Posts by pbawden
The miracle nation
By Paul Bawden This was the title of a recent article written by Joel Rosenberg for All-Israel News. What nation was he referring to? The nation of Israel, for the nation of Israel recently celebrated its 75th birthday. But why is Israel called the miracle nation? To understand why Israel is called a miracle nation…Read More
Long live the King!
by Paul Bawden You may have watched the coronation of Charles III to become the King of the United Kingdom – an incredible ceremony of pomp and circumstance. What caught my attention, as the actual coronation took place, was its likeness to how a king was coronated in the nation of Israel in the Old…Read More
What in the world is going on?
By Paul Bawden Perhaps you have asked that question as well. We don’t know who we are any more. Are you a man or a woman, are you a boy or a girl?Yes, we can determine who we are – science doesn’t matter. Even the government and public schools are promoting transgenderism. We are being…Read More
The epicenter of life
By Paul Bawden The recent barbaric shooting at the Christian School in Nashville, the devastating tornados in the USA, plus the ongoing war in Ukraine and the unrest in the world, certainly tell us that life is fragile. These different happenings cause me to ask, actually, all of should be asking, “Is there anything that…Read More
The cross – foolishness or wisdom?
By Paul Bawden In this season called Lent, we are reminded that the cross is the most popular symbol of Christianity. Regardless, the cross is rejected by many today, including cults, world religions, and others. Such is no different from the time of the New Testament, where the cross was rejected by the Jews and…Read More
As time slips by
By Paul Bawden It’s March already on the 2023 Calendar. As time slips by, here are some recent headlines that have come to the fore. **Ukraine war enters its second year.**A Yale Professor Suggested Mass Suicide for Old People in Japan. What Did He Mean?**Murdaugh’s legal team returns to ask more questions after prosecution zeroes…Read More
What the world needs now!!
by Paul Bawden These lyrics come from a 1965 popular song written by Hal David with music composed by Burt Bacharach. The lyrics continue, “It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of; what the world needs now is love, sweet love; No, not just for some, but for everyone.” How true! Times have…Read More
Is there truth in 2023??
By Paul Bawden As we see the different happenings in the USA and the world, such is a very relevant question. Why so? Without truth, a person is cast out on the sea of uncertainty with no return. In fact, truth is the basis for the fulfillment and spiritual health of any individual’s life, a…Read More
Winning over our mortality in 2023
By Paul Bawden Damar Halim’s cardiac arrest on the football field shocked not only his team and his opponent’s team, but all the NFL football teams, their owners, all sports fans, and others as well. How great to know that he is making progress even watching his team play from his hospital bed. In my…Read More
The heart of Christmas
By Paul Bawden What is at the heart of Christmas? Certainly, there is the great Christmas music, the many decorations, and the beautifully lit Christmas trees, along with the giving of gifts and the individual and family celebrations, while helping those in need. The spirit of Christmas fills the air at Christmas time. But is…Read More
Transhumanism or incarnation?
By Paul Bawden This question is very relevant as we come into the Christmas season. Why? **Transhumanism, according to Rana and Samples, is a broadly defined intellectual and cultural movement that seeks to transform the present human condition through the use of science and technology. It plans to elevate humans to an exponentially greater step…Read More
Thanksgiving – really??
By Paul Bawden November is the month of Thanksgiving as Thanksgiving Day is next week. Although some may question the factual historical beginnings of Thanksgiving Day, it was eventually established in the USA the last Thursday of November. Thanksgiving Day is a time to stop as individuals, families, and a nation to give thanks for…Read More
By Paul Bawden Everyone breathes a sigh of relief. The elections are over – no more election commercials – Yeah!! As of this writing, the final election results aren’t known in the House and Senate. Georgia results won’t be known until after the runoff in December. The projection was that a red wave was coming,…Read More
Reality or make-believe?
By Paul Bawden One of the favorite TV programs of our children growing up was Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Along with teaching good values to children, the program also taught children how to distinguish between the real world and the world of make-believe. That for me was most important, for children, teens, yes, for all of…Read More
by Paul Bawden This is the word on the street in the U.S. as the mid-term date for in person voting will be here on Tuesday, November 8. The importance of this November election can’t be over emphasized. Whoever is elected to the U.S. Congress and in various state and local elections will affect the…Read More
Long live the queen!
by Paul Bawden Queen Elizabeth II left an incredible legacy of exemplary faithful service as she was Britain’s longest serving monarch. She will be remembered and honored for the many facets of her sterling character, wisdom given, and many accomplishments. The question I ask is, “Did the Queen have an eternal anchor for her life?”…Read More
Equal protection under the law?
