Did you know in the Old Testament the Jews were God’s chosen people, a special nation set apart to follow the Law of Moses? What about today, under the Law of Christ, are the Jews still God’s chosen people? Can anyone become a chosen child of God today? Don Blackwell will look into God’s Word… Read more »
Today’s post is part four of our “Re-Examined Series,” in which we are taking a look at some well-known passages that may not mean what we’ve tried to make the mean over the years. Today we will re-examine Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old… Read more »
Does baptism really save you? Is it necessary? Can a person become a Christian without being baptized? Is baptism just something you do after you are saved? These are some the questions answered in this video.
As this is a very well-known and oft-used phrase, let’s pretend someone asked me, “Wes, do you believe a person is saved by faith alone?” I actually would not answer with either a “yes” or a “no” answer. Here is how I would answer the question of whether or not we are saved by faith… Read more »
Most of you are probably aware of the horrible recent events in Charlottesville, VA. Thirty-seven people were violently injured and one young woman lost her life. It all started with a group protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. There are obviously many racist hate groups who want to see monuments like these… Read more »
How do you start reading the Bible? Can it be understood? The Bible can be a complex or intimidating book to begin reading. It contains 66 volumes composed of history, prophecy, prose and poetry. Learn how to read the Bible by understanding how each section is written and you can study through the Bible. Join… Read more »
Getting started reading the Bible can be intimidating. Where do you begin? How do you start? The Bible contains an amazing variety of historical figures and accounts: kings and queens, angels and demons, the righteous and wicked, great battles, assassination plots, rags to riches stories, and accounts of war and peace. A good way to… Read more »
How can everyone read the same Bible and come to different conclusions about what it means? If we’re all reading the same book, why don’t we all believe and practice the same things? Here are some thoughts about why we don’t all understand the Bible alike. Not the Reason First of all, you need to… Read more »
Is there a God? You know virtually every person in the world has asked this question. Some people say there is no such thing as God. Others are firmly convinced He exists, and some people, they don’t really seem to know and they don’t really seem to care. Learn about the Bible by mail or… Read more »
What is Islam? | Islam, the Quran, and Christianity
In recent polls, about 22% of the world’s population claim Islam as their religion, making it number two, behind Christianity. What is the Islamic religion? Who is Muhammad? What does it mean to be Muslim? In this first lesson Dave Miller, Ph.D., answers these questions and presents the history of the Islamic religion. Learn about… Read more »
Why It’s Good to Say, “I think…” When Studying the Bible
Occasionally I will hear people criticize others in a Bible study for saying things like, “I think this passage means…” I’ve even been criticized for saying, “I think…” in sermons. The critics say, “It doesn’t matter what you think, it only matters what the passage says.” But the words, “I think…” actually play a very… Read more »
The Bible is like a puzzle… do you have all the pieces?
How is it that so many people can study the same Bible and all come to different conclusions? How can one person think the Bible “basically says this” and another person thinks it “basically says that”? I think many of us – including myself all too often – miss the point when we study the Bible…. Read more »
Here are the most popular myths about God
Today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of false ideas about God. Sadly, many of these ideas come straight from those who claim to be teaching Scripture. In no particular order, here are 10 of the most popular myths about God today. Each passage can be read by hovering your mouse over the reference. However,… Read more »
You can almost always find an excuse
Here’s 9 excuse people make for not going to church. I don’t like the phrase, “Going to church.” It makes people think “church” is simply an event to attend, rather than who we are every day of the week. That being said, assembling with other Christians for worship – especially on Sundays – is an… Read more »
As smart as you are, how could you possibly miss that?
Here’s 7 tips to help you recognize when you’re wrong. Three times this week I’ve had the same conversation with various Christians. The conversation has revolved around the fact that we all know sincere people who are admittedly smarter and more educated than us, but seem to be overlooking a very obvious truth that we… Read more »
Do you really want to grow as a Christian?
5 Things You will Do If You Really Want to Grow as a Christian I want to be brutally honest about myself. I constantly say I want to be a better disciple, a better husband, a better father, a better preacher, etc. but I don’t always do the things that are necessary to experience the… Read more »
What do you know about Abortion?
When I first started hearing about the recent Planned Parenthood videos, to be honest, I was a little confused by the outrage. “Why,” I thought, “are people only now getting outraged about this? Why isn’t the killing of babies enough to get people upset? What difference does it make that they are selling the baby… Read more »
What do you know about Bible Translations?
5 Things You Need to Know About Bible Translations Most of the English speaking world has no idea how blessed we are to have so many English translations of the Bible. There was a time when making an English translation of the Bible was illegal and there are many places around the globe where people would… Read more »
Praying is really nothing more than talking to God
3 Ways to Make Your Prayer Life More Biblical Praying is really nothing more than talking to God. Sometimes a prayer, in a moment of desperation, might be as simple as, “Oh God, help me!” Unfortunately, some Christians are so afraid of praying incorrectly, they don’t pray at all; a child need not feel that… Read more »