Can You Find It in the Bible?

The Spirit-inspired Word of God says, “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). In other words, we must have divine authority for all we do. If there is no authority, then we have no right […]

“What Is Your Reading of It?” #3

Again, we observe the Lord’s reply to a religious question, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” (Lk. 10:26). The alike answer is proper today. On the question of salvation outside of Christ, “What is written in the law?” “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and […]

“What Is Your Reading of It?” #2

As we pointed out in the last article, on one occasion when the Lord was asked a religious question, His reply was, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” (Lk. 10:26). Many in our society, and even some who claim to follow Christ, ponder whether or not homosexuality is sinful. […]

“What Is Your Reading of It?” #1

Frequently, the Lord engaged the Jews in a discussion of truth and right. On one occasion, the Bible tells us He was asked, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Lk. 10:25). Jesus responded, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” (Lk. 10:26). The man answered love God […]

When Jesus Comes Again #3

Many doctrines of men are put forth to tell us about the return of Christ. When Jesus comes again, we are told, He will quietly “rapture” the saints. They will go to paradise for seven years and return with Christ for a 1,000-year reign on earth. A favorite passage cited for this theory is 1 […]

When Jesus Comes Again #2

Man, in his “wisdom,” invents many theories about the return of Christ. When Jesus comes again, some say He will establish His kingdom and reign for 1,000 years. Something they say He intended to do the first time but was stopped by the Jews. The Holy Spirit said, “… at His coming. Then comes the […]

When Jesus Comes Again #1

There is much speculation among men about what will happen when Jesus comes again. Some say the righteous dead will be raised, while the wicked remain in the grave for another 1,000 years. However, Jesus said, “Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will […]

“And He Called His Name Jesus”

As any student of the Bible knows, Jesus was the Divinely appointed name for the One born of Mary (Matt. 1:21, 25). The name Jesus, says Vine, “is a transliteration of the Heb. ‘Joshua,’ meaning ‘Jehovah is salvation,’ i.e., ‘is the Savior’” (Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words). Therefore, in the […]

“Heart-Felt Religion” is Opposed to Truth

There are many people who believe religion should be “heartfelt,” not a matter of the mind. What they mean is, there must be some mysterious inner feeling, some experience to tell you of your salvation. They may say, “I had a wonderful feeling that overwhelmed me, then I knew God had saved me.” This is […]

“If Anyone Suffer as a Baptist?”

Is there anywhere in the Bible it says, “If anyone suffers as a Baptist, let him not be ashamed?” No. Does it say, “The disciples were first called Methodists at Antioch?” Nope. Or, have you ever read where it says, “You almost persuade me to become a Pentecostal?” Never. The Bible does say, “If anyone […]