What do you think about Jesus? I’m afraid Jesus may not be the priority and center of your life because you don’t realize just how great Jesus is. In order to understand how great Jesus is, John began by telling us where Jesus came from. We gauge a person by where they are from. If … Continue reading Jesus–The Word
Under the Influences?
We are influenced in many ways. “Do not be deceived, ‘Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33). “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov. 13:20). Our families and neighbors that influence us greatly. The eras and locations in which people are born incredibly influence the … Continue reading Under the Influences?
SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND OTHER MIRACLES
Speaking in tongues is a prominent image in today’s religious landscape. The presence of “tongue speaking” in the New Testament has convinced many that they should speak in tongues today. Many will go so far as to say that unless one “speaks in tongues,” he or she isn’t saved. There are three positions on the … Continue reading SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND OTHER MIRACLES
Sinatra sang, "I Did It My Way." The song begins softly, "And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain. My friend, I'll say it clear, I'll state my case, of which I'm certain. I've lived a life that's full. I traveled each and ev'ry highway. And more, much more than … Continue reading My Way?
The Barbados Song
While in college at Freed-Hardeman, Jessie and I went on a mission trip to the tiny island nation of Barbados. The island nation was made up of very nice tourist areas and not so nice areas where most of the people lived. We knocked doors all day and we met for worship at night. I … Continue reading The Barbados Song
“A Body Thou Hast Prepared for Me”
“It was especially the work of God the Father to prepare Christ a body, as appears by Heb. 10:5.” Since it was impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin, Hebrews 10:1-10 points out the need for the Divine Son of God to be sacrificed for sin. This is why Jesus … Continue reading “A Body Thou Hast Prepared for Me”
The Glory of Preaching
God's description of his preacher: "in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, … Continue reading The Glory of Preaching
Freedom from Sin Through Grace, Propitiation, and Faith
The words of Romans 3:19-20 are all too clear. “Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
All are Lost
The book of Romans begins by demonstrating that all are lost. All have fallen under the penalty of sin. Especially those who have the Law—the Old Testament Law given through Moses. We are told that the whole world will be held “accountable to God” (3:19).
The word translated “accountable” or “guilty” (KJV) only occurs here in the Greek New Testament. It is defined as: “The state of an accused person who cannot reply at the trial initiated against him because…
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THE JESUS ONLY DOCTRINE: MUST THE BAPTIZER SAY THE WORDS “IN THE NAME OF JESUS” FOR BAPTISM TO BE VALID?
Introduction Matters of salvation are of prime importance. When someone teaches that something must be done in order for one to be saved, then that doctrine is either a saving truth or a condemning heresy. There is no middle ground. This study will refute the heretical claim that in order for one to be saved … Continue reading THE JESUS ONLY DOCTRINE: MUST THE BAPTIZER SAY THE WORDS “IN THE NAME OF JESUS” FOR BAPTISM TO BE VALID?
Can I Help You?
Can I help you? Rather, can you be helped? Plutarch wrote: Some young men indeed there are of a contrary disposition, who having undergone one rebuke fly off without ever looking back, turn renegades, and quite desert philosophy. These being naturally very modest have a good disposition toward an healthful habit of mind, but vitiate … Continue reading Can I Help You?