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The Plain-Sense Meaning of “World” in John 3:16

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Scripture

“I cannot tolerate endive or beetroot, but in general terms, I am an earnest veggie-lover. Likewise, though God despises the wicked, He loves humanity—so much that He gave His Son to die for those who would believe.” – Phil Johnson

“To the unknown god!”

Category: Scripture

Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and [...]

10 Reasons to Pray the Scripture – John Piper

Category: Prayer, Scripture

1. Biblical truth saves. Take heed to yourself and to your doctrine; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:16) 2. Biblical truth frees from Satan. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) 3. Biblical truth imparts grace [...]

20 Resolutions

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Scripture

Justin Taylor writes: In his talk at the Desiring God conference Sinclair Ferguson suggested 20 resolutions from the book of James–given Jonathan-Edwards style–that we need to make if we are to live a God-centered, biblical life: James 1:5 To ask God for wisdom to speak and with a single mind James 1:9-10 To boast only in [...]

A God of Your Own Making

Category: Bible, Quotes

“If you don’t trust the Bible enough to let it challenge and correct your thinking, how could you ever have a personal relationship with God? In any truly personal relationship, the other person has to be able to contradict you. For example, if a wife is not allowed to contradict her husband, they won’t have [...]

A Great Love For God’s Word

Category: Bible, Media, Persecution

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.” – C.S. Lewis

An Invitation to the Thirsty

Category: Scripture

Isaiah 55:1-13, ESV | Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently [...]

And the Word became flesh…

Category: Scripture

The angel said, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby [...]

Answer Me When I Call

Category: Prayer, Scripture

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! (2) O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love [...]

Augustine on the Authority of Holy Scripture

Category: Early Church, Sola Scriptura

“If anyone preaches either concerning Christ or concerning His church or concerning any other matter which pertains to our faith and life; I will not say, if we, but what Paul adds, if an angel from heaven should preach to you anything besides what you have received in the Scripture of the Law and of [...]

Being Led to the Scriptures

Category: Bible, Quotes

Martin Luther, HT: Reformed Voices | “The writings of all the holy fathers should be read only for a time, in order that through them we may be led to the Holy Scriptures. As it is, however, we read them only to be absorbed in them and never come to the Scriptures. We are like [...]

Beware of Your Christian Service!

Category: Scripture

Acts 17:24-25 | The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Blessed Are the Forgiven

Category: Scripture

A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (2) Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. (3) For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. (4) For day [...]

Cameron Buettel: WOW – I Just Found Global Warming in the Bible!

Category: Bible, Humor

I must confess that I am intensely frustrated at so many mega church pastors signing on to the “Evangelical Climate Initiative”. Pope Al Gore clearly holds a lot of sway these days with 85 evangelical leaders jumping onto his global warming train. Let’s just hope that it’s a train with a carbon neutral footprint. As [...]

Can You Lose Your Salvation?

Category: Calvinism, Media, Scripture, Sermons, Teaching

In this sermon Doug Eaton discusses Perseverance of the Saints, also known as, “eternal security” or “once saved, always saved.” You can download this message from Doug’s website.

Can You Trust the Bible?

Category: Bible, Media

Ravi Zacharias provides strong evidence for the authenticity of the Bible.

Changing the Rules

Category: Bible

The straightforward, literal reading of Genesis 1-3 has proven to be a stubborn obstacle for those who embrace the “millions and billions of years ago” myth. To get around it, some evangelicals try to change the rules of interpretation in the first chapters of Genesis. After all, if the biblical creation account wasn’t meant to [...]

Charles Spurgeon on “Non-Essential” Doctrines

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Scripture, Teaching

If you say that any one part of the truth is unimportant, you do as good as say – to that extent the Holy Spirit has come upon an unimportant or valueless mission. You perceive it is declared that he is to teach us “all things”; but if some of these “all things” are really [...]

Charles Spurgeon on John Bunyan

Category: Bible

Charles Spurgeon, Autobiography | “[John Bunyan] had studied our Authorized Version . . . till his whole being was saturated with Scripture; and though his writings are charmingly full of poetry, yet he cannot give us his Pilgrim’s Progress—that sweetest of all prose poems—without continually making us feel and say, ‘Why, this man is a [...]

Covetousness Denounced

Category: Scripture

Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has [...]

