Daily Archives: March 28, 2020

March 28th The D. L. Moody Year Book

And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.—Exodus 4:17.

WHEN God Almighty linked Himself to that rod, it was worth more than all the armies the world had ever seen. Look and see how that rod did its work. It brought up the plagues of flies, and the thunderstorm, and turned the water into blood. It was not Moses, however, nor Moses’ rod that did the work, but it was the God of the rod, the God of Moses. As long as God was with him, he could not fail.[1]

 

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (p. 64). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

March—28 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again; he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities: and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depth of the sea.—Micah 7:18, 19.

My soul! hast thou ever duly and thoroughly pondered over the several interesting volumes of grace recorded in this glorious scripture? If not, make them the subject of this evening’s song. Let every chapter contained in them, pass and repass in review before thee, and see whether, in the close of the whole, the astonishment of the man of God is not thine also; crying out, “Who is a God like our God? a God in Christ, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin!” And, first, “He pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his people.” Yes; in Jesus, the Son of his love, he hath done all this, and more than this, for he hath taken the objects of his clemency into favour. Secondly, the cause of all these unspeakable felicities is assigned: “because he delighteth in mercy.” It is from himself, and his own free sovereign grace, that these blessings flow. Not what the highly-favoured objects merit, but what grace can do for them. Not what claims they have to his bounty, but how his grace can best be magnified in their salvation. Sweet and precious consideration to the breast of every poor sinner! My soul! I hope that thou canst truly participate in the delightful thought. Thirdly, he that delighteth in mercy, will delight to “turn again” to his people. He will turn their hearts to himself, and then his returns to them will sweetly follow, to their apprehension, and to their joy. Fourthly, he will not only pardon their iniquity, but “he will subdue their iniquities;” not only take away the guilt of sin, but take away also the dominion of sin; not only cast their sins behind his back, but “cast them into the depths of the sea;” and so effectually shall they be lost, that if the sin of Judah be sought for, it shall not be found. The depths of the sea, that fountain which God hath opened in the Redeemer’s blood, shall more completely bury them, than the congregated waters of the ocean any mountain or hill cast into them. Say now, my soul! dost thou not look up to a God in Christ, and cry out, with the prophet, in the same holy rapture and astonishment, “Who is a God like unto thee?”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, p. 92). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

In Preparation for the Lord’s Day: If Thou but Trust — The Thirsty Theologian

If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee
NEUMARK

imageIf thou but trust in God to guide thee
and hope in Him through all thy ways,
He’ll give thee strength, whate’er betide thee,
and bear thee through the evil days;
who trusts in God’s unchanging love
builds on the Rock that naught can move.

What can these anxious cares avail thee,
these never-ceasing moans and sighs?
What can it help if thou bewail thee
o’er each dark moment as it flies?
Our cross and trials do but press
the heavier for our bitterness.

Only be still, and wait His leisure
in cheerful hope, with heart content
to take whate’er thy Father’s pleasure
and all-discerning love have sent;
nor doubt our inmost wants are known
to Him who chose us for His own.

All are alike before the Highest;
’tis easy to our God, we know,
to raise thee up though low thou livest,
to make the rich man poor and low;
true wonders still by Him are wrought
who setteth up and brings to naught.

Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving;
in all thy labor faithful be,
and trust His Word; though undeserving,
thou yet shalt find it true for thee.
God never will forsake in need
the soul that trusts in Him indeed.

Hymns to the Living God (Religious Affections Ministries, 2017).

