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Christian Related News, Articles, Opinions and Others Headlines for October 2020

Christian Girls Become Target for Sex Traffickers

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Last month, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr announced that more than $100 million in federal grants will go to fighting human trafficking, according to the Associated Press. Task forces, as well as nonprofits helping survivors, will receive the grants to continue their work.

“This is one of the top enforcement priorities of the department and we’re on the forefront of this fight,” said Barr in Atlanta with presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

The announcement came only a few months after the Trump administration awarded the Justice Department with an additional $35 million to provide safe housing for trafficking survivors.

Georgia’s governor and his wife, Marty Kemp, have made the abolition of sex trafficking a priority in their state.

“The governor and the first lady here have been second to none in the nation in taking this fight on and working closely with the federal government and I really appreciate that,” Barr said.”...More

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China bans copying of hymns, punishes Christians who print religious materials

China bans copying of hymns, punishes Christians who print religious materials
China has been tightening restrictions on the distribution of religious materials in recent months by threatening fines, the closure of printing shops, or even imprisonment for selling Christian books or allowing customers to photocopy hymns.

Bitter Winter, a publication that monitors religious liberty violations in China, reports that this month, Chinese Communist Party officials in Luoyang, a prefecture-level city in the central province of Henan, searched a local printing house for banned religious materials.

“Any religious content makes the issue political, not religious. Although banners on the streets say people are allowed religious beliefs, the only faith they can practice freely is that in the Communist Party,” a store manager told Bitter Winter.

Because inspections are “too rigorous,” the manager said he refuses to print religious materials.

“They checked my storehouse, scrutinized all records, and even looked at paper sheets on the floor, to see if they have prohibited content,” the manager told Bitter Winter. “If any such content is found, I’ll be fined, or worse, my business will be closed.”...More

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'I Pray for Everyone Grappling with COVID-19': Melania Trump Details Her Experience with COVID-19

'I Pray for Everyone Grappling with COVID-19': Melania Trump Details Her Experience with COVID-19
First Lady Melania Trump is speaking out on her personal experience and recovery from COVID-19 after she and her husband, President Donald Trump, tested positive in early October.

In an official statement, Melania explained that following the diagnosis, she immediately thought of their 14-year-old son, Barron Trump, who initially tested negative. A later test, however, came back positive but he showed no symptoms. Fortunately, the teenage Trump would test negative again.

“In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together” she wrote in the statement. “He has since tested negative.”

Regarding her experience with COVID, the First Lady explained that she had “minimal symptoms” of the disease, including body aches, a cough and headaches, and extreme fatigue...More

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Wikipedia bans editors from expressing support for traditional marriage

Wikipedia bans editors from expressing support for traditional marriage
Wikipedia has decided to restrict its editors from expressing opposition to same-sex marriage on its platform ­— a decision that comes months after co-founder Larry Sanger said the site’s neutrality policy was “dead.”

Volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia’s articles can no longer include on their profile page any “userbox” — a badge expressing their beliefs — that is against gay marriage. For example, one such userbox states, “This user believes marriage is between one man and one woman.”

The decision was made after a recent discussion where “predominantly left-wing editors” argued such a stance was “discriminatory” and against site policy, according to Breitbart.

The discussion began after an editor, Adam Cuerden, suggested that just one userbox be deleted, calling it “pretty explicitly homophobic” and citing a site guideline prohibiting “inflammatory or divisive” content in userboxes. Soon, he suggested that other userboxes in favor of traditional marriage should also be deleted...More

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Why does Facebook discriminate against gays?

Why does Facebook discriminate against gays?
Presidential candidates get all the love. Just kidding. “Love,” of course, is the wrong word. What Presidential candidates get is all the attention.

Why does Facebook treat gays unfairly? Why does it put them in a special class, telling them they must remain gay even if they want to change? Why does Facebook suppress the stories of those who have changed – and are much happier for it – rather than give them the space to choose for themselves?

