First Things First

“hat can I do?” is the immediate thought of most people when the question of going to heaven is raised. If someone asked you about salvation and the way to heaven, would your answer be, “We each have to do our very best”? Then, if you were asked for something specific, would your list include […]

Perfectly Prepared

“I’ve done all I can; now it is up to you” (Dwight D. Eisenhower to Capt. Johnson of the 101st Airborne, June 5, 1944, 7 p.m., England). In late May 1944, the naval vessels were being loaded for the vast invasion of the Normandy coast. Winston Churchill, prime minister of England, wanted to go but King George VI […]

Christ Is Coming

it Thou at My right hand until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool” (Psalm 110:1). God the Father spoke these words to His beloved Son as He entered heaven with the marks of the world’s hatred on His blessed person. Nearly 2,000 years have come and gone since then, and time, with lightning speed, rushes […]

A 4 Letter Religion

here is a big difference between your religion and mine,” a Christian lady said to a friend in their discussion of religious beliefs.“In what way?” he asked. “Your religion has only two letters in it, and mine has four,” she replied. It seems that this lady’s friend was someone who felt it was necessary to work […]

Forgiven?

rownlow North lived for many years as an irresponsible and thoughtless aristocrat. Later in life he and a friend were staying at a hunting lodge in Scotland. Their day’s sport was usually followed by an evening of drinking, and on one of these binges his friend dropped dead. This tragedy was God’s message to Brownlow […]

The Empty Tomb

n one of the villages in northern India a Christian preacher was speaking in a market. There is naturally a good deal of discussion after such meetings, for India is a land of culture. A Muslim came up and said, “You must admit that we Muslims have one thing that you Christians have not. We […]

Four Things God Wants You to Know

“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not” (Ecclesiastes 7:20). “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according […]

God Answers Your Questions

don’t expect to die soon. Why do I need to think now about what’s after death? God says, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). If I do die, isn’t that it? “The rich man died, and was buried; and in hell he lifted up his eyes, […]

God Is Not a Vending Machine

efore explaining what I mean by “God is not a vending machine,” let’s think about vending machines for a moment. They are pretty simpleminded, really. Drop in a few coins, get your pop, candy or treat, turn your back and walk away. You do your part, they do their part, and everybody’s happy. Except when […]

Can You Tell Me the Way to Heaven?

ne morning we were holding the line when our company came under heavy fire. Suddenly there was a black cloud as a shell exploded and pieces of shrapnel whizzed past us. Poor Bert took a hit and fell hard. Jim and another buddy jumped down and picked him up. He was still alive, but it […]