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I am a Christian pastor who loves the Lord and wants to see Him glorified in this world. I want to use my life and my words to further the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also, I want to show as many people as possible what Christ offers them in this world, and in the next, if they accept His sacrifice on the cross for their sins.

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  • Does Grace Lead to Sin?
    4

    Does Grace Lead to Sin?

    9 days ago

    Some would say that God's grace toward us leads to a life of sin and license. However, one who is truly saved will be so grateful that God loved them enough to send his Son to die for them that they will love him as well and want to please the Lord in all that they do.

  • The Heart of Legalism
    15

    The Heart of Legalism

    2 weeks ago

    Legalism is a deadly sin because it seeks salvation or holiness through adherence to certain rules and regulations rather than relying on God to change you from the inside out. It is trying to become acceptable to God through law rather than realizing that you are accepted by grace through faith.

  • The God Who Does the Impossible
    4

    The God Who Does the Impossible

    3 weeks ago

    Our God is the God of the impossible and has used his people throughout the years to do the impossible through them in order to bring glory to himself. We need to trust that God is still in the business of doing great things through us. He uses weak people to fulfill his purposes in the world.

  • The Father Love of God
    6

    The Father Love of God

    4 weeks ago

    Of all the titles of our God one of the most endearing and beautiful word pictures given in Scirpture is that of a loving heavenly father. For those who are in his family through faith in Christ, he shows his love to us as only a parent can love his children. It is both constant and unfailing.

  • Unfairly Blessed!
    4

    Unfairly Blessed!

    6 weeks ago

    Those who live in North America are among the world's most wealthy people and should understand that we are blessed by God. And for those who are Christians we are also spiritually blessed as well. This undeserved favor of God should not be solely used for our pleasure but for our purpose.

  • Lest We Forget: Remembering God
    5

    Lest We Forget: Remembering God

    7 weeks ago

    History is important for it tells us who we are and where we are going. It also lets us learn the lessons of the past that we can benefit from them if we so choose. And if human history is important, God's salvation history is of inestimable importance for it has eternal value.

  • Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me!
    0

    Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me!

    8 weeks ago

    Those of us who claim to be Jesus' disciples need to reexamine what it really means to follow Christ. We may not ever be called upon to be martyred for our faith, but we have to realize that the Christian life is a total commitment to the one who gave himself fully for us

  • Are Karma and Christianity Compatible?
    16

    Are Karma and Christianity Compatible?

    2 months ago

    While many people, even Christians, try to equate the non-Christian idea of Karma with the biblical teaching regarding reaping and sowing it immediately becomes clear that they are not compatible in the least if compared side by side.

  • The Battlefield of the Mind
    4

    The Battlefield of the Mind

    3 months ago

    We must realize that we are in a battle for the control of one of our most precious assets- our minds. Satan wishes to thwart the plans and purposes of God by tempting us to sin and keeping us from becoming what God intends for us to be. Fortunately, with God we can have the victory!

  • If Christ Be Not Raised
    7

    If Christ Be Not Raised

    3 months ago

    Christ's Resurrection is the central event in human history and without it we would have no reason to celebrate. If Christ is dead then our hope of resurrection is dead as well and we are still in our sins. But God be praised, Jesus Christ is truly Alive!!

  • Suffer the Children to Come
    2

    Suffer the Children to Come

    4 months ago

    God loves children and has a special relationship with them. He expects Christian adults to nurture and protect them and pass on to each child a godly heritage. That includes not only our own offspring but all the children of this world. They belong to God and we are his stewards to care for them.

  • God: Our Hiding Place
    2

    God: Our Hiding Place

    4 months ago

    In a dangerous world, the Christian can trust that our God is a God of refuge and strength. Though, we may go through trials and tribulations God is there and is our hiding place in times of storm.

  • There's Still Time
    7

    There's Still Time

    4 months ago

    Time is one of the most valuable commodities that God has given to us. And even if we have wasted most of our hours so far on this earth, there is still time to do our purpose while we have breath.

  • In the World, Not of the World
    6

    In the World, Not of the World

    5 months ago

    We are called to live a life that reflects our Christian values, and not to blend in with those whom we are called to lead to the Lord. The world needs be drawn to Jesus Christ by the way we live.

  • More Than You Can Handle
    0

    More Than You Can Handle

    5 months ago

    There is a popular Christian saying that God won't give you more than you can handle. It sounds good. The trouble with it is that it isn't biblical. God often puts us in such situations for a reason.

  • My Father's House
    12

    My Father's House

    6 months ago

    Heaven is a real and magnificent place where we will live forever. It is a dwelling place where we will live with all of the beauty and excitement of this present earth without the sin.

  • The Myth of Y.O.L.O.
    0

    The Myth of Y.O.L.O.

    6 months ago

    There is a myth going around that goes by the acronym Y.O.L.O. This stands for "You only live once." We actually are eternal beings that need to live in light of eternity.

  • Too Heavenly Minded?
    2

    Too Heavenly Minded?

    7 months ago

    The saying that a person is too Heavenly minded to be any Earthly good is flawed. Rather, it is those who think of Heaven the most who do the most to change this world that we live in today.

