America’s Disastrous Loss of Cultural Identity

By Edward Thal / The 2016 presidential election has highlighted many disturbing trends in America, not least of which is the fracturing of our nation into warring camps that include special interest groups openly hostile to the cultural values and social principles once woven into a unified national consciousness. To appreciate the danger to America of our weakening cultural identity …

Walking With God In Troubled Times

By Edward Thal /  Because God’s ways are not our ways we frequently find ourselves questioning events that don’t meet our expectations for the fulfillment of God’s promises. This is why it is so important for us to trust God and to always walk in step with Him, never getting ahead of of Him or lagging behind. The disconnect between …

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Go to the Ant

By Tim Lynn It’s very easy in today’s society to have an entitlement mentality. You can feel as if you deserve a better life, and want all of the blessings life has to offer without paying the price. This is seen in our culture with the way people shop, date, work, and even worship God. God desires that every person …

How To Be A Sell-Out

By Edward Thal / A “sell-out” is viewed as a compromiser or perhaps even a traitor. But abandoning this present evil world and selling out to God should be the desire of every Christian. We are urged to be a “traitor” to everything we once valued and pursued in Satan’s kingdom, everything of his that once gave us satisfaction or …

WHAT IS HOLINESS – AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

By Edward Thal / Many Christians ignore God’s instructions on personal holiness (that is, separation from the world’s way of thinking and the world’s way of doing things). They are like people who are ill and never get well despite visiting doctor after doctor because they follow only the remedies that they approve – and then they blame the medical …

Worldviews in Conflict

By Edward Thal / The social turmoil we are witnessing in America has roots that go far deeper than opposing political systems or disparate social classes. Turmoil originates in human sinfulness and a struggle to answer the big questions of life (though many would have difficulty articulating such thoughts with any precision): “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What …