David Dunlap

Biblical Tithing

What we do with that which God has entrusted to our use is of the utmost importance to God. The concern of the Lord regarding our financial giving is demonstrated by the sheer weight of scriptural references. One out of every six verses in Matthew, Mark, and Luke has to do with money. Of the 38 parables in the New Testament, twelve have to do with the use of money. We must take seriously God’s plan for giving in the Bible, for God is serious about it. However, some have concluded that...

Train Up a Child

“Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” —Proverbs 22:6 Our children may be the only earthly asset, transformed by the spiritual investment of time and effort, that we can take with us to heaven. The Scriptures urge us to strive and to labor in training up the children the Lord has given to us. Parents are called to equip themselves for the struggle in holding unflinchingly to the Word of God. The Warning of Proverbs 22:...

The Origins of the Scofield Reference Bible

The Scofield Reference Bible has proven to be an immeasurable aid in guiding generations of serious Christians into a greater understanding of God’s word. Within 30 years of its issurance Oxford University Press reported that 1,925,000 copies had been published; and in our own day, the Scofield Bible remains one of the most popular reference study bibles available. Who was C. I. Scofield? How did this Reference Bible originate? Cyrus Ingerson Scofield was born August 19, 1843. During the C...

Sovereignty of God

The blazing African sun beat down upon the crowded Arab marketplace as women busily bartered with the merchants. The bustling walkways were lined with storekeepers selling their wares, as the children played nearby. The air was filled with the pungent smell of spices, and the confusing din of a thousand voices. Amid these dusty streets teeming with people, a pregnant woman began to slowly make her way across a wide thoroughfare. Suddenly, there was a great noise and commotion in the marketplace,...

Doctrinal Preaching

The doctrinal preaching of the word of God is a vital necessity. The proclamation of the scriptures with clarity and precision is God’s method of transforming the lives of men and women. It is the authoritative link between the heart of God and the souls of men. The modern world has had enough of theories, conjecture and rationale—it hungers for the truth of God plainly spoken. It longs for the “thus saith the Lord”. It is waiting for men of God, like Jonah of old to whom...

The Culture War

An increasing number of Evangelicals are finding themselves drawn into a bitter conflict. In this struggle between light and darkness, it is reported that the very future of Christianity is at risk. All the forces and resources of the church have been marshalled against this formidable foe. This opposer of Christianity is not a modern enemy—surprisingly, it is as old as the church itself! What is this enemy? It is anti-christian culture in society. This multi-headed beast is thought to pos...

Door to Door Evangelism

In 1960, D. James Kennedy graduated from seminary and began preaching at the Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After just eight months of ministry there, the congregation dwindled from 45 to 17 believers. Although he was very discouraged about what was happening, he would not give up. He realized the problem was that he lacked courage to confront unbelievers with the truth of the gospel. To his surprise, he was invited to Decatur, GA to conduct a gospel campaign for ten days. H...

Suffering the Reproaches of Christ

There is a suffering that a Christian must indeed endure if he is to be used of the Lord. The book of Hebrews describes this suffering when we are told of Moses, who “chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, esteeming the reproaches of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt…” (Heb. 11:24). To suffer the reproaches of Christ is characteristic of a Christian who has willingly chosen a path of suffering fo...

Demon Possession : Are Believers at Risk?

The theme of the Bible from beginning to end is the conflict between good and evil, between God and the devil. It begins with the serpent in Eden in Genesis 3 and concludes with the devil being cast into the lake of fire in Revelation 20. So it is not surprising that today Christians are becoming more aware of their battle against demonic forces. Many see that satanic worship is on the rise around us, increasing numbers of teenagers are experimenting with witchcraft, and “new-age” bo...

Eternity of God

On a warm summer evening in London, lines of curiosity-seekers formed, eager to find a seat in the auditorium in order to hear the much-anticipated debate between the well-known atheist Robert Ingersoll and the British preacher Dr. Joseph Parker. During the course of the debate, Ingersoll ruthlessly attacked the truthfulness of the Holy Scriptures, and in the most blasphemous of terms, denied the deity and the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. After some time, as was his manner, he paused&...
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