The current hymnal for this series is Hymns to the Living God, published by Religious Affections Ministries. This is such a good hymnal that I’m pretty sure I could happily post every hymn it contains, but I’ll be limiting selections to hymns I have never posted here before, especially those unfamiliar to me (of which there are many). For more information and to purchase this hymnal, visit Religious Affections Ministries.

via In Preparation for the Lord’s Day: If Thou but Trust — The Thirsty Theologian

March 28, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

33 Sovereignty of God. The Lord controls the decisions that are submitted to him. The passage concerns the practice of seeking divine leading through casting lots. “Every decision” (kol-mišpāṭô) is from the Lord (see also “Amenemope,” ch. 18; 19:16–17 [ANET, 423]). So Proverbs 16 ends as it began, with a word about God’s sovereignty.[1]


33 Verse 33 adds a necessary caveat. Ultimately, the Lord, not the disciple’s self possession alone, rules his destiny, as illustrated by “the lot.” Verset A presents its secret handling by people, and verset B the divine judgment behind it. The proverb emphatically matches in the bosom (ḥêq, see 5:20) and “from the Lord” as the first phrases in the synthetic parallels. Heq here denotes the secret holding area in the fold of the garment above the belt where hands were placed and the lot remained covered and uninfluenced (cf. Prov. 17:23). The lot (gôrāl, see 1:14) was a small stone used to reveal God’s selection of someone or something out of several possibilities where he kept people in the dark and desired their impartiality in the selection. Is hurled (yûṭal) means to cast someone or something violently away from someone. This unexpected verb contrasts to other texts that use neutral terms for the human manipulation of the lot.17 The unexpected verb may suggest the selection of an offender is in view as the Targum and the Syriac perceived (see n. 4). However, the proverb should not be restricted to retribution.18 The lot’s selection was final because it was ultimately “hurled down” by God (cf. 18:18). The conjunctive can be glossed by and or but because verset B both contrasts human and divine activity and combines them (see 16:1). From the Lord (see 16:1) traces the mediated action of “hurling (down)” to Israel’s covenant keeping God. All underscores there are no exceptions. Its decisions (mišpāṭô, see I: 97) refers back to the masculine topic, gôrāl, not the Lord, because that would be tautologous. [Come] from the Lord (see 16:1) traces the mediated action of “hurling (down)” back to Israel’s covenant keeping God. Even when the pagan sailors used the lot, the Sovereign ruled through it (cf. Jon. 1:7; Est. 3:7; 9:1, 2). After the outpouring of the Spirit the practice of casting lots does not occur in the Church. The pagan use of the lot, however, may suggest its appropriate use by the State (e.g., in drafting its warriors) and other secular institutions (e.g., in selecting candidates for organ transplants).[2]


16:33. The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord.

The chapter ends where it began, with the theme of God’s sovereignty (vv. 1–4, 9). This time His control is said to extend even over the ‘lot’ (Prov. 18:18). In both Testaments, the Bible speaks of the use of the ‘lot’ by both believers and unbelievers (Lev. 16:7–10, 21, 22; Josh. 14:2; 1 Sam. 14:41; 1 Chron. 25:7, 8; 26:13ff; Neh. 10:34ff; Jonah 1:7; Matt. 27:35; Acts 1:26). Some believe that the high priest’s use of the Urim and Thummim (Exod. 28:30; Deut. 33:8) was a form of casting lots. Here, the reference, as often in the rest of Scripture, is to the more general population.

The exact form and mechanics of using the lot is not entirely clear. Here, it was ‘cast into the lap.’ That is to say, into the fold of the garment created as one sat down. Presumably, it provided some kind of ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer to the dispute in question and was, thus, akin to our practice of drawing straws or flipping a coin.

It is worth noting that the Bible does not command us to use the lot in making decisions. In fact, it is significant that the final use of the lot (Acts 1:26) came just prior to Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. While not prohibiting its use, this does remind us that we are privileged, above all other generations, to possess both the completed written revelation of God and the indwelling Spirit of God who authored it.

Nevertheless, there may be rare occasions when the use of some form of lot is not unwarranted. When might that be? ‘There is a lazy, superstitious use of the lot and other such means that is not recommended here. The use of the lot … ought never to supersede biblical commandments and the application of scriptural principles.… When, having followed biblical injunctions to their limit you are left with several options, all of which are acceptable to God, the lot may be used to decide among them.… But where there is biblical direction, the lot should never replace obedience to it.’

