Acceptt it, affirm it, and assert it.

Almost twenty centuries after it happened, churchmen are still sitting in panel discussions arguing over whether or not the resurrection really took place. If we have not arrived at head-certainty by now, we had better explore some other avenue. The shortest and surest road to assurance in this matter is to accept the Bible as God’s Word by faith and see what happens. It proves itself, and men who have dared to say, “Let God be true but every man a liar,” have found themselves in possession of a read more...

If You Can’t See, Look!

If You Can’t See, Look! Looking unto Jesus. Hebrews 12:2 We are looking unto Jesus, not at Him. There is a world of difference. F. B. Meyer says something to the effect that if we cannot see Him we can look in the direction where we know Him to be. Alexander Whyte puts it: “He does not say, See; He says only, Look.” The snake-bitten Israelite, far to the rear in the multitude, may not have been able to make out clearly the outline of the serpent, but he looked that way. What matters read more...

God’s “Inevitable Progress”

God's "Inevitable Progress" For some years before the bottom fell out of civilization we heard much about the inevitability of progress. The evolutionists with all their kith and kin assured us that man was as sure to move forward as the sparks to fly upward. We have not heard much of that lately. The only inevitability now mentioned is that of world destruction, at least the possibility of the extermination of the human race. With the wiseacres now looking for a hole in the ground in which read more...

The Bitter-Sweet Book

The Bitter-Sweet Book The Bible is a bitter-sweet book...[It] humbles or hardens the human heart. "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already..." (John 3:18). If we hear it and do not do what it says, we deceive ourselves. It is not like Homer or Shakespeare. We do not go away the same after we have heard the Word of God. We have to do something about its message, for we cannot leave it alone. We may think we have done nothing about it, but it read more...

It’s About Time

It's About Time There is only one answer to this dilemma today, and it is in my text: "It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law." It's about time for God to intervene to straighten out the iniquities and inequities of this Sodom and Gomorrah. It is time for God to judge this generation that has laughed in His face, pronounced Him dead, denied His Word, disowned His Son, and turned His holy day into a holiday. It's time for God to show up our blind leaders of the read more...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness A little girl carrying a bottle of milk across the street fell down and broke the bottle. A neighbor shouted, "Now your mother will spank you!" "Oh, no," replied the little girl, "my mother gives me another chance." Sometimes the Lord does spank us. He chastised Jonah. But He does give us another chance, not a chance to be saved after death, but a chance to serve Him afresh after we have failed. -Havner-

Sanctifying Against Tomorrow

Sanctifying Against Tomorrow There are five things that could happen to a preacher tomorrow and for them he needs to sanctify himself today. Tomorrow could bring death. John Wesley was always ready to die. He said everything was in order, not even a pair of gloves out of place! Tomorrow the minister may be laid aside and unable to preach. It may be due to circumstances beyond his control—to illness or accident. It may be that a moral or spiritual breakdown makes him a castaway, read more...