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Is Religion Good for the World?

Is Religion Good for the World?

The gospel is true because it is true, whether secular science can prove its claims or not. Such proof may be compelling for secular people; for example, Paul quoted Greek philosophers when reasoning with Greek philosophers (Acts 17:28). But if God’s word is truth (John 17:17), no secular experiments can make it less true.

Is Religion the Opium of the People, or the Ladder?

hands raised, is religion the opium of the people?

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,” wrote Karl Marx, “…the opium of the people.” Decades of often painful historical experience has proven his observation both right and wrong. Believing in God does ease pain and suffering of faithful followers, but he was wrong in thinking that religion, especially Christianity, leaves them with nowhere else to go from there.

Why and How to Trust Our Future to Jesus

a woman praying, an 18-year-old organizes a prayer walk in an effort to spread hope

 We've previously explored Jesus’ invitation to “take my yoke upon you” (Matthew 11:29a). We have discovered that we should submit our lives and challenges to Jesus’ “yoke” and direction because he is “gentle and lowly in heart,” meaning that he always does the right thing with and through our lives (v. 29b). Today let’s add another reason to wear Jesus’ yoke: he can always be trusted to lead us into our best future.

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