* Christians Repent, Yet the Nation Dies. Why? Christians get no where by being in denial. (Contrariwise, the creationist father of modern astronomy, Johann Kepler, brought great glory to God when he refused to ignore the data even though it seemed to contradict what everyone expected.) Every last Christian in a nation can remain faithful to God, even to the point of martyrdom, and that does not mean that the nation will be healed. Some might think that this obvious observation flies in the face of II Chronicles 7:14. But, just like true science and Scripture, the Bible and reality fit together like hand and glove. So as Christians, we honor God by trusting His Word, and when history doesn't demonstrate what we Christians expected, it is our expectations (i.e., our interpretations) that we need to reevaluate.
* Show Title Should Begin with Lowercase i: As God said in II Chronicles chapter 7:
When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
* Programming Note: An upcoming BEL program will be titled, You Might Be An Anti-Semite If... So in preparation for that program, please join us as we apply Psalm 139 to our daily lives:
Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Today’s Resource: If you are not familiar with the large amount of biblical material discussing God's two covenant peoples, Israel and the Body of Christ, then you might really enjoy The Plot. Bob Enyart's life's work is based on this observation: Grasping the overview of the Bible is the KEY to its DETAILS. And the "details" are the doctrines that Christians wrestle with. This Bible teaching is available in a soft-cover book titled The Plot or in a downloadable pdf version, and it's also available in an audio recording of Bob's Plot seminars for immediate download or to receive in the mail on an MP3 CD. And have your children or grandkids heard the The Plot Boys yet? In this audio series for young people, Bob and two young boys, Stephen and Josh, teach through an overview of the Bible. The guys present this in a way that kids (and adults) can really understand, so it's a valuable foundation for serious Bible study. Also, please consider ordering the entire Enyart Library! This invaluable resource will benefit your entire family or church, give you gifts and materials to share with friends, and you'll help Bob Enyart Live reach more and more people with a Christian worldview!