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Who Created God?

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Merry Christmas from Pastor Lutzer!

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

In Defense of Wheaton College

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Wheaton College has come under fire for suspending professor Larycia Hawkins for what she wrote on her Facebook page when she explained her decision to wear a hijab to identify with her Muslim neighbors. In her words, “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, are people of the book…And as Pope Francis stated, we worship the same God.” The College has placed her on administrative leave because her comments “raise significant questions regarding the theological implications of statements made about the relationship of Christianity to Islam.”

As might be expected, critics have shifted into ...

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Make a Difference This Christmas

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christmas is not the same for everyone. 

For some, Christmas is a lonely time of year because they have no friends and few resources. For others, including those whose relatives and friends were killed in the most recent terrorist attack, it will be a time of sorrow and loss. For still others, it will just be an excuse to give and receive gifts and party with friends. As for us, let’s remember the meaning of Christmas and celebrate accordingly—and as we do so, let’s make a difference in the lives of others.

We can include the needy in our ...

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How to Pray for Paris

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Paris.

Perhaps, like me, you have been struggling, wondering exactly how we should pray for Paris at this time of sorrow and unanswered questions. Although we might think that these Islamic attacks would motivate the French to seek God and hopefully turn to Christ, most are driven in the opposite direction, angry with anything associated with religion. The French see what religion has done to their country over the centuries; the religion of Islam inspired the recent terrorist attacks, but the wars of religion in previous eras have driven France to accept a radical form of secularism, a dogged commitment ...

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A Commentary on the Paris Attacks

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

ISIS has won another victory in terrorizing the Western world with its particular brand of Islamic extremism. They have claimed responsibility for Friday night’s series of coordinated attacks in Paris which killed 129 people and injured more than 350, over 100 of them critically. As we think of those killed, including nearly 90 people systematically slaughtered while at a concert, we mourn with the rest of the world and join them in condemning this evil act. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to all the people in Paris who are undoubtedly struggling with fear and ...

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A Time for Tears

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The decision of the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in all fifty states is not only a direct violation of Scripture, but is contrary to natural law. This decision will accelerate the disintegration of the family, the sexual confusion of our children, and our continuing descent into moral bankruptcy.

time for tears

Make no mistake: the battle for freedom of religion will now shift into high gear. Churches that staunchly refuse to marry gay couples will be targeted. Our right for tax exemption will be challenged; the use of our facilities for same-sex weddings will eventually become mandatory.

God was grieved with ...

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Response to Indiana's Religious Freedom Bill

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

So, what’s next?

With stunning rapidity, the United States as we once knew it is gone; every day another domino falls to the liberal agenda. The LGBT community has proven that their convictions trump religious freedom and clearly they have veto power over laws they do not favor. They can also block the appointment of any CEO that gives the slightest hint that they believe in traditional marriage (you do remember how CEO Brendan Eich resigned under pressure because eight years earlier he had given $1,000 to proposition #8 in California that opposed same-sex marriage).

If you have been ...

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He Will Be the Preacher

By None

My mother told me that when I was a baby…the pastor’s wife…leaned over the crib, gave me a kiss, and said in German, “He will be the preacher.”

God often leads us to where He wants us without us ever being aware of it—until we look back. Erwin Lutzer takes us on his life’s journey from a farmhouse on the plains of Saskatchewan, Canada to one of the most influential pulpits in the United States.

While traversing various roads, seemingly innocent choices turn out to be “destiny decisions.” From being led out of Canada to the United States ...

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Antichrist and ISIS

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Our hearts were saddened to hear of the brutal massacre of 21 Coptic Christians last weekend. We should be consistently praying for Christians living in Muslim lands around the world; we should enter into their suffering, and stand with them as best we can against their enemies.

We are not at war with Islam, but clearly radical Islam is at war with us. This is consistent with the history and practice of Islam throughout the centuries; the only differences are the existence of more sophisti-cated weapons and the added motivation of world-wide media such as the Internet. Unfortunately there is ...

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The "Sin unto Death" (415)

By None

Question:

May I trouble you to answer this question: What is the sin unto death mentioned in 1 John 5:16?

Answer:

I think it is important to see that John is not discussing some particular sin. In fact, in the original, the definite article is omitted. “There is sin unto death.” That is, sometimes, as in the case of the people of Israel in the wilderness and of Moses and Aaron themselves at the rock, one sins unto death and God takes him away from this scene, but we do not need to inquire as to that when ...

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The Only "Game" That Matters

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Perhaps you, like me, were surprised at the final play of last Sunday’s Super bowl game. Pastor Bob Gunter convinced me to root for the Seahawks, and in the final seconds it appeared as if they would win. But they managed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of almost certain victory. (Even I know that when you are two feet from the goal line, you run the ball!

A few days later someone sent me an email that put things in perspective: Those who lose a big game need not be defined by the loss. A score is not ...

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