  • Living Before  An Audience of One
    2

    Living Before An Audience of One

    9 months ago

    If we live our lives to try to please everyone, we will not be fulfilling our God given purpose. We must not worry what others think but what God thinks of us and what we are doing with our lives.

  • Pass the Torch
    0

    Pass the Torch

    10 months ago

    We are always just one generation away from losing those things which we all hold dear. Our freedom, our culture and the Christian faith that many Americans hold sacred are in danger of being lost.

  • For the Love of Heaven:  The World Is Not Our Home
    2

    For the Love of Heaven: The World Is Not Our Home

    15 months ago

    Heaven becomes more enticing as we get older. This world is not our home and that becomes more apparent as we experience the trials of life and the loss of loved ones.

  • I Have My Rights!
    6

    I Have My Rights!

    20 months ago

    Our rights must alway be balanced by responsibilities. To have one without the other will destroy a free society.

  • The Years the Locusts Have Eaten
    4

    The Years the Locusts Have Eaten

    20 months ago

    We can look back on our lives in sadness and regret for the years wasted by wrong decisions we have made, or we can see the mercy of God and how he can and will use it for his glory.

  • Is America Truly Free?
    2

    Is America Truly Free?

    2 years ago

    True freedom is found in three areas and you cannot be truly free without them. A human being or nation must be financially, politically and spiritually free in order to reach their full potential.

  • Luck and the Christian
    5

    Luck and the Christian

    2 years ago

    Luck is a pagan idea which should be removed from the vocabulary of the Christian. God is sovereign. He controls all things and not luck or fate.

  • Treading on the Sacred
    3

    Treading on the Sacred

    2 years ago

    In today's world, there is nothing considered sacred. We profane that which is holy and treat it with contempt.

  • The Real Oz
    2

    The Real Oz

    2 years ago

    This side of Heaven, there is no place that isn't tainted by sin and evil. The real place where all is beauty and perfection is with God in Heaven.

  • Where are the Real Fathers in America?
    2

    Where are the Real Fathers in America?

    2 years ago

    This country and this world is in desperate need of more good fathers that will step up and fulfill their God-given roles in the home.

  • Practical Atheism
    4

    Practical Atheism

    2 years ago

    People who call themselves Christians yet live without acknowledging the Lordship of Christ in their lives are practical atheists. Those who profess Christ must follow Him as Lord as well.

  • God Hates Favoritism
    3

    God Hates Favoritism

    3 years ago

    The world puts some people on a pedestal, while it puts down others or ignores them. Our God is no respecter of persons, and He doesn't want His people to be either.

  • Our Awesome God!
    3

    Our Awesome God!

    3 years ago

    In the strictest sense of the term, God and God alone can truly be called awesome.

  • Do All Paths Lead to God?
    0

    Do All Paths Lead to God?

    3 years ago

    Christianity teaches that there is only one way to God. That is through the Lord Jesus Christ. This is in direct opposition to the belief that everyone finds his own path to Him.

  • The Bible and Submission
    12

    The Bible and Submission

    3 years ago

    Biblical Submission is to be done by everyone. There is an order of submission which ultimately leads up to the Holy Spirit being in submission to the Son and the Son in submission to God the Father.

  • Dusty Feet: The Heart of a Servant
    6

    Dusty Feet: The Heart of a Servant

    3 years ago

    If we are to make an impact on this world, we need to have the attitude of Jesus Christ. Though He is God, and our Master, He became a servant of all.

  • God and the American Dream
    6

    God and the American Dream

    3 years ago

    The American dream, at it's root, is not simply a materialistic dream of greedy persons but an ideal that is rooted in the idea that all are created equal by God and should have equal opportunities.

  • Why I Am Not An Atheist
    0

    Why I Am Not An Atheist

    3 years ago

    There are compelling reasons to accept the existence of God.

  • Is Christianity Intolerant?
    13

    Is Christianity Intolerant?

    3 years ago

    Rather than being intolerant, Christianity itself is the victim of intolerance in this new "politically correct" society.

  • God Calls the Unqualified
    13

    God Calls the Unqualified

    3 years ago

    Throughout history God has used the unqualified and has made them qualified to carry forth His work upon this earth.

  • The Grass is Always Greener Disease
    3

    The Grass is Always Greener Disease

    5 months ago

    Happiness is not found in getting more and more of what you think you want. Rather it is found in being happy and content with all the blessings God has given you.

  • Have You Fallen From Grace?
    8

    Have You Fallen From Grace?

    10 months ago

    If you are seeking to be justified by any other thing than the grace and mercy of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then you are not a true Christian.

  • There Is a Too Late!
    6

    There Is a Too Late!

    4 years ago

    The old phrase: "It's never too late" just isn't true. There comes a time in life when you will regret the life you have wasted, and you will never be able to get it back.

  • Disappointment, Broken Dreams, and the Sovereignty of God
    8

    Disappointment, Broken Dreams, and the Sovereignty of God

    4 months ago

    We, like the men on the road to Emmaus, have to trust our shattered lives and dreams to the Sovereign God. We have to understand that, no matter what happens, God is working it out for good.

  • Will I Leave a Legacy?
    8

    Will I Leave a Legacy?

