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

Women Owe A Bundle To Jesus Christ

Women Owe A Bundle To Jesus Christ

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August 28, 2014

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.  John 19:26-27 If you are a woman who can read, can decide what she wants to do with her life, votes her convictions, has a voice and uses it, you owe more to the influence of Jesus Christ in our world than you have any idea.  Don’t thank democracy, women’s rights, or liberal thinking for what

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How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

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August 27, 2014

He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.  2 Chronicles 21:20 How would you like to be remembered when you die?  That’s one of those questions we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, but it’s a valid question.  When I interview people, I’ll often ask that question as the very last one completely unrehearsed and unexpected.  How would you like to be remembered?  The American humorist Mark Twain once said, “So live that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry”–not an

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Alfred Packer

Alfred Packer

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August 26, 2014

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.  Galatians 6:7 If I ever have a meal at the University Memorial Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, I intend to eat vegetarian. Why?  First, when you bite into a meaty burger at this popular student eatery, you’re connecting with history.  To begin with, the eatery is named the Alfred Packer Grill. So who was Alfred Packer?  Any school boy who grew up within a few hundred miles of Boulder, as did I, can tell you what this shady character did. In November of

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Going Along With The Crowd

Going Along With The Crowd

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August 25, 2014

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.  James 4:17 “They all do it!” growled the cab driver.  He was talking about police who took small amounts of money and waived the cab driver on when he drove in the bus lane or parked where cabs were forbidden. There was disgust in his voice as he sneered, “So what?” The cabbie was probably a decent sort of guy, affable and well liked by his peers, but like many he thinks a little bit here and there doesn’t really make any difference, that you

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Conversion: A Turn-About-Face

Conversion: A Turn-About-Face

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August 22, 2014

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  2 Corinthians. 5:17, KJV I was driving through an area of Manila with which I was not familiar, and as I rounded the corner, I immediately sensed that I was going down a one‑way street the wrong way, which explained the quizzical look the policeman gave me as I turned the corner.  He did not say anything, and let me discover my error all by myself.  I was not long in discovering that I was wrong, but

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Being Born Again

Being Born Again

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August 21, 2014

Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3 After a search of two decades, a thirty‑nine‑year‑old deep‑sea diver found his family.  His name is Robert Sheridan.  At the age of nineteen Sheridan was found walking along a mountain road.  He had been badly beaten; his wallet was gone, and what was worse, much worse, his memory was gone too.  Near the place he was discovered, was a bracelet which authorities assumed had been worn by this young man.  On it were

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The No-Faulters

The No-Faulters

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August 20, 2014

The soul who sins is the one who will die.  Ezekiel 18:20 Since the days of Adam, who explained, “She took of the fruit and I did eat,” we have avoided accepting responsibility for our actions.  It is always easier to blame the other guy‑‑or just to believe that we are victims of circumstances‑‑rather than to say, “Yes, I am responsible.  I am wrong!” Did you ever hear a conversation that goes like this? “Joan, you are a half‑hour late.  What happened?” as a husband boils.  “I’m not late,” says his wife, “the clock was wrong.”  Or how about this? 

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Prophecy And The Coming Of Jesus Christ

Prophecy And The Coming Of Jesus Christ

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August 19, 2014

For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:21 In 1983, one of my favorite authors, James Michener, wrote a book entitled, Poland.  Actually, I think it’s one of Michener’s best works.  But what most impressed me about the novel is that the situation which Michener paints in the book—which is fictional, involving the dispute over labor and the breach with Communism—has been fulfilled to the letter. Now, there are two things which we could say.  One–we could deny that Michener

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Jesus And Femininity

Jesus And Femininity

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August 18, 2014

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.  Matthew 23:37 Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of the university I attended, used to carry a roll of lifesavers for the little children who quickly learned that he was an easy mark for a piece of candy.  One day my little girl, then two years of age, crawled up on his lap as we awaited the call to dinner.  Dr. Bob,

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Tough But Not Crazy

Tough But Not Crazy

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August 15, 2014

Blessed are those whose strength is in you…. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.  Psalm 84:5, 7 When a Canadian psychiatrist went to see Amy Carmichael in India, the doctor expected to find an interesting case study of a neurotic old lady.  Says biographer Elisabeth Elliot, “Five minutes with Amy convinced the doctor she had picked the wrong lady.”  Amy Carmichael was tough, all right, but she was not crazy.  She knew that she was laying down her life for the off-scouring of Indian flesh, and she willingly did it in service to

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