The ease of compromise is real. When faced with a situation in which a choice has to be made, it is easy to compromise what we believe and teach. The Bible tells us “choose you this day whom ye will serve” (Joshua 24:15). They had a choice to make between the God of heaven who had supplied them with the defeat of all their enemies, or they could chose between the god of the people whom they had destroyed. Today we have the same choices. Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either...Continue reading
Month: February 2022
Clean vs. Unclean
In the Old Testament we find what God calls clean and unclean. Sometimes this refers to animals. The earliest we find this is in Genesis 7. Noah is told by God “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the make and his female: and of beast that are not clean by two, the male and his female.” Later on we are told in Leviticus 11 what animals are clean and unclean. Sometimes “clean and unclean” would refer to clothes (Leviticus 14), houses (Leviticus 14) and even man (Leviticus 15). Nowhere in...
“Breaking of Bread”
This term or ones similar are found many times in the New Testament. When it is found what does it refer to? For instance consider Acts 2:42 we find these words, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (The study of “fellowship” will be left for another time.) These items listed are worship acts. Yet in verse 46 we find these words, “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with...
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision” Joel 3:14. We make hundreds or even thousands of decisions every day. Some are not so good and some turn out pretty good. If you were here Sunday you saw a person make a decision to follow Jesus. He put Christ on in baptism. He had his sins washed away. He was baptized for the remission of sins. This is a good decision to make. It will affect someone’s eternal destiny and maybe it will...Continue reading