No Better Book

“There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.”
(Dwight L. Moody)

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The Truth

“Keep one thing forever in view—the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.”
(Horace Mann)

Who’s in the prayer closet?

This guest post was written by Caleb Otto.  It is his response to the post “Who’s in the library?”  

Throughout history there has been monumental effort expended to enlarge different kingdoms, whether it be a political, territorial, or religious reign.

This world is literally dying for lack of men and women who are investing their all to advance the Kingdom of God.  If we as Christians endeavor to counter the darkness of the world solely with worldly weapons, we will lose.  They have someone bigger fighting for them: Satan.  We have God fighting for us, and His power far exceeds the devil’s power.

What we must do is apply ourselves to laying hold of God’s power.  Yes, we must utilize our minds in the battle, but real victories are won only when we pray.

Paul, one of the most influential men in Christian history, said: “Where is the wise…where is the debater of this age?  Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” (1 Corinthians 1:20, ESV)

This is not an argument for ignorance.  Rather, it is a plea for us to remember the futility of trying to advance the Kingdom of God by mere intellect and human reasoning.  Samuel Chadwick said that Satan “Laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.”

When Christians Do Not Think

When Christians don’t think, “Christianity is emasculated of its intellectual relevance.  It remains a vehicle of spirituality and moral guidance at the individual level perhaps; at the communal level it is little more than an expression of sentimentalized togetherness.”  (Harry Blamires)