Living Truth for Today

Posted: 11.21.2017
Pulling back the curtain allows me to give you a glimpse of Bill and Karen’s world, hoping to build your faith and encourage you that the God we serve is always faithful. He will never leave us or forsake us. For 40 years Bill and Karen have directed a faith ministry. Many times they did not know how the needs would be met, but in some...
Posted: 11.17.2017
Bringing Difficulties On Ourselves We make choices all the time: what we eat, where we go and what we do. Sometimes we suffer the consequences of those choices, such as the young man who called in despair because choices he made require him to appear before a judge who will determine jail time or probation. Natural...
Posted: 11.14.2017
The children of Israel in the Old Testament are a great example of why we should reflect upon God’s faithfulness in the past. Whenever they faced a challenge they were reminded to go back and reflect on God who had proven in the past to be greater than any situation they presently faced (see Deuteronomy 5:15; 7:18; 15:15; Joshua 4:19-24; 24:6-13...
Posted: 11.10.2017
This past Sunday, Bill and Karen Rudge were returning from Michigan where they had delivered a carload of books to Christian Resources International. As they reached Toledo, a fast-moving thunderstorm overtook their vehicle and did not subside for the remaining four hours of the trip. The torrential rain, high winds, and thunder and lightning made...
Posted: 11.07.2017
       No matter what we face, God will take care of us. Many Christians feel like their lives are falling apart. Loss of loved ones, marriages on the brink of dissolution, wayward children, economic distress, inflammation and pain throughout theirs bodies, struggles with addiction, emotional stress, panic attacks and loneliness are just...
Posted: 11.03.2017
Sometimes more important than the words we use are the meanings behind those words. Let me explain. I opened my door to two individuals who greeted me with a smile. They said they were Christians and believed in Jesus. However, after asking them a few questions, it became apparent we did not believe in the same Jesus. While I...
Posted: 10.31.2017
Similar to those struggling with physical addiction there are those who struggle with spiritual addiction. They develop an unhealthy pattern of seeking spiritual highs through “experiences” and phenomena. An acquaintance of mine is on a spiritual “roller coaster” because her relationship with Jesus is solely dependent upon her...
Posted: 10.27.2017
There is an accurate saying that Satan will use nine truths to get one lie across. The primary lie he attempts to propagate concerns the identity of Jesus Christ – the One before whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. Satan’s ultimate deception is to suggest you do not need to accept Christ, or try to cause you to...
Posted: 10.24.2017
Instead of transforming our culture, the church is being transformed by the culture. Sermons being promoted with sexual images, worship being infiltrated by secular songs, the preaching platform shared with Star Wars characters – yes, these are just samples of the efforts taken by many churches to make Christianity “...
Posted: 10.17.2017
We hear much about signs, wonders and miracles but very little about the need for discernment. As a new Christian, I did not expect to uncover deception in churches and ministries such as I found in researching the realm of the occult. While I have witnessed genuine miracles and prophecies, there is often too much “flesh” and “fraud”...
Posted: 10.11.2017
The Hickory Boys’ Soccer and Sharpsville Girls’ Soccer teams as well as members and recruits of the U. S. Army tested their skills at the Bill Rudge Ministries’ Ultimate Challenge Obstacle & Fitness Course in Hermitage. The Army assisted Bill as he guided the soccer teams through the course before they embarked on their own physical training....
Posted: 10.03.2017
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of the mass shooting in Vegas. Our ministry prayer team is praying for the families of those whose lives were unexpectedly cut short as well as for the recovery of the many injured and traumatized. The impact this senseless tragedy has, and will have, on so many lives and families is incomprehensible....
Posted: 09.29.2017
Psalm 103:15-18 accurately states: As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep His...
Posted: 09.19.2017
The Boy Scout motto begins with “On my honor, I will do my best…” and that is just what Boy Scout Troop 45 from Sharpsville, PA did at the Bill Rudge Ministries Ultimate Obstacle Course this week. They began their evening with a salute to the flag before Bill Rudge led them through the multi-faceted course.  Troop Leaders and others aided the...