    10 months ago

    We must never let our God-given goals and dreams die, as we get older. We must continue to passionately pursue them.

  • A Christ Centered Life
    7

    A Christ Centered Life

    4 years ago

    A meaningful life only comes from putting Christ at the center. He alone is worth living and dying for.

  • Be a Finisher!
    6

    Be a Finisher!

    4 years ago

    There are too many people who begin the Christian life well, but somewhere along the way they lose their way. We need more people who finish the race they started.

  • Don't Leave Him in the Manger!
    6

    Don't Leave Him in the Manger!

    4 years ago

    Too many people forget the significance of Jesus' birth and simply do not realize that it was only a part of the greatest event in human history, conceived before the beginning of time itself.

  • There's No Time
    5

    There's No Time

    9 months ago

    Most people in this society are too busy doing things which will never count for eternity and not spending enough time on things that really matter.

  • Jesus, The
    5

    Jesus, The " I Am"

    9 months ago

    The "I Am" statements of our Lord show that Jesus believed Himself to be Yahweh of the Old Testament.

  • You Have Been Chosen
    13

    You Have Been Chosen

    4 years ago

    God has a marvelous plan for mankind in general and you in particular. You have been chosen to bring glory to your creator.

  • No Eye Has Seen!
    10

    No Eye Has Seen!

    4 years ago

    Nothing on this earth, no matter how wonderful, can compare with the glory that we will experience in Heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has prepared it for those who love Him.

  • No Goodbyes
    7

    No Goodbyes

    9 months ago

    One of the greatest things we have as believers is the fact that we never have to say goodbye to our loved ones in the Lord. We will spend eternity together.

  • What God Hates
    7

    What God Hates

    4 years ago

    We seem to think that a God of love should never hate anything. That is totally untrue and unbiblical. God hates sin. Sin causes death and destruction. God hates it in all of its forms.

  • All Things Through Christ?
    11

    All Things Through Christ?

    4 years ago

    Philippians 4:13 has been taken out of context and is used as a guarantee of "success" in all areas in life. We need to look carefully at it to see what Paul originally meant to tell us.

  • A Lasting Legacy
    4

    A Lasting Legacy

    4 years ago

    What this world needs, more than anything else right now, is for more Christians to step up and leave a spiritual legacy for the next generation to follow.

  • Is it Gold?
    6

    Is it Gold?

    3 years ago

    We must be aware of the counterfeits in our world that try to replace the good things that God has in store for those who put their trust in Him.

  • God Wins!
    5

    God Wins!

    4 years ago

    When all is said and done, nothing that happens to us is out of God's control. We read the final chapter of His Word, the Bible, and see the glorious truth that God Wins!

  • Science and Faith
    7

    Science and Faith

    3 years ago

    Science has made miraculous advances over the past 100 years. Unfortunately, our growth in moral values has not kept up with it and could be a factor in our destruction, if we are not careful.

  • Christian Character
    9

    Christian Character

    4 months ago

    This world doesn't need more people who merely profess belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. It needs more men and women of substance and character. It needs people who practice what they preach.

  • Beulah Land
    7

    Beulah Land

    5 years ago

    The term "Beulah Land" is a Scriptural concept with much richness and significance.

  • God and Problems
    8

    God and Problems

    4 years ago

    No matter what the problems that we may be facing, God is in control. Therefore, we need not worry about anything.

  • Who You Know
    2

    Who You Know

    20 hours ago

    Jesus is the One and Only Way to God the Father. He is the Only Way to Spiritual Life. No matter who or what else you know, it doesn't mean anything in eternity.

  • Interracial Marriage
    23

    Interracial Marriage

    5 years ago

    There is nothing unbiblical, or ungodly about the marriage between two people of different races.

  • Eloi, Eloi,  Lama Sabachthani!
    2

    Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani!

    4 years ago

    Jesus was forsaken by the Father, in order that we don't ever have to be forsaken by Him for eternity.

  • Rights and Responsibilities
    4

    Rights and Responsibilities

    5 years ago

    For all of us to have rights, each of us must take responsibility.

  • The Timing of God
    6

    The Timing of God

    3 years ago

    God's timing isn't always ours, but it is always perfect.

  • God and Unanswered Prayer
    2

    God and Unanswered Prayer

    4 weeks ago

    No matter what happens to us, God loves us and is in control of our lives. Even when he doesn't appear to be there and our prayers seem to go unanswered. This knowledge should cause us to pray in a different way. It should lead us to ask for the strength to accept His loving will no matter what.

  • The Christ of Christmas
    0

    The Christ of Christmas

    5 years ago

    Our Lord has changed this universe forever by His coming to earth.

  • Dealing with a School Tragedy
    3

    Dealing with a School Tragedy

    4 years ago

    When will we learn that when God is taken out public life, violence will become more commonplace?

  • Faith and Truth
    4

    Faith and Truth

    5 years ago

    Christianity is a faith based upon historical truth and cannot be divorced from it.

  • Freedom in the Bible
    22

    Freedom in the Bible

    5 years ago

    Mankind is under bondage to sin and is not truly free. True freedom comes from a relationship with God through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Divorce and the Bible
    10

    Divorce and the Bible

    5 years ago

    Divorce was not a part of God's original plan for the human race. Though there are some clear exceptions, it should be rare amongst Christians.

