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“Calling On the Name of the Lord”

“Calling On the Name of the Lord”

The expression “calling on the name of the Lord” occurs 13 times in various forms in the Bible (Genesis 4:26; 12:8; 13:4; 26:25; 1 Kings 18:24; 2 Kings 5:11; Psalm 116:13, 17; Joel 2:32; Zephaniah 3:9; Acts 2:21; 22:16; Romans 10:13). “Call” means “to appeal, to ask...
The Book of Life

The Book of Life

Have you ever had your name in the newspaper or been interviewed for the news? Did you go out and buy multiple copies of the newspaper or record the interview? Most of us would love having something like this happen to us! Thinking about this spiritually, there is a...
“Save Yourselves …”

“Save Yourselves …”

“And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation” Acts 2:40 Every so often, it is beneficial for us to look deeper into the text of the Bible. Although it is not necessary for one to be a student of the...
Why Is Repentance So Hard?

Why Is Repentance So Hard?

The command to repent is one of the hardest, if not the hardest, to persuade people to obey. Not only do non-members have a very real problem with this, but many members of the church do as well. Why is repentance so hard? There are at least four concepts that...
Love or Legalism?

Love or Legalism?

When we insist men must adhere strictly to the commandments of God, is it love or legalism? Men say it is legalism. They say, “We should obey a Savior, not a system.” Or, “Give me the man, not a plan.” Their idea is that to admit the existence...
No Revelation — No Restraint

No Revelation — No Restraint

“Where there is no revelation, men cast off restraint …” (Proverbs 29:18). The word “restraint” comes from a word that means “dismiss; to loose; to throw off; to give the reins”. Man was made with a free will, that is, God gave us the ability to make our own choices...

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