A Line From Us

Christians never tire of hearing the Gospel. The Gospel is not merely that which we heard, by which we were saved. The Gospel is the transforming Word of God, by which we, as sinners, while we were still wicked, were brought into a reconciled relationship with the Holy God. And the outcome of the Gospel applied to our lives is utterly bewildering: all our sins forgiven, all of our lives now set in the direction of holiness, all our hopes for eternity now a glorious anticipation of dwelling in the presence of God.

This issue of Fishers centres on this Gospel. The Miracle of Saving Faith leads the charge, bringing you, the reader, to the foot of the cross, to ponder a hardened criminal who began the day with no joy, no peace, no hope, but who ended the day with no dread, no guilt, and no regrets. How did that happen? He had an encounter with Christ.

 

Agur on the Acquisition of Acumen tells the same story, but from the vantage point of a man about a thousand years prior to the cross. He lived in a different era, he lived a very different life; but he is also enjoying the presence of God in Paradise. Why? He also had an encounter with the Messiah.

Two thousand years later, many others also encountered the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We only have space for two of them to tell you their stories: Lost and Found, and The Best News!

Many stumble over the fact that the Bible is an ancient book, and modern science seems to have made it irrelevant. Science and the Bible debunks that myth, and shows that while the Bible is not a science textbook, it speaks absolutely accurately about everything scientific. And this is simply because it is the Word of God, the Creator, who engineered all the scientific wonders in the universe which man is still busy uncovering today. Science, in the final analysis, is nothing more than the discipline in which man discovers more and more about God’s wonderful creation.

But the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Does embracing the Gospel really make a difference to one’s life? It most certainly does. The Now of the Christian Life explains how knowing God enables the Christian to be joyful in the midst of trials, even as he exercises his faith in God on a daily basis. The Spiritual Act of True Charity describes how the love of the believer for others must be radically different from and fundamentally deeper than the way non-Christians love. After all, the Christian has experienced God’s unconditional, sacrificial love. How can he not likewise love others?

- The Editor

 

In This FISHERS 208 Issue

 
Dialogue
Letters from Readers -

Lost and Found
Testimony -
 
 
 
The Best News!
- Testimony

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