by Neil McKinlay
Though some may differ on some of the details of what happens before hand, Christians are united in the Biblical fact that the risen Saviour will physically return to this earth at some unknown future point. In relation to this, I have been asked where Jesus is right now. The answer is that He is seated at the right hand of God in glory. One questioner probed further, 'Yes, but where is His body?' I replied with Scripture, that Jesus rose from the grave bodily, ascended bodily, and will return bodily.
Why is it so hard for some to grasp the fact that Christ is risen? As He Himself says, 'I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death' Revelation 2:18. Therefore why seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5) Jesus' body is in heaven and is attached to the rest of Him! He lives!
Where is heaven? Above the clouds? Beyond the stars? The resurrected Jesus 'passed through the heavens' (Heb. 4:14), and has 'ascended far above all the heavens' (Eph. 4:10). Scripture is unclear on heaven's exact location. However, we do know that Jesus is going to return to earth from heaven: 'For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first' 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
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CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED!
Evidence for the Resurrection
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The Battle of Lexington
by Christopher Rory Hoops
Have you ever wondered who fired "the shot heard round the world" that fateful morning of April 19, 1775? Who were those brave men who stood against the best-trained army in the world? This book contains Jonas Clark's Sermon on the one-year anniversary and his eyewitness narrative of those events. None other but Jonas Clark could give such an accounting, for he was the pastor of those "embattled farmers" who stood their ground. Clark is herein giving an honest and accurate accounting of the Battle of Lexington. He is also giving testimony of the events of April 19 and answers the great question, "Who fired the first shot?"
There was no better-prepared place to inaugurate the first battle of the War for Independence than the little village of Lexington. For pastor Clark "discussed from the pulpit the great questions at issue, and that powerful voice thundered forth the principles of personal, civil, and religious liberty, and the right of resistance, in tones as earnest and effective as it had the doctrines of salvation by the cross." (J. T. Headley, Heroes of Liberty: Chaplains and Clergy of the American Revolution, 21.) "It was to the congregation, educated by such a man, that Providence allowed to be entrusted the momentous events of April 19, events which were to decide the fate of a continentthat of civil liberty the world over" (Headley, 23).
Today, the Battle of Lexington is little spoken of, for as a nation we have forgotten our history. We have neglected the heroes of our freedom and liberty. But there was a time when this day was remembered and odes were written to commemorate the occasion. Paul Revere's Ride and the Concord Hymn are two examples. (See the Appendix of The Battle of Lexington, pages 75-88.) Our history books no longer tell the true story of Lexington, so we must.
America is perishing for the need of preachers who apply God's holy Word to every area of life including personal, civil, and religious liberty. The Church needs more pastors like Jonas Clark, a preacher who taught the great doctrines of salvation in Christ alone and the Biblical right to resistance, which gave his congregation courage to stand in the face of great odds. The Battle of Lexington should inspire every man, in all stations of life, to stand and make a difference.
The late Reverend Christopher Hoops was the founding Theology Editor for Nordskog Publishing ©2011
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April 19, 1775
by Dorothy Robbins
"Oh, what a glorious morning is this!"
The fleeing statesman cried,
Though unaware that by sunny noon
Many comrades would have died.
See, yonder through Lexington's trees
The mighty Red Coat force,
Bent on subjugating right,
Are turning history's course:
For there the militia-small in number,
Untrained, poor armed but free
Have gathered at their captain's call:
Not forced, not paid, but free!
"Do not fire a single shot,"
The captain warned his men,
"But, if they want to have a war,
"Let it here begin."
Oh, words immortal, words that ring
The Bell of Liberty throughout our land,
May we remember your fidelity
That made you one united band.
List! through the trees 'neath April's sun
Lilts Liberty's sweet song.
Oh, take your stand beside that maid
Lest she should suffer wrong.
Oh, let us, like those men of old
For Liberty ARISE!
Let us for honor, God and kin
Reclaim her sacred prize.
© Dorothy Robbins 1993, used by permission
From Mrs. Robbins' poetry book, Where Is Beauty
Winner of CSPA 2011 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award in the Children's (4-8 years) category!
With My Rifle by My Side: A Second Amendment Lesson
AUTHOR: Kimberly Jo Simac
ILLUSTRATOR: Donna Goeddaeus
With My Rifle by My Side is a story written for young children to encourage an appreciation and respect for appropriate firearm use. It is a charming children's story written in verse that reclaims American values through the perspective of a young boy. The boy enjoys sharing in the experience of hunting with his Dad and sister. He also learns about gun safety as he learns how to shoot his own rifle. After taking part in their outdoor activities, the boy's family learns about our nation's history as they visit American monuments. With My Rifle by My Side is a book with colorful illustrations and a delightful story that renews the spirit of American liberty and honor.
BINDING: Hardback, full-color cover; full-color inside; 48 pages
From Mason to Minister:
Through The Lattice
by Neil Cullan McKinlay
An adventurous, captivating and poetic memoir of the author's courageous and spiritual journey—from Scotland to Canada to Australia—in his quest to "find the Truth and know the living God." Neither an apologetic nor a polemic, he corrects much misinterpretation and misunderstanding of Freemasonry. We learn how inspiration from Masonic teachings about Solomon's Temple, the arch, and keystone led him to a deep study of the revelation from the Bible of the "stone the builders rejected" which is Christ. Readers will be uplifted, inspired, and delighted as they follow along with him in the discovery of his calling to become a minister.
Hardback, 208 Pages
Easter Sale Price $15.00
The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God
by Dr. Labib Mikail, with translation into English and contributions by Dr. Nasser S. Farag
Nordskog Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God in time for Easter.
The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God fills a tremendous need for a concise, elegant, Biblical treatment of Mary. Dr. Labib, as he is affectionately known, gives Mary her due full honor while fending off the many faith-damaging myths perpetuated about her.
For those not well acquainted with but interested in Christianity and its true historic beliefs, you will find a straight-forward declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the Gospel that leads to the eternal and abundant life our God always intended for mankind, through the saving and sanctifying work of Jesus Christ. For the committed Christian, you will find an edifying presentation of the true Gospel and of sound doctrine.
This book is full of truth. Please read, enjoy, and let this book minister to your heart for the glory of God and the furthering of His kingdom.
Paperback, 160 Pages
Easter Sale Price $11.00
THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON
A SERMON AND EYEWITNESS NARRATIVE
by Jonas Clark
America's War for Independence began at the little village of Lexington. It was "the shot heard 'round the world." Jonas Clark was a friend of Paul Revere and John Hancock. Hearing the cry The British are coming! the pastor of "embattled farmers" encouraged his flock to stand their ground against "blood-thirsty oppressors"—the British. As eyewitnesses to history, Clark recounts what he saw of the battle of Lexington. This book is the 1776 retelling of the fateful battle on its one-year anniversary.
Paperback, 96 pages
DIED HE FOR ME
A PHYSICIAN'S VIEW OF THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST
(Available in Spanish language)
by Mark A. Marinella M.D., F.A.C.P
As a Christian physician, I have not only marveled at the spiritual ramifications of Christ's death, but also the physical and physiological aspects. To present this, I have compiled a succinct overview of Jesus' death from a physical and medical perspective that I hope both lay and medical people can appreciate and understand. — Mark A. Marinella, M.D F.A.C.P.
Paperback, 144 Pages