What is robustly affirmed here is that, in such legitimate situations, God is in absolute control, even over what may appear to be mere chance events. God’s providence extends even to the tumble of the dice. We should look to this God for our direction (Prov. 29:26).[3]


16:33 / Antithetic. The presupposition is that nothing escapes the divine will. Hence even the casting of lots, which seems so casual (they are thrown into the lap—i.e., the fold of the garment) is determined by God. Lots are referred to frequently in the ot (cf. Urim and Thummim, Num. 27:21).[4]


16:33. Though the exact nature of the lot is unclear, it was probably something like dice used to determine God’s will in decision-making (e.g., Lv 16:8; Nm 26:55; Est 3:7; 1Ch 25:8; 1Sm 14:40–42; Pr 18:18; Ac 1:26). This proverb explains why: its every decision is from the Lord. “The underlying belief is that the Lord, who determines all things, also determines the way the lots turn out” (Murphy, Proverbs, 124). The wise recognize and trust in God’s sovereign providence.[5]


16:33. God, not chance, decides

The Old Testament use of the word lot shows that this proverb (and 18:18) is not about God’s control of all random occurrences, but about his settling of matters properly referred to him. Land was ‘allotted’ (Josh. 14:1, 2), likewise temple service (1 Chr. 25:8); probably the Urim and Thummim were lots. But God’s last use of this method was, significantly, the last event before Pentecost (Acts 1:26); thereafter he has no longer guided his church as a ‘servant’ who ‘knoweth not what his lord doeth’: cf. Acts 13:2; 15:25, 28.[6]


Ver. 33. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.All contingencies under the direction of God’s providence:

  1. Consider the result of a “lot” in reference to men. Why suspend the decision of some dubious case upon it? It implies something future, and something contingent. It is something absolutely out of the reach of man’s knowledge, and equally out of reach of his power. A contingent event baffles man’s knowledge and evades his power.
  2. Consider the result of a lot in respect of God. All contingencies are comprehended by a certain Divine knowledge, and governed by as certain and steady a providence. God directs the greatest casualties under His providence to certain ends, in reference to societies and to particular persons. In the latter case, touching their lives, their health, their reputation, their friendships, and their employments or preferments. Since the interest of governments and nations, of princes and private persons, notwithstanding all the contrivance and power that human nature can exert about them, remain so wholly contingent, as to us, surely all the reason of mankind cannot suggest any solid ground of satisfaction, but in making that God our friend who is the sole and absolute disposer of all these things, and in carrying a conscience so clear towards Him as may encourage us with confidence to cast ourselves upon Him, and in all casualties still to promise ourselves the best events from His providence, to whom nothing is casual, who constantly wills the truest happiness of those that trust in Him, and works all things according to the counsel of that blessed will. (R. South.)

Grounds and limitations of human responsibility:

Define the provinces of human and Divine agency. Our duty is commensurate with our power. We are responsible for the moral character of what is done just so far as it depends upon ourselves. Within the circle where man has the power to will and to do of his own pleasure is the field of human agency. Here man is held responsible. All beyond this province of human responsibility is done by the power of God. This thought of Divine providence is the most consoling and inspiring that ever visits the heart, though it cannot give joy to the heart where it is not welcomed. Our knowledge of human and Divine agency is constantly extending. We are continually opening upon new views, which show us that many things which are called acts of God come within the sphere of our own responsibility, and are, in truth, our own actions springing from our own doing or our own neglect; and the consequences of them we must expect to bear. Moreover, the arts and improvements of civil life are continually investing men with new powers, and given him a mastery over nature which in former days he never dreamed of possessing. Then is not the sphere of Divine providence getting lessened? Nay, the more we feel our own responsibility, the more shall we recognise the agency of Heaven in all things. What is it we adore in the providence of God? It is its vast reach of vision, and its ever steadfastly pressing on to that which is right. (W. B. O. Peabody.)

Divine providence:

The general doctrine of providence derives support from sources independent of Divine revelation. It is another term for the government of God, by which all events are made to concur with His wise and holy purposes. Look at providence—

  1. In the mode of its operations.
  2. In the vastness of its range.
  3. In the punishment of the wicked.
  4. In its aspect on the Church. The doctrine of Divine providence is full of consolation. All must be right when God controls and reigns over all. (John George.)