You might say, “Are you crazy? You have this all wrong. Facebook is standing with the gay community, protecting them from hate speech and exposing ‘conversion therapy’ as dangerous. That’s why Facebook has removed the pages of so-called ‘ex-gay’ organizations.”

Of course, I’m quite aware that Facebook is acting in cooperation with LGBTQ leaders. That’s been an open secret for years.

But there is no question that Facebook is doing a disservice to that very community by censoring the stories of those who once identified as LGBTQ but do so no longer. On what possible grounds should their pages be removed? This is unethical and unfair...More

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Ballot initiatives of 2020: abortion, marriage, sex ed

Ballot initiatives of 2020: abortion, marriage, sex ed
Presidential candidates get all the love. Just kidding. “Love,” of course, is the wrong word. What Presidential candidates get is all the attention.

The Presidency matters, of course, and voters should know as much as possible about the character, the party, the policies, and the likely people each candidate will bring to the highest office in the land. At the same time, for almost all of us, this election features incredibly important decisions all the way down the ballot.

For example, Amy Coney Barrett might have a new appreciation for the importance of Senate races. Or, ask Colorado State Troopers if their lives have changed since a particular ballot initiative passed in 2016. Or, ask the parents of Loudon County (VA) school children if school board elections make a difference.

At a time when, as Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse observed in his book Them, our natural appetites for community, belonging, and meaning are increasingly being satiated by politics instead of religion, Americans are voting on a wider spectrum of issues. At the local level, our ballots decides more than just what taxes we pay, what resources schools receive, which roads are fixed, and the size of the police force. Today, our votes determine what behavior is incentivized by the state, what worldview is taught as fact in our schools, and in some places, which laws police will enforce...More

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Understanding Christian martyrdom reveals mystery of cross

Understanding Christian martyrdom reveals mystery of cross
I would like to share some personal experiences that I believe can be of help to many Christians who have not understood how powerful the Old Rugged Bloody Cross is. In my nineteen years in Christ, I had some confusions and doubts that became more complicated as I searched for answers to many questions about Christianity but the revelation of the mystery of the cross answered them all.

I had persistently asked God why He could not protect His servants. I expected God to arise and fight for the Nigerian Christians but He remained silent. I wept profusely when I saw the video of how the chairman of Michika local government area, Adamawa state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi, was beheaded. His killing discouraged me so much that I wondered if these missionary risks were worth taking for a God who cannot protect His own.

I was bathing in the dysphoria of this killing when the Lord took me into a journey of scriptural insightful voyage that revealed the mystery of the cross to me. I came to know that Lawan Andimi was one of the most privileged Christians whom God has prepared to officiate as king, priest, and judge in the millennium rule (Revelation 20:4). I had no option than to send a posthumous congratulatory message to him for his martyrdom...More

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Standing firm in an age of weaponized information

Standing firm in an age of weaponized information
Conservative candidates for public office must not only run against a human opponent, but also must withstand a massive left-oriented consensus establishment that weaponizes information.

“Those who tell the stories rule society,” said Plato centuries ago.

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture,” said Allen Ginsberg more recently.

Neil Postman, in his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (Penguin Books, 1985), argued that “TV is turning all public life (education, religion, politics, journalism) into entertainment.” The result is that “image is undermining all forms of communication, particularly the written word.”

Further, “our bottomless appetite” for TV is leading to an “information glut” so that “what is truly meaningful is lost and we no longer care what we’ve lost as long as we are being amused,” added Andrew Postman in his introduction to his father’s book...More

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Yes: The church belongs in politics

Yes: The church belongs in politics
Does politics belong in the church? During this political season we are facing what many Americans believe to be the most important election in the history of this nation. If that’s true, as I believe it is, the question of the Church’s role in the political process is extremely important.

But, some pastors are reticent. They ask, “does politics have a place in the Church?”

My answer would be, “No, politics does not belong in the Church,” but I would quickly add, emphatically, that, “But the Church also belongs in politics!”

