September 9, 2012
Will We Choose Barabbas?
Will Christians in our country discern the truth or be hoodwinked by smooth-talking, emotion-stirring politicians? Will we allow the candidates' rhetoric to twist reality and permit them to substitute promises for performance? We live in dangerous, deceptive times, when it has never been more important to be like the sons of Issachar, "who understood the times" and knew what God's people should do (1 Chronicles 12:32). The recent political conventions have served to illustrate the critical nature of this point in our collective history: I'm old enough to remember the old To Tell the Truth TV program, where three mystery guests claimed to be a certain person, and the four celebrity panelists had to guess which one of them was telling the truth about his or her identity. Each segment of the program culminated with the host saying, "Only one of these is the real ______, and the others are imposters. Will the real _____ please stand up?" Matthew 27 tells a story...(Read Full Article)