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A New Birth

A New Birth

In my trip back home, I got to see my new great-nephew — just a couple of hours after his birth. It’s pretty unusual for the timing to work out, but I sure was glad it did. I pray that I will get the chance to see him grow into a fine young man, to become a faithful...
The “Itching Ears Syndrome”

The “Itching Ears Syndrome”

Paul warned Timothy that the time would come when brethren “would not endure sound doctrine,” but would want something they could say was more positive and ear-tickling. Of course, they would judge that teaching as “so upbeat” and “so encouraging.” The preacher would...
A Christian Is …

A Christian Is …

In Paul’s second letter to Timothy he calls on us for purity of character. He wrote, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in...
Prophets and Prophesying

Prophets and Prophesying

As noted in our first article, the word “prophesy” means to “bubble up like a fountain,” therefore the prophet spoke a message directed by God. “Prophesying” may be either “foretelling” or “forthtelling.” “Foretelling” meant that the message spoke of events in the...
What Is Grace?

What Is Grace?

Our only hope for redemption is grace: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The subject of grace is quite an important topic in the Bible; unfortunately, it is one that many in the religious world misunderstand and even among the...

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