“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases” (Psalm 103:1-3). As the news concerning the Coronavirus continues to produce radical fear in the … Continue reading The Coronavirus and the Message of the Church
The foundation of the Christian faith is based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 And … Continue reading The Resurrection is the Foundation of the Christian Faith
“They which are approved may be made manifest among you” (1 Cor. 11:19). It is not unusual, or wrong, for people to ask “Why?” Such an inquiry is a manifestation of the Divine. The Lord was the first to use the word “why” (Heb. maw) in Scripture. “And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art … Continue reading When Christians Ask, "Why the Coronavirus?" Let the Church Answer
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 ACTS 16:14-31 “And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If … Continue reading What Must I Do to Be Saved?
The Objections of Rome to the Reformation A main objection of Rome to the Reformation was that Luther had gone too far. By teaching that a person is justified by faith alone, apart from good works, apart from keeping the sacraments, Rome felt other Biblical truth were violated. The book of James clearly teaches the … Continue reading This is the Faith Which Saves
Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” In Romans 1:16 the apostle Paul said, "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation." The power of God. What an awesome power … Continue reading The Wrath of God and the Cross