Posted: 09.12.2017
If someone were to ask you what you thought was the most unknown book in the world, what would be your answer? What if someone told you that the most unknown book in the world was publicly recognized by one of the world’s greatest literary scholars (Mortimer J. Adler) as one of the greatest books in all of human history and is still the number one...
Posted: 09.08.2017
The day before kindergarten started, Bill Rudge’s granddaughter broke her collarbone. As painful as that was, the broken collarbone meant she wasn’t going to be able to take the horse riding lessons which she had longed for, even giving up dance lessons to fulfill her dream. The first week of kindergarten, Bill had the opportunity to take his...
Posted: 09.05.2017
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them...
Posted: 08.29.2017
I have met many atheists, such as my former college professor who vehemently denied the existence of anything outside the natural world. He spent the whole semester trying to demonstrate the foolishness of believing in God and the Bible. From his perspective, faith in God was devoid of sound reasoning and mere wishful thinking. Although I earned...
Posted: 08.25.2017
The seeds of faith that Bill Rudge planted in the 1970s bore fruit when one Sunday morning Bob Davis laid down his gun and decided to go to church. That very day he found salvation. It has been 10 years this month since Bob Davis’ plan to end his life was foiled. Bob tells it this way: In the summer of 2007, my wife Sally...
Posted: 08.22.2017
It is apparent as we watch today’s national news coverage of current events that we still have a far way to go as a nation with racial reconciliation. Even though we have made many great strides in this area, the language and actions displayed by many Americans clearly show that we have room to improve. Of course, it’s easy to identify a problem;...
Posted: 08.15.2017
This summer, many groups and individuals were challenged by the obstacle course at Bill Rudge Ministries. It was a delight to see the diversity within each group, from young people who were athletically gifted to those who looked at the obstacle course with apprehension. Several of Bill’s grandchildren assisted the groups through the course. As...
Posted: 07.28.2017
Forty years ago God led Bill and Karen Rudge to begin an incredible journey of faith. In August of 1977, with no money or facilities – only a God-given vision and determination – they began a ministry that was destined to become an international outreach. While most people thought the goals of this young couple could never be...
Posted: 07.25.2017
Want to be a Winner? Compete against yourself, not somebody else. Beating your partner at golf doesn’t necessarily mean you shot your best game. Outrunning your rival doesn’t mean you ran your best race. You can win over another and still not fulfill your potential. It’s true in all of life. To be your best, you must compete with yourself. It’s...
Posted: 07.21.2017
Recently, our family and friends decided to “rough it” on a two week journey through the western United States. The trip was challenging and oftentimes extremely difficult. However, all the inconveniences were worth it because of the breathtaking landscapes, incredible experiences, and bountiful witnessing opportunities. This is a reminder to me...
Posted: 07.14.2017
John Wilkes Booth shocked the world by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. At the time, Booth’s brother Edwin was considered one of the greatest actors in America. Believing the family name had been shamed forever, he retired from acting and went into seclusion. But his legacy turned out not to be one of death and disappointment, but of life...
Posted: 07.11.2017
For our family devotions, we have been dealing with the issue of love. One of the Bible passages that we looked at was from John, chapter 13.  In this chapter, Jesus washes His disciples’ feet, predicts His betrayal by Judas, then gives His disciples the following command: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I...
Posted: 07.07.2017
Read comments from others who have traveled with Bill Rudge Ministries to the Holy Land and find out how you can join them on their 10th Holy Land Adventure next February 18-27, 2018.
Posted: 06.30.2017
The last line of the Declaration of Independence says, “And for the support of this Declaration...we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” Fifty-six men signed the document. Here is what happened to some of them: • Five were captured as traitors to Britain and tortured before they died. • One was wounded,...
Posted: 06.27.2017
Summer is a great time to devote extra time to prayer and Scripture. Relaxing on the beach, working in the garden or reclining in a hammock are great opportunities to ponder the wonders of God’s creation and His marvelous works or to meditate on His Word and pray. Listen to the Bible while walking or exercising. Fill your home with praise music,...