By Paul Bawden Robert B. Charles, in an AMAC article (8/24/22), wrote that since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some 92 attacks have been made on pro-life centers (32 on churches) and no arrests. When a Planned Parenthood center in Michigan was attacked a year ago, within four days, an arrest was made. As…Read More
The end of the world! Really?
By Paul Bawden The U. S. Congress has passed the “Inflation Reduction Act.” The plan includes a record $369 billion in spending on climate and energy policies, projected to slash the country’s carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030. Why is this climate money so important? Is it really necessary for our survival on planet…Read More
By Paul Bawden This was the title of an article I read recently by Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council. Here is some information from that article. The Defense of Marriage Act passed both houses of Congress with wide bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. I understand…Read More
Carbon dioxide – another view
By Paul Bawden Did you know that our civilization depends on fossil fuels and life on Earth depends on carbon dioxide? The climate alarmists play a tricky word game here, according to David Wojick, Ph.D. who is an independent analyst working at the intersection of science, technology and policy. Here are some excerpts from a…Read More
By Paul Bawden “The End of the Gas Range and Fireplace? Local Governments Ban Natural Gas,” was the title of Rachael Wolpert’s article in the recent “The Daily Signal.” Rachael is a research assistant at the Center for Energy, Climate, and Environment at the Heritage Foundation. Below is some info from her article. California is…Read More
The Bible – Is it the Word of God?
By Paul Bawden A recent article in “Washington Stand” by Marjorie Jackson pointed out that In a recent survey by Gallup, less Americans than ever before believe that the Bible is God’s word. According to the poll, only 20% of American adults believe that the Bible is the inspired, literal word of God. In 2017…Read More
Life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness
By Paul Bawden In the light of the historic overturn of Roe v Wade, these words from the Declaration of Independence may seem to be saying that one’s unalienable right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness doesn’t support the overturning of Roe v Wade. But is that true? Should those who oppose overturning…Read More
Dads, be there!
By Paul Bawden A Spanish story tells of an estranged father and son. The father searched for months for his son, who had run away. In a last desperate effort to find him, the father put the following ad in a Madrid newspaper: “Dear Paco, meet me in front of this newspaper office at noon…Read More
Is there light in the darkness?
By Paul Bawden Rev. Y.J. Jimenez of First Baptist Church in Bracketville was in the waiting room at the Texas Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Tuesday offering support to family members of shooting victims. I understand that he told the New York Times that two of his parishioners lost their grandchild and he had never had…Read More
Playing the blame game?!
By Paul Bawden The youngest daughter in a family is bringing her mother a mug of coffee she has made for her Mom. The son is clowning around in the room. She looks at him and spills some coffee on the floor. Immediately, before anybody can even say anything, the sister started shouting at her…Read More
Give up God!?
By Paul Bawden I read an article recently entitled, “This Time of War, I Propose We Give Up God” by Shalom Auslander. Due to teaching in his younger years, the author gave his view of God in the Old Testament, especially in what happened in Israel’s deliverance from Egypt based on the Passover. Admittedly, such…Read More
By Paul Bawden “Impossible!” replies the atheist. “How can you know?” questions the agnostic. In spite of the scoffers and doubters, the God-man crucified and buried came forth from the grave bodily on Easter Sunday morning. Eye-witnesses give undeniable testimony that the God-man, Jesus Christ, conquered the grave bodily. Lee Strobel, an ardent atheist, searched…Read More
Believe it or not!
By Paul Bawden As I look at the happening in the United States and our world it’s like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. You can’t make this stuff up. The USA could have given strong weapons to Ukraine ahead of Russia’s invasion. They failed to do so. Instead of implementing biting sanctions before an invasion,…Read More
Death or life?
By Paul Bawden My heart is heavy as I write this article. I’m sure your heart is heavy as well as you read this article. Why? We are overwhelmed by the evil atrocities committed in Ukraine by Putin and his armed forces. At the same time, I’m sure we are inspired by the stellar courage…Read More
The need of the hour!
By Paul Bawden Russia threatens to invade Ukraine. Various country diplomats engage in a boycott of the Olympic games. Human rights abuse allegations are made against China. Putin and Xi now enjoy a “spirit of friendship and strategic partnershipn” after a meeting during the Olympics. Iran is moving toward developing a nuclear weapon. In the…Read More
Eternity – where will you spend it?
