Is Any “PERFORMANCE” Required of the Christian? The Typical Christian, Understanding that We are not Saved BY Works is then Disinclined to Accept ANY Suggestion that Works are in any way Required under the New Covenant. A Number of Scriptures Address the Subject Directly. Many, it seems, Would Prefer they be Left Unmentioned. An instinctive... Continue Reading →
With a great display of power, the New Testament Church has come, and on the very day and time that God had chosen from the beginning of time. Wouldn't now be a good time to explain that those old Jewish holy days are no longer required since the Cross? But, search as we may, we find nothing.If God's Holy Day Commandments Have Been Nailed to the Cross Why were the Apostles and the New Testament Church still observing them?
A LIGHTHOUSE is a high tower or building; the upper part is called “the lantern.” So let your light shine before men so that through you they may see Christ. Remember that someone is watching, and your example may be the light that sets them on the right path. Look for opportunities to be a light to people and let it shine.
The Apostle Paul is acknowledged as a highly trained theologian. He was tutored by the most renowned teacher of his day, Gamaliel. 1 Paul’s writings often reflect his deep theological background with a level often lost upon untrained readers. In addition, he is reported to have had personal encounters with the Lord, once on the road to Damascus and in Arabia. 2 In his writings, some things can often go right over our heads. He often uses very complex thoughts and theological language, so we can miss what he's saying when we read specific passages. At times we need to look closely to benefit fully from his inspired insights.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter” (Prov.25:2). “And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of... Continue Reading →
An Old Hymn Expresses a Sentiment Embedded Deep in Christian Theology. Worshippers in the Modern Age Remain Blissfully Unaware that Their Denomination MAY Have Substituted a Mis-Defined Freedom that Could Have Lethal Consequences! “Free from the Law, O happy condition, Jesus has bled, and there is remission”! The words of this old Protestant hymn, written... Continue Reading →
Should they just pay, pray and have no say? What is the example given to us by the early church? Who selected deacons in the early church? (Acts 6:2-5) “Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them and said, it is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and... Continue Reading →
In the Western World...who do you think spends the most time at work? It's Americans! On average, we take only about 10 days of vacation each year. In Europe, the British average about 3 or 4 weeks, the French about 4 weeks, the Italians... 5 weeks or more, the Germans about 4 weeks, the Scandinavians...... Continue Reading →
A number of intriguing questions become apparent when we consider the Dynamics of Forgiveness. What is the condition of Forgiveness? Under what situations does God forgive sins, and does it apply to ‘Converted People’ only?
Do not focus so much on tomorrow that you lose sight of today. In the classic works, Acres of Diamonds, by Russell Conwell, he tells of a wealthy landowner in ancient Persia who pretty well had it made. Life was good, with a loving family; barns full, at peace with the world; Ali Hafed was... Continue Reading →