  • Life and Death are in the Tongue
    6

    Life and Death are in the Tongue

    5 years ago

    We can destroy or encourage people with our words. It is up to us to control these volatile instruments.

  • I Was Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
    2

    I Was Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    5 years ago

    The famous phrase: "I am feafully and wonderfully made" comes from Psalm 139. It is a Psalm which celebrates the Omnipresent, Omniscient God. It is this God who specially created us in His image.

  • Those Who Help Themselves
    9

    Those Who Help Themselves

    5 months ago

    The phrase: "God helps those who help themselves" is not only unbiblical, but it is untrue.

  • Christian Voting
    13

    Christian Voting

    5 years ago

    Voting is both a blessing and a responsibility, given to us by Almighty God. All government is ordained by God, and the vote is part of this God-ordained government in which we live in the United States.

  • Be a Living Sacrifice
    3

    Be a Living Sacrifice

    5 years ago

    Our world needs more people who are totally committed to Jesus Christ. In light of what God has done for us, all Christians should be living sacrifices. Indeed, we owe it to Him to be so.

  • God and Work
    5

    God and Work

    5 years ago

    God is a worker and He expects His people to be workers as well. Life is never to be broken up into the secular andt he sacred. All things are to be done to the glory of God, including the jobs that He gives us to do.

  • Here Am I, Send Me!
    4

    Here Am I, Send Me!

    4 years ago

    We learn from the commissioning of the prophet Isaiah that there are certain convictions that the servant of God must possess.

  • Hope in the Lord
    5

    Hope in the Lord

    5 years ago

    Biblical hope is not just a vague wish that something will happen. It is rather a strong, confident expectation that God will keep His Word. The object hoped for is our promised salvation. God is the source of our hope.

  • Playing Favorites
    2

    Playing Favorites

    3 years ago

    Favoritism is a sin, and is totally inconsistent with a person who claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

  • Old Age and the Bible
    8

    Old Age and the Bible

    2 months ago

    The Bible sees old age as a blessing from God. Older people have wisdom that they can pass on to us. We in turn are to treat them with respect and dignity, as well as care for them if they can't care for themselves.

  • The Bread and the Cup
    2

    The Bread and the Cup

    5 years ago

    There is much confusion over the true meaning of the Lord's Supper. It is a beautiful ceremony to help us commemorate the Lord's death until He comes.

  • Purgatory and the Bible
    10

    Purgatory and the Bible

    5 years ago

    The teaching concerning Purgatory is incosistent with the doctrine found in Scripture of salvation by grace through faith. It teaches a works-based salvation and therefore should be abandoned.

  • 4

    "We There Yet?"

    9 months ago

    Life gets tedious and long at times. But the destination that the Lord has prepared for us is worth any problems we may be going through on this earth.

  • Money is Evil?
    2

    Money is Evil?

    5 years ago

    Money is not evil. Rather, loving money is equal to the sins of covetousness and greed. These sins will destroy us in the end.

  • How to See Yourself
    6

    How to See Yourself

    6 months ago

    A proper view of ourselves only comes when we see the way God views us. This will keep us from having either an over-inflated view, or one in which we see ourselves as worthless and thinking that we have nothing to contribute to the world.

  • Where to Find Peace
    2

    Where to Find Peace

    5 years ago

    The whole world is looking for peace. However, true and lasting peace only comes from a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The Seal of the Spirit
    4

    The Seal of the Spirit

    3 years ago

    The fact that we are sealed with the Holy Spirit is a comfort, knowing that our relationship with the Lord is secure. And it is also an incentive to live a holy life, because we want to please the Lord for all He has done for us.

  • The Role of Women in the Bible
    14

    The Role of Women in the Bible

    2 months ago

    God's original plan for women was not to be inferior to men in any way. Rather they were to be co-regents, given the job of ruling over and taking care of the earth.

  • The Gift of Prophesy
    9

    The Gift of Prophesy

    5 years ago

    The prophets, along with the apostles, laid the foundation of the Church, the Body of Christ. Their job is complete, and that foundational gift is no longer needed. So we don't have modern day prophets.

  • Apostles Today?
    5

    Apostles Today?

    5 years ago

    The office of apostle is one of two gifts, given to the Body of Christ to lay the foundation of the Church. Their work is now complete, and we no longer have them today.

  • Sign Gifts
    4

    Sign Gifts

    5 years ago

    The sign gifts were temporary, or transitional in nature and given for a specific purpose in history to further God's plan. They have achieved their purpose in this Age we live in, and are therefore not needed any longer.

  • What is Your Idol?
    6

    What is Your Idol?

    8 months ago

    Just as they had idols in the Bible world, we have our idols today. An idol is anything, or anyone that we ascribe supreme worth and value to, and put in the place of the one true God. We must get all such idols out of our lives, and put God in His rightful place.

  • Wolves and Sheep
    5

    Wolves and Sheep

    5 years ago

    Just like in the first century, there are those out there who are wolves in sheep's clothing. They are false prophets, and the Church has to learn to recognize them and flee from their teachings.

  • Go to Church!
    2

    Go to Church!

