"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." - John 18:37
There is nothing new about surrogate motherhood, you know. In fact, there is an example of it in the Bible—and it carried with it then the same pitfalls and potential for discord as it does today.
The infertile woman was Sarah, and her husband was Abraham. God had promised them a son. But, after some time, Sarah seemed to now be beyond childbearing age and they had not yet received their promised son. Maybe, they thought, they weren’t doing their part and were going to have to take matters into their own hands.
Turn back to Genesis, chapter 16, and let’s read the rest of this story which tells of the birth of two boys—and of a multitude of nations—as well as foretelling conflicts that the world deals with to this day.
We all have a history! We come into this world, Romans 5: 15-19 says, with a history in Adam! This is what God does. God gives us a whole new spiritual history. A whole new spiritual genealogy! He translates us out of our identitiy just in Adam and gives us a new identity in Jesus Christ!
Science has taught us the importance of using proper viewing equipment to achieve accurate results. If we want to study a tiny organism, we’d use a microscope. In the same way, proper perspective is a key to effective prayer. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice explains that looking through the lens of Scripture gives us a bigger view of what God is doing in the world!
Donald Grey Barnhouse was - for half a century - one of the most widely acclaimed American preachers. Scholarly exposition and a popular approach marked his teaching as well as a passion for Making God's Word Plain. Listen and find out why an unyielding faith, devotion to Christ, innovation, and great energy marked his ministry.