Posted: 06.23.2017
I had just turned 25 when I started this ministry in 1977. In those early days, I was told by ministers, older than myself, that the years would pass quickly. They were right. The ministry will turn 40 at the beginning of next month. Over the years, I have learned many important lessons through experience, observation and reflection. The wisdom...
Posted: 06.09.2017
Young children repeat what they hear, and imitate what they see. Youth receive moral instruction from television, movies, music, the Internet, and their peers. How can they stand against secular influences and the lure of this world unless they have wise and positive role models who display principles of truth and...
Posted: 06.06.2017
Dad is the head of the house, but Mom is the heart of the home. Faults are thick when love is thin. To improve or be a success in anything – you must keep one room empty in your house... “the room for improvement.” The door to your heart can only be opened from inside. We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving...
Posted: 05.30.2017
Scripture indicates that Jesus spoke to large audiences (thousands of people) by the Sea of Galilee. Skeptics said it would be impossible for Him to speak to thousands of people without amplification equipment. However, I was in Israel at the site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The hill forms a natural amphitheater that slopes to the Sea...
Posted: 05.23.2017
“There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is ‘guts.’” Louis Adamic, A Study in Courage (1944) “It takes courage to resist the peer pressure of your friends –...
Posted: 05.16.2017
This month we conclude our series on the principles of Biblical leadership. Whether you are in the role of leader or not, this study can contribute to the growth and maturity of every Christian. Building Confidence and Courage One of the great challenges leaders face is encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and overcome...
Posted: 05.12.2017
I gave you life, but I cannot live it for you. I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn. I can give you directions, but I cannot always be there to lead you. I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe. I can teach you right from wrong, but I can’t always decide for you. I can advise you about friends, but I cannot choose...
Posted: 05.09.2017
Former porn stars Shelley Lubben and Jessica Neely shine a light into the dark world of pornography: In Lubben’s biographical DVD, Out of the Darkness, she states, “When people view pornography they are really watching mentally ill and physically diseased people have sex.” She also said that all the girls she has helped rescue from the...
Posted: 05.02.2017
This month we continue our series on the principles of Biblical leadership. Whether you are in the role of leader or not, this study can contribute to the growth and maturity of every Christian. Show Humility Humility may be the key characteristic God looks for in choosing a leader. But this is the one to whom I will look [esteem]: he...
Posted: 04.28.2017
As a teenager I wanted to be accepted by a group of older guys, so I was motivated to lift weights and train in the martial arts until I achieved that goal. However, the desire to be accepted by these older guys (which I accomplished) was replaced when I became a Christian at age 18, with a passion to be inducted into God’s Hall of Fame. The aim...
Posted: 04.25.2017
Following in Moses’ footprints after his death, Joshua’s example of dedication to the Lord inspired his generation. Joshua’s influence was felt not only during his lifetime, but for years after his death. This profound statement is recorded in Joshua 24:31: Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who...
Posted: 04.21.2017
Rev. Bill and Karen Rudge will host their 10th Holy Land Adventure to Israel February 17 - 26, 2018. 
Posted: 04.18.2017
Athletes and soldiers train hard and give their all to hear their coaches and commanders commend them. Their sacrifices and tremendous efforts result in amazing feats that reflect years of discipline and commitment. But there is greater acclaim than that given by coaches, fans and superior officers - God's commendation. Shortly before leading the...
Posted: 04.11.2017
It is extremely important that Jesus rose from the dead because the resurrection is the very foundation of the Christian faith. Paul stressed this point to the church at Corinth where many people were claiming there was no resurrection of the dead. In response, Paul asserts that without the resurrection there would be no Christian faith: But...
Posted: 04.04.2017
A healthy lifestyle can be developed by maintaining proper exercise and nutrition, keeping a positive mental attitude, and cultivating peace and joy (in spite of circumstances) through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Conquering daily fears and stress, as well as following the Creator’s example and instruction of taking one day off a...
