Nothing could be clearer than the fact that our Lord “showed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). In those forty days then, one Person, our Lord, spoke … ➡
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thes. 5:18).
The story is told about a man who decided to fly his lighter-than-air balloon all the way around the world. So, on Day 1, he planned to fly from … ➡
“I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing” (II Cor. 12:11).
The Apostle Paul did not like to “glory” or boast about his … ➡
“For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath…” (Rom. 4:14,15).
This should be self-evident to us all. If blessing is gained by the works of the Law, it is earned. This … ➡
Don’t believe your doubts. Believe God’s Word.
Said our Lord: “Whither I go ye know, and the way ye know” (John 14:4).
Said Thomas: “We know NOT whither Thou goest, and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5).
Who was right? Of course our Lord was right. He … ➡
There is a tendency in our human nature to go to extremes, and some give extreme devotion to a spiritual leader. There can be a belief in the inerrancy of the one they choose to follow. If there is any unsound doctrine in their teaching and beliefs, it is … ➡
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Rom. 8:15).
The position of the believer in the family of God is amply illustrated for us in the Epistles of Paul. In Gal. … ➡
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Rom. 8:35).
True Christians have been saved from the penalty of sin for one reason alone: because of “the love of God, which is [manifested] in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
St. John wrote by divine inspiration:
“Herein is love, not
What joy and fellowship there is in gatherings where the newly-saved are present! In the spiritual realm, as well as in the physical, everyone loves a baby! But the joy that fills the hearts of loving parents is turned to bitter sorrow and disappointment if their babe fails to … ➡
“Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account” (Phil. 4:17).
How the Apostle Paul rejoiced on behalf of the Church at Philippi in their labors of love! This faithful church in their love for Paul and the message of Grace more … ➡
Contrary to common belief, the Bible does not teach that all men are the children of God. Our Lord said to the religious leaders of His day: “Ye are of your father the devil” (John 8:44), but to the Christian believers at Galatia St. Paul wrote: “Ye are all … ➡
In his epistle to young Pastor Titus, the Apostle Paul spoke of his apostleship in a unique way, saying,
“Paul…an apostle…according to the faith of God’s elect…” (Titus 1:1)
What could Paul have meant when he said that he was made an apostle “according to the faith … ➡
“I’m witnessing to my mom, who has questions by the boxcar about Purgatory. Can you help?”
This place where men must go after death to purge their sins is an invention of religion. The word purgatory comes from the word purge, and the Bible says that Christ “… ➡
“It seemed good to me… to write unto thee… most excellent Theophilus” (Luke 1:3).
“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus…” (Acts 1:1).
As you can see, both the Book of Luke and the Book of Acts were written by Luke to a man named Theophilus. … ➡
“Christ died for our sins… and… rose again… and… He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once…” (1 Cor. 15:3-6).
This mass-sighting of our risen Savior reminds me of a story I heard recently regarding … ➡
“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (Titus 1:15).
The “pure” here are people whom God has saved by His grace (Eph. 2:8,9), “purifying their hearts by faith” (Acts 15:9). … ➡
“How would you differentiate between God’s instruction to Israel to purge Canaan of the various people groups located there and radical Islam’s jihad to purge the world of infidels?”
Many a Christian has wondered about God’s instructions to Israel to exterminate whole peoples in Canaan (Deut. 20:16,17), but there … ➡
Religious deceivers have always been common, even back in Bible days. That’s what prompted the Apostle Paul to warn Titus,
“…there are many…vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped…” (Titus 1:10,11).
Since these “vain talkers” were “specially of the circumcision,” they were … ➡
I’m sure you’ve heard of absent-minded professors, men who are so engrossed in their deep thoughts that they tend to lose track of the little things we must all keep in mind in order to get along in life. Well, in Paul’s letter to Titus, the apostle warned … ➡