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 …

Vanity of Vanities. All is Vanity!

By Edward Thal / I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit (King Solomon: Ecclesiastes) Vanity—narcissism—is the unbridled spirit of the age. Humanity has banished God and enthroned itself; moral and emotional infants have granted themselves the keys to the kingdom. The result is plainly evident to …

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Faithfulness

By Tim Lynn One of the biggest faults of today’s society is the lack of commitment. It ranges from adults, teens, and kids. There is a major lack of commitment to jobs, school, sports teams, church; the list could go on. People are so quick to give up responsibility and back out of commitments. While there are many reasons for …

Abiding Under the Shadow of the Almighty

By Edward Thal / Psalm 91 is a glorious record of God’s special oversight and protection for those yielded completely to Him. It is referenced by Satan as applying to Jesus Christ (Luke 4:10-11). It does, but it just as surely applies to anyone walking with God as one of the “many brethren” being conformed to the image of Jesus …