Above Reproach

A small item I read in the news twenty years ago has stuck in my mind ever since. The Rockdale County High School Bulldogs basketball team of Conyers, Georgia, won their first-ever state championship in March of 1987, rolling over all their opponents. After eighteen years of coaching the team without a championship, coach Cleveland Stroud was ecstatic.

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Indications of a Young Earth

Uniformitarian geologists start with the assumption that the earth is millions and millions of years old. When they go to the evidence, they find what they’re looking for—old fossils, old rocks, and the marks of long ages of time. But what if you start with a different set of assumptions? What if you go to the evidence assuming the biblical record is true, namely, that the earth is relatively young and ...

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From John’s Desk

Dear Friend, I’m sure you’ve been struck recently by how very sinful the times are in which we live. Sin and the war it wages on mankind is everywhere. You can’t visit your favorite online news source, turn on the television, or tune into your local radio station without being reminded, one way or another, of the wickedness of our day. It’s part of the atmosphere we breathe, filling every open ...

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From the desk of John MacArthur

Dear Friend, At our office in Southern California, we have a long-standing practice of passing around letters we receive in response to our work. A few days ago, our staff circulated a fresh batch of letters that included three short but poignant stories. One note came from a man named Ken, who wrote:

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Election Day Encouragement

Many Christians have understandably looked ahead to today’s election with serious concerns, dreading the results regardless of the outcome. In light of those concerns, we asked John MacArthur to help us get some perspective on the election, and the state of the world in general. How do we make sense of a world growing increasingly hostile to God’s Word and His people?

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From the desk of John MacArthur

Dear Friend, Millions of people across the United States today are asking each other, “Who are you planning to vote for—or perhaps against—in November?” I believe a more compelling question, especially for Christians, is, “What does God, the One who created the world and ordains all human government, expect from a politician or government official?” In other words, through what kind of local and national leaders does God bless both Christians ...

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Grace vs. Holiness

One of the great dangers facing the church in these postmodern days is that professing believers will substitute the God of the Bible for a lesser deity of their own design—one that reflects their values, their morality, and their priorities. It’s a subtle shift, as men and women who claim to know and love God de-emphasize aspects of His nature and attributes that don’t sit well with them, or adhere ...

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