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Red door that is open to a bright light

A new open door

Culture shifted. Absolute truth died. There’s a new standard that’s defended as undeniable, as the only right way to live: Your truth is your truth; someone else’s truth is his or her truth. It’s called relativism; it’s really the devil’s playground.

The greatest offense today is telling others their truth is wrong and yours is right. That’s overwhelming and intimidating to most Christians because we know believing that Jesus is the only way to heaven and that the Bible is the only absolute truth is naturally offensive to people. It’s scary to open your mouth and boldly proclaim with Peter, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). This eternal truth is denounced as archaic, verbally abusive, and downright wrong.

So how do you confidently live and express your faith in this environment?

Actually, this environment is one of the greatest open doors to the gospel!

Explore more from the October issue:

My Christian life: Navajo shepherdess finds joy in Jesus

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“Yá’át’ééh. I am called Marian Newman. I am Bitterwater clan, born for Sleeping Rock. My maternal grandfather is Salt. My paternal grandfather’s clan is Towering House.” For the Navajo people, introducing yourself means more than just sharing your name. It’s . . .

Known for a higher hope

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“Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5:5). At a time when we have limitless entertainment options at our fingertips, we have fewer and fewer . . .

Book nook: The Baptismal Life

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As the author Rev. Dr. Michael Berg indicates, his book The Baptismal Life is about water. The book explores God’s use of water for his divine purpose. From the start of the book, the author leads the reader directly into God’s Word to consider and meditate on the . . .

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