BIBLE WARNINGS (Part 5: “Faithful Unto Death”)

Every person goes through what is called a trial of faith in which the individual has their faith tested from a place of doubt, fear, peer-pressure, sadness, and pride. Knowing that all would endure such distress, the apostle John writes by inspiration, “Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may…

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BIBLE WARNINGS (Part 4: “Without Excuse…”)

It never ceases to amaze how popular culture portrays the God of the Bible. Watching television shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other media streaming outlets, one will hear numerous idioms presented about God and salvation that cannot be backed up with Scripture! Characters will say things like, “God works in mysterious ways.” “God is…

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BIBLE WARNINGS (Part 3: “Take Heed unto Yourselves…”)

At the close of Paul’s third missionary journey, this apostle of Christ sought to make his way to Jerusalem to arrive for Pentecost and give the poor saints financial support from the churches in Asia Minor, Greece, and Macedonia. On his way to Jerusalem, Paul stopped at Miletus to meet with the elders from Ephesus.…

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BIBLE WARNINGS (Part 2: The Fool’s Authority)

In Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, he describes the apostasy of the Gentiles, their abominations and foolish hearts after knowing that God exists and knowing His power, they seek their own authority. Paul writes, “Because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were thankful. But they became vain in their…

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BIBLE WARNINGS (Part 1: The Foundation of Sand)

At the end of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, the Messiah illustrates the dangers of building a house on a weak foundation (Matt. 7:24-27). Paul warns from the teachings of Christ that “other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 3:11). One’s faith must be built on…

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GOD’S FUNERAL (Part 3: The Anthropological Argument)

Skeptics of the Bible wrongly assume that as scientific knowledge grows, the God delusions diminishes. However, the wager could easily be made that there are just as many Christians in the scientific community as there are atheists. Journalist, Lee Strobel, writes, “My road to atheism was paved by science… but, ironically, so was my later…

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GOD’S FUNERAL (Part 2: The Teleological Argument).

Last week, this series discussed how mankind thinks they have outgrown the need for God, and Christians now must defend not only the doctrine of God but also the existence of God (1 Peter 3:15). Contrary to what many skeptics believe, Christians do not create the proof of God’s existence; They simply show the proof…

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GOD’S FUNERAL (Part 1: The Cosmological Argument).

The English poet, Thomas Hardy, wrote a most extreme poem sometime between 1908 and 1910 in which he imagined himself attending God’s funeral. The editors of “The Fortnightly Review” first published the poem in March 1912. It was later included in the “Lyrics and Reveries” section of his November 1914 collection entitled “Satires of Circumstance,…

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The Kingdom and the Church

The world commonly misrepresents the kingdom and the church, but how and in what way? Numerous churches teach that the kingdom will be established after Christ returns to reign on earth for a thousand years, usually taking their teaching from Revelation chapter 20. A few groups will claim that Christ never intended to establish the…

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