Knowing God #3

July 26, 2017
Born to Win with Ronald L. Dart

Knowing God #4

July 27, 2017

Speaking to the young prophet named Jeremiah, God had this to say about himself: “But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord which exercises loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the Lord.”

Now I would be the first to admit that there is a problem with this, at least on the surface. There is a tension between a God who exercises loving-kindness on the one hand and judgement on the other. Take Sodom and Gomorrah, for example. It isn’t immediately apparent that Sodom is an example of the loving-kindness of God.

The tension between the first two aspects of God”s character, loving-kindness and judgement, is resolved in the third aspect of his character—righteousness. In Hebrew, it comes from a root that means “straight.” Some of the instructions of God don’t become clear until much time has passed—or, when ignoring them, after much harm has been done. We have to depend on God to be straight with us.

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About Born to Win

Born to Win is the radio ministry of Christian Educational Ministries (CEM).  CEM is a service ministry with two major goals, first, to share the Gospel with the world and make disciples for Jesus Christ and secondly to teach those disciples of Jesus all that He commanded His disciples to do (Matthew 28:19-20).  Paul later expanded on this in his last letter to Timothy: 

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be proficient and equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17 from KJV and NRSV).

CEM was founded to serve the public, individual Christians of every stripe, and community based churches in every tradition. We are an independent, nondenominational ministry. 

About Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart is a gifted teacher of the Word of God.  People around the world have come to appreciate Ron’s easy style, his non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. People say they get hooked on Ron’s depth of insight into the Bible and appreciate the unique gift for clarity and simplicity that enable him to hold an audience. His listeners don’t want to miss a word this broadcaster has to say and they want their community to hear it as well.

 Mr. Dart was born to young parents on a farm just south of Harrison, Arkansas.  His father worked for the railroad and also sang bass with the Melody Four Quartet.  He started school in a one room schoolhouse in Gaither, Arkansas and finished high school in Houston, Texas where he met his wife to be, Allie Driver.  

He joined the Navy in September of 1952 and earned the rating of petty officer first class in four years.  After the Navy, Ron attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas for two years, and Ambassador College for two years, getting a bachelor’s degree.

Ron served as a pastor of a church, and returned to college to get his Master’s Degree. Then he went to the University of Texas, in Austin and did work towards his doctor’s degree in communications. It is through his continued studies in theology and  communications that Ron’s gift for teaching the Word of God became evident.  He has taught Old Testament Survey, Epistles of Paul and public speaking.  He has CDs of sermons he has given on virtually every book in the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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