The sweetest lesson learned in God’s school

Spread out your petition before God, and then say, “Thy will, not mine, be done.” The sweetest lesson I have learned in God’s school is to let the Lord choose for me.

— D.L. Moody


Standing still in the Christian life

“The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up. You have to cut every step with an ice axe. Only with incessant labor in cutting and chipping can you make any progress. If you want to know how to backslide, leave off going forward. Cease going upward and you will go downward of necessity. You can never stand still.” — Charles Spurgeon

Eye opening comparison between the Book of Mormon and the Bible

Have you ever wondered how the Book of Mormon would do in a boxing match with the Bible? If you have, you’re not alone. If I imagine them as two real boxers, it quickly becomes something I don’t want to image — it is too one-sided and violent!

We have something a little less violent and bloody we can look to. It is a great documentary I became aware of through a post by Madison Ruppert in the post “The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon“.

The Book of Mormon gets everything wrong. History. Anthropology. Sociology. Theology. All wrong. The Bible? It gets everything right! From beginning to end!

This documentary shows that the Book of Mormon is just the word of man — the man Joseph Smith, a false prophet. The Bible though is the very Word of God!

Please watch the eye opening free documentary on YouTube. Please share the link, especially if you have a Mormon friend or three!

Is the Christian life always good all the time?

The famous evangelist Billy Graham says it is not. I would have to agree. What do you think? Let’s take a moment to consider the words of this wise soul winner:

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.'” — Billy Graham

Well is Billy Graham alone on that? No! Another famous evangelist, pastor, preacher and author, Charles H. Spurgeon, says something similar:

“The highest honor that God can confer upon his children is the blood-red crown of martyrdom. The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The regalia of the kings that God has made, are their troubles, their sorrows, and their griefs. Griefs exalt us, and troubles lift us. — C.H. Spurgeon”

Now that might not be what we always want to hear, but it is the truth! Just read the book of Job to see it.

The logic of the Bible

“The logic of the Bible says: Act according to God’s “will of command,” not according to his “will of decree.” God’s “will of decree” is whatever comes to pass. “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that” (James 4:15). God’s “will of decree” ordained that his Son be betrayed (Luke 22:22), ridiculed (Isaiah 53:3), mocked (Luke 18:32), flogged (Matthew 20:19), forsaken (Matthew 26:31), pierced (John 19:37), and killed (Mark 9:31). But the Bible teaches us plainly that we should not betray, ridicule, mock, flog, forsake, pierce, or kill innocent people. That is God’s “will of command.” We do not look at the death of Jesus, clearly willed by God, and conclude that killing Jesus is good and that we should join the mockers.”
― John Piper