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The all-sufficiency of the Word of God for all of man’s spiritual needs could not be more clearly stated or more fully emphasized than it is in this psalm.
The Bible has been translated into 1,250 languages and dialects, making it available to about 95% of the world’s population. It is the best-distributed book in the world with perhaps 150 million copies distributed annually.
It is obvious to the most casual observer that people do not understand the Bible alike. Besides the two major divisions of Christendom (Catholicism and Protestantism), which claim to follow the Bible, these are subdivided into countless other groups.
To rebel against scripturally qualified men or to incite others to rebel against them out of selfishness, stubbornness, pride, jealousy, or any other sinful motive is to rebel against the authority of God.…
To love God with one’s whole being is the first commandment, and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. The Scriptures often teach us the type of behavior to be seen in one who loves.
The Bible is a unique book. Of the millions of books that have been written, it alone is from God. While it is the revelation of God’s mind to men, it still has several things in common with all other books.…
For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the multiplicity of churches. This attitude has experienced a far-reaching decline in the past few decades, since 1960 in particular.
One day our five-year-old Bronwen got up from the chair in which she sat during our devotional period each morning and made her way to the TV set to turn on ”Captain Kangaroo.” She had just finished a fast “Amen” to her prayer, and as she made her way toward the TV set, she said to our horror “Goodbye, God.”…
I thought I had heard of every possible solution for dealing with the problem of empty pews. A recent issue of Your Church magazine carried an article titled, “Coping with Scant Numbers,” by Dr. John R. Scotford, which proposes some new ones.
Jesus promised, “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away” (Luke 21:33). Every Christian should want to see the Bible preserved. I speak not of the covers and hinges, but of the contents.
The Bible says much about influence, both that which we have on others and that which others have on us.…How careful must we be concerning influence, both our own upon others and that of others on us. …
As this study of Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthian church is introduced, it is highly appropriate to notice several historical, social, and doctrinal factors which had a definite bearing on it.…
It is a lofty and Scriptural aim to have every member in each local congregation of God’s people actively serving…In spite of such exhortations, most congregations still have only20–30percent of their members really “involved.”…
Most men say, “No.” The New Testament says, “Yes.” God’s Word not only teaches the possibility of religious unity among those who have faith in Christ, it teaches the necessity of unity.…
Jesus said, “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity.” To what does the “kingdom” here refer?
Hace un siglo y medio, algunos hermanos que estaban decididos a tener lo que les agradaba en la religión y estuvieron dispuestos a sacrificar el respeto tanto por la declaración como por el silencio de la Escritura para tener sus ídolos (principalmente instrumentos musicales y organizaciones evangelísticas no autorizadas).
Judaism continues to reject Jesus and the New Testament, honoring only the Old Testament given through Moses as its Bible. Most of nominal Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant, attempts to combine elements of both Old and New Covenants in their doctrine and practice. Which, if either, is the correct approach?
Peter identified salvation as “the end of your faith” (1 Pet 1:3–9). Salvation summarizes the theme of the Bible in one word. There are many sub-themes in Scripture, but all must bow to the overarching theme of salvation.
The traits of rudeness, disobedience and uncooperativeness are all problems of attitude, whether in children or adults. They all relate to one basic attitude problem—selfishness. Such traits are both anti-social and anti-scriptural.
The only thing that Jesus ever promised to build was His church…. It was of such exceeding worth to Him that He paid the ultimate price of His own blood for it …. He loved it so deeply that He “gave himself up for it” ….
The two elements involved in success in the Lord’s work are seen in 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord.”
Among other things that love, grace, faith, elect, and miracle have in common is that they are all words that have been “wordnapped,” redefined, and misused….
It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they would rather not have visitors….
Perhaps you’ve heard of the college professor who asked a rude and disinterested student what the meaning of the word “apathy” was. The student replied, “I don’t know, and I don’t care.” Even if unintentional, his definition was right on the mark.
The modern version of honesty is a pragmatic one: “I’ll use whatever means necessary to make my fortune and serve my own ends.…What a sad commentary all of this is on the shattered and crumbling moral fabric of civilized man…
No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in the first century are more directly and boldly reproved and called to account for their apostate direction than those of Galatia through this letter.
What place should sincerity play in religion?…What does the Bible say about the place of sincerity in God’s plan?…
Beer Consumption is considered by the average citizen to be an innocent pass-time for every “good ole boy” and every “good ole girl” in town. Some parents have heaved signs of relief when their kids were caught guzzling beer instead of drinking whiskey or smoking ‘pot”….
The Bible is the only source of information on the birth of Jesus, and it has two notable omissions:…(1) When it occurred… and (2) Any religious observance of the occasion in all the first century.
The apostolic church enjoyed common meals in their places of worship, and these meals were formally designated by the term, “love feasts…Those today who oppose the use of the church building for pot-luck dinners and fellowship meals usually think they are imitating the apostolic church. What they need to see is that in reality they are following the apostate church and its councils.…
The New Testament evangelist, Philip, asked the Ethiopian Bible student, “Understandest thou what thou readest?” (Acts 8:30). This question is also appropriate to ask concerning the “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” we sing in our assemblies.
In an attempt to help us better understand some of the words and phrases of some of our spiritual songs, I offer these additional comments….
Some people have discounted the practice of having Gospel Meetings, saying that they don’t hold any value in our age. Admittedly, there are more things that vie for the attention of modern men at present than when my grandfather led singing for such efforts a couple of generations ago.
Abel is credited with speaking three times in the Bible. But in each case, he “speaks” without words.
From the day a little bird is hatched its mother starts preparing it to leave the nest. Each morsel of food brought by the mother is to provide strength and development necessary for its departure.
The words house and home are often used interchangeably. A $350,000 house may be called a “beautiful home” when it is full of hatred, strife, and unhappiness.…A house where a family lives. A home is how a family lives…
Jesus accused the Jews of his generation of having ears that were dull of hearing (Mat. 13:15) and he was quoting from the outcry of Isaiah against his people of seven centuries earlier (Isa. 6:9–10).
It is not unusual to hear all sorts of dishonesty and everyday cheating justified by the lame excuse, “Nobody got hurt.”
One of our little visitors at Vacation Bible School once asked this question. His teacher told him the Lord was. He didn’t agree. He said he thought that man who stood up at the front (referring to me) was the boss….
Some people are not Christians because they’re not willing to count the cost and pay the price.…It could be that some have not become Christians because they have never been made to really understand why they should.…
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