Capital Punishment: Right or Wrong?

By Randy Alcorn | August 1, 1987
I'll define capital punishment as “that social institution whereby a government punishes a certain crime by putting the offender to death.” The assumed circumstances are that a crime really has been committed, a certain person is known to be guilty, and the verdict and execution is carried out fairly, by a recognized and responsible government. The issue is not “Is capital punishment always right?” No one maintains that capital punishment is right for every crime, or when carried out by just anyone. When it is mistakenly carried out against the innocent it is horribly wrong. The real issue should ...

WARNING! Epidemic in the Church

By Randy Alcorn | January 1, 1987
Ask the enlightened American what he thinks of Christian sexual morality. To him, it’s a fossil—an antique that went out with washboards and penny candy. Who believes any more what the Bible says about sex?

Circumstances or Perspective?

By Randy Alcorn | June 1, 1986
To overcome stress you must either change your circumstances or your perceptions. You can change some circumstances, of course, but many you cannot.

A Story of Eternal Perspective

By Aggie Hurst | February 18, 1986
Back in 1921, a missionary couple named David and Svea Flood went with their two-year-old son from Sweden to the heart of Africa—to what was then called the Belgian Congo.

Homosexual Movement Updates

By Randy Alcorn | March 18, 1985
In my book Christians in the Wake of the Sexual Revolution, published in 1985, I have a chapter entitled The Homosexual Movement. Heres just a partial portrait of the homosexual community: In gay baths men meet and copulate with total strangers and often have sex with multiple partners. Government official Dan Bradley described his first visit to a gay bath: I must have had sex with ten different guys that first night. I was like a kid in a candy store. The baths allow sexual relations in front of others or in private cubicles, often without even the exchange ...

Peculiar Perils of Leadership

By Oswald Sanders | January 1, 1980
Although there are occupational hazards in all callings, the perils of the spiritual leader are especially subtle.

Running Toward the Unshakeable Kingdom

By E. Stanley Jones | March 21, 1970
God’s total answer for man’s total need is his kingdom. It’s God’s plan, God’s order, God’s promise, and God’s offer.