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What Would Jesus Say to a Suicide Bomber - Anonymous

On the afternoon of March 5, 2003, Mahmoud Humdan Kwasma stepped on to bus #37 in Haifa, Israel, and detonated explosives strapped to his body. Fifteen Israelis, including Abigail Litle, a believer in Yeshua haMashiach (the Lord Jesus Christ) were killed. What would Jesus say to the suicide bomber? Jesus might say, “There was a certain suicide bomber who was clothed with an explosive belt and full of hatred. But there was also a thirteen-year-old girl named Abigail, full of life a...

I Have Learned To Be Content

(From the Journals of David Brainerd) Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. (Phil. 4:11). By the gracious training of God, David Brainerd became a living example of the above verse. Born in 1718, he gave himself to be a missionary to the North American Indians. He took the good news of the Gospel of Christ to the Indians living in western Massachusetts and later to tribes living along the Susquehanna and Delaware ...

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Isaac Watts was born in 1674, the first of nine children. His father, a well–educated deacon in the dissenting Congregational Church of Southampton, England, was imprisoned for being a dissenter. Watts had a bright and inquiring mind. By the age of twelve he had studied four languages in addition to English. He spoke very easily in rhyme, to the point of being an irritation to his father, who threatened him with a spanking if he continued. When Watts continued, his...

Will it Make a Monkey out of You?

Many scientists and professors speak of “evolution” as if it were scientific fact. This is far from the truth. They tell us that the universe is the result of a “big bang,” but they never explain where the explosive materials came from! When they tell us such things they are no longer speaking as scientists, but as philosophers. They “believe” this is how things came into existence, but they cannot prove it by scientific means, since science is...

A Natural Remedy That Can Be Fatal

There are many natural remedies that are being promoted today. Some of these do help, but many of them are simply a way for someone to make a good deal of money from misinformed and, often, desperate people. Some natural remedies can actually be dangerous. Some of those using them are unaware of possible interactions these remedies can have with other medications they are taking. By way of example, echinacea is taken by many to help bolster their immune systems and to ward off colds...

It's Desert, All Right

Our plane rose toward the morning sun as we left behind the narrow slice of green that hugs either side of the Nile River. Ahead of us lay the forbidding wastes of the Sinai Peninsula. As far as the eye could see, there was nothing but the bleached rock and pale blue of the eastern sky. I would fly over it in the comfort of my air-conditioned seat in a matter of minutes. Listen to some descriptions of this territory that was the...

The Saviour Comes

The whole world was rolling down the ages in darkness to its doom. Did the hosts that populate the regions of unsullied light peer over the battlements of heaven and mark with sadness its downward course? Did these glorious beings shudder as from that dark world arose groans and curses, sobs and cries, ribald laughter, horrible blasphemy, shouts and yells of licensed massacre from multitudinous battlefields? Any help? Any hope? None! none! for who can stay a world that ...

The Other War

With all the attention given to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq by the media, there still remain unanswered questions. The largest questions for many Christians are, "How is the Gospel progressing?" and "How are the congregations of Christians faring?" Of course, these questions are far from the thoughts of network newsmen. We know practically nothing about believers in Iraq and Kuwait, although it is said there are some ten assemblies of believers in Kuwait (mainly comp...

Thoughtfulness

Daily Bread 1971 In our self-centered world little or no thought is given to others. Sadly, this often carries over into the local assembly. Many saints seem to float along in their own little world, often occupied solely with their own difficulties or interests, giving little thought to those around them. The apostle Paul addresses this in Philippians 2:4, "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." This is, of course, not in a covet...

The Imperfect Fence

Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father, who is in heaven, is perfect. Matthew 5:48 A wealthy farmer responded to the witness of a Christian employee by saying, "I'll admit I'm not perfect. I get pretty angry sometimes. I swear a little, and sometimes tell a lie; but I don't cheat people, and I give liberally to good causes. I figure I'm better than the average individual, with enough good points to offset my weaknesses. This should get me into Heaven." That ev...
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