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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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Oct. 18, 2010 - By Faith, We Will Serve the Lord

By Patrick J. Donadio

Not too long ago, I was reading a theology book by Charles G. Finney. Finney was a popular theologian in the 18th century. In his book, he discussed the battles men and women fight between faith and reason. People have been fighting this dilemma from the beginning of time.

As a Christian, faith must prevail! The Bible says, “It is by faith we are saved,” not by anything else. We can’t be saved by works or reason. The Book says that without faith it is impossible to please God.

A young man asked me, “Pastor, do you believe everyone who is not a Christian is going to hell?” He went on to tell me how many Jews, Muslims and Buddhists lived in the world, and on and on with other statistics. There it is ... the battle of faith and reason is being fought again. I could answer that question by quoting the Book. After all, the Bible is the limiting factor.

I think of Joshua in his later years, when a younger generation came to him with new ideas and suggested a new way of life and new standards. Joshua’s answer was quick and simple. “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15, KJV).

— Chaplain Patrick J. Donadio serves the graduate and professional students of Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

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