A Vision for the Future

Several passages in the New Testament describe the end of time and the coming judgment. Jesus’ coming is described as “thief in the night” and at that time the “heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat” (2 Peter 3:10). Paul said, “Behold, I tell you a […]

Singing Praises in the Kingdom of God #1

In His closing exhortation to the Hebrews, the writer urged, “Through him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, continually, that is, the fruit of our lips which make confession to his name” (Heb. 13:15). There are at least three different ways by which we may offer a sacrifice of praise to […]

Those Who Won’t Be Saved by Baptism

If someone diligently follows the Bible, they will no doubt learn that baptism will wash away their sins, thereby saving them (Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:27; 1 Peter 3:21). However, men and women have many ideas about baptism now. Because of this, baptism is practiced but it’s not effective. Digging into scripture can show […]

The Marvels of Mercy #4

The fifth marvel of mercy is that God would be willing to be so longsuffering. It is fitting that this marvel is discussed last because the longsuffering of God is perhaps the greatest marvel of all (Matthew 23:37; 1 Peter 3:20). That is what Peter was speaking of when he said that God is “longsuffering […]