“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). In a very brief and very brilliant biography … Continue reading Justified By His Grace
As Christians consider what is a proper response to the Coronavirus, the words and wisdom of Martin Luther might prove helpful. Luther lived in the wake of the infamous Black Plague, which destroyed one-third of European citizens, or 50 million precious souls, and he confronted a deadly Bubonic Plague in own day. Since then, diseases … Continue reading The Church and the Coronavirus
On March 11, 2020 a California mega-church canceled its “faith healing” hospital visits, citing the coronavirus. While the practicality of this decision is understandable, and perhaps can be called prudent, it does appear to a watching world to be ironic. The decision of the local Church also provides an opportunity for the congregation to seriously … Continue reading Will the Son of Man Find Faith?
AN EXPOSITION OF MARK 10:46-52 “And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimæus, the son of Timæus, sat by the highway side begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and … Continue reading Jesus and Blind Bartimaeus
MATTHEW 8 7 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not … Continue reading Three Facets of Faith
“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life” (John 5:40). Being a Christian is important to Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, according to his own testimony. However, it is very clear that Mr. Buttigieg does not understand what being a Biblical Christian is. The Bible says that a Christian is a person … Continue reading Why Some People Will Not Come to Christ
The famous king, Cyrus the Great of Persia, was opposed by Cagular, a provincial ruler in his day. Cyrus sent out his invincible army which captured the rebel Cagular, and his family. The powerful monarch delayed killing his prisoner. One day, Cyrus decided to interview Cagular. Impressed with the man, during the course of the … Continue reading A Look of Love