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These are the people Eric Metaxas used to interview-Francis Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, Sir John Polkinghorne, Kathleen Norris, Richard John Neuhaus, Dick Cavett, N. T. Wright, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Dame Alice von Hildebrand, Peter Hitchens, Sir Jonathan Sacks, and Caroline Kennedy have all been guests. This the kind of people he interviews now-
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What happens if your employer makes it “mandatory” for you take the destructive “Wuhan virus” vaccine, would you? Why or why not?

If you don’t take the vaccine, you will get fired. Thoughts?
The eyes of evil Goliath saw “God’s people”, “anointed king” of Israel full of paralyzing fear. Goliath laughed at the God of “God’s people” and rightfully so. A pathetic sight cowards who were called “adults”.

Goliath and his evil Philistines now had the advantage and was about to destroy cowardly men and then kidnap & r**e their wives & daughters, enslave their sons, & kill their seniors; destroying the nation of Israel😡

Then the God of the Bible had enough of the cowards called His people and sent a boy (who loved Him; fully trusted & obeyed Him) to fight & destroy Goliath. Goliath laughed even more at the sight that “God’s people” were so impotent and useless that they sent a boy.

Last thing of the story is that Goliath was beheaded & the Philistines were destroyed❤️✝️

Evil laughs at impotent, cowards, apostates known as “God’s people”. Evil is destroyed when there’s COURAGE & ACTION behind a follower of God! Any David’s in🇺🇸✝️ to defeat the Goliaths of today?!
Tests Come to Produce that Quality of Endurance
How well does our faith help us handle difficulties, problems, and challenges? The world is facing issues, many of which were unknown only a few months ago.
Turn to the book of James, Chapter 1 – may these words help us. “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations. Greetings!” Read on.
Who is James? He is the half-brother of Jesus – the son of Mary and Joseph – and yet, James does not pull rank or parade his pedigree – the half-brother of Jesus, who could have said so much about his standing and status.
(To be more accurate – it is the letter of Jacob – but the ‘King James authorised translation’’ agreed to the king’s wish of James. Isn’t it interesting how the world has influenced even the translation of the Scriptures – similar with the word ‘baptism’!)
This opening is an under-statement – as he describes himself as a servant.
When all kinds of trials crowd into our lives, do not resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends! Realise they come to test your faith, and to produce in you the quality of endurance.
Let the process go on until that endurance is fully developed, and you will become a person of mature character and integrity with no weak spots. (God is still working on some of us in this area!)
The opening words of James’ letter speak about the TESTING of our faith – we are tested to see if we have the genuine article.
We live in the world, not as God created it – but the world as sin marred and spoiled it – this fallen world – which experiences pain and sickness – and war and bloodshed – distress and tears and violence and anguish – all this is the fruit of sin. We are not separated from it, nor insulated in it. It is good to have a firm grasp of that reality.
Problems and difficulties are inevitable. Verse 2 - “Count it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds”
Not IF – but WHEN – Jesus said you will have trouble and problems in the world – nobody is immune or isolated or exempt from problems.
Problems and difficulties vary - they are not all the same! They come in all shapes and sizes – they vary in intensity and frequency.
Problems are unpredictable – they come unexpectedly. We might want to say – “Surely not now! I don’t need this!” They can appear to be intruders.
Problems have a purpose - Realise that they come TO PRODUCE in you and develop perseverance.
God knows what He is doing. God is working towards the finished product – developing growth – producing maturity.
Problems test my faith – they are not barriers to our Christian progress.
They can indicate the way ahead – as we gradually become stronger, like a muscle being strengthened by a weight.
TEST – verse 12 - is the word for refining metals – such trials are growth points – the impurities are burned off – and you are left with the pure gold or silver.
It is like the teabag in boiling water – you see what people are made of when they are in hot water.
Or, the toothpaste tube – when you squeeze it – when the pressure is on – whatever is in the tube will come out – love, joy, peace – or anger, rage, bitterness, criticism – whatever is within will come out – when under pressure.
These Christians continued and completed what God had called them to do in Christ Jesus.
Yes, problems have a purpose - problems help develop endurance – resilience – that ability to bounce back.
There was an intoxicated man on a Glasgow bus one night. A young Christian sitting nearby was having doubts about his faith. The ticket collector came and the intoxicated man held out his fare saying – “All the way!” That young Christian decided that night to go “All the way!” with God – he is now in his 90’s, having been as faithful to God as he knows how.
Everybody has problems – sickness – pressures – disappointments.
We do not learn these lessons in a Seminar – or from a Textbook.
There are things we have to go through – they have a purpose – they help us learn endurance – “the testing of your faith develops perseverance”.
When Jesus Christ was born, did Mary and Joseph not face some challenging tests? They overcame – for which we give God thanks and praise.
“Lord God Almighty – when tests appear – when persecution raises its head – when all of a sudden the cross feels heavier – help us. Teach us – may we see clearly that from early days the Church of Jesus Christ has had to face various types of animosity and hatred and worse. As we thank You for the teaching of the Bible, we intercede for those who are finding discipleship difficult and challenging – in Jesus name.” Amen
(This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - every prayerful blessing.)
Lord, please do something now!

