Posts by granary

November 21

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

C.E.M. Joad (1891–1953) was an English philosopher and broadcasting personality, as famous as George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell in his day. Joad’s prominence came from popularizing philosophy on the The Brains Trust, a BBC favorite. His more than 75 books advanced his atheistic, socialistic and hedonistic views. But just in time he was given good cause to reconsider. He confronted the compelling arguments of C.S. Lewis when Joad was invited to appear at the Socratic Club at Oxford University, where Lewis was President. Shortly before his death at age 61, he told of his conversion in...

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November 20

Posted on Nov 20, 2017

Erich Sauer, well-loved for his trilogy of books on the history of salvation, wrote In the Arena of Faith as a personal testimony and a call to consecrated living. He begins the book: “What we need is revival, a spiritual awakening of God’s people, a powerful testimony to the world, a new vision and a fresh experience of the saving and keeping power of Christ through His Word and the Holy Spirit. The experience is possible, for Christ is alive today! He is the eternal Victor, the Exalted One, the Spring of all life and strength for everyone who puts his trust in Him. Christ never...

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November 19

Posted on Nov 19, 2017

One day Lewis Sperry Chafer encountered a flagman sitting by a railroad crossing reading a Bible. Dr. Chafer greeted the man, then asked, “Are you saved?” The flagman answered, “I never could be good enough.” Chafer replied, “If God made an exception, and gave you salvation outright as a gift, would you receive it?” “Mister,” the flagman replied, “Who wouldn’t take a gift like that!” Chafer asked him to read John 10:28. It took the man awhile to find it, but then he read, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.” Then Chafer directed him to Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is...

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November 18

Posted on Nov 18, 2017

The apostle Paul prayed this for the saints: “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know…” (Eph 1:17-18). A.W. Tozer writes: Man by reason cannot know God; he can only know about God. When the Spirit illuminates the heart, then a part of the man sees which never saw before; a part of him knows which never knew before, and that with the kind of knowing which the most acute thinker cannot imitate. Man’s reason is a fine instrument and...

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November 17

Posted on Nov 17, 2017

D.L. Moody writes: During the last days of the Civil War many men were deserting from the South. Secretary Stanton gave notice that no more refugees be taken into the Union army. A Southern soldier hadn’t heard, and came to the Union lines where they read him the order. He didn’t know what to do. If he went back he would be shot as a deserter, and the Northern army wouldn’t have him. So he went into the woods until he got starved out. He saw an officer going by and told him that if he didn’t help him he would have to take his life. The officer replied: “Haven’t you heard?” “Heard what?’’...

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