Cyril of Jerusalem on the Authority of Holy Scripture

Category: Early Church, Sola Scriptura

“In regard to the divine and holy mysteries of the faith, not the least part may be handed on without the Holy Scriptures. Do not be lead astray by winning words and clever arguments. Even to me, who tell you these things, do not give ready belief, unless you receive from the Holy Scriptures the [...]

David Brainerd & the Strength that God Supplies

Category: Scripture

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: [11] whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies–in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong [...]

David Prays in the Assembly

Category: Scripture

(10) Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. (11) Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the [...]

David’s Prayer for Help in Trouble

Category: General Topics, Scripture

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (2) How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? (3) Consider [...]

Desire Pure Religion

Category: Scripture

“An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?” (Jeremiah 5:30-31)

Divine Immutability

Category: Bible, Teaching

By John MacArthur in his foreword to Foundations of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men by Steve Lawson. The Bible repeatedly and unapologetically underscores the fact that God does not change. In fact, He cannot change because He cannot improve on absolute perfection or decline in His eternally fixed nature. His person does not [...]

Do You Really Use Your Bible As Much As You Ought?

Category: Bible, Quotes

You live in a world where your soul is in constant danger. Enemies are round you on every side. Your own heart is deceitful. Bad examples are numerous. Satan is always laboring to lead you astray. Above all false doctrine and false teachers of every kind abound. This is your great danger. To be safe [...]

Every Idle Word

Category: Scripture

“I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” – Jesus, Matthew 12:36-37, KJV

Every Nation, All Tribes, Peoples & Tongue

Category: Scripture

“It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6); “For the earth will [...]

Ezekiel 18: God Deals Justly

Category: Christianity, Scripture

Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children’s teeth are set on edge’? “As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “you are surely not going to use this proverb in [...]

Ezra Prays About Intermarriage

Category: Scripture

After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands with their abominations, from the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. (2) For [...]

Fear the LORD & Walk In His Ways!

Category: Scripture

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive [...]

Feed On The Word Yourselves!

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Scripture

“Dear friends, beware of reading the Bible for other people. Get your own text—your own morsel of marrow and fatness—out of Scripture; and do not be satisfied to be sermon-making or lesson-making for your class in the Sunday-school. Feed on the word yourselves, or else your own vineyards will not be kept. – Charles Spurgeon

For Such Was Your Gracious Will

Category: Scripture

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And [...]

Future Glory

Category: Scripture

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, [...]

God Himself Is Judge

Category: Scripture

Psalms 50 | A Psalm of Asaph. The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty [...]

God Is My Strength & Portion Forever

Category: Scripture

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. (2) But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. (3) For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. (4) For they have no pangs until [...]

God Ruled Her Heart

Category: Christianity, Scripture

A fellow prisoner who was a priest in a Russian prison had betrayed Zoya. He made false accusations about her so that he could be released from prison and escape his own torture. During the trial, Zoya refused to say one word against him. She said, “When Judas betrayed Jesus, he was a treacherous man. [...]

God the King of the Earth

Category: Scripture

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for [...]

God Works ALL Things According to the Counsel of His Will

Category: Scripture

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:11-12)

Hannah’s Prayer

Category: Scripture

(1) “My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. (2) There is none holy like the LORD; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. (3) Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance [...]

Hermeneutics 101

Category: Scripture

hur-muh-noo-tiks is the scholar’s way of saying “the craft of interpreting Scripture.” From the New Attitude blog here are seven questions to ask every Bible passage you come across in order to help you better interpret the passage. All this on just one page you can print out and keep in your Bible.

How do we know the Bible came from God?

Category: Bible, Quotes, Roman Catholicism

John Calvin | “As to the question, How shall we be persuaded that [the Scriptures] came from God without recurring to a decree of the church? It is just the same as if it were asked, How shall we learn to distinguish light from darkness, white from black, sweet from bitter? Scripture bears upon the [...]

How does the Bible describe the natural man?

Category: Church Issues, Scripture

I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts. (Psalm 119:100 NASB) The Bible says, that in our own eyes, all our ways are right and clean; but the LORD weighs the heart and the spirit (Proverbs 16:2; Proverbs 21:2). We think so highly of ourselves because we often compare ourselves by [...]

How Majestic Is Your Name

Category: General Topics, Scripture

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. [...]

Humbly Reading Your Bible

Category: Bible

J.C. Ryle | He that desires to read his Bible with profit, must first ask the Lord Jesus to open the eyes of his understanding by the Holy Spirit. Human commentaries are useful in their way. The help of good and learned men is not to be despised. But there is no commentary to be [...]