Most of your church in America is dead!

Most Americans, like the 1930s Germans, have easily submitted to evil via the fear of death and loss of money (their gods).

Months ago, I warned of
- evil corruption via satanic government, business “leaders”.
- tyranny with masks,
- summer riots & destruction,
- corruption via mail in ballots,
- “Republicans” won’t do anything,
- small businesses would be destroyed,
- suicides would skyrocket
- seniors will be killed due to fear, loneliness, etc
- communism rising
- and people will be forced from mandatory masks to mandatory vaccines. Which is now happening😡

Essential is abortion, drugs, liquor, strip clubs, big corporations, big government, communism, etc.

Non-essential is true Christians, church, small businesses, schools, etc.

Lord expose the evil ASAP!

Brutally punish the communist democrats, expose evil election, and government corruption ASAP, restore freedom, punish globalists, open small businesses and jobs, protect unborn babies, punish the apostate/cowards known as “Christians”!

Lord stop the insanity!

Lord stop the repeating of 1930’s N**i Germany (driven by 80% of “Christian” pulpits who submitted via “Romans 13” who did nothing to oppose evil but out of selfish fear did “sing louder”😡)

Lord stop the insanity!

UNLESS your will is to teach evil, unrepentant America & whorish/cowards “churches/Christians” a brutal lesson!

I ask for the former; expose & destroy evil today! Lord, forgive US, help US, save US!!❤️✝️❤️🇺🇸
Luke 13: 3 ³ I tell you; but if ye do not repent, ye shall all likewise perish. ”Luke 13: 3 The Bible May 12, 2016 About 56 million abortions are performed worldwide each year Abortions were the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019 Posted by andriybalan on 10.02.2020 | Abortions were the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019, according to data published on Worldometer.info, a website that uses reports from world governments to track demographic statistics.
LifeNews.com also reported the number of abortions in 2019, which show 42.3 million babies killed worldwide. Last year, myreographers recorded 58.6 million deaths from violence, disease and natural causes. Abortion statistics are recorded separately from mortality rates.
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What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Это как усмотрит Господь.
Всё зависит только от Него - как и когда Он решит начать.
И соответственно пошлёт нам всё необходимое для этого!!
Нам, конечно, хотелось бы пораньше, но не всё в нашей власти!!
Хозяин здесь - Господь Бог и Дух Его Святой!!

Это будут чисто христианские посёлки.
Там будет своё производство продуктов питания, мясо-молочной продукции, овощей и фруктов и их переработка.

Посёлки будут закрытого типа, то есть никто из посторонних без приглашения попасть в них не сможет.
Посёлки будут обнесены стеной и охраняться.

На их территории будут также находиться наши детские христианские учреждения – детские сады и школы.
Основой и фундаментом обучения деток будет Святое Слово Божие – Библия. Особенно – Новый Завет.

Каждой семье будет предоставлен отдельный дом.

Главное требование - быть рождённым Свыше, любить Господа и своих братьев и сестёр!!
Не только на словах, но и соблюдая тщательно всё Слово Божие, особенно Новый Завет.
И любить своих ближних нам необходимо не просто словами, но делом и поступками, практически заботясь и служа им, помогая членам Общины во всём!!

