War has been constant throughout history. Many have been conscripted into the armies of men. So, too, have the people of God been called to war­­—one in which the ultimate stakes hang in the balance… In Judges 7, Gideon was to go to war against the Midianites. While preparing for battle, the Lord told him…

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Discerning whether the good spirit (the influence of God, the Church, one’s soul) or the bad spirit (the influence of Satan, the world, the flesh) is at work requires calm, rational reflection… “Beloved, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1…

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Deception is the act of misleading someone through intentionally false statements or actions. It is the Devil, not God, who is the originator of deception.  In John 8:44, Jesus says the following of the Devil, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.…

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The Lukewarm Christian… Often, people experience anxiety when they think about the future; however, it does not have to be that way. For those who know God, thoughts of the future bring eagerness and comfort. For example, describing a woman who knows and trusts God, Proverbs 31:25 says, “She smiles at the future.”  Two key thoughts to…

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Freedom of speech is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “the right to express facts and opinions subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to protect itself from a clear and present danger) guaranteed by the 1st and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution and similar provisions of some state constitutions.” Freedom of…

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Sexual abuse perpetrated against a child is a deplorable reality of living in a sin-stricken world. The psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical damage of the abuse remains long after molestation has ended. The Bible speaks vehemently against hurting children and against sexual sins and perversions of all kinds.  “Human history is the long terrible story of a…

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