God’s providence even in trifles:

God’s providence may be seen not only in the whirlwind and the hurricane, the lightning and the storm, but also in the very least of natural manifestations. Surely, without unduly pressing our text, we may bring forward a familiar illustration of the way in which even trifles, as man calls them, have been made to work out mighty results. Take, for instance, the discovery of the laws of gravitation, and the great results in which that discovery has issued: how it opened the way to the understanding of the courses of the heavenly bodies; how the orbits of the planets, and their distances, and their relative positions at various periods came to be clearly defined; the influence of these discoveries on the laws of navigation, and the consequent facilities for communication between places separated by thousands of miles upon the ocean. We are daily in the enjoyment of the conveniences and luxuries which spring from these discoveries. We may be ignorant of the laws which have been deduced, or even of the practical applications of these laws; of their results in adding to our comforts we cannot be ignorant. Now, is it too much to say that these discoveries are the result of God’s providential government? But, if this be granted, we cannot stop here; it follows that the means by which this knowledge was acquired were not beyond the Divine control; nay, rather were subservient to it, and governed by it. And so, at last, we see by manifest logical conclusion that the finger of God may be traced even in that trifle, as it might have been called, which led the wise man’s mind to excogitate the mysteries among which we live. And whether we endeavour to trace the working of the finger of God in the intricacies of the human mind, or in the external influences which affect the mind, or in the coincidences by which great events are deduced from small beginnings, yet in each alike we may say, and say with reason, “It is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.” Apply this lesson in another way, to the case of sickness—for here, again, we may attain to very practical results. Now, I apprehend that the generality of men do certainly look upon sickness as a casualty—a mere matter of accident or chance. If you were to question them strictly you might at last extract from them in general terms a confession that God is the author of life or death, of health or sickness; but it has no practical effect. It is not a really powerful religious principle, for they are ever speaking of proximate causes, and not of the great First Cause. Take now a particular case, in part illustrative of my meaning; it shall be the case of the blind man, recorded in St. John 9. I adduce this case to illustrate the general principle that sickness cometh not by chance, but by God’s will and permission, and that its results are known by God, and that it comes to accomplish the purpose for which He hath sent it. Again, the same order and regularity are observable in the kingdom of grace. All the profit and advantage which men receive from the ministry of the Word and Sacraments is of God. An eloquent sermon may be delivered, but the preacher cannot tell whose heart it may reach or whose mind it may affect. The lot is cast, as it were, into the lap; the preacher knoweth not the issue thereof, for the whole disposing of it is of the Lord. Now, I think that these considerations may have a very practical effect upon us; they touch our every-day life; they console us in failure, when failure results from no lack of diligence on our part; they humble us in success. But does this lead us to believe in any doctrines like those of the fatalists? By no means. Every man is a free agent, working out for himself future weal or woe as he will. His mind is fixed in a certain course, and his thoughts tend to that direction. God often checks him if he is going astray, and pleads with him, and throws hindrances in the paths which lead to evil. And though a man’s course of life may be evil, yet there are influences which are running counter to that evil course, and checking him, and compelling him to pause and think. And why is this—but because, though the lot be cast into the lap, yet the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord? (W. S. Simpson, M.A.)

The Lord’s disposing:

After all, what silly and short-sighted children we are! Only spelling out the alphabet in God’s infant school, and yet aspiring to a seat in His cabinet! How differently our life-stories will read when we have a chance to correct them in the clear light of heaven! Then we shall discover under the head of “Accidents” there was written as in invisible ink, “The lot is cast into the lap, but the disposing thereof is of the Lord.” On the page that we had surrounded with black lines, and inscribed it “Obituaries,” we shall see how distinctly a Divine finger has written, “Whom I love I chasten.” (Theodore L. Cuyler.)[7]


[1] Ross, A. P. (2008). Proverbs. In T. Longman III, Garland David E. (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Proverbs–Isaiah (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6, p. 152). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Waltke, B. K. (2005). The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15–31 (pp. 37–38). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