By Paul Bawden Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away. They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day. These words of Isaac Watts remind us of the power of time as we move into the New Year. Time appears to have the last word on our lives, but is that…Read More
Immanuel – be ever new!!
By Paul Bawden We live in world where what we possess materially eventually wears out. A case in point is our present house which was new when we bought it 19 years ago. Since that time, we have replaced the kitchen appliances, the washer and dryer, the furnace, the hot water heater, in addition to…Read More
Are you thankful?
By Paul Bawden Would you believe? Thanksgiving season is here again, with Thanksgiving Day this week. Where has the time gone? Regardless of the quick passing of time, in this season set aside to give thanks, the only question to ask is: Why give thanks? The reason to give thanks is that as individuals none…Read More
By Paul Bawden If we’re honest with ourselves, we all need grace. But what is grace? It’s been illustrated this way. A Christian Education Teacher of Junior High boys was teaching his class about justice, mercy, and grace. After teaching on these subjects, the teacher asked his class how his students would describe these words.…Read More
Is your head spinning yet?
By Paul Bawden It’s hard to believe what is happening in the USA. We just celebrated Columbus Day, which the President has now called Indigenous People Day. The history revisionists, particularly, the far-left historian, Howard Zinn, whose book, “A People’s History of the United States,” has left a major mark on American K-12 and college…Read More
Is there any good in the world?
By Paul Bawden I was in conversation with some friends at a funeral luncheon recently, and the subject turned to what is happening in our world, particularly in the USA. As the conversation went along, it turned somewhat negative, as it was suggested that things are going to get worse and worse. It appeared that…Read More
Is human life valuable??
By Paul Bawden Recently, I read an article from Answers In Genesis (8/30/21) entitled, “Chimeras – A Frightening Future”? I’ll share below some of the thoughts in that article. What is a chimera? In science today, chimeras refer to human-animal hybrids. It’s artificially combining human and animal cells. Then the article asked the question –…Read More
Why is our world so messy?
By Paul Bawden I ask myself this question as I watched the recent tragic developments in Afghanistan, the ongoing chaos at the US southern border, and the push to cause us all to lose our true identity and value as individuals. Could the messes in our world be for lack of knowledge? The old master…Read More
By Paul Bawden My wife and I recently had our yearly eye appointments – actually two-year appointments due to the pandemic. We like to make sure we take care of our physical eyes. I’m sure you do as well. Yes, there are physical eyes but there are also spiritual eyes – how we see things…Read More
Should Americans celebrate the 4th of July?
By Paul Bawden This is a relevant question for all Americans to consider. For we are being led to believe by some that the 4th of July is not what we may think it is. Writing in a recent Daily Signal, Jarrett Stepmen informs us that the recently created National Archives and Records Administration Task…Read More
By Paul Bawden If we listen to some people today, dads or fathers aren’t a necessary part of the family. In fact, the family can be anything you want it to be. The traditional family is obsolete and is not necessary for a society to have stability. Regardless of the thinking that’s trying to influence…Read More
Remembering our heroes
By Paul Bawden Memorial Day is on Monday, May 31, 2021. It’s a day set aside to honor the men and women of the U. S. military who have given the ultimate sacrifice of laying down their lives to preserve our freedoms in America. Originally called Decoration Day, it originated three years following the Civil…Read More
The future – what the Bible says!!
By Paul Bawden That question may seem irrelevant in today’s educated world of skepticism and eclecticism. The Bible? What’s that have to do with the future? It’s interesting that Stoner in “Science Speaks” took eight prophecies in the Old Testament that refer to Jesus Christ and are fulfilled in Him in the New Testament. Stoner…Read More
Are we losing our minds?
By Paul Bawden CNN ran a report recently that it’s not possible to know a person’s gender at birth, and there’s no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth. Then the President of the United States included this in a statement, during an “Equal Pay Day” event that there’s not a single thing a man…Read More
Holy Week – really?
by Paul Bawden In the so-called Christian world, Holy Week, is a familiar term. It’s that week from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday – this year, Sunday, March 28 to Sunday, April 4, 2021. Actually, the term was first used in in the 4th century by St. Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, and St. Epiphanius of…Read More
Ideology or reality?
