“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
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?
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Rev. 1:3). It is important to keep in mind that Biblical prophecy is not just about future events, but the message God has for His people. Biblical … Continue reading If You Want a Blessing…Do This
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers… and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”—Revelation 21:8 Los Angeles Times May 19, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT. “The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was … Continue reading Jane Roe: Many More Babies to Murder
In English, the word love is comprehensive. It conveys an emotional fondness for ice cream, baseball, a child, and a spouse. In the Greek, the word love is used more precisely. There is eros love. There is philein love. There is agape love. It is instructive that the word eros does not occur in the … Continue reading If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping
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