From the Editor
Dear brothers and sisters, once again we come to you with The Bible Guys. I hope that the blessings of God have been on you all since the previous issue. I am constantly amazed at the hand of God in my life. Nothing compares to being a born-again believer. The joy is truly unspeakable and full of glory.
We will be observing The Feast of Passover on April 16th. Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus gave His life for us. His precious sacrifice paid the price for our souls. Now, by the blood of our Passover Lamb, we have the promise of the resurrection, and life eternal. If we but put that blood on the door-posts and mantle of our hearts, the death angel will pass over us.
Jesus took the keys of hell and of death from the enemy. He conquered death, and was made a quickening (life-giving) spirit. It is at this time of year that we fulfill commandment, partaking of the Lordís Supper; reminding ourselves of the debt which He paid, but did not owe: the debt we owed, but could not pay. Thank God for His grace and mercy. Let us, therefore, prepare our hearts and minds for this Feast.
I want to thank noted columnist Cal Thomas for his permission to reprint one of his articles, which you will find in this monthís "Christians in the Cross-hairs" section. Jesus said, "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:18,19) Paul agreed, saying, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." (2 Tim 3:12)
Todayís "tolerance" indoctrination has come to influence even the Christians, making us feel that we have a right to be accepted. Paulís words show that true Christians will never be accepted by an ungodly society, because their godly lives will, without fail, cause the ungodly to be convicted. True Christians, having been sanctified by the blood of Jesus, will be accused of having a "holier-than-thou attitude." As a result, they will either make compromises in their own lives, or they will be resented. Persecution is merely a fact of Christian life.
I am excited about the things I see occurring around me. I look around me, and see prophecies being fulfilled. Things are happening in both Christian and secular circles: battles are being waged in the courts and in the Congress over the future of our country. Similar battles are occurring throughout the world.
Nevertheless, God is in charge. He sets up kings and removes them. He wants everyone to "know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men." (Dan. 4:17) God raises up world leaders that can do the job He needs done.
Let us put our trust in the Lord, and remain faithful to the end.
David M. McNabb
Editor & Bible Guy