Author Archives: theupwardcallofgod

About theupwardcallofgod

A disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ who believes that truth is ultimately revealed to the Christian by the work of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God (I John 2:26-27)

A repost and update of “A Few Thoughts on the Immigration Crisis in Europe”

Though it has been almost 2 years now since I first posted this on this blog, I am afraid that the Muslim immigration crisis in Europe has deepened during that time. My prior post was brought to mind after I … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on the Immigration Crisis In Europe

In the ongoing dialogue looking at the massive Muslim immigration problem (approximately 95% of the new refugees are Muslim)  going on worldwide it has been helpful to see this from various perspectives. Here is another one I had not considered: … Continue reading

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What If Jesus Were A Baker?

I just read the post of another Christian blogger today entitled “Bake for Them Two”. She approached the current controversy raging across America (highlighted by the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed by their state legislature back on March 26, … Continue reading

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Rise Up O Men Of God-A Father’s Day Call for Revival

William Merrill, in 1911, penned these lyrics to the well-known hymn, challenging men to live godly lives and influence their world: Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things. Give heart and mind and soul and strength … Continue reading

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Does God Care Who Wins The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship?

Originally Posted on April 8, 2011 by theupwardcallofgod The topic of today’s blog is actually a shortened repost from 5 years ago: Does God really care who wins the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship? And further, by extension, does He care who wins the … Continue reading

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We All Stumble In Many Ways!

“For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things.”  James 3:2 Amplified Bible (AMP) Truer words regarding the day-to-day condition of the believer have not been spoken! We all stumble. We all fall. We all offend. And we do so often! Furthermore, … Continue reading

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A Simple Discussion on the Sovereignty of God

 A brother in Christ recently sent me this quote in an email to which I include my reply: Men choose their course by what seems to them a free will and they glory in the fact that they are wise … Continue reading

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