We live in a day that is extraordinarily like the time described by the Old Testament writer when "everyone did what was right in their own eyes." We are constantly bombarded with the message "there are no moral absolutes!" In the midst of this chaos, Randel Everett brings a word of hope.
It might appear that everything is crumbling but the pillars of our morality are still standing. The world might change, the attitude of people can become indifferent, the actions of mankind seem reprehensible, but the truth is we still have the pillars, the foundation, for a strong society. The Ten Commandments, given by God centuries ago, have a relevant word of hope for us today. There are moral absolutes. They are not the invention of any religion or culture but the revealed Word of God.
Speaking with a pastor's heart and a knowledge of the biblical world and language, Randel Everett breathes new life into an ancient word from God. If you are seeking to build a solid foundation for your life, "Pillars" will lead you to a marvelous discovery that is just as powerful as when it was first delivered centuries ago.
Chapter Titles include:
- Holding on to Absolutes in a Nihilistic World
- The Foundational Commandment
- Substituting Ritual for Reality
- Reverence for God’s Name
- Celebrating the Lord’s Day
- Worthy of Respect
- The Sanctity of Life
- Being Moral in an Immoral World
- Speaking the Truth in Love
Dr. Randel Everett is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Midland, Texas. He served as executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas for almost three years. He was founding president of The John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida, as well as pastorates in Virginia, Texas and Arkansas.