    3 years ago

    Regular church attendance is not optional if you want to be all that God wants you to be. It is an essential part of the Christian life.

  • Christian Hypocrites
    8

    Christian Hypocrites

    5 years ago

    Anything in life that is genuine, and is valuable will inspire counterfeits. Also, those who claim the name of Christ are at various stages of maturity. The person who is investigating the claims of Christianity must look at the character and claims of Christ Himself. He is no hypocrite, and...

  • Are You a Saint?
    18

    Are You a Saint?

    3 years ago

    Every Christian needs to know that those who know Jesus Christ as Savior are saints. They are set apart for the glory of God.

  • Jesus Christ is Lord
    6

    Jesus Christ is Lord

    5 years ago

    The Bible calls Jesus Christ Lord. He is the true master of the universe and deserves our praise, worship and service.

  • Is Religion Cultural?
    21

    Is Religion Cultural?

    3 years ago

    Contrary to atheistic belief, the Christian religion is not merely a cultural phenomenon, which like all religions is believed to be true because you grew up in a certain area. It is rather a world religion, and it is true because it is based upon the truth of the Gospel.

  • Is Religion the Cause of War?
    9

    Is Religion the Cause of War?

    6 years ago

    War is not primarily caused by religion. History proves this. War, rather, is caused by the sinful heart of man.

  • The Christian and Government
    4

    The Christian and Government

    6 years ago

    Government is an authority, given to us by a loving God for our good. Therefore, we have an obligation to obey it under most circumstances.

  • Is God Your Father?
    5

    Is God Your Father?

    6 years ago

    Not everyone in this world is a child of God. God becomes our Father when we accept His Son through faith.

  • Profanity and the Bible
    13

    Profanity and the Bible

    6 years ago

    Profanity is something that is unworthy of a child of God and must be removed from our vocabulary.

  • Religious Toleration
    7

    Religious Toleration

    20 months ago

    The word tolerance has been redefined in our society. The result is that all religion is tolerated except Christianity and all those who believe in moral absolutes.

  • God is a Jealous God
    6

    God is a Jealous God

    6 years ago

    God is zealous for the relationship which He has with his people who belong to Him and won't share that relationship with idols. He protects that which is His and He alone deserves our devotion and love.

  • How Do I Worship God?
    6

    How Do I Worship God?

    3 months ago

    Worship in Scripture is primarily a verb and is expressed through the lives that we lead.

  • God and Suffering
    2

    God and Suffering

    6 years ago

    Suffering is hard to understand unless seen from the perspective of eternity.

  • Why Suffering?
    3

    Why Suffering?

    6 years ago

    This article attempts to give a biblical explaination for the suffering that we experience in a world controlled by God.

  • God Is for Us
    4

    God Is for Us

    6 months ago

    We can know that no matter what happens in our lives, God is at work. He hasn't abandoned us. Rather, He is using the situations in our lives to make us more like Jesus Christ.

  • The Old Nature
    6

    The Old Nature

    6 years ago

    Th old nature is that nature of sin which we receive from Adam, and is the reason we need the salvation of Jesus Christ.

  • The World is Upside Down
    3

    The World is Upside Down

    6 years ago

    Because of sin we are living in an upside-down world where wrong seems right and right seems wrong. Jesus came to take care of sin and turn the world right-side up again.

  • What is Grace and Mercy?
    4

    What is Grace and Mercy?

    6 years ago

    This article explains the subtle difference between God's grace and God's mercy. They are like two sides of the same coin.

  • Why Hell?
    24

    Why Hell?

    6 years ago

    This article argues that Hell is necessary since there is a holy God of justice, and at the same time, beings living openly in defiance of God.

  • God and Fear
    10

    God and Fear

    3 years ago

    This study of Psalm 46 shows the Psalmist's confidence that God is in control of all circumstaces. And it can be summarized by saying: "We should not fear when God is near."

  • The Age of Accountability?
    4

    The Age of Accountability?

    6 years ago

    Most Christians agree that infants and young children who die before they know enough to understand sin and salvation are safe in the arms of Jesus. But some don't agree with that. Who is right? That is what this article attempts to show.

  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
    5

    I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

    6 years ago

    The song: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" has a wonderful theme of God's control and ultimate victory over evil, leading to the peace on earth that we all desire.

  • What is Biblical Inspiration?
    2

    What is Biblical Inspiration?

    23 months ago

    The Bible teaches clearly the inspiration of Scripture. It is the God-breathed, wonderful Word of God.

  • What God Cannot Do.
    36

    What God Cannot Do.

    5 years ago

    Our all powerful God cannot and will not do anything that is inconsistent with his nature.

  • The Truth About the Bible
    3

    The Truth About the Bible

    3 years ago

    This article relates the truth that the Bible is God's revelation of His redemption of mankind through the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The God of the Impossible
    3

    The God of the Impossible

    6 years ago

    This article admonishes us to trust God during all of the impossible situations of our lives.

  • Are You Really Free?
    9

    Are You Really Free?

    6 years ago

    None of us is truly free. We are slaves to something or someone. The key to life is choosing the right master.

  • What is the Greatest Commandment?
    12

    What is the Greatest Commandment?

