The sinner’s prayer sounds something like this: “God, I know I’m a sinner and deserve to die for my sins, but I know that Christ died for my sins and rose again. I believe this, and I ask You to save me.”
That certainly sounds innocent enough…it’s just a … ➡
“For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them… That their hearts might be comforted… unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding…” (Col. 2:1,2).
No wonder the Apostle Paul was willing to endure “great conflict” for the saints to whom … ➡
“When Jesus was teaching Paul, was he seeing Him, or how did he learn exactly?”
Paul answers this question when he wrote, “I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord” (2 Cor. 12:1). We know that “revelations” are the revealing of things that were kept secret, … ➡
Here is a company of Bible-believing Christians joined together in, let us say, an evangelistic endeavor. All are trusting in the shed blood of Christ for salvation, though some are Baptists, some Presbyterians, some Episcopalians and some represent other denominations.
Are all these believers one? Yes, in Christ, for … ➡
What is the way to heaven? It is interesting to read in God’s Word what many think about this. In Proverbs 14:12 we read:
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
What are some of these “ways” … ➡
“Is the new wine in Mark 2:22 the dispensation of grace?”
No, the dispensation of grace was a mystery that was not revealed until Paul (Eph. 3:1-3). That means it cannot be found hidden in the Lord’s parables, for it was still “hid in God” at that time (Eph. … ➡
“What is the name that ‘the whole family in heaven and earth is named’ after in Ephesians 3:15?”
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named” (Eph. 3:14-15).
The previous verse … ➡
“Is our grace age, which Paul calls ‘this present evil world [age]’ (Gal. 1:4), worse than the time of Nimrod or what is seen in Romans 1:18-32?”
This age is evil. Every dispensation or age in man’s history has been evil. Every age has demonstrated that the heart of … ➡
“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
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 … ➡
“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 … ➡
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
“The 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:… ➡
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 … ➡
“The Cretians are… slow bellies” (Titus 1:12)
“Slow bellies” is a figure of speech that is generally taken to mean lazy gluttons, 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 translated barren. … ➡
“…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 were dissolved, we have a building of God…eternal … ➡
“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
As I once left a restaurant, the cashier and part owner asked how “the pastor” was feeling. I replied: “Fine. The Lord has been very good to me.”
With this she began to tell how good the Lord had been to her. She had come to America from … ➡
“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 … ➡
“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 … ➡