Posted: 03.31.2017
It is not the one who commends himself or herself, or even the one who is commended by others, but the one who is commended by the Lord (2 Corinthians 10:12, 18). When all is said and done, the only opinion that really matters is the Lord’s. He is the One we stand before to give an account of our lives. He is the One who holds our destiny in His...
Posted: 03.28.2017
Speaking at a pastor’s conference I asked, “How many of you believe in God? How many of you truly believe the Bible is God’s Word? How many of you really believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Enthusiastic affirmation followed each question. “Then live like you believe it.” I said. “If you really believe in God and Jesus Christ and that the...
Posted: 03.24.2017
Whether you are in a leadership role or not, this study on biblical principles of leadership is essential for every Christian for growth and maturity. Making Excuses A few years ago I wanted to teach my soccer team the importance of keeping their focus and not becoming complacent, so I brought a jar of 18 marbles to practice. Each marble...
Posted: 03.21.2017
Three different groups of people — citizens, religious leaders, and the twelve disciples — asked “Who is this?” about Jesus. The first group were the citizens of Jerusalem at Jesus’ triumphal entry. “When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’” (Matthew 21:10). They were told “the prophet from Nazareth in...
Posted: 03.14.2017
A couple years ago Bill Rudge shared with Jim Weikal what often happens when the Lord leads him to do something. First is clear direction from the Lord. Secondly, obstacles arise and thirdly – after persevering in faith – victory comes. True to the pattern, the very day our Holy Land Adventure 9 brochures were...
Posted: 03.10.2017
I think most of us, in our youth, expected to find pleasure, satisfaction and happiness in this world. But as we eventually discover they either elude, or are shattered by the disappointments of life: hardship, sickness, injury, tragedy and discouragement. However, I find peace and hope through Jesus Christ and the assurance of having unending...
Posted: 03.07.2017
It was a Saturday night in March 1993, when Bill Rudge and his team arrived back at the Mission Possible compound in Haiti after an outreach in Gonaives. They heard voodoo drums, so Bill decided to go research a Rara. Bob, Toni, and BJ went with him, while the others stayed back at the compound. The lights go out at the compound at 9:00 p.m. and...
Posted: 02.28.2017
A - Admit you are a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness. There is nothing you can do to pay the penalty of sin or earn your salvation (Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin is death, and only God’s righteous and sinless Son could pay that penalty. So, there is no other solution to your dilemma other than coming to Jesus Christ in...
Posted: 02.21.2017
Over the next few months we will be examining biblical principles for being an effective leader. Whether you are in a leadership role or not, this study is essential for every Christian for growth and maturity. Need for Godly Leaders One day a good friend of mine came by my office. After ten years as a youth pastor he was ready to leave the...
Posted: 02.14.2017
Brittany and Joshua met, and eventually fell in love, while they were both on a military tour of duty in Iraq. Most young couples have challenges during their dating and engagement; imagine being in a war zone. Joshua’s Comments on the first time he saw Brittany: “She was sneaking into the back of the chapel on Sunday. I will...
Posted: 02.07.2017
I  was having a conversation with “Joe” at his place of employment one day. A co-worker blurted out that “Joe” was living with one woman but also had several girlfriends in other cities. I told him about a voodoo witch-doctor I knew who had women in many different areas of Haiti with several children by them. Later, when he became a believer in...
Posted: 02.03.2017
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality…” Ephesians 5:3   While speaking in Trinidad in the West Indies I visited their main tourist attraction: the largest natural tar deposit in the world. The guide there offered us a free walk out onto the tar. He assured us he would carefully lead us so we would not fall in...
Posted: 01.31.2017
The following was written by A.L.P. Jr., Arkansas: I am 31 years of age and currently incarcerated at Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern, Arkansas. I was sentenced to nine years in prison for second degree Sexual Assault. I am taking advantage of this time to correct my problematic thinking and behavior patterns. For years, I...
Posted: 01.27.2017
Being a sports fan is like being on an emotional roller coaster. You experience the high and excitement of watching your team win a game and the low and disappointment of watching them lose. As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, this was certainly the case for me over the past few weeks. In one moment I was cheering with excitement as they advanced to the...
