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John MacArthur explains that “integrity isn’t usually forfeited in a single moment of spectacular failure. Instead it’s slowly chipped away at by small compromises repeated over time, until the façade of righteousness collapses and the secret hypocrisy is exposed.”
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This article explains how you can reconcile a relatively small ark with a massive number of animals. “Which animals boarded the Ark with Noah? Did any of them fail to make it? Could millions of animals really have squished themselves in Noah’s ship for a yearlong voyage in the rough and open seas? Though Genesis 6–7 do not enumerate the creatures on the Ark with Noah, these chapters give us clues to their silhouettes. The images that emerge are striking.”
“I have heard so many people say things like, ‘I was reading my Bible and praying consistently until summer, and then things just got too busy.’ Most churches experience less attendance, less excitement, and less generosity during June, July, and August.”
“Ideological lines in U.S. politics are shifting and blurring rapidly: The rise of Donald Trump, the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the resurgence of libertarianism prove at least that much. It’s reasonable to assume that religious conservatives, too, are rethinking their role in American society and politics.”
This Day in 1972. 44 years ago today, Chinese evangelist, Watchman Nee, died in prison. *
This is really neat: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s ‘listening guides’ make use of symbols and morse code-like notation to aid the experience of a live performance.
“Every soul thirsts. This thirst may not be obvious in every moment, but at some point and to some degree every soul thirsts after something, something it does not have. We are rarely content in our current condition, rarely content just the way we are.”
It was Satan who first corrupted God’s word by addition, then by subtraction, and then finally by direct contradiction. —Michael Horton