If Any Man Teach Otherwise

Category: Scripture

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, [...]

If experience has taught us anything…

Category: Christianity, Cults, Evangelism, General Topics, Jehovah's Witness, Mormonism, Scripture, Sin, Teaching

Can experience be the measure of all things? Is all peace which we experience the same peace? How about love? Where does witnessing and truth fit into the mix?

Irenaeus on the Authority of Holy Scripture

Category: Early Church, Sola Scriptura

“We have learned from none others the plan of our salvation, than from those through whom the Gospel has come down to us, which they did at one time proclaim in public, and, at a later period, by the will of God, handed down to us in the Scriptures, to be the ground pillar of [...]

Is Roman Catholicism Biblical? by John MacArthur

Category: Grace, Roman Catholicism, Sola Scriptura

In today’s spirit of ecumenism, many evangelicals have called for the Protestant Church to lay aside its differences with Rome and pursue unity with the Catholic Church. Is that possible? Is Roman Catholicism simply another facet of the body of Christ that should be brought into union with its Protestant counterpart? Is Roman Catholicism simply [...]

Isaiah 58

Category: Scripture

“Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins. [2] Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their [...]

J.I. Packer on Scriptural Authority

Category: Emergent Church, Quotes, Scripture

“Scripture is allowed a relative authority, based on the supposition that its authors, being men of insight, probably say much that is right; but this is in effect to deny to Scripture the authority which properly belongs to the words of a God who cannot lie. The modern view expressly allows for the possibility that [...]

Jalal Abualrub vs. James White

Category: Bible, Christianity, Islam, Media

These two video clips are taken from a debate between Jalal Abualrub and James White.

James White on Romans 9

Category: Scripture

James White discusses the meaning and context of Romans 9 – Click to listen!

John MacArthur: Thinking Biblically

Category: Bible, Discernment, Quotes

In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth. In other words, the ability to think with discernment is synonymous with an ability to think biblically. First Thessalonians 5:21-22 teaches that [...]

John Piper Recites Romans 8

Category: Media, Scripture

John Piper: The Morning I Heard the Voice of God

Category: Bible, Sola Scriptura

I just saw this on Challies.com and thought it was worth mentioning here. John Piper speaks about: The Morning I Heard the Voice of God

Ken Silva: It’s Time to ReThink the Issue of Homosexuality

Category: General Topics, Sin, Sola Scriptura

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB) The Christian Must Listen To God First; And After That To People Yes, you read that right; I do [...]

King Darius’ Decree

Category: Scripture

Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you. I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never [...]

King Jesus

Category: Scripture

When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him [...]

Lying Prophets & False Oracles

Category: Scripture

Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the Lord and his holy words. The land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land lies parched and the pastures in the desert are withered. [...]

Man Cannot Know God’s Ways

Category: Scripture

Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity. Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to [...]

Meditating on Scripture

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Quotes, Scripture

“A man may be a student in divinity, he may beat and busy his brains about the high points and mysteries of the Bible. He may read and muse on matters divine and yet, not be someone who truly meditates on Scripture. At least, not in the manner we’re speaking of, i.e. in the true [...]

Morning Prayer

Category: Scripture

Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice (Psa. 5:1-3). Your anger is but for a moment, and your favor is for a lifetime. Weeping [...]

My Soul Waits for the Lord

Category: Scripture

A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. [...]

New Interpretations

Category: Bible

R.C. Sproul, The Agony of Deceit | If, upon reading a particular passage, you have come up with an interpretation that has escaped the notice of every other Christian for two thousand years, or has been championed by universally recognized heretics, chances are pretty good that you had better abandon your interpretation.

Obedience & the Sovereign Hand of God (2 Chronicles 30)

Category: Scripture, Sovereignty

Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem to keep the Passover to the LORD, the God of Israel. (2) For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had taken counsel to [...]

Obedience & the Sovereign Hand of God (Genesis 20)

Category: Scripture, Sovereignty

From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. (2) And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. (3) But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said [...]

Obscure Scriptures

Category: Quotes, Scripture

“But here, perhaps, you will say—all that you have advanced is nothing to me. I do not say that the Scriptures are every where obscure (for who would be so mad?) but that they are obscure in this, and the like parts.—I answer: I do not advance these things against you only, but against all [...]

