our Saviour’s life, so it was at the end, for this was our Lord’s legacy to all His disciples, “Peace I leave with you, My peace…

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Prayer – Our lifeline to God

The Narrow Gate

Prayer is an
important aspect of our Christian life. If Jesus prayed continuously like He
did, then we should put a lot of weight to the practice of prayer. Why would
Jesus spend so much time in prayer and even go so far as to teach us how to
pray if it were not critically important? The Old Testament has many examples
of prayers going up to God. Prayer is the thread that unites the soul of man
with God. Spirit to Spirit.

15:8 tells us that the Lord ‘delights’ in our prayer. That is a nice thing to
hear, isn’t it? How can we please the Lord? By being continually in prayer with
Him. He likes that. He likes us coming to Him with our needs. He wants to be
involved. He wants to work with us, that’s why He sent the Holy Spirit to
indwell in us…

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Finding the Strength to Forgive

From The Darkness Into The Light


“If you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25

Forgiveness is never easy, but it’s the vital first step toward healing. A woman once wrote to tell “Dear Abby” that her husband of two years had had an affair with a young widow, who then carried his child. The wife wanted to die; she also wanted to kill her husband and the widow. But she knew those weren’t the answers she needed. Instead she prayed to God, and the Lord gave her the strength to forgive both the husband and the widow.

The baby was born in the home of the husband and wife and raised as their own. He turned out to be their only child. In fifty years, wife and husband never discussed the incident again. “But,” the wife wrote, “I’ve read the love and gratitude…

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April 23d The D. L. Moody Year Book

Truth2Freedom's Blog

From darkness unto light.—Acts 26:18.

I REMEMBER one night when the Bible was the driest and darkest book in the universe to me. The next day it was all light. I had the key to it. I had been born of the Spirit. But before I knew anything of the mind of God in His word I had to give up my sin.[1]

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (p. 78). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

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