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  • Why did God create Satan?

    We’ve previously addressed many variations on the question, ‘why does a good God allow bad things?’ James C., from the U.S., asked for help answering another facet of the problem of evil—why God would make the devil. Dear CMI, I … Continue reading

  • The devil made me do it!

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope We are so often quick to say, “the devil made me do it?”  But did he really?  Should we attribute our sin to his tempting and what about our afflictions or trials?  Do those come … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Satan considering the saints

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 ‘And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job,’ Job 1:8 Suggested Further Reading: Luke 22:31–34 It strikes me if Satan could be absolutely certain that … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The Strong One Driven Out By a Stronger One

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ‘When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he … … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 98

    The Satanic Factor In Diluting The Gospel Text: Romans 9:5; II Cor. 2:17; 4:2-5 Introduction:  There are a lot of things on television today that are tacky, crude, offensive and downright disgusting (and this includes the commercials!).  With the advent … Continue reading

  • Combatting Evolution Education

    by Jeff Miller, Ph.D. There is no doubt that for several years, there has been a battle being waged for the minds of the young people of this nation with regard to the matter of origins. Will they accept the … Continue reading

  • Why are there two different genealogies for Jesus?

    Question received at I was reading the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 and have two related questions. First, although the genealogy is essentially the same at the end points (Adam/Abraham to Joseph), the genealogy is different … Continue reading

  • Whose game plan do you follow?

    by Wade Wacker, Reasons for Hope Colossians 2:6-10 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,  rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 79

    Irresistible Grace: The Effectual Call Text: Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 2:1-3 Introduction:  Whatever Became of Sin?   This was the intriguing title of a book written in 1973 by noted psychologist Karl Menninger.  He complained that the loss of the sense of … Continue reading

  • Principalities and powers

    The link between creation ministry and trials of our faith by Marc Ambler A young scientist recently told me of the trials that came into his life, and that of his family, shortly after he made a very public declaration of … Continue reading

  • Dawkins’ dilemma: how God forgives sin

    by Russell Grigg In The God Delusion, author Richard Dawkins asks: “If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them, without having himself tortured and executed in payment … ?”1 The answer depends on three things: What is sin? … Continue reading

  • Why did Satan rebel against God?

    by Reasons for Hope   Ezekiel 28:11-19 is the clearest passage in Scripture giving a description of Satan prior to his rebellion against God and his fall from grace. The words of this passage are God’s words, given to Ezekiel with the … Continue reading

  • Were Prehistoric Animals Real?

    NO! Does my answer shock you? No, I’m not one of those Christians that claim that all of the fossil record was put there by Satan to confuse us. I believe in the fossil record as being a record of … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 58

    The Mind of the Flesh Text: Romans 8:5-8 Introduction: Bête noire (pronounced BET NWAR) is a French phrase that literally means “black beast,” but is used figuratively to refer to that which is seemingly unconquerable and therefore should be avoided … Continue reading

  • Tools of Satan?

    by Dominic Statham In some feedback by R.S. to Philip Bell’s recent article Perils of Theistic Evolution, it was argued that the preaching of theistic evolution is being used by Satan to destroy the Christian faith. Mark M. of the UK disagrees. His … Continue reading

  • The Survival of Noah’s Ark

    by John D. Morris, Ph.D. Skeptics raise a serious objection to the Flood account given in Scripture: How could Noah’s Ark and its precious cargo survive the turmoil of the Flood? Wouldn’t it have sunk beneath the waves, sending its … Continue reading

  • Sorcerers, Magic, Mediums and Witches

    Halloween is over, but ghosts, witches and other spirits are still popular in today’s culture.  Some of the more popular TV shows feature ghosts, medians and psychics.  One of the most popular novel and movie series, Harry Potter also focuses … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 42

    Apostolic Logic: (Once More) How Shall We Then Live? Text: Romans 6:1-16 Introduction:  Most of you will recognize that the question stated above comes directly from the title of the well-known book written by the late Francis Schaeffer. The Then … Continue reading

  • How Old Are The World’s Oldest Pots?

    By R.L. David Jolly A recent article reported that scientists in China discovered pieces of pottery that they believe to be the world’s oldest pots used for cooking.  They believe the pieces of broken pottery date back to nearly 20,000 … Continue reading

  • Alien Intrusion Helps Experiencer to Make Sense of Childhood ‘Visitations’

    Occasionally people write in who are confused about how aliens fit in to our ministry mandate, or how focusing on this issue is helpful to anyone. J. W. wrote in to share his experience, and how Alien Intrusion helped him to make … Continue reading

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