Parallel Passages in New Testament quoted from Old Testament

Category: Scripture

The list contains not only the direct or indirect citations, but also the allusions which are particularly worthy of attention: and the passages are given in the order of the Books of the New Testament. Continue Reading

Paul’s Defense Before King Agrippa

Category: Scripture

So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: “I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, especially because you are familiar with all [...]

Psalm 118: His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

Category: Scripture

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the [...]

Psalm 119 – Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet

Category: Scripture

(1) Aleph. Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! (2) Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, (3) who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! (4) You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. (5) Oh [...]

Psalm 16: My Portion in Life & Deliverer in Death

Category: Scripture

A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. The sorrows of those who run after [...]

Psalm 39:4-6

Category: Scripture

Psalm 39:4-6 | 4 “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! 5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah 6 Surely [...]

Psalm 76-80; Proverbs 16: A Devotional

Category: Scripture

Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries taught me that if I wanted to learn of how great God is and learn how to praise Him, I should read five Psalms every day. He also taught me that if I wanted to think like God and have His wisdom, that I should read at least one [...]

Psalm 81-85; Proverbs 17: A Devotional

Category: Scripture

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. I long, yes, faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young [...]

Psalm 86-90; Proverbs 18: A Devotional

Category: Scripture

Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God. You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals!” For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as [...]

Psalm 91-95; Proverbs 19: A Devotional

Category: Scripture

Come let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great god, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth [...]

Psalms 51

Category: Scripture

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I [...]

Psalms 94

Category: Scripture

O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of [...]

Puritan Rappers?

Category: Bible, Calvinism, Christianity, Media, Scripture

Does your pastor preach it like these guys rap? This track was written by Shai Linne, from Lamp Mode. Go to www.lampmode.com for more information. The lyrics are below.

R.C. Sproul – Sola Scriptura

Category: Media, Sola Scriptura

HT: Recover the Gospel

Read It!

Category: Bible, Quotes

“If you want to understand Christianity, do not shut your Bible—open it, read it! Read the books of Moses, the prophets, the Psalms; they all point to Him. Study your Bible. It is ignorance that blinds men and women of this generation and keeps them outside of Christ. So do not have a hurried service [...]

Reformed Theology in One Verse

Category: Christianity, Grace, Scripture, Sovereignty, Teaching

“He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24) “He who calls you…” God initiates relationship with sinners. This is contrary to every other religion that tells you how to seek God. The fallacy of seeking God is that sin has made man incapable and unwilling of seeking God. It [...]

Renew Your Mind – Paul Washer

Category: Bible

Romans 7: Law & Sin

Category: Scripture

No Longer Bound to the Law (1) Or do you not know, brothers–for I am speaking to those who know the law–that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? (2) Thus a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies [...]

Samuel’s Farewell Address

Category: Scripture

And Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you. And now, behold, the king walks before you, and I am old and gray; and behold, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from my [...]

Saved by Faith or Saved by Works?

Category: Faith, Scripture

“For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.” – Augustine of Hippo (354-430) “God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with [...]

Sola Scriptura Debate – James White’s Closing Statement

Category: Bible, Jehovah's Witness, Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, Sola Scriptura

 

Solomon’s Prayer

Category: Scripture

(22) Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven, (23) and said, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your [...]

Speak, Whether They Hear or Refuse To Hear

Category: Scripture

Ezekiel 3:11 And go to the exiles, to your people, and speak to them and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ whether they hear or refuse to hear.“ Ezekiel 3:17-21 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you [...]

Tehellim – Psalm 143

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Scripture, Teaching

Tehellim refers to the book of Psalms. Literally it means “Praises” and is derived from the word Halal (to praise) as in Hallelujah. “Praise Yahweh/Jehovah”. – A short look at Psalm 143. May God’s people share together always in His praises. A Psalm of David. 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my [...]

The First Epistle of John

Category: Scripture

Chapter 1 – That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life– (2) the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the [...]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like…

Category: Scripture

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great [...]

The LORD Surrounds His People

Category: Scripture

A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the [...]

The Mystery of Resurrection

Category: Scripture

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet [...]

The Need for Regular Discipline

Category: Quotes, Scripture

“You do not become a master musician by playing just as you please, by imagining that learning the scales is sheer legalism and bondage! No, true freedom in any area of life is the consequence of regular discipline. It is no less true (in the spiritual realm).” – Sinclair B. Ferguson

The One Sufficient Sacrifice

Category: Scripture

Hebrews 10 1 For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because [...]

The Steadfast Love of God Endures

Category: Scripture

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.” Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day. Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit. You love [...]