Every fourth of July Americans celebrate the blessings of freedom that we enjoy as a nation. The founders of our country recognized that freedom is a gift from God: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," they majestically declared in the Declaration of Independece. The American ideal of freedom definitely flows from a biblical world-view (a world-view that is unmistakable in our country's founding documents and historical record), but the biblical concept of freedom includes much more than political freedom. Here are some important aspects of liberty taught in the Bible
Mother’s Day can be painful. I often look at my children and feel crushed by the weight of responsibility to raise them with the obstacles we face. Living with Lyme Disease makes motherhood physically painful, and having passed Lyme on to my four children is emotionally painful. Our circumstances often feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome.
April 21 was Easter Sunday, the day that millions of Christians traditionally celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in the Bible, indeed the most important event in human history. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is what sets Christianity apart from all other religions. Christian scholar Henry Morris wrote, “The truth that Jesus Christ rose from the dead sets Christianity apart from all religious systems. Many of the world’s religions look back to the martyrdom of their leader/founder. None but Christianity look back to an empty tomb which once contained His body. Only in Christianity has the slain martyr risen from the grave.” The resurrection of Jesus Christ is so foundational to Christianity that the Christian faith stands or falls on its reality:
On Friday (March 15) a man in his late 20s was charged with murdering at least 49 people and seriously injuring 20 more in a terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
A Christian call to pro-life action is a call for the children of light to be who they are in Christ. Christians who walk in the light must expose the dark and fruitless works of abortion. The murder of pre-born children is a dark and barren work, and God calls his people to expose it.
These are some principles that scripture teaches and that you can use to help love people and make disciples. And I am not saying this is the only way to do it! But the good news is that you don’t need any special training or degree to do this. If you are a Christian, you can do this!
What does God think about gambling? I’m not ashamed to turn to the Bible for the answer to that question: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). I know that people often object by saying, “Don’t impose your morality on us!” But in a public policy issue like whether or not a Native American gambling casino should be in our city, one side’s morality will be imposed on the other side. It’s inescapable. The question is: which side’s moral argument will carry the day? So, what does the Bible say about gambling?
Cornerstone is hosting a Creation Seminar, with guest speaker Prof. Andy McIntosh, during March 23-25. We are excited about this seminar because it gives us the opportunity to use the building that God has given us as a platform for holding forth biblical truth about Creation in our community.
R.C. (Robert Charles) Sproul went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2017. Thousands, perhaps millions of people have been touched by R.C. Sproul's ministry of the Word of God and his championing of the Reformed Faith. Our own church owes its existence in part to R.C. Sproul.
We celebrated our inaugural worship service in our new facility on May 1, 2016. What a glorious occasion it was! So many of the saints worked so hard to bring this day to pass.