[3] Kitchen, J. A. (2006). Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary (p. 370). Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[4] Murphy, R. E., & Carm, O. (2012). Proverbs. In W. W. Gasque, R. L. Hubbard Jr., & R. K. Johnston (Eds.), Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (p. 84). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[5] Finkbeiner, D. (2014). Proverbs. In M. A. Rydelnik & M. Vanlaningham (Eds.), The moody bible commentary (p. 929). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[6] Kidner, D. (1964). Proverbs: An Introduction and Commentary (Vol. 17, p. 115). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[7] Exell, J. S. (n.d.). Proverbs (pp. 445–447). New York; Chicago; Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Company.

March 28 Streams in the Desert

And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon a heap”. (Joshua 3:13)

BRAVE Levites! Who can help admiring them, to carry the Ark right into the stream; for the waters were not divided till their feet dipped in the water (ver. 15). God had not promised aught else. God honors faith. “Obstinate faith,” that the PROMISE sees and “looks to that alone.” You can fancy how the people would watch these holy men march on, and some of the bystanders would be saying, “You would not catch me running that risk! Why, man, the ark will be carried away!” Not so; “the priests stood firm on dry ground.” We must not overlook the fact that faith on our part helps God to carry out His plans. “Come up to the help of the Lord.”

The Ark had staves for the shoulders. Even the Ark did not move of itself; it was carried. When God is the architect, men are the masons and laborers. Faith assists God. It can stop the mouth of lions and quench the violence of fire. It yet honors God, and God honors it. Oh, for this faith that will go on, leaving God to fulfill His promise when He sees fit! Fellow Levites, let us shoulder our load, and do not let us look as if we were carrying God’s coffin. It is the Ark of the living God! Sing as you march towards the flood!—Thomas Champness.

One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness. One of the most essential qualities of the faith that is to attempt great things for God, and expect great things from God, is holy audacity. Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than little; it is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a place of cautious, timid clinging to the shore.

Like wise seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and find that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible unto him that believeth.

Let us, today, attempt great things for God; take His faith and believe for them and His strength to accomplish them.

Days of Heaven upon Earth.[1]

 

[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 97–98). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

President Trump Delivers Remarks During USNS Comfort Send-Off, Norfolk Virginia – Video and Transcript… — The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, to thank support personnel and military crews who resupplied, refitted & launched U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort.  Comfort is heading to New York harbor to support local medical personnel overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.  [Video and Transcript Below]

.

[Transcript]

via President Trump Delivers Remarks During USNS Comfort Send-Off, Norfolk Virginia – Video and Transcript… — The Last Refuge

President Trump Remarks Departing Joint Base Andrews – Video and Transcript… — The Last Refuge

Amid increasing speculation that New York will be quarantined to stop people from departing the metropolitan area, President Trump answers journalist questions from joint base Andrews prior to departure. [Video and Transcript Below]

.

[Transcript]

via President Trump Remarks Departing Joint Base Andrews – Video and Transcript… — The Last Refuge

President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House – Video and Transcript… — The Last Refuge

Chopper pressers are the best pressers.  While departing the White House for Virginia, President Trump stopped to answer quick questions from the media.

.

[Transcript]

via President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House – Video and Transcript… — The Last Refuge

The Coronavirus and The Providence of God — Christian Research Service

Tony Miano
Cross Encounters Ministries
crossencountersmin.com

We are living in remarkable times. However, these times are not unprecedented. The Coronavirus is not the first pandemic to touch the world. There have been others; there have been others far worse. If there is anything that might make this pandemic different from the previous ones, it is this: humans around the world, by and large, and particularly in the West, live far more comfortably than people who lived in times past.

The human race has grown far more accustomed to comfort. It may be the most prevalent form of idolatry in the world today. Comfort is an idol that affects and infects people outside and inside the Body of Christ. The idol of comfort affects me.

