Today In Prophecy – Christian Persecution

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). Produced by Open Doors for two decades, the annual World Watch List (WWL) lists the world’s worst areas for Christian persecution. Of the 50 nations profiled on the Open Doors 2016 World Watch List as the worst for persecution, more than half ranked worse than in 2015. According to WWL analysts, this reflects increased persecution in one or more of five key spheres: private life, family []

The Return of Jacob

Wrestling Till Daybreak “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God” (Genesis 28:20,21). When Paul discusses the Ancient Worthies in Hebrews chapter 11, he does so by way of exhortation to the saints of the Gospel Age. By remembering the faith demonstrated by the []

The Justice of Festus

Roman Jurisprudence “The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (Luke 16:8). by Carl Hagensick Roman law is considered the foundation for today’s judicial system. The Roman legal system slowly evolved from the law of the “twelve tables” in 449 BC to its final codification in the Justinian Code (circa 530 AD).1 At the time of Jesus and the apostles, it had developed into a full-blown legal system administered by appointed judges, or praetors. Felix []

In the Beginning

Overcoming The proud person is usually the last one to know that he is proud. Pride’s first victim was Lucifer. Overcoming Pride offers practical advice on how to see ourselves as others see us, and how to change our entire self. Overcoming Immorality tells us how the various forms of immorality originate in the heart and gives practical advice on how to turn one’s life around. Overcoming Depression identifies several kinds of irrational thinking that lead to depression. But truth is essential []