Posted: 01.24.2017
The following is excerpted from Seducers Among Our Children by Investigator Sergeant, Patrick Crough. I have met child victims who communicated with their offender over the Internet right under their parents’ noses. Because chat room language is cryptic and hard to decipher, it allows the victim to become involved, and eventually...
Posted: 01.17.2017
I walked into a shop where several men in their sixties, seventies, and eighties were discussing politics and other topics. They were trash-talking just about everyone and everything – using God’s name in vain frequently. I made a comment but their “hardened hearts” and “attitudes carved in stone” made coherent conversation difficult. Each trying...
Posted: 01.10.2017
Champions are not always the ones who win. True champions and real winners are the ones who give their best in whatever competition or situation they are in. Instead of merely comparing yourself to others to see if you are better than they are, compare yourself to yourself and to the Lord’s standards, to evaluate your progress in...
Posted: 01.06.2017
In 1977, at the very beginning of the Bill Rudge Ministries, the Lord spoke to Bill’s heart and gave him goals and a vision that within five years the ministry would be reaching out nationally, and within ten years internationally. Bill knew he could not fulfill this vision on his own – all he could do is be faithful to the Lord and let Him do it...
Posted: 01.03.2017
“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Want to test the condition of your heart? The following exam will help you evaluate which areas of your life are committed and which are compromised. The Holy Spirit can speak to your heart as you ponder some crucial questions – and help bring change...
Posted: 12.20.2016
Wise men saw Jesus’ star in the east (Matthew 2:2). Shepherds in the fields outside the village of Bethlehem saw the brilliant radiance of the Lord’s glory in the night sky (Luke 2:8, 9). John testified that Jesus is the “true Light” (John 1:9). No wonder Christmas celebrations include a multitude of lights! Christmas also involves gift-giving....
Posted: 12.16.2016
Several years ago I had an opportunity to go to Israel. One of my favorite places is the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the traditional site of Jesus’ birth. This place is special, not only because it attests to the historical birth of Jesus Christ, but also because it testifies to His true identity: "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah...
Posted: 12.13.2016
Atheists have altered the popular Christian slogan, “Jesus is the reason for the season” to “Christmas is the season for reason.” I have no problem with their modified version because “reason” and evidence are why I put my faith in Jesus Christ. A Wise Decision Without a doubt, Jesus of Nazareth is the most unique individual who ever lived. No one...
Posted: 12.09.2016
Lynne Patton Stewart called the ministry to see if I could visit her ex-husband, Terry (and father to their children, Eric and Kristin) who was in the hospital. He was an atheist and dying of cancer. Entering Terry’s hospital room, I saw a man who was mere skin and bones. After telling him that I was a chaplain and that Lynne had sent me, he...
Posted: 12.06.2016
My most successful season as a high school soccer coach just ended. Our team was not only undefeated in our region, but we won district title and advanced to the state semi-finals. Progressing through the season, my team went through many ups and downs. For instance, although we won the most games in a season in school history, and saw players set...
Posted: 11.29.2016
The Bill Rudge Ministries' "Ultimate Challenge Obstacle Course" is used throughout the summer to provide challenges to such groups as high school sports teams, military personnel, groups preparing for mission trips, and many others.  Not only are these groups challenged physically but also emotionally and spiritually in order to prepare for the...
Posted: 11.22.2016
Key Question:  Why it is important to have a heart of thankfulness? The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6, 7 that we are not to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING we are to present our requests to God.  The result of this is that the peace of God, which transcends...
Posted: 11.18.2016
When our gracious God provides us with material blessings, success and leadership positions, the risk of temptation by pride, greed and sexual immorality also increases. Many have fallen away from the Lord during times of prosperity, so let us heed Moses’ warning to the Israelites who were about to enter the Promised Land – When you have eaten...
