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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When the State Becomes God, Part 3 of 4 (The Church in Babylon)

May 17, 2018

During persecution, some believers are spared while others go through torture and death. Some wonder why God doesn’t deliver all of His people, since He surely could. In this message we find the answer to a vexing problem we all face as we try to understand God. 

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Kings can get very mad when disobeyed. Daniel’s friends said “no” to Babylon’s king, and then were thrown into a fiery furnace. God does not always deliver his people from harm, but this time He did. And one king found out who was really in charge. 
May 16, 2018
Every day, government pressure mounts on the Christian faith. How should believers react? We can look to a similar time of hardship long ago for guidance. The place was Babylon, and the minority Jews were facing government oppression. 
May 15, 2018
Daniel’s friends went along with their Babylonian captors, but drew the line when their consciences told them to say “no.” Some life situations force us to make tough choices. In this message we learn how to live by the Bible’s principles when facing hard decisions. 
May 14, 2018
When the government says do one thing, 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. How four men handled this in ancient Babylon can give us guidance.  
May 11, 2018
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 to live in such a culture? In this message we look for the answers. 
May 10, 2018
God told His people in the 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 hostility? In this message we find important lessons from Jeremiah chapter 29. 
May 9, 2018
Christians were once a dominant force in American culture. That day has passed. So how do we live as a minority in a now-pagan culture? The surprising answers come from Jeremiah chapter 29, where God tells captive Israel how to live in a faraway land. 
May 8, 2018
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. 
May 7, 2018
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 we need today. 
May 4, 2018
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? 
May 3, 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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