Guest Post: A Christian’s Perspective on COVID-19 Pandemic
“We are living in unprecedented times,” this is what I have heard the media describe the global pandemic that caught the world off guard. The Bible gives us a perspective that these times are not particularly unprecedented, perhaps only in light of what we call the postmodern world.
We live in a world of unending calamities. Natural disasters and pandemics are relentless in attacking our idyllic lives. This year we have been paralyzed by COVID-19. Before this, we experienced a locust invasion. As a result of the former, many have died and many will die. People are not even allowed the courtesy of burying their loved ones. Workers have been laid off. Farmers are experiencing great losses. A majority of our leaders are silent … We are not prepared for such eventualities.
The Gospel in the Midst of COVID-19
In this season that feels bereft of joy and excitement, we need to remember that God is kind and good. Even if it feels like all the truths we have learned and held close to are being extensively tested.
Guest Post: Needless Singleness
Needless singleness is like a cancerous tumor that needs surgical removal. In one of John MacArthur’s sermons, he famously remarked that if it were up to him, he’d have all the single men and women in his church, line up opposite sides to each other and ask every man to point out a woman he fancied marrying. If the woman shared the same fancy in the young man, he would marry them and every other ‘couple’ after that. John said it more tongue in cheek than he was serious, but beneath that statement was a veneer of seriousness.
I Believe, Help My Unbelief
I believe, help my unbelief…” How many times have we, like the father to the child possessed with an unclean spirit, cried out these exact words? C’mon, humor me, how many?