Posted: 11.15.2016
After a hard workout on the Obstacle Course on a hot August day this summer my 14 year old grandson and I were talking about the Lord and Scripture while resting in two hammocks. He mentioned he had recently read Psalm 84. Verses 11 and 12 state: “No good thing does He [the LORD] withhold from those who walk uprightly. How blessed is the man who...
Posted: 11.11.2016
“Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death.” James 5:20  Is your life impacting this world for Jesus Christ? Are you making a difference in the lives of your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors? Maybe you are wondering how God could ever use “someone like me” to make a difference. Well, the key to...
Posted: 11.08.2016
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6   Many of you love to praise the Lord and attend churches that have awesome worship services, and that’s wonderful. But I want to go a little deeper with this concept by asking a few questions. Do you also have a passion to live your life in such a way so as to praise and...
Posted: 11.04.2016
Function of Government What purpose has God ordained for governments? The primary purpose God has ordained for governments is to uphold righteous laws. In essence, government officials are to be ministers of God to promote good and prevent evil: For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of...
Posted: 11.01.2016
This past presidential election left many Christians feeling overwhelmed. Not only were they divided over whom to vote for, many did not even know if they should vote at all. Due to this confusion, I would like to provide a basic understanding about what the Bible teaches on the topic of government. Specifically, I will discuss God's role in the...
Posted: 10.18.2016
America, America you were so very blessed. You loved the Lord, and His truth you once professed. You honored His Word and blessed His name, but now you put them both to shame. You were respected by allies and feared by foes; a once free country, you now face many woes. Of all the nations, God made you the very best, but now your name, is oft’ said...
Posted: 10.07.2016
The senseless violence and unrestrained wickedness in our society reflects the glaring truth that evil exists. Satan, the powerful being described in the Bible, reveals himself as seeking to destroy God’s highest creation – human beings. He is the motivating influence for many of the atrocities humans commit against each other and for self-...
Posted: 09.13.2016
The greatest battles we often face will occur the moment we step out in faith. Consider Nehemiah who stepped out in faith when he asked the Persian King for permission to go and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. While being commissioned by the king to complete this task, we find that Nehemiah’s act of faith and trust in God came with challenges. For...
Posted: 09.06.2016
Writing to Christians who were facing persecution under Roman emperor Nero, the Apostle Peter reminded them that trials are a way to test the genuineness of their faith: “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your...
Posted: 08.30.2016
Persecution and martyrdom of Christians has occurred for centuries in many countries, yet many believe that America is exempt. During the 1970s and 1980s when the church seemed so strong in the U.S., everybody thought it could never happen here. Nevertheless, in an endeavor to prepare the Body of Christ for what God’s Word and Spirit revealed – I...
Posted: 08.23.2016
The PDF is an Overview of Revelation, A Quick Guide to Chapter Highlights, written and compiled by Bill and BJ Rudge.
Posted: 08.09.2016
While there are some who abuse authority, the majority of police officers should be commended for their dedication and sacrifices. All lives matter, including police officers. The senseless tragedy of police officers being ambushed and shot is a trend that, if not reversed, will undermine the very law enforcement system of America and lead to...
Posted: 08.02.2016
It could well be that the upcoming presidential election will be lost by the one whose tongue causes them the most problems. One candidate appears to have a problem with lying while the other seems to have a problem with bragging and speaking foolish words. They both need to heed the advice of Scripture concerning the tongue to help them avoid...
Posted: 07.12.2016
There is assuredly a day coming when: The materialistic person will find no pleasure in all their possessions. The sexually promiscuous person will realize how unappealing and unsatisfying – downright repulsive – were the fleeting pleasures they so passionately pursued. The adulterer and pornographer...
Posted: 06.24.2016
A friend of mine has been struggling with drug addiction. His life is a constant cycle of trying to find his next fix. This pattern is repeated over and over as he looks for a new and better fix to give him another temporary high. Just like my friend’s physical addiction, there are those who struggle with spiritual addiction. In a continual effort...
Posted: 06.10.2016
For my Bible study today, I was reading Luke, chapter 21. In this chapter, Jesus references the future destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. The disciples then respond by asking Jesus two questions:  “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?” Jesus then responds by not only...