14 Блаженны те, которые соблюдают заповеди Его, чтобы иметь им право на древо жизни и войти в город воротами.
15 А вне – псы и чародеи, и любодеи, и убийцы, и идолослужители, и всякий любящий и делающий неправду.

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Helping you live and defend the Christian worldview. Founder: Charles W. Colson (1931–2012)

President: John Stonestreet

Executive Director: Steve Verleye

Vice President of Operations: Steve Bradford

"BreakPoint" Radio Hosts John Stonestreet

Vice President of Communications: David Carlson

Most Christians know that they are living in a time of cultural upheaval. At the Colson Center, we equip believers with the tools to understand their place in the culture according to God’s story, so they can be empowered to live as if every part of life belongs to God, and help bring healing to the world. We believe…

1. Every Christian can live like one. “Worldview” is about understanding God’s created reality better, so we can be the people God calls us to be. It’s not only about thinking or politics or great deeds—with J.R.R. Tolkien’s Gandalf, we believe it’s about “the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.”

2. Truth and love go together. God is truth and God is love, and He made us to bear His image. To that end, we believe standing up for truth (if done the right way) is an act of love for God and our neighbor, and we seek to provide a climate of intellectual hospitality in which people can experience love in their search for truth.

3. Christians should—and can—be a people of hope. God’s story never changes, even when the world around us does. We know how that story ends—and we know God has called us to be faithful in our circumstances, trusting Him with the outcome. We seek to live and work that way, so we can help others do the same.

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02/04/2021

Each year, the most popular meme that I share on social media is a picture of Chuck Colson with a quote where he describes how his experience in the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration helped him believe in the resurrection. Years ago, he shared on video how watching the lies of a group of powerful men fall apart made him realize the disciples were, indeed, telling the truth.

Here’s Chuck Colson:

I want to wish you and your families and friends a holy, blessed Easter. We celebrate because we as Christians know that our Lord is risen from the dead—and in His resurrection is our hope of everlasting life with God.

Indeed, as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians, the historical fact of Christ’s resurrection is the only basis of our hope. Without the resurrection, our faith is futile. This is why critics of Christianity often try to explain away the empty tomb. They claim that the disciples lied--that they stole Jesus's body themselves and conspired together to pretend He had risen. The apostles then managed somehow to recruit more than 500 other people to lie for them as well, to say they saw Jesus after He rose from the dead.

But just how plausible is this theory?

To answer that question, fast forward nearly 2,000 years, to an event I happen to know a lot about: Watergate. You see, before all the facts about Watergate were known to the public--in March 1973--it was becoming clear to Nixon's closest aides that someone had tried to cover up the Watergate break-in.

There were no more than a dozen of us. Could we maintain a cover-up--to save the president? Consider that we were political zealots. We enjoyed enormous political power and prestige. With all that at stake, you'd expect us to be capable of maintaining a lie to protect the president.

But we couldn't do it. The first to crack was John Dean. First, he told the president everything, and then just two weeks later he went to the prosecutors and offered to testify against the President. His reason, as he candidly admits in his memoirs, was to "save his own skin." After that, everyone started scrambling to protect himself. What we know today as the great Watergate cover-up lasted only three weeks. Some of the most powerful politicians in the world--and we couldn't keep a lie for more than three weeks.

So back to the question of historicity of Christ’s resurrection. Can anyone believe that for fifty years that Jesus’ disciples were willing to be ostracized, beaten, persecuted, and all but one of them suffer a martyr's death--without ever renouncing their conviction that they had seen Jesus bodily resurrected? Does anyone really think the disciples could have maintained a lie all that time under that kind of pressure?

No, someone would have cracked, just as we did so easily in Watergate. Someone would have acted as John Dean did and turned state's evidence. There would have been some kind of smoking gun, or a deathbed confession.

So why didn't they crack? Because they had come face to face with the living God. They could not deny what they had seen. The fact is that people will give their lives for what they believe is true, but they will never give their lives for what they know is a lie. The Watergate cover-up proves that 12 powerful men in modern America couldn't keep a lie--and that 12 powerless men 2,000 years ago couldn't have been telling anything but the truth.

Again, may you and yours have a blessed Easter, firm in your faith that the Lord is risen. He is risen, indeed!

