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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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January 16, 2012 - The Days of Noah

By Patrick J. Donadio

Noah is a biblical example of a man of faith, which separated him from the world of his day. Noah believed God when the warning of a flood came; the rest of the world did not believe God until the rains came. In time, every individual who appears on earth will believe God! Some to salvation and an eternal place of blessing and fellowship with our Heavenly Father, and others to their immeasurable regret, an eternal place of separation from God and His blessings.

Jesus said, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37, KJV). While this Scripture passage refers to a number of events, the world’s refusal to believe in Noah’s day certainly does exist as a refusal to believe in Christ’s return and the Final Judgment today as well.

Believers today have much more company than Noah did, but there are still those who believe and those who refuse to believe. There are those who believe the warning and the signs (of which there are many) and those who will not believe the warning and who ignore the signs. But even they will believe when God’s judgment comes.

Some of you may have served in the Armed Forces and will remember the cliché, “There are no atheists in foxholes!” That is generally true, but it should be remembered that the danger of the foxhole can end a soldier’s life before there is time to make an eternally significant choice. “Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

There are those now who appeal, often successfully, to the courts to remove all acknowledgment of God from their sight and hearing because they do not believe. They will believe someday!

Sooner or later all people will believe! Right now it is the gospel of Jesus Christ that God is using to convince people to believe, and that is His first choice for reaching the lost. If that offer of salvation is refused, then judgment cannot be avoided.

Yes, God’s judgment is coming. But the wonderful news is that God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Believing is still a choice to be made!

“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house” (Hebrews 11:7).

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




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