Presuming Too Much

There is an interesting passage that is found in the middle of the giving of the Old Law in Leviticus 24, in which a situation arose prior to God giving specific instruction on how to handle it (Leviticus 24:10-23). A young man, who was the son of an Egyptian man and an Israelite woman, blasphemed […]

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Trusting the Source of the Gospel

In our last article, we examined Paul’s warning to the Galatian brethren that they not follow after a “different gospel,” which he declared to be a perversion or distortion of the one true gospel message. After issuing this warning, Paul gave several reasons why the Galatian brethren could trust that the message he delivered to […]

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The Threat of Another Gospel…

Paul, as he wrote to the Galatian brethren, warned them that there would be some who would come to them and teach something other than the pure, uncorrupted gospel message (Galatians 1:6-10). From the earliest of times, the danger of mankind corrupting the true gospel was real, and it was dangerous! While Paul was dealing […]

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Reading Isaiah: Chapters 34-36

The Highway of Holiness… In Isaiah chapter 35, in the midst of a messianic prophecy, Isaiah spoke of the time when great things were going to happen. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the […]

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“But My Church Teaches…”

Many Bible studies end in disagreement, with one participant declaring: “I see what you are saying, but my church teaches…” I have heard such declarations when it comes to obedience, roles in the church, work of the church, and many other topics. In such cases, the church is set forth as a source of authority. […]

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Jesus Is My Lord!

In today’s world of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), it is easy to have a shallow faith. Every day we read posts from various people declaring their faith in Christ through attractive slogans, pictures with catchy captions, and quoted verses often without any context. Unfortunately, for many people this type of superficial faith is […]

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In the News: Was Jesus Married?

There was an interesting article in the New York Times, September 18, 2012, entitled:  A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife. The article begins by trying to establish a contradiction between scripture and history, bolstering the argument by citing an “expert” in the field. Here is the opening paragraph: A historian of early […]

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Why Won’t You Listen?

One of the challenges of teaching the gospel message is convincing people that they need to actually respond to the message that was delivered by God. There are many who are convinced that they have been obedient, but in reality they have failed to listen to the message that God has sent. They are very […]

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But God Told Me…

There is an interesting account revealed for us in 1 Kings 13:1-34.  Jeroboam was given the northern kingdom of Israel following the division of the kingdom due to the sin of Solomon and the lack of wisdom on the part of his son Rehoboam.  Jeroboam had been promised the kingdom, comprised of 10 tribes, and […]

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