Who May Be Baptized?

“There is one baptism.” So wrote Paul as he set forth his “unity platform” (Eph. 4:5). This article examines who is the subject of baptism. This was the essence of the eunuch’s question. Philip had preached to him Jesus and “as they went on their way they came unto certain water and the eunuch said […]

The Purpose for Baptism

“There is one baptism” (Eph. 4:5). Our last article discussed who is the subject of baptism. This article examines the purpose of baptism. When Philip preached to the eunuch, they came to certain water and the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What doth hinder me to be baptized?” (Acts 8:36). Why would the eunuch […]

Does Faith Alone Save You?

Many people believe faith alone saves. They tell us to believe in Jesus and say the “sinner’s prayer” for salvation. The only problem is, the Bible does NOT teach it. Faith is essential to salvation. No one will get to heaven without believing in Jesus (Jn. 14:6). However, nowhere does the Bible teach that faith […]

67 Books in the Bible?

The responsibility of studying the Bible will always be a priority with sincere students. Paul told Timothy to be diligent to present himself approved before God, and to handle correctly the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15). The sixty-six books that make up the Bible have to be studied correctly to bless the life of […]

Four Truths About Man

If you asked most people, they would tell you that Jesus is the central figure of the scriptures. I’d have a hard time arguing with that, but we shouldn’t forget the importance of mankind in the Bible. The story of the Bible is really the story of mankind. It explains his nature and explores his […]

God’s Promise to Abraham

A number of prophecies were given before any book of the Old Testament was written. One of those was given Abraham long before any children had been born to him, but after he had received and obeyed God’s call to go into a land He would show him. Four hundred years later Moses recorded this […]

God’s Plan for Man

Paul said the Jews were “ignorant of God’s righteousness” (Rom. 10:3). Yet, we know the Jews were not ignorant of the fact that God is righteous. Rather, they were oblivious to God’s plan of making man righteous. “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to […]

A Little Change Never Hurts

Paul is a good example of a man who was wrong but then changed his mind. He said in Acts 22:3-5, “I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner […]

Obey the Gospel Now!

Before you die! You could die at any time. Be prepared. Be a faithful and dedicated child of God. The Bible declares, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27). There is a horrible price to pay for the person who dies outside of Christ. Before […]

A New Heart and a New Spirit

The expression “a new heart and a new spirit” occurs three times in Ezekiel (11:19, [“one heart”]; 18:31; 36:26). At this point in the book, Ezekiel is writing in 592 B.C. from Babylon and this section (chapters 8-11) is the vision of the exodus of God’s glory from the temple. While the exiles had been […]