In addition to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there is a situation in Western and Central Africa that could lead to the starvation of millions of people–a true famine in the land. Africa is being decimated by a plague of locust. The infestation is truly one of biblical proportions.

While I’m certainly no expert, the financial impact the pandemic is having on world markets and mom-and-pop businesses, which trickles down to employees and consumers, may prove to be a greater tragedy than the pandemic itself. Some believe we are heading for a recession, if not a world-wide depression.

All of this is beyond our control.

But none of it is beyond God’s control.

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all” (Psalm 103:19).

The Christian needn’t worry like those who believe the world is spiraling out of control. It’s not. The Christian needn’t be anxious like those who are outside of Christ and without hope.  We know that. We belong to the One who not only created the world but rules and reigns over it.

Add to that the reality that God is good. Everything He does, causes, and allows has at its very core His goodness as its foundation. For the Christian, not only are times of ease and comfort for our good but also times of trial. For the Christian, every hardship (including pandemics, famine, and/or financial ruin) God intends for our good.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers” (Romans 8:28-29).

A few of us in my church family are reading Thomas Watson’s book, “All Things for Good.” This morning, Pastor Nick emailed the church family a word of encouragement, along with an excerpt from the book. I hope it encourages you, just as it encouraged me. Pastor Nick wrote:

~~~

Dear brethren,

The Lord is certainly making His sovereignty and immense power known throughout His creation at this time.

Remember, all His decrees are good for us!  Even, especially, His afflictions and even His temporary desertions. From the book All Things For Good by Thomas Watson:

“Desertion cures inordinate affection to the world. “Love not the world” 1 John 2:15.  We may hold the world as a Posey in our hand but it must not lie too near our heart. We may use it as an inn where we take a meal, but it must not be our home. Perhaps the secular things steal away the heart too much. Good men are sometimes sick with a surfeit, and drunk with the luscious delights of prosperity; and having spotted their silver wings of grace, and much defaced God’s image by rubbing it against the earth, the Lord, to recover them of this, hides his face in a cloud. This eclipse has good effects, it darkens all the glory of the world, and causes it to disappear.”

Let us use this time to delight in the Lord our God and repent of our love of the world and the things of this world.

~~~

Yes, my beloved brethren, let us (beginning with me) trust the divine providence of God and delight ourselves in Him (Psalm 37:3-6). Whether pandemic, pestilence, or poverty, the God we know–more importantly, the God who knows us–through faith in His Son Jesus Christ will never leave us or forsake us. God is good, and He is good to His people–always and forever, no matter the circumstances.

Used by permission.

Tony Miano is a retired veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (1987-2007). During his career, Tony served as a gang and juvenile crime investigator, field training officer, drug recognition expert, and a DUI enforcement specialist. Tony’s law enforcement experience includes three days of chaos, during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, as well as being on duty only a few miles away from the epicenter when the 1994 Northridge Earthquake devastated the greater Los Angeles area.

via The Coronavirus and The Providence of God — Christian Research Service

Worldview and Apologetics in the News | Truthbomb Apologetics

‘The Passion of the Christ’ actor: Painful movie ‘mistakes’ made hit film ‘more beautiful’

Let’s Hope the Hollywood Fiasco With ‘Imagine’ Wakes Americans Up

Why doesn’t God stop Coronavirus and mend the world?

Video: N.T. Wright on Being a Christian During the Coronavirus

50 Questions for Christians #12: Near-Death Experiences, and ‘How Do We Know That Heaven is Real?’

Virtual Choir’s Powerful ‘It Is Well’ Arrangement Goes Viral with 1.4 Million Views

Drew Brees, Wife Donate $5 Million to Fight Coronavirus as Louisiana Becomes Inundated with Patients

Rewatching ‘Spider-Verse’: A Theological Response to the Possibility of a Multiverse

‘Sincere, Bonafide Miracle’: Couple Who Only Speaks Spanish Miraculously Understand Abortion Protesters, Now Have Healthy Baby

5 Must-See Debates During the Quarantine

Courage and Godspeed,

Chad
Our last edition is here.

Source: Worldview and Apologetics in the News