Jesus taught us to, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). But he never said that we should give to Caesar the things that belong to God.

When we think about all the unsavory characters in the media, Hollywood, and the bowels of government today, it often seems as if the great truths and moral standards we’ve believed in for so long are suddenly “out of date.” The political left has been telling us for decades that our views are “too narrow.” They say people of faith are a tiny minority, all alone, a minor class of rustics, rubes, and “deplorables,” and our numbers are too small to make much difference in the modern world. Well, I beg to differ...More

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COVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn

COVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn
Amid a dramatic increase in suicide over the last two decades, a number of faith leaders have weighed in on whether or not those who commit suicide are condemned to hell.

A second wave of devastation stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic including soaring suicides and drug overdoses is imminent with the declining mental health of communities, medical researchers warn and it is expected to disproportionately impact the poor, older adults, blacks and Hispanics.

The warning came in Mental Health Disorders Related to COVID-19–Related Deaths published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday. The article was authored by NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers: Dr. Naomi M. Simon from the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program; Dr. Glenn N. Saxe from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Dr. Charles R. Marmar from the Center for Alcohol Use Disorders and PTSD...More

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Last of 21 Christians martyred by ISIS in Libya finally laid to rest after 5 years

Last of 21 Christians martyred by ISIS in Libya finally laid to rest after 5 years
The remains of a Ghanaian Christian beheaded by the Islamic State terrorist group on a Libyan beach in an execution video in 2015 has finally been laid to rest in Egypt.

Cairo-based journalist Farid Y. Farid reported on Sept. 29 that the body of Matthew Ayariga was finally laid to rest alongside the 20 Coptic Christians who were beheaded beside him on a beach in Sirte, Libya, in a video released by the jihadi death cult in February 2015.

Farid provided a link to an article by Watani Newspaper, an Egyptian weekly newspaper widely read by Coptic Christians. The article reports that the families of the Coptic Christians celebrated the remains of the martyr.

“We collapsed with great joy because the martyr Matthew is dear to us, and he is one of our children because he was martyred with our children and adhered to his Christ,” a mother of two of the martyred Coptic Christians told Watani News. “We thank our master because He succeeded in returning the remains of the martyr so that he would be next to his [brothers] in the church.”...More

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Archbishop Condemns Priest for Performing a Sex Act on His Church's Altar with Two Women

Archbishop Condemns Priest for Performing a Sex Act on His Church's Altar with Two Women
A federal judge quoted Hebrews 10:25 as he ruled against Mayor Muriel Bowser’s restriction on outdoor church services of more than 100 people, allowing Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., to resume in-person outdoor services.

“It is for the church, not the District or this court, to define for itself the meaning of ‘not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,’” Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, wrote, quoting the New Testament’s Epistle to the Hebrews, according to The Washington Times.

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching,” reads the verse.

In late September, the church had filed a complaint in federal court, arguing that the city had violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act...More

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Judge cites scripture in rebuke of Mayor Bowser’s worship restrictions

Judge cites scripture in rebuke of Mayor Bowser’s worship restrictions
Friar Travis Clark, a 37-year-old priest of Sts. Peter and Paul in Pearl River in New Orleans, was removed from his position after filming himself having sex with two dominatrix women on a church altar, The Christian Post reports.

The Archbishop of New Orleans, Gregory Aymond, condemned him in a statement uploaded to YouTube.

In his statement, which also makes mention of another priest, Pat Wattigny, who was removed from his post for a different reason, Aymond describes Clark’s act as “demonic,” stating, "What has happened concerning Pat Wattigny and Travis Clark is unacceptable, it's sinful, and it cannot be tolerated." He also went on to say, "Let me be clear. Both were removed from ministry immediately and will never serve again in Catholic ministry."

