New Year

Where Do We Go from Here—as We Face an Uncertain Future?

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief (Read Part 1) In this short series we are seeking to analyze the times in which we live in light of Biblical truth—like “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chron. 12:32). We are basing our thoughts on the experiences of King Hezekiah, who ruled from 729 to 686 B.C. and became one of Judah's greatest kings. In 715 B.C. he assumed the sole kingship [...]

Facing the Challenging Future

(Read Part 1) Each of us is moving through this mysterious continuum called “time.” While we do not know exactly what time is, we know that it is transporting us, like it or not, into the future. Try as we may to hold onto yesterday or even today, still the past is taken from us, forcing us constantly to look ahead. It is impossible for us to steer the speeding craft of our lives except by looking ahead. The reality of life [...]

The Year Which is to Come

Welcome to the new year! The year of our Lord, 2017, is now upon us and, considering the days in which we live, it is viewed with anticipation by some, curiosity by many and apprehension by others. What will this new 12-month span of our lives include for the world? While, strictly speaking, it is impossible to “view the future,” and impossible, as well, to predict the future, there are certainly some generalizations which can be made about the year which is [...]

Where Do We Go from Here—in Our World and Nation?

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief “Where do we go from here?” That is the question before us as we begin this new year of 2017, and it will be the object of our examination in this short blog series. As Bible-believing Christians, we can examine this question on many different levels. We will look at it specifically in the following areas: Where do we go from here—in our world, in our nation and in our service to God and [...]

2016 in Review

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is often regarded as a time to look back at the year that is almost ended and to plan for the new year ahead. These are important and meaningful days, and they allow us the opportunity to evaluate our lives in accord with the words of Moses in Psalm 90: For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; We finish our years like a [...]

Those Things Which are Ahead

What are your goals for this new year? Perhaps you have asked—or been asked—that question during this first week of 2016. This is that time of year when many people resolve to lose weight, get in shape, get organized and change their financial condition. While all of those are appropriate ideals to which to aspire, many lose their determination to reach such goals long before the last speck of glitter falls from the most persistent Christmas decoration. Sometimes, in fact, it seems [...]

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This is How the Future Looks

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief As we embark upon another New Year, our thoughts naturally turn to the future. We all wonder what will happen over the course of the next 366 days of 2016—and many people would probably give anything if they could know that information with certainty. As believers in the inspiration and authority of Scripture, we are blessed to have such certainty with regard to the broad sweep of the future. We will consider that in [...]

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