Living Truth for Today

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: 07.01.2016
Churches in bars, drinking and getting tattoos to raise money, ESPN sports center entertainment, a nearly naked cowboy dancing, modern rock songs as part of worship, Star Wars characters on stage – yes, this is just a sampling of the many efforts taken by churches today to make Christianity relevant to our modern culture. Church growth experts...
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...

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