    6 years ago

    This article examines Jesus' teaching regarding loving God as being the greatest commandment. It also shows the irrevocable link between loving God and love for your neighbor.

  • How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
    10

    How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

    2 days ago

    Every Christian is commanded to be filled with the Holy Spirit. This article explains what that means.

  • Your Body is a Temple
    4

    Your Body is a Temple

    6 years ago

    The Bible clearly indicates that all true believers in Jesus Christ are temples of the Holy Spirit.

  • Attributes of God Part 7
    8

    Attributes of God Part 7

    6 years ago

    This seventh article on God's attributes discusses the fact that our Lord is both just and righteous.

  • Attributes of God  Part 6
    2

    Attributes of God Part 6

    6 years ago

    This 6th article on the attributes of God is about His Self-Existence. Our God is dependant upon nothing and no one.

  • Attributes of God: Part 5
    4

    Attributes of God: Part 5

    6 years ago

    This article is about God's immutability. Our God never changes.

  • Attributes of God Part 4
    2

    Attributes of God Part 4

    6 years ago

    This fourth article in the series on the attributes of God is about His omniscience. Our God is all-knowing.

  • Attributes of God- Part 3
    8

    Attributes of God- Part 3

    6 years ago

    This third article in the series on the attributes of God deals with God's omnipresence. Our God is present everywhere.

  • Attributes of God- Part 2
    3

    Attributes of God- Part 2

    6 years ago

    This second article in the series on God's attributes is about His omnipotence. Our God is all-powerful.

  • Attributes of God   Part 1
    5

    Attributes of God Part 1

    6 years ago

    This is the introductory article on a very important topic: the attributes of God. In learning about God, we also get a fuller understanding of ourselves.

  • The Need: Relationship
    5

    The Need: Relationship

    2 months ago

    This article explores one of the greatest needs of humanity; the need for relationship. There is a God-shaped hole in each of us and until this is filled, we can never know fully the true joy, love and intimacy that can only be found in a relationship with our Creator through the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Does Everyone Go to Heaven?
    4

    Does Everyone Go to Heaven?

    3 months ago

    This article discusses a concept that has come to be known as Christian Universalism which teaches that ultimately all human beings or creatures will be restored to a right relationship with God. This concept is totally unbiblical and must be corrected.

  • Paths to God
    15

    Paths to God

    6 years ago

    This article is about Christianity's claim that Jesus Christ is the only way to reach God.

  • What is the Glory of God?
    4

    What is the Glory of God?

    9 months ago

    This article attempts to explain what the Bible is saying when talking about the Glory of God.

  • The Sovereignty of God
    18

    The Sovereignty of God

    6 years ago

    This article explores the sovereignty of God and what it should mean for our lives.

  • How to Be Exalted
    12

    How to Be Exalted

    6 years ago

    This article explores Jesus' view of true greatness. It is found in being a servant of all.

  • The Bible and the Church  Part 2
    4

    The Bible and the Church Part 2

    6 years ago

    This second installation in the series on the Church, shows how the Church is both a family and a Body, united under one head, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The Bible and the Church- Part 1
    8

    The Bible and the Church- Part 1

    6 years ago

    This is the indroduction to a commonly misunderstood word in the Bible, which is a major key to understanding God's work in this world today.

  • Unpardonable Sin?
    5

    Unpardonable Sin?

    6 years ago

    This article discusses the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and shows its relevance for today.

  • The Bible and Sin   Part 3
    4

    The Bible and Sin Part 3

    6 years ago

    This third and final article on the Bible and sin shows God's solution to the sin problem.

  • The Bible and Sin Part 2
    6

    The Bible and Sin Part 2

    6 years ago

    This second installment in the series "The Bible and Sin" is a look at how we got into this mess in the first place.

  • The Bible and Sin  Part 1
    9

    The Bible and Sin Part 1

    6 years ago

    This first article in the series on the Bible and sin, defines what is meant when Scripture uses the term sin.

  • What is Agape Love?
    14

    What is Agape Love?

    5 years ago

    This article explains the biblical concept of agape love which comes from God Himself.

  • The Prosperity Gospel Part 3
    2

    The Prosperity Gospel Part 3

    4 years ago

    This final installment on the Prosperity Gospel, shows what Jesus and his Apsotles actually taught about what a godly life looks like. It is a life of self-sacrifice. We are not promised health and wealth in this world, but a wonderful life to come.

  • The Prosperity Gospel Part 2
    2

    The Prosperity Gospel Part 2

    4 years ago

    This second part of our look at the Prosperity Gospel continues to look at the problems with this teaching.

  • The Prosperity Gospel  Part 1
    8

    The Prosperity Gospel Part 1

    4 years ago

    This first article on the Prosperity Gospel talks about the beliefs and practices of its followers.

  • Can Salvation be Lost? Part 5
    4

    Can Salvation be Lost? Part 5

    6 years ago

    This is the final installment in the series entitled: "Can Salvation be Lost?" It shows that salvation is more than just a fire escape out of hell.

  • Can Salvation be Lost?  Part 4
    2

    Can Salvation be Lost? Part 4

    6 years ago

    This fourth installment in the series entitled: "Can Salvation be Lost?" covers the work of Christ and the Spirit in our salvation.

