October 24, 2017

Christians and the Movies

Don Johnson You can’t escape the media these days, which means almost everyone knows of their latest obsessions within a few hours of their formation. The last week or so, one story crowded out the regular obsessions. You can hardly go to a site on the web that isn’t offering some kind of opinion about […]

God or gods?

George Stiekes …the LORD He is God; there is none else beside Him (Deuteronomy 4:35). And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, The LORD, He is the God; the lORD, He is the God (I Kings 18:39). We are living today in a godless society. The goal […]

Christian Worldview

George Stiekes And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). Ken Ham wrote: “Statistical research shows that approximately two-thirds of young people in America are leaving the church by […]

Is Fundamentalism a Cultural Phenomenon?

Gerald L. Priest FrontLine • May/June 2009 One criticism leveled against Fundamentalists is their refusal to engage the culture. Sociologist Alan Wolfe writes, “When believers refuse to engage the culture, their opponents dismiss them as fanatics, frustrated people rendered insecure by the dilemmas and opportunities of modernity.”[1] Implicit in this complaint is resentment toward Fundamentalists […]

The Emptiness of a Full Life

Wally Morris “What shall it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Matthew 8:36). I recently watched a brief video highlighting the comments of novelists, poets, and other authors concerning their belief in God, or rather lack of belief in God. The purpose of the video was […]

Worldliness

George Stiekes From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because […]

Worldliness a quality of temper and life

submitted by Don Johnson (HT: Pastor Sam Souza, Brandon, Manitoba) [Throwback Thursday: this post originally appeared on P&D 4/26/2012 One of the unending debates is over the meaning of worldliness and how concerned we should be about it. Preachers of former days were not quite so uncertain on the subject:

A Book’s Best Critic

Beatrice Ward Christians need to be selective in their reading, and God has given a standard for their selection. If a man sets out to write a pornographic novel and in it uses interesting characters, suspenseful plot, and believable dialogue, has he written good literature? That question was posed to a group of Christian young […]

Shunning the Babbling World

George Stiekes But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. (2 Timothy 2:16) As the end of planet earth draws near (2 Peter 3:10-12), all of the nonsense that is taking place all around us will intensify. The word profane means to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use. […]

How to Apply the New Testament Concept of the World to Life Today: Foundations for Discernment

Randy Leedy Few readers of FrontLine magazine would fail to recognize Scripture’s testimony to a thriving evil spiritual system that combines the power of Satan’s headship, the depravity of the human race in its rebellion against God, and the evil inclinations of individual sinners. “The world, the flesh, and the Devil,” this unholy trio is […]