Articles By: Bob Wittstruck

Photo credit: Yuri Beletsky

God Gets the Glory in Creation

When mainstream scientists consider the origin of the universe, they try to figure out how natural forces and natural laws brought the universe about. This is one reason they start with the Big Bang theory, for it provides that kind of explanation.

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Biblical illustrations by Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. Copyright 1984.

What Leadership Looks Like, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I mentioned the importance of leaders believing that the God of the Bible did create the world and does rule over it. I also mentioned the importance of leaders remembering the times when God was involved in history, and especially the history of their people.

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What Leadership Looks Like, Part 1

What Leadership Looks Like, Part 1

In his book Leading the Way, Paul Borthwick says, “The world needs leaders who cannot be bought; whose word is their promise; who put character above wealth; who possess opinions and a will; who are larger than their vocations.”

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The Puritans, Part 8

The Puritans, Part 8

In part seven I covered some of the troubles that came upon the Puritans after arriving in the New World. It was certainly a time of trial. However, in February of 1631 there was a marvelous manifestation of God’s grace:

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The Puritans, Part 7

The Puritans, Part 7

This bay to the south was the bay for Boston. If you were to bring up a map of the Boston area on the internet, you would see that there are two rivers which flow into the water way that leads to the bay. One is now called the Charles and the other is called the Mystic. The Mystic comes in from the Northwest.

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The Puritans, Part 6

The Puritans, Part 6

After leaving England on April 8, 1630, the Puritans arrived at Salem on June 12th. Salem was the place where Higginson along with a man named Skelton, had gone in 1629 after the charter was signed. They had taken two hundred Puritans with them.

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The Puritans, Part 5

The Puritans, Part 5

In part four I addressed the introductory main points of Winthrop’s sermon, “A Model of Christian Charity,” which were to provide the vision for Puritan society. At the end of part four, I mentioned the two rules Winthrop proclaimed which were to govern the way people lived out their live toward one another: justice and mercy.

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The Puritans, Part 4

The Puritans, Part 4

Notice what happens when, acting on God’s behalf, we use our position in society and our possessions to carry out God’s will by helping others? We “show forth the glory of His wisdom in the variety and difference of His creatures.”

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The Puritans, Part 3

The Puritans, Part 3

God definitely had a plan to use the Puritans to help found the United States. As I made clear in part two, the events which brought their colony into existence were not luck. God was bringing the necessary events to pass.

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The Puritans, Part 2

The Puritans, Part 2

In order for the Puritans to get their own colony, they would have to get their charter processed through Parliament and signed by the king without the king noticing that there was no mention of where the company’s meetings were to be held.

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