St. Peter was not wrong when he declared at Pentecost that the last days had begun (Acts 2:16,17). They had indeed begun, but God had a secret plan to give the world a period of grace before putting down its rebellion and sending Christ to reign.
This secret purpose … ➡
A Christian believer talking to an atheistic evolutionist one time, took his watch out of his pocket, noted the time and put it back in again, saying to his friend: “This is a wonderful watch; never misses a second. I never have to do anything to it, yet it … ➡
“Neither give heed to fables…” (1 Tim. 1:4)
As the present-day English reader comes upon the word “fables” in the Authorized Version, he is apt to think of Aesop’s Fables, but these were illustrations, while the original word muthois means simply stories, including stories of imagined incidents or … ➡
“But God commendeth [directed] His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8).
We often hear couples speak of their love for one another after years of marriage, but there is a greater and deeper love—the love of God. The above … ➡
In 2010, after attending a Bible conference in West Virginia, our family went to visit New York City. Pastor Dennis Kiszonas graciously offered to be our guide for a tour of the city. Since we were staying in New Jersey with a dear friend, I asked Pastor Kiszonas if … ➡
The older we get, the more our bodies wear out and are filled with aches and pains. It reminds us of our heavenly home, and helps prepare us for the time when we step into eternity.
When John the Apostle explained the physical eternal state, he wrote, “Beloved, now … ➡
The Maker of the universe
as Man, for man, was made a curse.
The claims of Law which He had made,
unto the uttermost He paid.
His holy fingers made the bough,
which grew the thorns that crowned His brow.
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
in … ➡
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31).
This is the great guiding principle of the Christian life.
The Apostle Paul points out in the preceding context that what may be perfectly right for one person to … ➡
A doxology is an expression of praise to God that is sometimes sung as a short hymn. Perhaps the most famous doxology is the Latin hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo, which is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest” (Luke 2:14). When I was a boy, I … ➡
One of Pastor CR Stam’s favorite jokes went something like this:
Teacher: “Johnny, what’s the difference between a pronoun and a preposition?”
Johnny: “Yeah, that’s what I say, what’s the difference!”
Despite Johnny’s indifference, we know there is a great deal of difference between pronouns and prepositions! These … ➡