Dr. Harold J. Sala

Dr. Harold J. Sala, well known speaker, author and Bible teacher, has served as founder and President of Guidelines International, Inc., since 1963. He is the featured speaker on the daily “Guidelines-A Five Minute Commentary on Living” which is broadcast on over 1000 radio stations around the world and translated in over 15 languages.

Author of over 40 books published in various languages and hundreds of publications, Harold is also a popular guest lecturer and teacher at universities such as Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine , national and international conferences, seminars, and churches. His television program “Guidelines for Living” is still seen weekdays in Asia on satellite and GMA-7 in Manila , Philippines .

Dr. Sala earned his Ph.D. from Bob Jones University . His further graduate studies have been at the University of Southern California, California Baptist Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary and the Conservative Baptist Seminary in Denver , Colorado . Residing in Mission Viejo , California , Harold and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and eight well-loved grandchildren.

 

Dr. Sala’s latest commentaries

Mao And Jesus Christ

Mao And Jesus Christ

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July 28, 2014

But I tell you: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 Mao Tsetung, the revolutionary who founded the Chinese Communist Party, said that “power comes at the end of a gun barrel.”  Whether you revere him or hold him in disgust, you have to admit, Mao was a revolutionary who changed the face of history. Calling Jesus Christ a revolutionary seems to degrade His person; nonetheless, what Jesus did was revolutionary. What He said was at cross-purposes with the establishment. When He brought the message we call “The Sermon on the Mount,” repeatedly He said,

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Cramming For Your Finals

Cramming For Your Finals

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July 25, 2014

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  2 Timothy 4:7 Julia Lake Lellersberger served with her husband in Africa among the lepers for more than 40 years.  Well after the proverbial four-score years, she wrote the following: “At 81 years of age I am taking a post-graduate course in the University of Life. It is different from any school that I have ever known before. There is no catalogue of classes and no timetable. The studies are continuous all day and sometimes into the night. We have no textbooks, save one,

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What To Look For In A Mate

What To Look For In A Mate

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July 24, 2014

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24 “Keep your eyes open before marriage; half-shut afterwards,” advised Ben Franklin many years ago.  Keeping your eyes open before you are married is pretty good business. The fact is that most people don’t really know the person they meet at the marriage altar, and then after the honeymoon, wake up and say, “This is not the person I thought I was marrying.” Before you say, “Yes!” to marriage, ask yourself ten questions which can well

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What's Your Marriage Worth?

What’s Your Marriage Worth?

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July 23, 2014

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.  Psalm 128:3 Richard Steel, a first‑year music student at a London college, was standing on the corner waiting for a bus when tragedy struck.  A barrier blocked the path of the bus, so being a helpful lad,  Steel put down his violin and books and moved the barrier.  The bus driver, not knowing that Steel’s hand‑carry were behind him, put the bus in reverse and backed over them. The violin, which had been bought by his parents at a

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Sheep And The Shepherd

Sheep And The Shepherd

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July 22, 2014

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.  Hebrews 13:20 Have you ever spent much time around sheep?  The little lambs are cuddly and cute, but the mammas and papas are something else—smelly, obstinate, bull-headed pieces of mutton on four legs. Dogs respond to you call; cats will sit on your lap and purr but sheep can take you on a run-around through mucky pastures that makes you wonder why in the world Psalm 23 ever gained the notoriety it has.

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The Dash Of Your Life

The Dash Of Your Life

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July 21, 2014

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:14 A little child, accompanying his father to a cemetery, noticed that on most gravestones were two dates separated by a hyphen.  “Daddy,” he asked, “what’s the dash between the two numbers?”  The father explained, “The first number represents the date when this person was born, and the second represents the date when he died.  “Yes,” asks the little child, “but what’s the dash?”  “Oh,” says the father, “That represents the person’s

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Eating Together As A Family

Eating Together As A Family

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July 18, 2014

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Deuteronomy 6:6-7 A 1993 study conducted by Catherine Snow, professor of education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, concluded that family dinners offered more opportunities for kids to build their vocabulary than about anything that can be done. The study embraced some 65 families over an eight year period, and a variety of activities were studied in assessing

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The Living Word

The Living Word

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July 17, 2014

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 There are some truths that are so profound and meaningful that it becomes intensely painful to really confront them.  The implications are too great, too all-inclusive, too encompassing; so, refusing to confront them, we do one of two things: we ignore them, pretending that they are not there while all of the time they lie before us like the iceberg did when the Titanic, oblivious of warnings, pushed through the dark night.  Or, recognizing that they are there, we simply trivialize them, pointing

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

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July 16, 2014

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 When he was imprisoned, realizing that his death was eminent, William Tyndale, convicted of treason and crimes against the Church of England, wrote a letter to the governor-in-chief.  He asked for “a warmer cap, a candle, a piece of cloth to patch my leggings…. But above all,” he implored, “I beseech and entreat your clemency to be urgent with the Procureur that he may kindly permit me to have my Hebrew Bible, Hebrew grammar and Hebrew Dictionary, that I may spend

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July 15, 2014

When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.  2 Timothy. 4:13 In his book Spiritual Leadership J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.”  He tells of an old author who said that a reader could divide his books as he would people. A few were “lovers,” and those books would go with him into exile. Others were “friends.” Most books were “acquaintances,” works with which he was on nodding terms. Question:

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