Reportedly, Travis Clark, with two sex workers, outfitted the church’s altar with stage lighting in order to record themselves being intimate with one another. While the shooting was happening, a local passerby saw the lights, alerted the police and, upon looking in the window, witnessed the sex act...More

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Gambia’s New Sharia-Friendly Constitution Fails. But Christians Are Still Concerned.

Gambia’s New Sharia-Friendly Constitution Fails. But Christians Are Still Concerned.
Though pleased with the draft’s overall democratic reforms, leaders are frustrated that “Christian rights do not matter” in the West African nation.

Instead, the English-speaking, sliver-shaped West African river nation—known for Muslim-Christian coexistence—will return to the 1997 constitution instituted by former dictator Yahya Jammeh and amended by him more than 50 times to entrench his power.

One year before being deposed in 2016 by popular protests, Jammeh declared Gambia to be an Islamic state.

The new draft constitution would have imposed term limits on the president, guaranteed religious freedom, and forbidden any future declaration of a state religion.

Muslims make up more than 9 in 10 Gambians, totaling 2 million. Lamin Sanneh, the Muslim-born Gambian theologian who died last year, praised his nation’s participation in a tradition of “pacifist Islam.”

Yet many of the nation’s Christians, who comprise only about 5 percent of the population, still feel like they dodged a bullet...More

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'Christianity Doesn’t Belong in China': Communist Officials Demand Churches Replace Crosses with Nation's Five-Pointed Star

'Christianity Doesn’t Belong in China': Communist Officials Demand Churches Replace Crosses with Nation's Five-Pointed Star
Persecution of Christians in China by the Chinese Communist Party has continued to rage on, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Local officials have removed crosses from the rooftops of hundreds of churches, religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports.

In August, Two Chinese Christian Councils in a county managed by the prefecture-level city of Jiujiang in Jiangxi Province ordered over 70 affiliated churches to replace all cross symbols from their official seals with China’s five-pointed star.

According to Britannica, the Chinese flag and national emblem features one large star surrounded by four small stars, which represents the CCP as the guiding force of the nation.

Additionally, the star is used in all other state-run institutions...More

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Trump Says Catching COVID-19 was a 'Blessing from God'

Trump Says Catching COVID-19 was a 'Blessing from God'
On Wednesday, President Trump imparted his experience to COVID-19 noticing that at last coming down with the infection was “a blessing in disguise” since it uncovered what he guarantees is an incredibly successful treatment alternative.

“For me, I walked in, I didn’t feel good, a short 24-hours later; I was feeling great — I wanted to get out of the hospital. And that’s what I want for everybody,” Trump said in a video posted on Twitter. “I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president, because I feel great. I feel, like, perfect.”

“I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it,” Trump declared. “This was a blessing in disguise. I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said, ‘let me take it’ … and it was incredible the way it worked,” he included...More

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Armenians Fight to Hold Ancient Homeland Within Azerbaijan
Is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict a Christian-Muslim conflict, or simply politics?

Armenians Fight to Hold Ancient Homeland Within Azerbaijan
Fierce fighting has broken out in the Caucasus Mountains between the Caspian and Black Seas, pitting Christian Armenians versus Muslim Azeris.

But is it right to employ their religious labels?

"Early Sunday morning [Sept. 27], I got a call from our delegate in the capital city [Stepanakert]," said Harout Nercessian, the Armenia agent for the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA).

"He said they are besieging Stepanakert. It is a war."

One week later, the battling proceeds. In question is command over the Armenian-dominant part enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, home to 170,000 individuals in a Delaware-sized precipitous locale inside Azerbaijan.

Over 200 people have reportedly died, however Azerbaijan has not released its number of casualties...More

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'Thankful to God' – The Bible Gets Translated into Its 700th Language

'Thankful to God' – The Bible Gets Translated into Its 700th Language
The number of full Bible translations hit 700 as of late, albeit because of the speed at which interpretations have been delivered, nobody is certain which one was the first to arrive at the imprint.