By Paul Bawden A lot of terms are thrown around today especially in the American culture. Some of these terms are white supremacy, white privilege, black lives matter, social justice, systemic racism, and critical race theory. Then there is the term, wokeness, which really summarizes the different terms, meaning a coming alive, coming to understand…Read More
The Equality Act – can this be true?
By Paul Bawden The US House of Representatives, as you may have heard, has passed the Equality Act, which the House passed once before. The Senate did not take it up at that time. Now the Act goes again to the Senate for consideration and a vote. Certainly, the idea of equality sounds good. We…Read More
What the world needs now
By Paul Bawden Is love sweet love ….. The words of this old hit tune came to mind as I observe all the tension, anger, hatred, accusations, and disagreement in Washington D.C. , in the news media, and in the United States. Then it’s Valentine’s Day on February 14 – the day designated to express…Read More
Truth on the scaffold?
By Paul Bawden Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne . . . . These words from the pen of James Russell Lowell came to mind as I have watched the different events unfold in the USA over the past several months. For it appears that somewhere in the midst of all…Read More
What do we really desire in 2021?
By Paul Bawden The year 2020 has been called the annus horribilis – “the horrible year.” Certainly, it has been a horrible year world-wide. Even though we look forward to 2021, hoping for new beginnings, we know this pandemic will take time to come to an end, even with the vaccine. At the same time,…Read More
Born in conflict for victory
By Paul Bawden As we think about the birth of Christ, it was a time when there was peace in the Roman Empire. However, when Herod, the ruler of Galilee, found out that the wisemen didn’t return to Jerusalem to tell him about the King of the Jews, the Christ-child, he immediately had all the…Read More
Miracle or myth?
By Paul Bawden This was the title of an article in the December AFA Journal written by Alex McFarland. It caught my attention for it was talking about the season of the year in which we find ourselves, the Christmas season. Certainly, all religions don’t celebrate Christmas. Regardless, Christmas is celebrated around the world. This…Read More
Give thanks, really?
By Paul Bawden My wife and I were listening to a television program recently where the hosts were talking about thanksgiving. With their special guest, they spent some time considering what one could be thankful for during this thanksgiving season. As I listened to their conversation, I begin to ask myself this question, “Why give…Read More
Am I believing the biggest lie?
By Paul Bawden You may be familiar with the term, the big lie. It’s the name of a propaganda technique coined by Adolf Hitler. The big lie was that a lie told over and over again, and treated as true, would eventually be believed as truth. Hitler, in his hatred of the Jewish people, used…Read More
Winners and losers in the USA election
By Paul Bawden Both parties in the USA election are stating that the 2020 election is one of the most important in the history of America. Such is true when one considers the two different platforms that are apparent in each of the political parties. One must choose wisely. So, what will be one’s attitude…Read More
Voting in the U.S.A. election
By Paul Bawden Election day in the USA is Tuesday, November 3. Already voting has started through the mail. So, who should one vote for? Here are some questions to think about before one votes. A recent Breakpoint provided some thoughts for the following consideration. (1) How does the candidate value life? Is one just…Read More
Life or death?
By Paul Bawden Recently my sister passed away after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. She lost the battle but won the war. I say that because my sister had a living faith, faith that was placed not in the changing ideas of men, but in the unchanging person of the Lord Jesus Christ,…Read More
Is America losing its soul?
By Paul Bawden The happenings in America can only cause one to ask this question. For the foundation of any country, of any civilization, is that which keeps a people grounded in that which lasts. And what is that which lasts? That which promotes righteousness – that which upholds the integrity and value of each…Read More
Freedom at risk??
By Paul Bawden The wake-up call, have you heard it? It’s a loud cry to every American to wake up to the reality that individual freedom is being directly challenged – challenged by those causing uprisings, destruction, with certain demands – that if their changes are not met, the place will be burned down. Such…Read More
Peace – really???
By Paul Bawden The happenings in the United States right now are telling us that there is a desperate need for peace – peace among individuals, peace in all of our relationships, and ultimately peace with God. Of course, saying that there is a need for peace in the USA at this time almost seems…Read More
Something of ‘hell’ breaks loose
By Paul Bawden The lethal Coronavirus stopped the world in its tracks. Now the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd has caused protests along with riots and vandalism in major cities in the United States, with such spreading world-wide. Our prayers for God’s strength, peace, and comfort are for those who have lost loved…Read More
Who has the last Word?
