“So, he [Elijah], arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And as she was going … Continue reading Glory and Grace
“Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 5 So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he … Continue reading Faith on Trial
The Anatomy of Transgression Question: What is sin? Answer: Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God. (Westminster Shorter Catechism) The essence of sin is that it is a deliberate violation of the known will of the Lord. “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for … Continue reading Eve, Sin, and Modern Medicine
During the second half of the twentieth century, as a person, Jeane Dixon managed to make an impact on American culture among psychics and astrologers. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Nancy Reagan consulted her for political decisions. As a prophetess, Jeane Dixon was less impressive, though she claimed to receive her oracles from God, … Continue reading Why Do So Many People Believe in a Coming Anti-Christ?
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). The various worship services offered in American churches reflect the culture of the country, they are diverse. There is the traditional service which begins with a call to worship, confession of sin, congregational singing of … Continue reading Worship: It Was All So Simple in the Beginning
Is it easy to be a Christian? It is not, and for a variety of reasons. There is a cross to take up. “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his … Continue reading What Can Save the Church?
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