In Jesus’ Name

The Bible states, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col. 3:17). What does this mean? United Pentecostals (Oneness) believe Peter’s command to baptize “in the name of Jesus Christ” means the name “Jesus” must be verbally […]

“Not Far From the Kingdom of God”

In Mark 12:28, when a scribe was impressed by the answers of Jesus, he posed a question about the foremost commandment. Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Leviticus 19:18. The scribe readily agreed and Jesus told him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God” (v. 34). I imagine this statement was meant to stimulate […]

“I Believe God”

In Acts 27:25, during a tremendous storm at sea, when “all hope” was lost that they should be saved, an angel of the Lord appeared to Paul and assured him that not one would perish, but that all would be rescued. Paul said of this heaven-sent message, “I believe God, that it shall be even […]

The Kingdom Is Like a Marriage Feast

The parable of the marriage feast of the king’s son in Matt. 22:1-14 has many similarities to other of Jesus’ parables. It is very transparent and likely was perceived by the Pharisees as having them and the whole Jewish nation in mind. The parable related that a certain king made a marriage feast for his son […]