Come to breakpoint.org, click on this commentary, and we’ll share that meme of Chuck Colson talking about Watergate. Download it and share it with others by email and social media.

From all of us at the Colson Center, Happy Resurrection Day. Christ is risen!

By John Stonestreet & Chuck Colson

02/04/2021

Christians claim the resurrection actually happened. While other religions are based on untestable spiritual claims independent of history, the claim to a historical resurrection opens Christianity up to scrutiny. “If this did not happen,” says Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, “the whole thing is false and we are pathetic… “(that’s my paraphrase).

The most likely alternative to the resurrection story is the disciples invented it, but that doesn’t make sense. If you’re making up a story like that, you’d make it a spiritual resurrection not a bodily one! And, it would’ve been easy to produce a body and end the whole charade.

And finally, as Chuck Colson learned from his Watergate experience, “12 men testified they’d seen Jesus raised from the dead, proclaimed that for 40 years, never once denying it,” despite beatings and torture. “In Watergate 12 of the most powerful men in the world couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks! (but) 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible!”

That’s because they were telling the truth.

By John Stonestreet

01/04/2021

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01/04/2021

“Jesus would’ve baked the cake.”

“Christians hate LGBTQ people.”

“You’re on the wrong side of history”

“Why can’t you let them be ‘their true selves’?”

“That’s just your truth, not mine.”

And, perhaps most painful, especially when it comes from a friend or family member: “If you love me, you’d accept me for who I am.”

All of the slogans that leave Christians silent or shamed today are, at root, different ways of saying the same thing – that truth and love are incompatible. For people to tell the truth, especially when it comes to issues of sexuality and gender, is to be unloving and intolerant. And, to love someone is to affirm their choices.

There’s a uniquely “Christian” version of these slogans, too. Taking a moral stand, we are told, especially on questions so culturally controversial, is to distract from the Gospel. Instead, apparently, the Church needs to be more welcoming and to avoid anything that makes people feel excluded from the Church. After all, we are told, isn’t the Gospel really about inclusivity?

Today, of all the days of Holy Week, directly confronts this mentality. Maundy Thursday is set aside on the Church calendar to remember the Last Supper. The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word for “mandate,” or “command.” At this first celebration of Communion, Jesus gave His disciples “a new command,” that they should love and serve each other. To demonstrate what He meant, He picked up a basin of water and a towel and washed their feet.

To fully understand His words and actions, recall that at this “Last Supper” and first Communion, Jesus and His disciples were obeying God’s original command, given to all Jews, to remember the Passover. God’s people were to never forget how they were rescued from slavery in Egypt. For Jesus to issue a “new” command was an audacious thing to do, especially given how significantly God’s original command stood in Israel’s history and identity as a people.

Jesus, however, went even further than merely adding instructions to an old celebration. Now, rather than remembering how the angel of death “passed over” those homes with lamb’s blood on their doorposts, they were to remember His broken body and His shed blood. Ultimately, the new command was to remember a new rescue, and how, through Christ’s death, death is not merely avoided but finally defeated.

Though the volume has increased in recent years, the American Church has been divided over whether it should be primarily about proclaiming truth or about serving others since at least the mid-20th century. The Lord’s Supper and Jesus’ “new” command remind us that this is a false dichotomy. It’s an unnecessary choice to make. These two things need never be separated and should never be separated. On the same night Jesus when commanded us to remember how His broken body and shed blood rescues us from sin (that’s the truth), He commanded us to demonstrate our new life by serving others (that’s love).

We need not choose between truth and love. In fact, we must not choose. They always go together, because they are both grounded in the same Source, or specifically, the same Person.

“How to Speak Truth and Love Both Inside and Outside the Church” is a new short course that begins next Tuesday. The course will examine how, in practical terms, we can communicate truth to four groups of people: unbelievers who need to know Jesus, Christians who don’t know what (or how) to think, Gen Z who don’t know how (or whom) to trust, and progressive Christians who have abandoned truth. Instructors for the course are Greg Stier from Dare2Share, Michael Craven from the Colson Center, apologist and author Sean McDowell, and Jonathan Morrow from the Impact 360 Institute.

Come to BreakPoint.org to register. The course runs four consecutive Tuesday nights, beginning next week, April 6. All sessions are recorded and made available to all registered guests, which is really helpful if you have to miss any of the live sessions.

