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Mr. Dart has been teaching the Bible's basic truths for more than 40 years. He is the founder of Christian Educational Ministries.

Mr. Dart has been teaching the Bible's basic truths for more than 40 years. He is the founder of Christian Educational Ministries.
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Whitehouse, TX


Mr. Dart has been teaching the Bible's basic truths for more than 40 years. He is the founder of Christian Educational Ministries.




Christian Educational Ministries P.O. Box 560 Whitehouse, TX 75791 903 839 9300


Jeremiah #11

Would you like to be prophet? The prophets of old had to do some really strange things from time to time. It wasn’t enough for them to just speak the words, sometimes they had to act things out. Ezekiel had a strange job when he had to lie on his side with his face against a model city of Jerusalem one day for every year of Israel’s iniquity (and then lie on the other side for Judah). It was a sign of what was to come. Finally, Ezekiel lost his wife. She died as a sign of what was to come....


Jeremiah #10

Can God feel disappointment? I know, many believe in the impassibility of God. They believe that God is, by definition of the word, impassable—incapable of suffering or of experiencing pain. You can read the prophets for yourselves, and come to your own conclusions about this. But the story runs something like this: God had, among all the men down here, a friend. He made a deal with that friend that included certain promises and obligations. Those promises were fulfilled when he delivered...


Jeremiah #9

Is it really possible for a man to know God? Can a man understand God, or is it just really too high for us? To be sure, there are things about God that are a little tough for us. How can the finite comprehend the infinite? How can you grapple with a God who can just say the word and, out of nothing, create a universe that is 15 Billion light years in every direction? Men have hung a lot of labels on God that really don’t help very much. They say that God is omnipresent. That is, he is in...


The Next Real Prophet

Do you suppose it’s possible that we would ever have a real prophet show up in our country? You know, like Elijah, Isaiah, or Jeremiah—one of those guys. Someone who would tell us the truth about what we are doing, where we are going wrong, and where it would finally take us? If a prophet really came, would we pay him any mind? I don’t mean will the politicians in Washington pay him any mind. What about you and me? Of course, for a man to be a genuine prophet, he has to have a reputation as...


Jeremiah #8

In the normal course of things, if a man falls down, he gets back up. If he runs down a wrong track, he will normally retrace his steps and try to find a better way. So what is it that causes men to behave abnormally—to charge on straight ahead in the face of disaster, to be unwilling, having fallen, to get up again? Through Jeremiah, God spoke to Israel and asked the same question. Say to them, Lord […] Why, indeed? What is the mechanism that locks people into a way that leads them to...


Jeremiah #7

I used to think that the movement was a good thing for young people. And it does have merit in helping kids stop and think about the moral issues they face every day. But really, isn’t the wrong question? After all, we live in a different world and the best we can do is subjectively guess what Jesus might do living in our culture. A better question might be, we We know what he said—we don’t have to speculate. Our only problem is whether we are ready to do what he said. If we can just do...


Jeremiah #6

One thing to watch as we approach the end of history is the city of Jerusalem. Notice that I said the end of history, not the end of the world. When I was a kid I used to hear people talk about the end of the world, and I did not like the sound of that one little bit. The expression entered our language from a mistake in the King James version of the Bible. In Matthew 24, Jesus’ disciples ask him about the sign of his coming and of the . The mistake is the word . The Greek says that Jesus’...


Jeremiah #5

There is a very disturbing theme that runs through the Old Testament prophets. It speaks of a complete loss of leadership in a nation. I may groan a lot over the moral decay that afflicts our countries, but I don’t believe we have fallen as far into the abyss as Old Israel had fallen. It would be a mistake to pat ourselves on the back, though, because we are headed pell-mell in the same direction. Jeremiah, chapter 5, begins with this theme: Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,...


The Dignity of Man



The Test of a Prophet

I honestly don’t know what people expect in terms of a prophet. I don’t think many people even know where to look for one. You certainly would be making a mistake if you looked for one in a pulpit of a church or speaking in a stadium in front of 60,000 people. You aren’t likely to find a real prophet in those environments. One ancient prophet, for example was a sheep-herder and a fruit-picker before God spoke to him. And he seems to have been a reluctant prophet, at that. He wasn’t...


Jeremiah #4

If you will return, O Israel, says the Lord, return unto me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight, then shall you not be moved. If God had a message for this country today, I think this is what he might say. There are a lot of good people in this country who are trying to live a godly life, but they are losing the battle. We just don’t recognize the determination of the anti-God forces in our society. There is a war going on for the minds and spirit of our children,...


Jeremiah #3

There is an odd thing about the beginning of Jeremiah’s ministry. Not only was he very young (he describes himself as ) when he was called by God, but the King he served was very young, as well. King Josiah came to the throne at age 8, and Jeremiah began to prophesy when Josiah was 21. Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. And he did that which was right in...


Jeremiah #2

In all the many years of human civilization, basic human nature hasn’t changed at all. Technology has changed the way we live, but the basics remain the same—and they are remarkably the same across all cultures and all people. Also, down through all the ages of time, God has not changed. So, we human beings go through the same stuff over and over again, never seeming to learn the lessons. This is why history repeats itself. It is why prophecies are fulfilled more than once. It isn’t that God...


Jeremiah #1

If God were going to send us a prophet today, what sort of man would he be? Would he be, perhaps, a rough-hewn, mountain-man type like Elijah—dressed in leather and rising into town on a Harley? Or would he be a smooth, educated orator like Isaiah? Or maybe he would be a man like Jeremiah who gives his name to the , which is defined as Well, if God has sent a prophet today, he is awfully well disguised. And, of course, it is also possible that if we ask God, that God might say, After all,...


Talk to God



Negotiating with the Devil

When I was growing up, was a political term in common use. I was seven years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the years ahead saw us occupied with the defeat of fascism. I can’t say I knew what it meant. I just knew it was bad. I have this uncanny feeling that, as fascism rears its ugly head again in our world, that a lot of people still don’t know what it means. I had a strange sense of déjà watching Oliver North’s production dealing with the death march in Bataan and the...


The Enemy of Children

I sat there watching television in state of total unbelief. I simply could not believe that a mother would systematically, one by one, drown her five children in the bathtub and then lay their little wet bodies out on the bed. This can’t be real life, I thought. It is the kind of stuff that makes horror movies. I tried to imagine her holding the smallest baby under the water until it stopped struggling. I tried to imagine the strength and violence it would require to drown a seven-year-old...


Origins of Evil #7

There is something really strange going on the Middle East. Yes, I know, it’s the Middle East and that should say it all. The normal rules don’t apply. But something is happening there that ought to give pause to any thinking person. For a very long time, while the went on, our evening news was seasoned with bloody bombings; restaurants, night clubs, school buses filled with children. We sit in front of our television sets and watch all this, assuming that the people who are killing one...


Origins of Evil #6

When Satan had rebelled against God, why didn’t God just destroy him? Why did God allow him to hang around and cause trouble? A friend asked me that question some months ago, and just recently e-mailed me the answer he had finally come to: It is because God is a , to use his words. If God killed the rebels off immediately when they rebelled, then he is not really allowing freedom of action, only the illusion of it. Think about King Saul, for example. When he rebelled against God and God...