Abraham Lincoln said: “The Bible is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.”


The Book of Hosea is a love story that went wrong, labeled as “the prophet of sorrowful heart.” This grand treatise is a tender section of Scripture that ought to challenge and enrich our hearts. Hosea wept over Israel’s sins 7 centuries before Christ, but the errors of God’s people then parallel our problems today.


I was famous and had great beauty. But I was barren. I loved my husband dearly, even though he sometimes did such strange things. We had not been married long until he said we must move far away. I loved him and respected him. I was willing to obey him and sometimes called him “lord!”


In America’s early days, sodomy was a crime punishable by dismemberment, as under Thomas Jefferson in 1832. All presidents from George Washington enforced moral laws as defined by God’s word, the Bible. They believed the nation could not survive if moral principles were abandoned: “A man shall … be joined to his wife.” Jesus quoted


Over 70% of high school dropouts come from homes where there is no father. A large percentage of students in grades 1-12 come from homes where the mother has abandoned the children’s biological father, or vice-versa. The Bible calls on men to become strong godly leaders in their homes. God ordained that the father’s family


Stubbornness is unyielding refusal to change one’s mind or course of action. In the Bible this word described rebellion against God and His Word. It can describe the gluttonous and disobedient son who rebels at his father’s command (Dt 21:18-21; 9:27). It can also be a complete rejection of God in turning to “iniquity and


Hebrews 11 is the Holy Spirit’s “Hall of Fame.” Righteous deeds of many are given of whom “the world was not worthy” (vs 38). About forty are named, and there are many more. 603,550 men defied and divided by faith from Pharaoh and walked across the Red Sea on dry ground! Moses, their leader, was


Ben Franklin said: “As we must account for every idle word, so must we for every idle silence.” He was saying: it is a sin to remain silent when we should speak. We must be courageous in all circumstances, whether among friends or foes of the truth (Rom 10:9). Stephen’s face shone like an angel’s


“Man is destined to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27 NIV). All shall be raised from the dead and stand before the Great Judge of all the earth and give an account of “all deeds done in the body, whether good or bad” (Rom 14:12; 2 Cor 5:10). All the dead shall


“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15 KJV). This is a command from the apostle Paul to read and study the Scriptures. I stand in today’s Paper Pulpit to challenge every person to read and study the Bible