The Church Ain’t Doing Nothing

By Raymond Elliott How often have we heard that statement from a brother in Christ? And it is to be admitted that we often fail in fulfilling the many obligations that God has given us. But there are some pertinent observations that need to be made relative to this broad statement. First of all, we could say that the brother who makes such an accusation has taken to himself some of the attributes that are considered belonging only to God. In Psalm 139 we learn that God is omnipresent and omniscient. Thus, for a brother...Continue reading

Where Do We Go from Here?

When one enters an airport there must be a destination in the immediate future. This destination must be known to oneself and then made known to others. One can not buy a ticket without first having thought of this destination and then verbally committing it to others. The same is true for any manner of travel conveyance. This is all true with our personal life. We start off with a big plan. We ask our children or our grandchildren what they want to be when they grow up. Right now we have a grandchild that...Continue reading


The Bible is clear that civil governments are ordained from God. Romans 13:1-7, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Whilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is...Continue reading

What Is that that You Said?

Have you had problems with your computer and had to talk to someone with someone who with whom you could not communicate. They were speaking English and so were you, but you could tell you were not speaking the same language. That happens in many areas of life also. It seems that each occupation has its own vocabulary. Those within that occupation can communicate well with each other, but when it comes to talking to some one outside that occupation it is hard to express what you want or what needs to be done. The...Continue reading

Will God Make Exceptions on Judgment Day?

This statement, “There is an exception to every rule” is not found in the Bible. However, it is seemingly a statement of truth. Exceptions for rules is a practice for which we have become accustom in our society. People expect exception to rules to be made on their behalf. Many rules have built in exceptions. For instance prices for many goods and services certainly are not graven in stone. Discounts are given to people at most places who meet certain criteria. The speed limit on most interstates is 70 miles per hour except for most...Continue reading

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