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Monday, April 21, 2014
10 Marks of Friendship for Trying Times
friendship " Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. "   This famous quote by Michael Corleone in the classic film  The Godfather: Part II  may in part explain the thinking of our Lord Jesus in His friendship with His betrayer, Judas. Keeping a watchful eye on our adversaries enables us to be aware of their subtle maneuverings in trying to bring us harm.   While Jesus was a " friend of tax collectors and sinners" (Matt.   11:19, NKJV) in order to reach them with the gospel, He remained vigilant concerning the tactics of those trying to undermine His life and ministry.   We must do likewise in the midst of our increasingly hostile post-Christian culture. Some who may currently be our enemies may be reached as we engage them in winsome ways. As Abraham Lincoln once said, " Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? "   Others who are hardened in their hearts need to be handled differently and charitably confronted for their devious ways. In our battles for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage, we are obligated to unmask the euphemisms used to cover what is destroying the foundations of our nation. And as Christians awaken and do this, we can expect the intensity of the battle will only increase.   All the more reason why we must seize this period of relative calm to cultivate strong biblical friendships for the difficult days ahead. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, " Two are better than one. … For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to lift him up. " Remember the famous words of Helen Keller: " I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than all alone in the light. "   read more
In the Line of Fire
gay christians?
Some Honest Questions for Professing 'Gay Christians'

More and more people who identify as LGBT are professing to be devoted Christians, believing that the church has wrongly interpreted the Scriptures through the centuries. Dr. Michael Brown has four pointed questions for people who hold these beliefs.

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Clarion Call
same-sex marriage
Liberals Announce Plan to 'Purge' Christians

They were always deadly serious about criminalizing Christianity and killing free speech, but now the American left has stopped pretending otherwise.

From the Frontlines
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7 Signs You Need Revival

How's your spiritual health? Do you need revival in your life? Be open and honest as you read these seven warning signs that you may need a spiritual awakening.

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