Enlarging Our Coasts

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” (1 Chronicles 4:10)

Creation or Evolution: Does It Matter?

This question has stirred much debate over the centuries. Over 20 years ago, the Long Beach Press‑Telegram printed the answers given by four religious leaders, only one of which is true and biblical. Decades later, the answers given by these various religious representatives are still indicative of the beliefs of those who claim to be spiritual leaders in our country. The exact question asked was, "What are your faith's beliefs regarding evolution?" (Press-Telegram, July 4, 1992).

Worldliness: Another Great Enemy of the Church

What exactly is worldliness? Many Christians are not aware that the Bible never uses the term worldliness. In fact, it only uses the term worldly twice—in Titus 2:12 and Hebrews 9:1—and only in the Titus passage does it address this concept of worldliness as it is used in the church today.

Contemporary Concepts of Worldliness

The Lack of Leaders

There is a lack of leadership in the church—leaders who will stand in defense of the whole Bible and leaders who will aggressively attack the enemies of the Bible. The devil has always used subtle, underhanded, plausible men and methods. The devil is a soothsayer, and so are his followers.

God's Wall Builders

In the Old Testament, Nehemiah is an outstanding example of a godly wall-builder. A careful reading of the entire Book of Nehemiah will be a great blessing and encouragement to those who, like Nehemiah, have a sincere desire to be faithful to God even in these perilous times. Note several things about the life, ministry, attitudes, and actions of this faithful servant of the Lord:

[1] He had a genuine concern for the welfare of God’s people (1:3, 4).

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