Religious Liberty in Crisis

Vol. 27 No. 6 | Sep-Oct 2017

In this issue:

  • The Father: Put yourself into this ancient parable and watch your Heavenly Father come alive.
  • The Two Swords: As the sword of civil justice has been put in the hands of the civil government, so the sword of God’s Word has been given to the church.
  • Roger Williams – Son of Freedom: How one determined man faced starvation, suffering, and persecution to help establish principles of free worship in America.
  • Sweet Land of Liberty?: The decline of religious liberty in America.
  • In the Days of Queen Esther: The trying experiences that came to God’s people in the days of Queen Esther will be repeated.
  • Moving Beyond Love and Acceptance: Could we be loving sinners to death in our eagerness to not offend their lives of open rebellion to God’s standards?
    Search the Word – The Mystery of Godliness: “…and they shall call His name Emmanuel— God with us.” Matthew 1:23.
  • Q&A: One of my spiritual leaders assures me that we will be sinning all our lives because it is impossible to overcome sin. Is this true?


  • Q&A: How do I deal with the thoughts that bombard my mind when I’m tempted to do wrong? Is temptation sin?
    Patience – Is this your Weak Link? When we are in a rush, it is so easy to fall prey to those familiar words and acts of impatience.
  • Overnight Recovery: “Cancer of the Ganglions is one of the nastiest cancers. Once it’s in, it doesn’t want to get out,” said the doctor.
  • Soothing Sounds – The Healing Power of Music: Music is the language of the universe. The right music can heal, soothe, strengthen the body and mind, and relieve pain.
  • Life Lines: Eat walnuts for better gut health.
  • These Times: Making a baby without a mother?
  • Nature’s Gentle Giants: What do moose teach us about the character of God?
  • Religious Liberty in Crisis: The prophetic implications of a dramatic case before the US Supreme Court this fall.


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What exactly did Protestants believe that caused the Reformation? Why were people willing to die for these beliefs? Do these beliefs even matter today? By Pat Mudgett On October 31, 1517, an obscure monk nailed his 95 Theses in Latin to the castle church door in...

Q&A, Vol. 27 No. 6

Question: One of my spiritual leaders assures me that we will be sinning all our lives because it is impossible to overcome sin. Is this true? Answer: I am perplexed by the number of church leaders, even pastors, who push the non-Biblical concept that saved Christians...

Sweet Land of Liberty?, Vol. 27 No. 6

The decline of religious liberty in America. By Colin Standish Of the inalienable rights listed in the US Constitution, religious liberty was considered the most important by America’s founders. Yet Americans have experienced an ominous and rapid decline in their...

The Mystery of the Godliness, Vol. 27 No. 6

When Amanda Guarascio first heard about a terrified, abandoned dog hiding in a nearby national forest, she was intrigued that no one had been able to capture it for many months. An avid dog rescuer, she was sure that with some persistence she could do what others...

Life Lines, Vol. 27 No. 5

SLEEP CAN JUMPSTART YOUR BRAIN The myth—“Your creative genius is at its best in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping”— is so pervasive that design students are encouraged to pull frantic all-nighters as the best way to complete long-term projects with...

Q&A, Vol. 27 No. 5

Question: What are the dangers, if any, of making comparisons between children? Answer: The Bible has much to say about dying to self. Why, then, do we spend so much time and energy promoting our children’s self-esteem? Perhaps we have confused self-esteem with...

World Kingdoms in Prophecy, Search the Word, Vol. 27 No. 5

Even though God does not force His will on humanity, He has not left this world to chance. Alongside the movements of the rulers of this world can be traced the workings of Providence. With His divine knowledge God has foreseen and predicted the great world empires....

The War on Cash, Vol. 27 No. 5

Whether they realize it or not, the global elite are shaping our economies for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. By Hal and Betsy Mayer Every year in January the planet’s wealthiest people gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to analyze economic...

A Light Shines Through the Darkness, Search the Word, Vol. 26 No. 3

Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, the world has been dark: dark with sin and fear, dark with uncertainty and hatred, and spiritually dark with superstition and cunningly devised fables. But it is to this dark world that God seeks to communicate His light of truth....

Q&A, Vol. 26 No. 4

Question If the dead are asleep until the resurrection, how do you explain jesus’ promise to the thief on the cross, “today shalt thou be with me in paradise?” Answer The meaning of Christ’s statement in Luke 23:43 is determined by a scriptural answer to one very...

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