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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Why God’s Children Suffer

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: β€œYe are of your father the devil” (John 8:44), but to the Christian believers at Galatia St. Paul wrote: β€œYe are all … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What’s the Difference?

“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 toΒ exterminateΒ whole peoples in Canaan (Deut. 20:16,17), but there … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ How Fast Are We Talking Here?

As the Apostle Paul came to the end of his list of qualifications for the ministry, he closed by insisting that pastors should always be

“Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ How the Spirit Helps

β€œThe Spirit… helpeth our infirmities” (Rom. 8.26).

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. If one link in a chain will hold one hundred pounds, another fifty, and another ten, the chain as a whole will hold ten pounds, no more. This is why James 2:10 says:… ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ How to Comfort a Seasoned Saint

If you’ve ever found yourself ministering to an ailing brother or sister in Christ, the Apostle Paul gives us some direction in his ministry to the Thessalonians. Paul introduced those dear saints to the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture during his initial visit to Thessalonica (II Thes. 2:5). After … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ How Slow Is Your Belly?

“The Cretians are… slow bellies” (Titus 1:12)

“Slow bellies” is a figure of speech that is generally taken to meanΒ lazy gluttons,Β and that could be. But the Greek word for “belly” is usually translated “womb” by our KJV translators, and the word for “slow” is usually translatedΒ barren. ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Will the Earth Be Destroyed?

…the earth…shall be burned up…all these things shall be dissolved…” (2 Pet. 3:10,11).

Paul uses that same word “dissolved” to describe the dissolution of our physical bodies when we die, saying, “if our earthly house of this tabernacle wereΒ dissolved, we have a building of God…eternal … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Is God a Thug?

“Atheists say that God is a thug and is not moral at all… what about the story of the bear mauling kids to death just because they called someone bald? Why is such material recorded in the Word of God?”

“… Elisha… went up… and… there came forth little

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Who’s Been Good To Whom?

As I once left a restaurant, the cashier and part owner asked how β€œthe pastor” was feeling. I replied: β€œFine. The Lord has been very good to me.”

With this she began to tell how good the Lord had been toΒ her. She had come to America from … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ How Did God Speak to Moses?

“If no one can see God’s face and live (Ex. 33:20), how did He speak to Moses ‘face to face’ (Ex. 33:11)?”

The phrase “face to face” can be taken literally (2 John 1:12), but it can also be taken in a figurative sense. For instance, God is said … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Solomon’s Wisdom?

“If Solomon was given such great wisdom, why wasn’t he able to use it in his own affairs?”

Solomon is well known for the wisdom he demonstrated when two women both claimed to be the mother of a baby boy. His suggestion that the baby be divided in half … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Are You Laboring In Vain?

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58).

What wonderful words of assurance! Who among us has not felt, at some time or another, … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Why Not Reverend?

Should spiritual leader’s be referred to as ‘Reverend’ (Rev.) or ‘The Reverend’?

In the Old Testament “reverend” is an adjective referring to the One who was to be revered. The Psalmist says, for example, “He sent redemption unto His people: He hath commanded His covenant forever: holy and reverend … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Does Scripture Ban Piercings?

“Is there Scripture that bans earrings and other body piercings for Christians?”

Earrings for women are often seen in a favorable light in Scripture (Gen. 24:22; Ex. 35:22; Num. 31:50; Pr. 25:12; Ezek. 16:12). The men in Israel also wore them (Ex. 32:2; 35:22), although that may or may … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Does Your Heart Murmur?

God’s children of faith are not immune to a complaining spirit. When Moses was sent back to Egypt to deliver Israel out of cruel slavery, the Israelites repeatedly complained. Even a chance at freedom should have brought appreciation. But after finally being miraculously released, Israel murmured (meaning “to grumble”) … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Which Name of the Lord?

“Which name of the Lord do we have to call on to be saved?”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13).

The Lord had many names, but Paul is quoting Joel 2:32 here, where the name “Lord” meansΒ Jehovah. In … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Is Our Labor in Vain?

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58).

It is such an encouragement to me to know that, no matter what, my labor … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What About Me In The Future?

Is it not amazing that men who can produce intricate electronic mechanisms, build giant sky-scrapers, fly men to the moon and back β€” is it not amazing that such men often do not even know what will finally become of themselves! And what is more amazing still is that … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Why No Replacement for James?

“If the apostles picked a replacement for Judas when he died, why didn’t they pick a replacement for James when he was killed?”

We know that the Lord told the Twelve that “in the regeneration” they would “sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” in the … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Puffed Up Believers?

The knowledge that God has placed divisions in His Word is, indeed, precious. It helps us better understand truth in Scripture, and dissolves what otherwise would seem to be contradictions. But there areΒ two dangersΒ we should be keenly aware of and avoid.

The first is to search only ➑

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