  • Can Salvation be Lost?  Part 3
    4

    Can Salvation be Lost? Part 3

    6 years ago

    This is the third in the series entitled: Can Salvation be Lost? The article tells us that the assurance of our eternal standing before the Lord and the peace which follows comes from God Himself.

  • Can Salvation Be Lost? - Part 2
    16

    Can Salvation Be Lost? - Part 2

    8 months ago

    This article is the second in the series entitled: "Can Salvation be Lost?" It points out that salvation is a free gift given through no merit of our own.

  • A Christian
    5

    A Christian

    6 years ago

    This is a poem about the fruit which demonstrates to the world that we truly have been born again by faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Can Salvation be Lost?  Part 1
    4

    Can Salvation be Lost? Part 1

    6 years ago

    This is an introductory article about the doctrine of the eternal security of the believer in Jesus Christ. It shows that salvation is totally a work of the Lord.

  • The Bible and Aliens Part 2
    9

    The Bible and Aliens Part 2

    5 years ago

    This second and final installment on the Bible and aliens shows clues which point us toward a biblical view of intelligent extraterrestrial life forms. Though we cannot be dogmatic, we are lead in a certain direction.

  • The Bible and Aliens  Part 1
    6

    The Bible and Aliens Part 1

    5 years ago

    This series looks at the possibility of life beyond this earth from a biblical perspective.

  • The Bible and Marriage Part 6
    3

    The Bible and Marriage Part 6

    6 years ago

    This last article in the series on marriage and the Bible puts together all of the evidence from Scripture to show what constitutes marriage in God's sight and gives general principles that all who seek to be biblically married should follow.

  • The Bible and Marriage Part 5
    6

    The Bible and Marriage Part 5

    6 years ago

    This fifth installment in the series on marriage in the Bible looks at how the New Testament sees marriage.

  • The Bible and Marriage Part 4
    2

    The Bible and Marriage Part 4

    7 months ago

    This fourth installment in the series on the Bible and marriage shows the Old Testament perspective.

  • The Bible and Marriage Part 3
    6

    The Bible and Marriage Part 3

    6 years ago

    This third article in the series "The Bible and Marriage" begins to look at what constitutes marriage in Scripture.

  • The Bible and Marriage Part 2
    5

    The Bible and Marriage Part 2

    6 years ago

    This second installment in the series on biblical marriage answers the question of whether or not living together constitutes marriage.

  • The Bible and Marriage  Part 1
    2

    The Bible and Marriage Part 1

    6 years ago

    This is the first in a series of articles on the biblical understanding of marriage.

  • Who is My Neighbor?
    2

    Who is My Neighbor?

    6 years ago

    This look at the parable of the good Samaritan shows to us how we are to serve the Lord by loving and serving our neighbor. The real question is not "Who is my neighbor?" Rather it is, "How can I be a neighbor to those whom God places in my path?"

  • What Happens When I Die? Part 3
    2

    What Happens When I Die? Part 3

    6 years ago

    This is the third and final installment on what happens when a person dies. It is about those who die while unsaved.

  • What Happens When I Die Part 2
    2

    What Happens When I Die Part 2

    6 years ago

    This second installment in the series on death shows what happens to the Christian when he or she dies.

  • What Happens When I Die? Part 1
    2

    What Happens When I Die? Part 1

    6 years ago

    This article is the first in a series on what the Bible tells us about death and what happens to us when we die.

  • The Bible and Angels Part 4
    6

    The Bible and Angels Part 4

    6 years ago

    This fourth article in the series on angels talks about their ministry.

  • The Fool in the Bible
    2

    The Fool in the Bible

    7 days ago

    This article tell us what the Bible means when it calls someone a fool. Ultimately, it is a life lived apart from God and His wisdom.

  • The Bible and Angels-Part 3
    2

    The Bible and Angels-Part 3

    6 years ago

    This third installment on angels tells us of their number and how highly organized they are.

  • The Bible and Angels Part 2
    2

    The Bible and Angels Part 2

    6 years ago

    This is the second in a series on the Bible and angels. It describes their creation and nature.

  • The Bible and Angels - Part 1
    4

    The Bible and Angels - Part 1

    6 years ago

    Here is the first in a series on what the Bible has to say about angels.

  • A Holy God- Part 3
    2

    A Holy God- Part 3

    3 years ago

    This is the 3rd and final article on the holiness of God. It looks at how God's holiness should affect our lives.

  • A Holy God Part- 2
    4

    A Holy God Part- 2

    6 years ago

    This second in a series of articles on the Holiness of God, delves into what it actually means that God is holy.

  • A Holy God - Part 1
    2

    A Holy God - Part 1

    3 years ago

    Here is the first in a series of articles on the holiness of God and what it should mean to us.

  • The Bible and the Trinity Part 4
    2

    The Bible and the Trinity Part 4

    6 years ago

    This is the fourth and final installment on the Trinity. It shows the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit.

  • Do not Judge?
    10

    Do not Judge?

    3 years ago

    This is an article on what Jesus actually meant when he said not to judge.

  • The Bible and the Trinity Part 3
    0

    The Bible and the Trinity Part 3

    4 years ago

    This is the third in a four part series on the Trinity. It focuses on the deity of Jesus Christ.

