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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Category: Cross Purposes

Christ, Thou art the sure Foundation, Thou the Head and Cornerstone; Chosen of the Lord and precious, Binding all the Church in one; Thou Thy Zion’s Help forever And her Confidence alone. (TLH #466:1)
  “Beating a dead horse” phraseology may seem to fit, but it does not Read More

Everyone has a god— even those who claim that there is no God. 

American atheists are planning to initiate a TV channel dedicated to god-lessness.
We were reminded of this again when we read that American atheists are planning to initiate a TV channel dedicated to god-lessness. According to a Read More

The pastoral ministry is, of course, broader in responsibility and scope than preaching. But there is no more important responsibility or privilege that a servant of God has than to preach! It is to be regretted when a pastor becomes so busy or otherwise occupied that he cannot put his Read More

Death is the common denominator among all people.

Scripture tells us “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12). That is an indisputable, observable truth! There is another indisputable truth of Scripture which, however, is not Read More
“…On earth peace…” declared the angels to the shepherds on the night of the Savior’s birth (Luke 2:14).    

How shall we understand the expression "…On earth peace…"? Read More


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When our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, there was a certain glee among His enemies, for in their minds they had accomplished their goal of being rid of Jesus. But as the Passion history suggests, they could not rid themselves of the nagging thought that perhaps what He said was true. Perhaps He would rise from the dead. They concocted a cover for Read More
(Second of two) The claim that the existence of private religious schools—Catholic and/or Protestant—“encourages division and discourages cooperation” bears watching, as it may well bespeak an attitude that will impact our schools. It is significant in that it reveals an attitude toward Christianity that, while not new, is Read More
(First of two) In Ireland in June of 2013 the American president said, “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation” (emphasis Read More


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Anyone who follows the political scene knows that the United States, the individual states, and the cities are in financial crisis.  Politicians talk the subject to death but exhibit little fortitude to do the hard things that will balance the books. Instead, many seem to get particular pleasure out of targeting those whose Read More
To the statement in our title we might say, “Duh!” Is this news? To some it apparently is. The quote was the headline of an article in a local  newspaper a few years ago. The director of a local social organization said, “There is a lot of research and studies that show healthy marriages are an indicator Read More