Have You Read the Book That Shaped America?

America’s earliest settlers came in search of religious freedom, to escape religious persecution—which has again become an issue in modern times.  A new arrival who joined the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1623 “blessed God for...
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Plenty of Proof

There are more than 300 predictive prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures concerning Jesus that were recorded centuries before He was born. Each was accurately fulfilled. Unlike modern predictions, note one of the predictions...
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John’s Seven Signs

The book of John focuses on seven of Jesus’ miracles, and a careful study of each can provide us with principles of encouragement.  Disappointments? Remember when Jesus addressed an embarrassing moment, turning the water into...
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By What Standard of Authority?

By what authority do you and I practice the things we do in religion? Consider the following questions:  Is the majority the correct standard of authority? Surely not. Where was the majority in the flood?...

It Says It Right on the Cover

Holy. The holy Scriptures come from the holy God (1 Peter 1:16), were delivered by holy men (2 Peter 1:20–21), contain holy precepts (Romans 7:12), teach of holy things (1 Corinthians 2:13), were designed...
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New Testament Christianity

The New Testament claims to be the source of authority for all we do that is of eternal importance, no matter when or where we live (Colossians 3:17; 2 Peter 1:3, 20–21; 2...
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Do We Understand?

While President Harry S. Truman was in office, there was an attempt to assassinate him. Endeavoring to protect the president, one of the guards was slain. With deep solemnity and sadness, the president commented,...
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Facts About the New Testament Church

Founder: Christ (Matthew 16:18) Place: Jerusalem Isaiah 2:1–3; Acts 2:5 Time: ad 33 (Daniel 2:44; Acts 2) Head: Christ (Ephesians 1:22) Organization:  Christ as the head (Ephesians 5:23) Elders oversee the local church (Hebrews 13:17; Titus 1:5) Deacons...

Timeless Questions, Satisfying Answers

The Bible gives satisfactory answers to timeless questions.  What is the meaning of life? In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon experimented with possessions, pleasures, and philosophy to find meaning in life. He tried money, sex, and power....

Religious Standards

People today follow all kinds of religious standards and have all kinds of ideas about what God will and will not accept when it comes to beliefs, practices, and moral conduct. Some believe that as...