  • The Bible and the Trinity Part 2
    0

    The Bible and the Trinity Part 2

    6 years ago

    Though the Trinity is a mystery, it is indeed the way in which the Scriptures portray God.

  • His Love: A Poem
    2

    His Love: A Poem

    6 years ago

    Here is a poem about Christ's love for me. It is a poem of love and gratitude from my heart.

  • The Bible and the Trinity  Part 1
    2

    The Bible and the Trinity Part 1

    3 years ago

    In this first of four articles on the Trinity, we look at three false views of this doctrine.

  • Faith Work
    4

    Faith Work

    6 years ago

    This article demonstrates where good works fit into the Christian life. Works do not save you. Rather they are the fruit naturally produced by the new life that Christ gives you by faith in Him.

  • The End of Religion?
    7

    The End of Religion?

    6 years ago

    There are those who say that religion is dying, especially the Christian religion. This is far from true. In fact worldwide it is growing.

  • Is the Rapture Biblical? Part 2
    2

    Is the Rapture Biblical? Part 2

    6 years ago

    This article talks about the distinctiveness of Christ's coming in the air for His Church as opposed to when He comes to set up His Millennial Kingdom.

  • Is the Rapture Biblical? Part 1
    2

    Is the Rapture Biblical? Part 1

    6 years ago

    The fact of the Rapture is understood fully only by seeing the difference between Israel and the Church of this age.

  • The Bible on Abortion
    4

    The Bible on Abortion

    6 years ago

    The Bible sees the unborn child as bearing the image of God. Further there are passages that indicate that life begins at conception. Therefore abortion is the taking of a human life.

  • Satan and the Bible Part 4
    2

    Satan and the Bible Part 4

    4 years ago

    Ever since Satan's fall his plan has been to thwart the plans of God. He uses a variety of methods to do this but none will ultimately be effective, for God has already won. Satan's doom is sure.

  • Satan and the Bible Part 3
    4

    Satan and the Bible Part 3

    6 years ago

    In this third article on Satan and the Bible we look into his origin and his sin.

  • Satan and the Bible  Part 2
    8

    Satan and the Bible Part 2

    4 years ago

    This second installment in the series on Satan and the Bible talks about His names and their significance in understanding our ancient foe.

  • Satan and the Bible  Part 1
    15

    Satan and the Bible Part 1

    6 years ago

    This article is the beginning of a series on our adversary Satan. It is imperative that we know what the Bible says about our great enemy, in order to know what we're up against.

  • The Judgement Seat of Christ- Part 2
    2

    The Judgement Seat of Christ- Part 2

    6 years ago

    This is the second and final installment in the series on the Judgement Seat of Christ.

  • The Judgement Seat of Christ- Part 1
    2

    The Judgement Seat of Christ- Part 1

    6 years ago

    This article is the beginning of a series on the Judgement Seat of Christ. This is a judgement all belivers in Jesus must face.

  • The Bible and the Future- Part 5
    0

    The Bible and the Future- Part 5

    5 years ago

    After our Lord reigns 1000 years on earth, the greatest time in history, until this point, closes. Satan is released for a last battle. Christ wins. Judgment comes. Then the eternal state begins.

  • The Bible and the Future- Part 4
    0

    The Bible and the Future- Part 4

    4 years ago

    Following the Great Tribulation, Christ returns to earth to establish His Millennial Kingdom. It will be a government run by God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The Bible and the Future- Part 3
    0

    The Bible and the Future- Part 3

    3 years ago

    The Great Tribulation is a future time in history when God will again deal with His people Israel, fulfilling promises made to the patriarchs, and will bring judgment upon the earth because of sin.

  • The Bible and the Future- Part 2
    2

    The Bible and the Future- Part 2

    7 years ago

    This is the second in the Series: "The Bible and the Future" and talks about what happens after the Rapture of the Church. It is the time known as the Great Tribulation.

  • The Bible and the Future- Part 1
    4

    The Bible and the Future- Part 1

    5 years ago

    The Next Major Event to happen in the future is the catching up of the Church, the Body of Christ, to meet the Lord Jesus in the Air. This is referred to as the Rapture.

  • The Hope for America
    2

    The Hope for America

    3 years ago

    The only true hope for America is to be found in a renewed belief in our resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. We must believe in and turn to him in a revival of faith.

  • Meaning in Life
    2

    Meaning in Life

    2 months ago

    This Article, on the book of Ecclesiastes, demonstrates that all of man's search for meaning will come up empty until they learn to fear the God who created them.

  • How do you know that you are a Christian?
    2

    How do you know that you are a Christian?

    4 years ago

    Though many people claim to be a Christian, that doesn't make them so. A Christian is one who truly accepts the fundamentals of the faith which has been once for all given to the saints.

  • Truth is Truth?
    5

    Truth is Truth?

    6 days ago

    This article shows that truth is not subjective but applies to all of us because it comes from the Author of Truth, God.

  • Is Atheism Logical?
    47

    Is Atheism Logical?

    3 years ago

    In this article is demonstrated some of the evidence that proves that atheism is not a viable option for people who are rational.

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