Day: May 17, 2010

Have the Terrorists Won?

to24 by Todd Strandberg

Immediately after 9/11/01, President George W. Bush announced that the terrorist attacks were motivated by hatred of America‚Äôs freedom and values. “They hate our freedoms–our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble” (Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001).

Bush may have had a handle on why the terrorists hate us, but his method of defeating them couldn’t have been more flawed. In our campaign against Islamic terrorists, soon we began to play fast and loose with the Bill of Rights. We now have government agencies watching over us for our own protection. The KGB and Hitler’s SS both had the same benign beginnings.

Are There Many Roads to God? Part 3

globe_mes_davereaganfixed by Dr. David Reagan

Didn’t Paul say in 1 Timothy 2:3 that God“desires all men to be saved”? Yes, he did say that, and Peter repeated it in 2 Peter 3:9 where he asserted that “God does not wish that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

There is no doubt that it is God’s perfect will that all should be saved. But in His permissive will, God allows people to reject His Son and thus be lost. In other words, God does not force anyone to be saved. And because of the depraved nature of Mankind, the vast majority of those who have ever lived will be lost and consigned to Hell as their eternal destiny.

Jesus Himself emphasized this truth in His sermon delivered on the Hill of the Beatitudes in Galilee. Jesus stated point blank: “…The gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it…Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:13-14 & 21).