“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:14-15). I can remember a story I heard as a child, told by … Continue reading Tell them to Wait
When evaluating the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 with sober reflection and reduced emotional passion, the best and worse of human nature has been revealed. The heart of more than one dictator has been manifested in state governors, and other officials, who wielded their power in an irrational and capricious manner. Silly rules and regulations were … Continue reading What Does It Means to Be A Christian?
“These are the feasts of the Lord”--Leviticus 23:4 “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). Feast of Passover. Christ is our Passover. “For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Cor. 5:7). Feast of Unleavened Bread. Christ is … Continue reading FINDING CHRIST IN ALL THE BIBLICAL FEASTS
Conservative theologians distinguish among three categories of love, as far as they relate to the character of God: God’s Benevolent Love, God’s Beneficent Love, and God’s Complacent Love. Regarding God’s love of benevolence, the prefix, bene, means “good” or, “well.” There is the “benediction” at the end of the service, a “good saying”, whereby the … Continue reading God’s Benevolent Love
There are many passages in the Bible that are precious and comforting. They are designed to bring hope and encouragement to God’s people, and to help those who need to be lifted up. Psalm 23 comes to mind. There are other passages in the Bible which are disturbing. Dr. R. C. Sproul said that the … Continue reading The Exceeding Stubbornness of Sin
“Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). The Bible says that immorality is sin. The Bible also says that sex is not a sin. It is the wrong use of sex that is a sin. –Billy Graham Philosophers and writers have talked about the … Continue reading A Message for Young People: Sex and Marriage
While keeping in mind the Hebraism of comparative affection, there are passages in the Bible that do present the hatred of God, not as something less, in comparison, but as an active manifestation of His hatred for sin, and thus the sinner. The two cannot be separated in the day of ultimate judgment. God will … Continue reading Is God’s Unconditional Love A Dangerous Message?