By Paul Bawden Has God said?Famous words that have been around a long time. More like infamous words, for they tell us that there is another who thinks that he is the last word. Who is that? It’s the old deceiver who caused Adam and Eve to think that they were the last word in…Read More
By Paul Bawden I read an article recently by Mark Tapson, a Shillman Fellow on Popular Culture for the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He was quoting from Sophie Lewis who, in a recent opinion piece at Open Democracy, wrote that, “We deserve better than the family. And the time of corona is an excellent time…Read More
Eternal hope In one’s crisis!!
By Paul Bawden In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, we are in the Good Friday Easter season. So what does that have to do with what is happening in our country and the world, as all of us are affected in different ways, some suffering from the virus, and others have lost loved ones…Read More
Where is God?
By Paul Bawden The outbreak of the coronavirus is certainly devastating and heartbreaking, and hopefully it can be curbed soon. Our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, and that those who have the virus will respond quickly to treatment. When something awful like this happens with the loss of valuable human life,…Read More
By Paul Bawden A man and his friend were talking about marriage. The one fellow asked his friend what the success was in his many years of marriage to his wife. “Oh,” he replied. “That’s easy. She goes out to eat on Tuesday evenings, and I go out to eat on Thursday evenings. Not exactly…Read More
Revolution or resolve?
By Paul Bawden At the beginning of the New Year, many make New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you have made a resolution for the New Year. I trust you are keeping your resolution. However, keeping a New Year’s resolution is not easy. Failure usually sets in because the resolution is made in one’s self, in one’s…Read More
The night of miracles
By Paul Bawden As we celebrate Christ’s birth, it’s always a time to reflect back, to see again how involved the loving biblical God was in the night Christ was born. Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, the house of bread, where Jesus, the Bread of Life, the true Shepherd of the sheep, was born…Read More
Eternity and time
By Paul Bawden Time slips through our fingers like sands through the hourglass. Indeed, we can do nothing to stop the passing of time. It bears all its sons away. We are born, grow to adulthood, live some years on planet earth, and we are gone. So the popular philosophy seems to be to eat,…Read More
By Paul Bawden Thanksgiving Day had its origin in November 1621. After the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native Americans, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the…Read More
Have you heard?
By Paul Bawden Math—it’s oppressive! This was the first sentence in an article from Answers In Genesis. Evidently there is a new proposed curriculum, in Seattle, Washington, that would teach young people such, if approved in June. As reported, this new curriculum will integrate math with social justice, while focusing on “power and oppression.” Students…Read More
The day that changed church history
By Paul Bawden As the month of October winds down, I believe it’s always well for us to stop and remember a day that changed the course of church history. I’m referring to Reformation Day, October 31, 1517, which is commemorated this year on Sunday, October 27, called Reformation Sunday. Reformation Sunday takes its name…Read More
Robots in the pulpit
By Paul Bawden I read an interesting article the other day entitled, “Robots In The Pulpit.” It was from Breakpoint Daily published by the Colson Center. The article pointed out that one of the Buddhist temples in Kyoto, Japan, is now featuring a new robotic “priest” known as Mandar. Designed to look like Kannon, the…Read More
Words mean what they say?
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Seminary, recently wrote an article entitled, “Humpty Dumpty, Alice in Wonderland, and the Masters Who Control the Language.” Humpty Dumpty once said to Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean. Neither more or less.” Alice responded to Humpty Dumpty,…Read More
Life – it’s all about relationships
By Paul Bawden Recently, my wife and I attended a conference where Ken Sande was the main speaker. Ken is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom – RW 360. He is trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, having conciliated hundreds of family, business, church and legal conflicts. What was Ken’s message? Life…Read More
Only a Sunday God??
By Paul Bawden I’m sure you have noticed that there are those who like to keep the biblical God out of the public arena, out of our schools, out of the work place, and out of our government. It is well to keep in mind that since the biblical God (Psalm 139) is able to…Read More
By Paul Bawden Time has gone by quickly and Memorial Day weekend is here. Since Memorial Day is Monday, I thought a brief history of the Day might be helpful, as the Day is set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Known originally as Decoration Day,…Read More
Mom, you’re the greatest!
By Paul Bawden A cartoon portrayed a little fellow talking to a clerk as he stood next to the Mother’s Day cards. Some of the cards said, “Awesome Mother,” “To A Great Mother,” Perfect Mother,” “Wonderful Mother,” “The Best Mother,” Wonderful Mother,” “The Best Mom.” Evidently, the little fellow couldn’t read yet, and he told…Read More
Deconstruction – what’s that?
