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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Lie That God Helps Those Who Help Themselves, Part 2 of 4 (Ten Lies About God)

August 29, 2018

In one sense it’s true: “God helps those who help themselves.” Hard work makes a difference. But when it comes to salvation, that saying is a lie. We can’t add anything to the work that’s already been done to secure our eternal future. 

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Many people think that “God helps those who help themselves.” But when it comes to salvation, we must understand what God really says. The truth is that we can’t help ourselves. Only He can save. 
August 28, 2018
Americans believe in “the pursuit of happiness.” Many think this pursuit means not pursuing the will of God. For them, happiness and the will of God are mutually exclusive. But that’s not the case, and we need to address this common misconception. 
August 27, 2018
Long-term financial gain is often short-circuited when investors go for short-term profits. The same is true in life. Going for immediate pleasures can short-circuit our potential to enjoy the overwhelming pleasures of God. 
August 24, 2018
The good news: God wants you to experience pleasure. The bad news: many of us don’t know what real pleasures are. Those who think sin opens pleasure’s door have no idea what satisfaction God wants to give His children. 
August 23, 2018
We’ve all been tempted to think that being a Christian means that we miss out on “all the fun.” That’s a complete lie, and we need to combat it, especially since even some Christians fall prey to this deception. 
August 22, 2018
The problem of evil is perhaps the hardest issue facing theologians. Clearly, God could prevent evil, but He often doesn’t. War and suffering must be part of His plan, even though He isn’t the immediate cause of those events. How should we face these truths?
August 21, 2018
We all wrestle with the problem of evil. If God is in charge, why is there so much suffering? Asking these questions put us into some really deep waters. We must seek God’s wisdom as we ponder the complexity of the problem of evil. 
August 20, 2018
Did the Fall ruin God’s plans? The answer must be “no,” because nothing can ruin the plans of the God who created and rules over all things. What are the implications for you and me? 
August 17, 2018
Is it possible that God planned for Eve to pick that fatal fruit from the tree in the Garden of Eden? Join us on an astonishing journey into God’s intentions for the newly created human race. It is a journey that may not go where you think. 
August 16, 2018
If God does not know our future decisions, we’re all in big trouble. Providentially, He does know, despite some recent theological objections. So what exactly does God know about us? 
August 15, 2018
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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