Wycliffe Bible Translations and the American Bible Society both praised the news, saying it's a significant achievement in propelling the gospel. The 700 all out includes total Bibles with each of the 66 books deciphered. Fractional interpretations, (for example, New Testaments) are excluded.

James Poole, chief overseer of Wycliffe Bible Translators, said the achievement "speaks to the huge work that Bible interpreters are doing over the world."

"Each time we know about the Bible being converted into another dialect, we realize that implies that unexpectedly the individuals in that language gathering can completely get to the total image of God's story," Poole said. "It's acceptable to make a stride back and acknowledge what this 700th Bible methods: 5.7 billion individuals who communicate in 700 dialects currently have the Bible in the language that addresses them best. That is a striking figure and keeps on developing."...More

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Southern Baptists call racial oppression 'scheme of the devil' after Trump's 'stand back and stand by' remark

Southern Baptists call racial oppression 'scheme of the devil' after Trump's 'stand back and stand by' remark
Senior officials of the Southern Baptist Convention reaffirmed the section's disavowal of racial oppression as a "plan of the demon" Wednesday after a questionable call by President Donald Trump to far-right activists to "remain back and hold on" during the presidential discussion on Tuesday.

"When requested to denounce racial domination, each and every one of us ought to be prepared to do as such. Prejudice is, tragically, not terminated, and we know from our Southern Baptist history the impacts of the horrendous sins of bigotry and disdain," SBC President J.D. Greear said on Twitter Wednesday evening.

"We impugn and renounce racial oppression and each type of racial and ethnic scorn as a plan of the villain proposed to carry enduring and division to our general public. We re-insist what Southern Baptists said to this in 2017."...More

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Woman beheaded in India for refusing to convert to Islam after marriage

Woman beheaded in India for refusing to convert to Islam after marriage
A Muslim man in northern India beheaded his Hindu wife one-and-a-half months after their marriage because she refused to convert to Islam, a local newspaper reported.

Police this week found the beheaded body of the 23-year-old victim, identified as Priya Soni, in a forest area near Preet Nagar area of Sonbhadra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to The Tribune.

The suspect, Soni’s husband who was identified as Ejaz Ahmed, and his friend, identified only as Shoaib, have been arrested. Police said they recovered the mobile phone of the victim, a knife and an iron rod from the suspects...More

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Trump vows to sign executive order protecting all babies born alive, including survivors of abortion

Trump vows to sign executive order protecting all babies born alive, including survivors of abortion
President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to sign an executive order to protect all babies born alive, including those who survive abortion.

In a pre-recorded address to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, the president said protecting life "is our sacrosanct moral duty."

"Today, I am announcing that I will be signing the born alive executive order to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve. This is our sacrosanct moral duty," said Trump.

The president also noted that his administration is increasing federal funding for neonatal research “to ensure that every child has the very best chance to thrive and to grow.”......More

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‘Parents Are Waking Up’: School Fires Christian Worker for Criticizing LGBT Curriculum

‘Parents Are Waking Up’: School Fires Christian Worker for Criticizing LGBT Curriculum
A British woman who was fired from her school assistant position for raising concerns about LGBT and sex education appeared before a tribunal Monday and told the court she was “shocked” when she was dismissed.

Kristie Higgs, a Christian and a mother of two, had worked for six years as an assistant at Farmor's School in Fairford, Gloucestershire when she raised concerns on Facebook about the government’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, which includes transgender and LGBT sex education. Her son attended the school, which is run by the Church of England

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The Hebrew Midwives

Exodus 1:17
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

After the demise of Prime Minister Joseph in Egypt and the Pharaoh that appointed him, there arose a new Pharaoh who either didn’t know about Joseph at all or never cared to know or didn’t give a damn!...More


The LORD's Organs
The LORD's Organs

Genesis 8:21
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

Genesis 8:21 is rich with many insights into the nature of our God. Indeed, there is no searching of His understanding (Isaiah 40:28). Nobody can ever really fully understand or comprehend God. Nevertheless, the LORD doesn’t want us to stop trying or seeking to know and draw close to Him all the more. This can only be done by searching the scriptures (John 5:39)...More


