“Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:4-5).
In our witness for the Lord, Romans 4:4-5 are good verses to … ➡
Abimelech, king of Gerar, had taken Abraham’s wife as his own, but had done so innocently.
Sarah was a beautiful woman and Abraham, fearful for his life, had said to Abimelech: “She is my sister”. Indeed, Sarah, also fearful, had vouched for Abraham’s lie, telling the king: “He … ➡
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 … ➡
“In 1 Corinthians 2:9, what is ‘the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him’ referring to?”
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love
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 … ➡