If you and I disagree on a matter I’m not going to tell you how I feel, what the Holy Spirit “said” to me, what God “laid on my heart,” or how I believe God is “leading me to” this, that or another conclusion. We have a responsibility to prove our positions. How? By the Scriptures. That’s why they’re there.… Read More “Have You Never Read in the Scriptures?”
What does it really mean to confess Christ? What are Romans 10:9-10 and Matthew 10:32-33 actually talking about?… Read More What Does It Mean to Confess Our Faith in Jesus?
Peter, a professional fisherman, decided to trust a land-loving carpenter/rabbi who had just told him to do something he had spent all night proving wouldn’t work. Do we have this same amount of trust?… Read More How Much Do We Trust Jesus?
If anyone is to be saved, that isn’t going to happen without them first “hearing” God’s Word. And yet…how many of us actually talk to others about God’s Word? How many of the people whom you personally know, Christian, have heard the gospel come out of your mouth, directed at them?… Read More If One Must “Hear” To Be Saved, Why Are We So Quiet?
Choose to fear God. Choose to keep his commandments…all of them. That is how you make your life the best and most fulfilling that it can be.… Read More The Reason We’re Here
Have you been discouraged lately? Ever felt lonely? Have your friends or even your family ever failed you? Christian, take comfort that you can still go to the source of all strength. Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). When you and I turn to him, we turn to the Lord of lords and King of kings! How wonderful this is!… Read More “The Lord Is My Strength”
Brethren, our actions speak louder than our words. What consistently comes out of us in the form of our deeds speaks very loudly as to the true condition of our hearts (Mark 7:20-23). When we far more easily find delight and interest in topics other than the Bible and eagerly spend far more time focused on those things than on the Word, let’s not fool ourselves.… Read More Is Jesus REALLY Our Top Priority? Let’s Assess…
Any serious student of the Bible is familiar with the numerous warnings found within its pages. We are warned about Satan and his deceptions (1 Pet. 5:8; Eph. 4:27; 6:11; James 4:7). We are warned to avoid sin in order to avoid eternal punishment in hell (Matt. 5:22, 29-30). Christians are warned about the possibility of losing their salvation through unrepentant sin (Heb. 10:26-31). However, if Calvin is correct and God unconditionally elects some of mankind to be saved, then why would any of these warnings be in the Bible? Why would God tell those whom he has already chosen to be unconditionally saved to be on the alert for Satan?… Read More The Problem With Calvinism’s Doctrine of Unconditional Election
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) If there’s anything a lot have against the concept of Christianity, it’s all those commandments. All those rules. The numerous “Thou shalts” and “Thou shalt nots.” Some look at them and… Read More The Goal Behind All Those Commandments