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Easy Yoke & Light Burden

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Humanly speaking, once a yoke becomes easy, it ceases to be a yoke and any burden that is light is no more a burden. Yet, our Lord Jesus assures us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. This means the yoke and burden of our Lord Jesus Christ are no burdens and yokes at all. Why then did the Lord still refer to them as burden and yoke?...More


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Jesus Sanctified Himself

John 17:19
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

When Jesus talked about sanctifying Himself for the sake of His disciples and would-be followers, He meant He made Himself holy so that they might be holy. You may then ask; wasn’t Jesus supposed to be holy from the beginning of His earthly life?...More


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What’s Wrong with the World?

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Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
1 Timothy 1:15

Today's Scripture & Insight: 1 Timothy 1:12–17

There is an oft-heard story that The London Times posed a question to readers at the turn of the twentieth century. What’s wrong with the world?

That’s quite the question, isn’t it? Someone might quickly respond, “Well, how much time do you have for me to tell you?” And that would be fair, as there seems to be so much that’s wrong with our world. As the story goes, The Times received a number of responses, but one in particular has endured in its brief brilliance. The English writer, poet, and philosopher G. K. Chesterton penned this four-word response, a refreshing surprise to the usual passing-of-the-buck: “Dear Sirs, I am.”

Whether the story is factual or not is up for debate. But that response? It’s nothing but true. Long before Chesterton came along, there was an apostle named Paul. Far from a lifelong model citizen, Paul confessed his past shortcomings: “I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man” (v. 13). After naming who Jesus came to save (“sinners”), he goes on to make a very Chesterton-like qualification: “of whom I am the worst” (v. 15). Paul knew exactly what was and is wrong with the world. And he further knew the only hope of making things right—“the grace of our Lord” (v. 14). What an amazing reality! This enduring truth lifts our eyes to the light of Christ’s saving love.

By: John Blase

Reflect & Pray
What is wrong with the world? Can you own the answer Paul and Chesterton gave? What is one way you can accept that without sliding into self-hatred?


God, thank You for Your immense patience with me, a sinner. To You be honor and glory forever and ever.

To learn about answering questions related to the Christian faith, visit ChristianUniversity.org/CA101.








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The LORD has said concerning you, … Do not go to Egypt! Know certainly that I have admonished you this day.
Jeremiah 42:19

I was once driving my car alongside a river. Shortly before the bridge a roadblock had been set up across the entire width of the road. There a workman informed the drivers that the bridge was under repair and could not be crossed. He pointed out two possibilities: either drive back to the nearest road junction or take the narrow road along the bank which was full of potholes that in the present rainy period had turned into huge puddles.

The lorry drivers by the bridge all asked the same question: “Why isn’t there a warning sign at the last junction? That would have spared us difficulties and saved time.”

When Christians take the wrong direction to Egypt on their life’s journey and turn back to this present evil world, from which the Lord Jesus has delivered us (cf. Galatians 1:4), they waste valuable time until they put things in order again. They could have been living in happy fellowship with the Lord, spending the time usefully in His service. Such ways have all too often caused sad consequences with much trouble and worry.

No-one can make the excuse that he had not been warned about the wrong way in time. The Bible gives sufficient warnings. God has admonished us earnestly and early enough.

If we have gone the wrong way, He urges us to return. We must then go back to the place where we deviated from our course in order to enjoy fellowship with Him again.

Today’s reading: 1 Chronicles 15:1-24 · Psalm 88:1-10






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Be Careful Who You Listen To

‘The Lord gives wisdom.’ Proverbs 2:6 NKJV

What are the people in your life telling you? Are they increasing your self-doubt or strengthening your faith? Just because people tell you something doesn’t make it so. In 1492 many of the people Columbus tried to interest in his venture thought the earth was flat. And even those who believed it was round thought his idea of a short-cut to the Indies was far-fetched. The ‘experts’ examined his travel plans and said they were impossible. But Columbus didn’t fall off the edge of the earth as the doomsayers predicted—instead, he discovered America!

