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Peter said, “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning” (2 Peter 2:20). Over the last several years we in America have been great concerned about pollution. We are concerned about the pollution that is in the air. We are concerned about the pollution in the water. We are concerned about the pollution upon our land. We ought to be concerned about these things for if...
We have seen the price of gasoline go way up. It got so bad that some had to pay close to a hundred dollars to fill up their automobile. Who would have ever thought of that? Some of us can remember when five dollars would pretty much fill up the car. Those times seem to be lost forever! Sin has an awful cost. When Paul by inspirations said, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness,...Continue reading
At the Troy University football game, when the opposing team throws a pass but it is not competed the public address announcer will say that the pass fell in-comp-lete. This is also place upon the screen at one end of the end zone. It is very impressive for a first time visitor of the stadium and a Troy University football game. Paul said, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the...Continue reading
There is more about work that can be written in just one article. This next Monday is Labor day for those of us in the United States and Canada. It is to celebrate the working man. Some celebrate on May 1, but we do it on the first Monday in September. We are to be working for the Lord. Work comes in many different forms. The farmer works, the doctor works, the student works also, and it is all different. We all have work to do in the service of God. Let us be about...Continue reading
Some in the religious community have said that a person can be saved and not be a member of the church. Here is what they are saying. Someone can have their religion and never get up and go to any services of the church. This is a religion of convenience rather than conviction. Do you think that the above is true? Let us think about the title of this article. What is said is that the Blood of Christ is unimportant. If Christ purchased the church with His Own Blood, and that institution which He...Continue reading
A medical doctor provides a physical description: The cross is placed on the ground and the exhausted man is quickly thrown backwards with his shoulders against the wood. The legionnaire feels for the depression at the front of the wrist. He drives a heavy, square wrought iron nail through the wrist deep into the wood. Quickly he moves to the other side and repeats the action, being careful not to pull the arms too tightly, but to allow some flex and movement. The cross is then lifted into place. The left foot is pressed backwards...Continue reading
The Bible says, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment” (Exodus 23:2). When the children of Israel were coming to the borders of the Land that flowed with milk and honey they sent out twelve spies. In Numbers 13 we find all twelve spies listed. Out of that number how many do you remember? Moses gave them a charge of what they were to spy out within the land. “And Moses sent them to spy out the land of...
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and search the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” These that were “more noble” were the Jews in the city of Berea. The reason they were “more noble” was because they “received the word with all readiness of mind.” Here was a group of people that listened to what was being preached with eagerness. Notice that the passage says, … and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” How often do you take...Continue reading
“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doeth he yet hope for? Hope has been described by one person as, “desire plus expectation.” There are some things that we desire and we expect them in the conclusion. Salvation from our sins is one of those things that we desire. The sins we have committed separate us from God. “Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy that he cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated...Continue reading
Three times God the Father audibly spoke during the life of His Son. One was after His baptism (Matthew 3:17 “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”) Another time is at the Mount of Transfiguration. Jesus has with Him Peter, James, and John. Peter acting like he did most of the time, spoke. He mentioned building three tabernacles: one for Him, one for Moses and one for Elias. This was a good thought as far as Peter was concerned. He was thinking of honoring...Continue reading