Christian LifeLife in Our World

The Problem of Good

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” –Psalm 145:8 If God is who He says He is and if we are who God’s Word and human experience say we are… Then how do we explain the goodness of God? Most of us get fixated and frustrated by…

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God Is Not a Math Problem

Some of you have either just finished final exams or are about to launch into that dangerous territory. Our students here at Bob Jones University just finished theirs, and tomorrow we will be rejoicing to see some of them march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Of particular interest are those math majors –…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

How to Change Your World

I’ve heard from younger generations – students here at Bob Jones University and Counselor in Training campers at The Wilds – that they desire to do something for God. They truly desire to change their world. Okay then, imagine you are having a conversation with God. “Lord, I know I am saved. I have been delivered…

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Christian Life

This the Power of the Cross

Very few holy days have been observed with greater antiquity or with more solemn and unified participation. This holiday has been celebrated for almost 2000 years by Christians around the globe. It is one of the few holy days in the calendar that has not been entirely commercialized, sentimentalized, or trivialized by marketers or consumers.…

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Confronting Our Culture

"A cunning Canaanite! Deceitful scales are in his hand; He loves to oppress.” –Hosea 12:7 Like ancient Israel in Hosea’s day, the modern church has become enamored with and enslaved by her surrounding culture. So much so that the church looks, thinks, and acts more like the world she was called to reach than the…

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Protection against Presumptuous Sin

Students of Scripture have long said that Psalm 19 is the Psalm about God’s revelation.  For example, the first six verses speak to “general revelation” while verses 7-9 speak about “divine revelation.”  The final section of the psalm (10-14) speaks of the value and proper response we should have to this revelation. All of this…

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