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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When the State Becomes God, Part 1 of 4 (The Church in Babylon)

February 10, 2015

Every day, government pressure mounts on the Christian faith. How should believers react? We can look to a similar time of persecution long ago for guidance. The place was Babylon, and the minority Jews were in the hot seat. 

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Daniel’s friends went along with their Babylonian captors, but drew the line when their consciences told them to. Some life situations force us to make tough choices. Today we will learn how to live by the Bible’s principles when making them.
February 9, 2015
When the government creates a law, and the Bible tells us to do the opposite, what do we do? The answers are not always clear, since we are called to obey those who rule over us. We can learn from four men handled who this in ancient Babylon. 
February 6, 2015
Christians in America are rapidly becoming like Daniel and his friends in Babylon: out of sync with their pagan environment. How do we reconcile what we believe with what we have to do in order to live in such a culture? 
February 5, 2015
God told His people in Babylonian captivity to have large families and support the country they lived in. Could this be a blueprint for how American believers should react to increasing persecution? Today: the takeaways from Jeremiah 29.  
February 4, 2015
Once, Christians were a dominant force in American culture. That day is no more. How do we live as a minority in a pagan culture? The surprising answers come from Jeremiah 29, where God tells captive Israel how to live in a faraway land.
February 3, 2015
Should believers living under national judgment circle the wagons and live off the grid, or engage their flawed culture with enthusiasm? The surprising answer comes from God’s instructions to captive Judah living in Babylon. 
February 2, 2015
In the midst of darkness, light is easy to see. Jeremiah’s eyes were full of tears as he prophesied the righteous judgment of God against a sinning, rebellious Jerusalem. Through his sorrow, he recalled a word of hope, a word Erwin Lutzer shares with you in this message.
January 30, 2015
Jesus looked on Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and wept over the destruction He knew the Romans would soon bring. Many centuries earlier, the prophet Jeremiah wept when the city was destroyed. Do we weep for our nation, soon to feel judgment? 
January 29, 2015
Those who lived in Jerusalem did not realize their destruction was imminent. They never thought God would bring them to account, since this was where His Temple stood. Jeremiah rightly wept as he foresaw the terrible hand of God’s judgment. 
January 28, 2015
When the judgment of God falls, things we hold dear are often laid waste. The city of Jerusalem with its temple was sacked and looted by invading armies whose actions came in the plan and will of God. 
January 27, 2015
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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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