Jesus embodied truth and love, not only in the event we commemorate this day, but every event we remember this Holy Week. He is truth. He is love.

And, He has risen. Indeed.

By John Stonestreet

01/04/2021

In the church calendar, the Thursday before Easter is called Maundy Thursday. It's set aside to remember the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples.

The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word for command. At this supper. Jesus commanded His disciples to love and serve one another. And then he demonstrated what he meant by washing their feet. And let’s not forget: This was the supper remembering Passover, when the Jews remember God rescuing His people from Egypt, as described in Exodus. At this supper, Jesus revealed himself as the fulfillment of that event.

It's His broken body and shed blood we are re to remember. So is Christianity service or salvation? This divided the church in the 20th century and still does today, but it's both. On the same night. Jesus commands us to remember that we need rescue by His broken body and spilled blood, and to also show we have been rescued by loving and serving each other.

By John Stonestreet

31/03/2021

Next week, Christians worldwide will celebrate, as the entire cloud of witnesses has before them, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The resurrection is, of course, the central event in the Holy Scriptures, the pivotal moment of the story of Christ, and the foundational belief of a Christian worldview. Even more, if it happened, it is the pivotal event in all of human history.

Still, it’s not difficult to see why it’s so hard to believe, especially today. Both science and experience tell us that corpses do not revive. The dead stay dead.

Even more, some skeptics level the charge that the story of Jesus’ resurrection was simply borrowed from pagan myths, who had their own “dying and rising” deity stories. So, was the resurrection story basically stolen from pagan religions? In the latest “What Would You Say?” video, my colleague Brooke McIntire tackles this issue.

The next time someone says the idea that Jesus rose from the dead was borrowed from pagan myths, here are 3 things to remember:

Number 1: Just because some stories are similar does not mean that one borrowed from another.

A little more than a century ago, a story was first told about a passenger ship that was unsinkable. However, while steaming across the Atlantic Ocean on a clear April evening, it struck an iceberg and sank. And, more than half of its passengers died from a lack of lifeboats. The name of the ship was spelled “T-I-T-A-N . . .” Yes, “The Titan.” Did you think I was talking about the “Titanic”? That tragedy occurred in 1912. However, I was referring to the fictional story in a novel titled Futility: The Wreck of the Titan, published in 1898, 14 years prior to the sinking of the Titanic.

There are a striking number of similar details between the two stories, even in the ship’s name! However, we would never claim that the similarities suggest the latter story was influenced by the former and that the Titanic did not actually sink. Similarities between stories do not prove that one necessarily borrowed from another.

Number 2: It is utterly implausible that the early Christians would borrow major ideas from pagan myths.

The earliest Christians were pious Jews who often debated over the minutia of the Jewish Law. For example, they debated over whether Jewish Christians were still required to maintain the temple purification rites, whether Christians could eat meat that had been sacrificed to idols, whether non-Jewish male Christians needed to be circumcised, and whether Jewish Christians could even eat in the same room with non-Jewish Christians. Jews believed that they had been chosen by God to be a people separated from paganism. Given this background, it would have been unthinkable for these early Christians with Jewish sensibilities to engage in wholesale borrowing from pagan religions for the foundational belief of their own new sect.

Number 3: Stories of people surviving death are not unusual.

Surviving death is a deep-seated longing in most humans. So, it should come as no surprise to find stories peppered throughout human history of people returning from the dead. Fictional stories of dying and rising gods in pagan myths do nothing to discredit the story of Jesus rising from the dead. We must decide whether or not Jesus actually was resurrected from the dead based on the evidence. And there’s a lot of evidence. If you want to learn about it, check out Gary Habermas’ book, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus.

To see the whole video addressing the question of whether the resurrection of Christ was based on pagan myths, go to whatwouldyousay.org. Or, you can go to YouTube and search for “Colson Center What Would You Say?” Subscribe and be notified each time a new “What Would You Say?” video is released.

By John Stonestreet

31/03/2021

So you’re talking with a friend, and the topic of Easter comes up. She says, “The idea that Jesus rose from the dead was borrowed from pagan myths. What would you say?

In our latest “What Would You Say” video, you’ll find three key points to remember.

