The battle of time has been between Christ and Satan. However determined the battle, the victory is assured, a predestined one recounted in the Bible. But neither Satan nor his followers believe in predestination by the sovereign and triune God, and therefore plan on and work towards victory.
Man's sin nature makes him prone to believing the error that he is able to please God unaided. Man's first sin was yielding to Satan's temptation "to be as gods," knowing, or determining for himself, what was good and what was evil.
With American troops involved in military action in foreign lands, many Christians are struggling with the concept of war. One young Christian wrote recently that he had no trouble with the idea of losing his life on behalf of his wife and his country. His real struggle is with the idea of taking a life.
Of late I have been reading the Lincoln-Douglas debates and have been struck by a kind of similarity between the arguments of Senator Stephen S. Douglas to defend the Democrats' stand on the slavery issue and the arguments used today by pro-abortionists to defend their position of choice. Douglas was for "choice."
"It is the duty of the doctor, through advice and effort, conscientiously and to his best ability, to assist as helper the person entrusted to his care in the maintenance, improvement and re-establishment of his vitality, physical efficiency and health. The accomplishment of this duty is a public task." Suggested Oath for Physicians
The financial status of many states in the U.S.A. is not good. There is never enough money to go around while expenditure exceeds income, which is the problem that many states have.
According to an old story, the most fiery and compelling pro-independence speech at the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, came from the Rev. John Witherspoon.1 Though the story is apocryphal, it illustrates the patriotic leadership of this Presbyterian minister and the level of respect accorded him by his generation. Unfortunately, Witherspoon is largely forgotten today. For example, I can't remember the last time I saw a mainline college history text that makes a reference to him.
When Gibbon indicted the Middle Ages as "the triumph of barbarism and religion," he coupled two great bugbears of the intellectual elite of his day, both widely regarded as hostile to scientific and technical progress...The purpose of this essay is to explore the development and impact of one of these inventions, namely the mechanical clock.
The great Reformer John Calvin asserted that "God himself took the space of six days" to create the world.
In recent issues of the Chalcedon Report we have been investigating America's central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank and America's (first) and (second) Banks of the United States.