By Paul Bawden We live in an environment where truth is no longer truth. Such a situation is described by the term, deconstruction. It’s the philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth. It asserts that words can only refer to other words, and attempts to demonstrate…Read More
The week that changed the world
By Paul Bawden A lot of different weeks have left their imprint on the pages of history. But there is one week that changed the world. It’s the week that started on Palm Sunday, called Passion Week. Jesus Christ came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey symbolizing His humility. He came fulfilling prophetic Scripture (Zechariah…Read More
What’s happened to our minds?
By Paul Bawden I can only ask this question as I hear and see what is happening in the United States. It has nothing to do about which political party you are part of or not a part of, although some like to think so. It has nothing to do about what education you have…Read More
By Paul Bawden Recently a new law expanding abortion rights was passed in New York. In Virginia a similar bill has been proposed as well. Such news should cause each of us to be aroused to righteous indignation as we hear how far politicians will go to make decisions about life that is created in…Read More
Never give up
By Paul Bawden One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He…Read More
Grand miracle or man’s magic?
By Paul Bawden Visiting our grandchildren some time ago, the library in the town was offering a free evening to come and watch a magician. We decided to attend, and it was a most enjoyable evening as he entertained us with his magical skills. At the same time, we understood that he was just a…Read More
Christmas – did He come?
By Paul Bawden Did Jesus Christ really come into the world? The way to answer that question is to look at where Christ is talked about. There is only one place to go and that is to the Bible. When we do that, we find in the Old Testament many prophecies that talk about Christ’s…Read More
Have an attitude of gratitude!
By Paul Bawden Betsie and Corrie Ten Boom discovered while in Ravensbruck, one of the worst concentration camps in Germany, the guards wouldn’t come into the bunkroom because of the fleas, allowing them to have a Bible study without fear of execution. Betsie exclaimed, “Thank God for the fleas!” What an amazing response in the…Read More
After the election, now what?
By Paul Bawden Yes, the elections in the United States are now history. One of the most exciting things that has happened is that the many ads have ceased. And regardless of who was elected, the sun is still coming up and going down. People are still getting up and going to work. Life is…Read More
Is freedom free?
By Paul Bawden July 4th is always a day of great celebration in the United States of America. It’s a time of celebrating the freedoms we have in this great county, freedoms, which were set forth in the publication of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Declaration of Independence encapsulated those freedoms when it…Read More
Dads, are we needed?
By Paul Bawden A son at college wrote his dad, “No mon, no fun, your son.” The dad wrote back, “Too bad, so sad, your dad.” Being a dad is not always easy, but it is one of the highest privileges that a man can have. In fact, the title that dad has, father, means…Read More
By Paul Bawden May 14, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern nation of Israel. The existence of the nation of Israel today is truly the biblical God’s doing. Israel, through Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham, was promised to have a land, a seed, and be a blessing. Those…Read More
National Day Of Prayer
By Paul Bawden The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3, 2018. Although created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on…Read More
By Paul Bawden “Impossible!” “How can you know?” “It can only be a spiritual happening, if it occurred.” “Yes!” Are some of the responses. In spite of the responses, credible eyewitnesses tell us that the God-man, who was crucified and buried, has come forth from the grave bodily. What does that mean for you and…Read More
By Paul Bawden Sunday, January 21, 2018, is designated as Sanctity of Life Sunday. This Sunday is set aside, the third Sunday of every year, to promote the sacredness of life, and to raise the public awareness of the immoral decision of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 to legalize abortion in…Read More
By Paul Bawden On January 8, 2018, is the 62th anniversary of the five missionaries who were martyred in Ecuador on January 8, 1956. Jim Elliot along with Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian had committed their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ to take His gospel to the unreached Auca Indians,…Read More
Back to 1517
By Paul Bawden What is the significance of 1517? October 31, 2017, is the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On that day, October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Why did Martin Luther do that? He became concerned about the practices…Read More
Charlottesville/Barcelona – the heart of the matter
By Paul Bawden The evil happenings in Charlottesville and the terrorist attack in Barcelona remind us sadly of the hatred in men’s hearts. Our society and world cannot accept racism and the killing of human life created by the biblical God in His image. But why this flagrant display of evil in these settings? And…Read More