Along the same lines, Alexander Graham Bell tried to interest the communications company Western Union in his invention, the telephone. But they regarded it as having too many limitations and being little more than a toy. Even after John Logie Baird had demonstrated the capabilities of the first television set, a leading radio pioneer said it was ‘a development of which we need waste little time dreaming.’

There will always be naysayers, so don’t let someone else’s limited thinking squash you and restrict your thinking. Negativity is contagious; you have to be careful if you don’t want to catch it! Even if you’re the only positive person in your family, maintain an optimistic outlook in every situation. What we call ‘common knowledge’ often is commonly wrong!

‘The Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.’ (Proverbs 2:6 NKJV) Have the people who are telling you ‘it can’t be done’ factored God into the equation? If not, pay no attention. Instead of listening to people who increase your doubts, listen to the people to whom God has given wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

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These are the most viewed daily devotional tweets per month culled from the daily devotional messages served on this website daily. Everyday, a snippet of each daily devotional message is tweeted on our twitter account. It gives us an idea of the more popular daily devotional tweets and messages among readers per time.

August 2020

The Good Seed Daily Devotional for Wednesday, August 12, 2020
by GBV Dillenburg GmbH

The tribe of Levi enjoyed a privileged position among the people of Israel. God had sanctified them for Himself, selecting them from the nation for His service. They were responsible for the tabernacle, God’s dwelling among His people. The people always...Full devotional details

July 2020

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Wednesday, July 22, 2020
by RBC Ministries

A Wide, Sweeping Grace
Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, has an interesting feature: it can erase everything you say. Whatever you’ve asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked Alexa to retrieve, one simple sentence (“Delete everything I...Full devotional details


Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Wednesday, July 22 2020 by RBC Ministries pix

June 2020

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Sunday, June 7, 2020
by RBC Ministries

In Need of Rescue
A teenager named Aldi was working alone on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometers (about 78 miles) off Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island when heavy winds knocked the hut off its mooring and sent it out to sea. For forty-nine days, Aldi...Full devotional details


Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Sunday, June 7, 2020 by RBC ministries pix

May 2020

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Monday, May 4, 2020
by RBC Ministries

Eclipse
I was prepared with eye protection, an ideal viewing location, and homemade moon pie desserts. Along with millions of people in the US, my family watched the rare occurrence of a total solar eclipse—the moon covering the entire disk of the sun...Full devotional details


Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Monday, May 4, 2020 by RBC Ministries pix

April 2020

The Good Seed Daily Devotional for Tuesday, April 21, 2020
by GBV Dillenburg GmbH

In 1932 two Christians undertook a long journey through the Libyan desert. It took them from the north-west of Sudan through Egypt to the far east of Libya. A caravan of fourteen camels transported their luggage: food, indispensable water and a precious...Full devotional details

March 2020

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Tuesday, March 31, 2020
by RBC Ministries

Inheritance Isn’t Earned
“Thanks for dinner, Dad,” I said as I set my napkin on the restaurant table. I was home on a break from college and, after being gone for a while, it felt strange to have my parents pay for me. “You’re welcome, Julie,” my dad...Full devotional details


Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by RBC Ministries pix

February 2020

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for Monday, February 24, 2020
by RBC Ministries

Liberated by Jesus
“I lived with my mother so long that she moved out!” Those were the words of KC, whose life before sobriety and surrender to Jesus was not pretty. He candidly admits supporting his drug habit by stealing—even from loved ones. That life...Full devotional details

January 2020

The Good Seed Daily Devotional for Monday, January 27, 2020
by GBV Dillenburg GmbH

A fresh start
Many people are haunted by their past. They cannot get over disappointments and plague themselves with reproaches. During sleepless nights they constantly think: “If only I hadn’t done such a stupid thing!...Full devotional details

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