Posted: 05.31.2016
About a hundred people were gathered outside a witch doctor’s hut in Haiti in a voodoo village. We formed a large circle and were about to pray when one woman became very agitated. “You didn’t bring us food and clothing!” she cried out in Creole. Having nothing left since we had already given away the food and clothes my team had, I responded...
Posted: 05.20.2016
Terrorists will not overcome the world (as many fear) but will be defeated. The war on terrorism is actually a catalyst moving us toward the establishment of a one-world regime seeking dominance over every person on this planet. A global coalition, eventually led by the prophesied Antichrist, will ultimately...
Posted: 05.02.2016
I have never met anyone who, facing death, regretted committing their life to Jesus Christ. But I have met many people who, as they lay dying, wished they had accepted Jesus earlier or had served Him more faithfully. I have never met anyone who, as they got older, regretted having lived a disciplined life of health and nutrition. But I have...
Posted: 05.02.2016
As a new Christian Bill Rudge worked at a quick lube place changing oil. He made sure every car had a tract on its dashboard before it left Pit Stop. One day a man who just had his oil changed noticed a tract about Jesus on his dashboard as he drove out. He was livid. He turned off his engine and came back in shouting, “Who put this tract in my...
Posted: 05.02.2016
I was witnessing to a man devoted to a religion that claimed all paths lead to God. He believed the founder of his religion was the true manifestation of God. So I asked what credentials the founder of his religion had to persuade me to become a follower. He said that if I read his writings I would get a feeling in my heart that he was truly a...
Posted: 04.18.2016
Dr. Damadian and his wife Donna became friends and faithful supporters of Bill Rudge Ministries after they met Bill and Karen while both their daughters were roommates in college. Bill was honored to perform Keira Damadian’s wedding in 2001. Dr. Damadian, renowned physician and scientist, is among the greatest inventors in history and one of the...
Posted: 04.18.2016
“Whoever loses his life for My sake will find it .” Matthew 16:25 What do coming to Christ and a call to ministry have in common with the triumphal entry, the crucifixion and the resurrection? When someone gives their life to Jesus Christ there is usually great excitement. There is also incredible joy when someone is...
Posted: 03.08.2016
One second is all it takes to transform disbelief into belief, indifference into astonishment and mockery into reverence. In just one second, life-long thoughts, attitudes and emotions will be forever altered. In one second, all false hypotheses will vanish. In one second, the ingenuity and magnificence of the Creator will be unveiled. In that one...
Posted: 02.02.2016
With a click of the remote control or a computer mouse, we can instantly enter a sexual fantasy world. Just checking our e-mail can result in a host of unwanted sexual words and images. The pervasiveness of this licentious culture has infiltrated the Church. In light of this reality, what steps can believers take to guard themselves? I heard the...
Posted: 12.29.2015
“All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23 Virtually everyone has said at one time or another, “If only I could live my life over, I would do things differently.” While the past cannot be erased, life is full of new opportunities. New beginnings, forgiveness, love, peace, joy and hope are what Christianity...
Posted: 05.22.2015
The pages of history are laced with accounts of new movements generating such enthusiasm and momentum that a nation – and even the world – was swayed. As a teen in the late 1960s many of my generation got caught up in the sexual revolution, race riots, and rebellion against authority. Very few of us really thought about why we were involved or...
Posted: 05.21.2015
by Dr. Michael Abdul-Malak Dr. Michael Abdul-Malak, a highly respected gynecologist, is not only a friend of Bill and Karen Rudge, having delivered two of their grandchildren, he also is a supporter of the Bill Rudge Ministries. The following testimony describes his journey from avid atheist to devout Christian. I was born and raised in a...
Posted: 01.27.2015
Can you answer the question: How do you know you are really saved? Many people base their assurance of salvation on reciting the sinner’s prayer or on an emotional response to an altar call. Others believe they are saved by attempting to be a “good” person and live a “good” life. Still others think salvation is simply an intellectual...