God Is Bigger Than What He Has Made

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.  Isaiah 40:26, KJV Would it be fair to say that the true measure […]

Hold Everything, It’s Bigger Yet

by Dr. Harold J. Sala When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?  Psalm 8:3 Hold everything!  According to astronomers, infinity has recently multiplied!  Well, if you can believe […]

The Stars

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars!  Job 22:12 He died on January 1 in the year 379. His name: Basil; and he lived in Caesarea of Cappadocia, known as central Turkey today. Originally, he studied to be a lawyer and orator; but ultimately, he became […]

Living The Heroic Life

by Dr. Harold J. Sala And what more shall I say?  I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets.  Hebrews 11:32 Heroes fall into two categories: Those who do heroic deeds and those who live heroic lives.  What’s the difference?  The first group of people see a need and without thought […]

Heroes

by Dr. Harold J. Sala All these people were still living by faith when they died.  Hebrews 11:13 My wife and I were guests of two Chinese government officials, both of whom were members of the Communist party, when I was asked about my most recently published book.  “It’s about heroes,” I said, adding, “about people who have made a […]

A Christian Position On Capital Punishment

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.  Genesis 9:6 With four days left before leaving office, George Ryan, the governor of Illinois, sat down with his staff members to decide who on death row should live and who should […]

The Confusion of Capital Punishment

by Dr. Harold J. Sala In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?  John 8:5 One of the astonishing things to me is that two individuals, both of whom are committed Christians and believe that the Word of God is a guide for our lives and binding when it comes to the statements […]

Interpreting Scripture and Capital Punishment

by Dr. Harold J. Sala You shall not murder.  Exodus 20:13 “Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was put to death by lethal injection at 7:14 a.m. on Monday, June 11 [2001]” read the banner on CNN as it flashed across the bottom of TV screens the world over.  Outside the prison, demonstrators held hands and prayed.  Family witnesses who […]

Capital Punishment and The Old Testament

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.  Genesis 9:6 Whenever you go to the Bible to find out what it says regarding a given issue you need to ask three questions:  (1) What does it say?  (2) What does […]

Capital Punishment

by Dr. Harold J. Sala The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”  Genesis 4:10 “Dear Dr. Sala,” writes a regular listener to Guidelines, “I’d like to know what a Christian’s view on capital punishment should be?”  Answering that question in 500 words or less is almost like summarizing the […]

The Parent Map, 5

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Like arrows in the hands of the archer are the children of your youth!  Psalm 127:4 If you’ve been listening to Guidelines this week, you’re probably aware of the fact that I’ve been talking about parenting.  Today my daughter Bonnie is with us and she’s going to ask questions that, perhaps, have been on your […]

The Parent Map, 4

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Like arrows in the hands of an archer are the children of your youth!  Psalm 127:4 “If I had know how much heartache our daughter would bring to us as parents, we would never have had a child,” wrote one very distraught parent of a rebellious “in-your-face” teenager who wanted her parents’ money but not […]

The Parent Map, 3

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Like arrows in the hands of an archer are the children of your youth!  Psalm 127:4 Some three-thousand years ago, the psalmist wisely wrote that children are like arrows in the hands of a skilled archer. You don’t have to be an expert that competes in the Olympics to understand that there are three phases […]

The Parent Map, 2

by Dr. Harold. J. Sala Like arrows in the hands of an archer are the children of your youth!  Psalm 127:4 If you brought your baby home from the hospital, looked into the small face of your new-born and felt a sense of inadequacy, wondering, “What do I do now?” and felt like shouting, “Help!” you’re not alone. As I […]

How To Get Out Of The Dog House

By Dr. Harold J. Sala If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  1 Corinthians 13:1 A young wife was pouring out her heart to her mother, describing how her husband had forgotten her birthday.  Annoyed, she said, “Men are good for just […]