Posts by granary

July 28

Posted on Jul 28, 2017

Paul speaks of men “who suppress the truth” (Rom 1:18). John Blanchard writes: “Although countless scientists today hold to divine creation, Colin Patterson is right to claim that in many cases, ‘post-Darwinian biology is being carried out by people whose faith is in, almost, the deity of Darwin.’ If God is a non-starter, evolution seems to be the only show in town, and all scientific data must somehow be made to support it, even if the usual rules of assessment have to be suspended. Harvard geneticist Richard Lewontin is perfectly frank about this: ‘We take the side of science in spite of...

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July 27

Posted on Jul 27, 2017

J. Hudson Taylor, gospel pioneer to China, though raised in a Christian home, remained ignorant of what it meant to become a true believer. He tried to “make” himself a Christian, but after failing in his attempts, he grew skeptical. He writes: “The inconsistencies of Christian people, who, while professing to believe their Bibles, were yet content to live just as they would if there were no such Book, had been one of the strongest arguments of my skeptical companions.” At age seventeen, to fill a boring afternoon, Taylor read a gospel tract that opened his eyes to see the finished work of...

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July 26

Posted on Jul 26, 2017

Educator John Dewey (1859-1952), co-author of the Humanist Manifesto I, declared, “There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law or moral absolutes.” But you can’t logically argue against the existence of absolute truth. To argue against something is to establish that a truth exists. When he says, “There is no room for…moral absolutes” he wants to convince us that there are absolutely no absolutes, an utter nonsense. So...

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July 25

Posted on Jul 25, 2017

Captain Gustav Stearns was an army chaplain with the 127th Infantry of the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. Wounded in battle, honored by General John Pershing for gallantry in action, in one day he buried 51 soldiers under shell-fire. He preached to over 4,000 wounded soldiers on one occasion, and was not afraid to preach a once-crucified, now living Savior. But one of his officers objected: “I wish you would stop preaching so much on the sacrifice of Christ. If you would tell us more about His beautiful life, we would be motivated to walk in His steps,” his superior...

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July 24

Posted on Jul 24, 2017

“But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts” (1 Thess 2:4). In his book, Tales of Great Truths, G.A. Neilson tells of an incident when some unbelievers decided to send their best debater to argue with a local preacher. He was received kindly and began the conversation abruptly: “I believe there is a dispute between us. I thought I would call on you this morning and settle it.” “And what it this disagreement between us?” asked the Christian. “Well, you say,” continued the visitor, “that the...

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