First, the fact that the story of Jesus rising from the dead resembles some pagan myths doesn’t prove that Christians borrowed pagan stories.

Second, the earliest Christians were pious Jews who absolutely rejected pagan religions and idolatry. The idea that they would then borrow their central belief from their pagan neighbors betrays a profound ignorance about Jewish life.

Third, stories about someone returning from the dead exist in every culture. What makes the resurrection narratives about Jesus unique are their details and the many eyewitnesses, which no pagan myth comes close to sharing.

Come to WhatWouldYouSay.org to watch “Jesus’ Resurrection and Pagan Myth.” We’ll also point you to additional resources to help you make the case for Jesus’ resurrection.

By John Stonestreet

30/03/2021

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30/03/2021

A defining characteristic of pagan societies is the sacrificing the well-being of children on the altar of adult happiness and self-fulfillment. Our own pagan society is no different. In a single-minded pursuit of sexual pleasure, career, or lifestyle, we tell ourselves that “the kinds will be fine,” even though they’re clearly not.

Throughout history, across cultures and time periods, Christians bringing the Gospel to pagan cultures found themselves defending and protecting abandoned and abused children as well.

For example, 19th century India was not a welcoming place for girls. Considered inferior to men, women were not allowed to be educated or to work for a living. Child marriage was a fairly common practice. Though the practice of sati (burning widows on their husband’s funeral pyres) had been abolished, the fate of widows in that culture was harsh. Considered to be cursed, they would often be subjected to terrible abuse at the hands of their husband’s family.

Pandita Ramabai’s family was different. Pandita’s father, a member of the priestly caste known as Brahmins, encouraged her to learn how to read the Hindu scriptures. Not only did she learn, her skills and mastery of the text earned her acclaim. Her study also fed her growing doubts about the truth of Hinduism.

After she was married, Pandita found a copy of the Gospel of Luke in her husband’s library. Drawn to Christianity, she invited a missionary to their home to explain the Gospel to her and her husband. Not long after, her husband passed away.

And not long after his death, a child-widow came to her door looking for charity. Pandita took her in as if she were her own daughter. Moved by the young widow’s situation, Pandita started an organization called Arya Mahila Samaj to educate girls and to advocate for the abolition of child-marriage.

It was when she traveled to England that Pandita Ramabai formally converted to Christianity. Returning to India, she set up a school for girls and widows in what’s now called Mumbai. At first, to avoid offending Hindus, she agreed not to promote Christianity and followed the rules of the Brahmin caste. Even these concessions weren’t enough. Within a year the school was under attack, and her local financial support dried up. So, she moved the school to Pune, about 90 miles away. In 1897, after a famine and plague struck the area around Pune, Pandita Ramabai established a second school 30 miles away from there.

Among the subjects taught to the girls in her school was literature (for moral teaching), physiology (to teach them about their bodies), and industrial arts such as printing, carpentry, tailoring, masonry, wood-cutting, weaving, needlework, farming, and gardening.

At first, Pandita had only two assistants. So, she developed a system to help take care of and educate the girls. First, they would teach the older girls, who would then take care of and help teach the younger ones. In this way, they managed to care for the growing number of girls who made their way to the school and take care of. By 1900, 2000 girls were living there.

In 1919, three years before her death, the British king awarded Pandita Ramabai the Kaiser-i-Hind award, the highest honor that an Indian could receive during the colonial period.

Pandita’s example is one of many that we must take seriously today. To live in a pagan society is to encounter victims of bad ideas. Often, especially in our culture, these victims are children.

Whenever a Christian or a church decides that to speak up on controversial cultural issues is to “get too political,” they leave these victims without protection and are out of step with Christian history. Whenever a Christian or a church claims that they avoid these issues because “it distracts from the Gospel,” they are embracing an anemic, truncated Gospel. Christians today can join those who’ve gone before us, proclaiming the Gospel and caring for children. One way to do this is by signing the Promise to America’s Children, pledging to protect the minds, bodies, and the most important relationships of children in our society. And learn all the ways children are being victimized and how the Church can help, by reading Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children’s Rights Movement, a vital new book by Katy Faust. Them Before Us is the featured resource from the Colson Center this month.

By John Stonestreet
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