"To Be Absent From The Body And To Be Present With The Lord" A Well Known Passage in Second Corinthians 5 Has Become almost a Cliché for Those Who Anticipate Being Taken To Heaven After This Life is Over. What Does This Potent Passage Actually Establish? Despite the admitted lack of direct scriptures referring to... Continue Reading →
Quasars, black holes, supernova, anti-matter, suns larger than our entire solar system, what next? So it’s true: The heavens do declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. (Ps. 19:1). And when we consider the vast variety of living breathing life forms, the firmament does show His handy-work. With such an immense... Continue Reading →
It doesn't take very long when among evangelical Christians, especially in the environment of a religious service, that a passionate love for God, primarily the person of Jesus, comes to the fore. 'Praise and Worship' is structured around what is often a profuse outpouring of expressed heartfelt love of the Lord. Not to suggest in... Continue Reading →
Your answer may determine your destiny! There are only two powers on earth. One is legitimate, one is illegitimate. One is the great deceiver, a master counterfeiter. The other is the creator and the rightful ruler of the universe. Like it or not, believe it or not, we find ourselves serving one or the other;... Continue Reading →
Forces Acting within the Church of God over the Last Several Decades have Created a Genre of what are Regarded as “Independent” Christians. How should we Regard those who Sidestep Strict Organizational Loyalty? In the middle decades of the twentieth century, a movement within the Churches of God began to gain a momentum not seen... Continue Reading →
Seven principles to eternal life Give grave deliberation to the doctrine of Christ, for in doing this, you will save yourself and them that hear you (1 Tim. 4:16). He that abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son (II John 9). Christ's and the Father's doctrine are the same,... Continue Reading →
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.