JOHN PEARRELL: The further our nation moves from its Christian foundation, the more intolerant it becomes
The secular humanistic view of tolerance has proven to be nothing more than a thin veil used to disguise their extreme intolerance.. The classical definition of tolerance is "sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own" (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition). That is
Charles Colson in his Breakpoint perspective (at www.breakpoint.org) on Nov. 4, 2005, relates an interesting story. Let me share it with you.
I was reading in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings 18 and another passage popped into my mind.Ecclesiastes 1:9 reminds us "History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new." (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NLT).
I was reading in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings 18 and another passage popped into my mind.Ecclesiastes 1:9 reminds us "History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new." (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NLT).. Perhaps this passage in Ecclesiastes is
Every one of us longs for happiness. Not just the superficial happiness that is momentarily experienced in certain surroundings and then vanishes quickly like a puff of smoke, but a deep abiding happiness with our lives.. Years ago a young teen wrote these words to columnist Ann Landers, "Happiness is
I do not know your views regarding the Troy Davis saga. I do know that a cry went out across this land asking for leniency with the claim that there was a chance he might be innocent.. Voices like Al Sharpton, former President Jimmy Carter, Amnesty International and others rallied
I hate wasps. Truth be told, they scare me.. I have never had a pleasant encounter with one. They swoop down unexpected, sting you for no apparent reason and then fly off, I am convinced, with little bug laughter and a gleeful, "Did you see what I did to him
On this 10th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11, the accusations against God once again will come to the forefront.. There are those who claim that such calamities prove that God doesn't exist. They hold that if there was a God, wars would not be fought, places like Nazi
Last week I broached the subject of whether or not we can be truly good without God. I stated in that column that your answer to that question really depends on your standard for goodness.. If your standard is human comparisons, then yes, we can be good without God. But
I don't know whether you have been following the tragic news coming out of England regarding the riots that are sweeping London and other cities.. British Prime Minister David Cameron called the violence the result of a "slow moral collapse" and English historian and journalist Max Hastings writes in the
Recently I was viewing a Public Television special on the Bible. I was appalled at the poor scholarship, the obvious failure to research the facts they were presenting, and the resulting misinformation being passed onto the viewing public.
"The Bible is like every other religious book. The Bible, the Koran -- they're basically the same," were the confident words of the young man who was trying desperately to impress me with his understanding of spiritual things.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, relates the story of flying on an airplane when the man sitting next to him, a former commercial pilot and now the owner of a small plane, said to him, "People make the mistake of thinking that large airplanes are safer than small ones. They make that mistake because the number of small airplane crashes greatly exceed the number of large airplane crashes. People assume that it is because small planes are not as safe, but that is not true. Small planes are just as safe as large ones, the problem is most small plane pilots simply lack experience."
Growing up in the inner city in the '60s, I recall with horror the violence of race riots that swept across this country from East to West and from North to South.
"Whose fault is it?" With those words the blame game begins. We see it in childish arguments, we see it in current politics (almost a little redundant) and we see it in culture in general. Instead of looking for real solutions, it seems that we are fixated on identifying who is to blame for any particular problem.
"Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God? That they cannot be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." Those are the words of Thomas Jefferson.
God made us, we rebelled, God loves us and paid the penalty for our rebellion offering us forgiveness and life.