The No-Faulters

by Dr. Harold J. Sala The soul who sins is the one who will die.  Ezekiel 18:20 Since the days of Adam, who explained, “She took of the fruit and I did eat,” we have avoided accepting responsibility for our actions.  It is always easier to blame the other guy‑‑or just to believe that we are victims of circumstances‑‑rather than […]

Prophecy and the Coming of Jesus Christ

by Dr. Harold J. Sala For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:21 In 1983, one of my favorite authors, James Michener, wrote a book entitled, Poland.  Actually, I think it’s one of Michener’s best works.  But what most impressed […]

Jesus And Femininity

By Dr. Harold J. Sala O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.  Matthew 23:37 Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of the university I attended, used to carry a […]

Tough But Not Crazy

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Blessed are those whose strength is in you…. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.  Psalm 84:5, 7 When a Canadian psychiatrist went to see Amy Carmichael in India, the doctor expected to find an interesting case study of a neurotic old lady.  Says biographer Elisabeth Elliot, “Five minutes […]

Amy Carmichael

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.  Proverbs 31:30 In her book, A Chance To Die, author Elisabeth Elliot tells of the time a lad who had been raised under the influence of Amy Carmichael was visiting Madras and was asked whether he belonged […]

Peace In Your Life

by Dr. Harold J. Sala “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Guidelines’ programs are released on a network of stations the world over by radio, and by internet, including Facebook.  As I […]

Choose Peace

by Dr. Harold J. Sala You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.  Acts 10:36 We say that we love peace, yet we are unwilling to take wounds for it as we are willing to do proving that we are right.  This makes […]

Peace Is Your Choice

by Dr. Harold J. Sala If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Romans 12:18 A generation ago John F. Kennedy spoke before the United Nations General assembly and said, “Mankind must put an end to war—or war will put an end to mankind.”  We are now more than a generation downstream […]

The Song of the Black Hole in Space

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.  Psalm 19:4 “Black hole sings a note humans can’t hear,” said the headline. The subtitle read, “Astronomers pick up sound from 250 million light years away, 57 octaves below middle C.” (Paul Recer, Orange County Register, Sept. 20, 2003, […]

Split-Ville and the Elderly

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.  Proverbs 16:31 The elderly couple stood in front of the judge who peered at them over his spectacles. They were in their late 70s and had been married for more than 50 years.  “Hm,” intoned the judge, “it seems to me […]

Fighting To Stay Alive

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  1 Corinthians 9:24 While there is more to life than fighting, it’s a certain thing that fighting to stay alive and on top of things is very […]

Hearing God’s Voice

by Dr. Harold J. Sala While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you.”  Acts 10:19 Abuses always push you the opposite direction.. When you see someone going too far to one side, you lean the other way. When someone is forcing the boat to tilt perilously close to […]

Whose Voice Is Speaking To You?

by Dr. Harold J. Sala “The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”  Acts 8:29 The superintendent of a mental hospital was taking a visitor through a ward when he entered a room where patients were reading and watching TV.  He introduced himself and the guest; whereupon, several people began to give their names.  “I’m John […]

Misery and Christian Commitment

by Dr. Harold J. Sala For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.  Psalm 27:5 The eminent psychologist, Joseph Kreisler, said, “If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself and what you want, what you like, […]

The Bible and Guidelines

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”  John 6:68 The story is told of a hiker who constantly became lost when he went into the woods. After several narrow escapes when he had wandered about for several days, his friends tried to dissuade him from […]