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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?...
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It’s What You Do—Not When You Do It

Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at-bat. Mickey Mantle, at age 20, hit 23 home runs in his first full year in the major leagues.  Golda Meir...

There Is Coming a Day

Believing in the reality of the judgment is motivation: “Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). If informed of a coming judgment, how would the great men of...

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...

Blessings in Disguise

There was a single survivor of a shipwreck who was thrown upon an uninhabited island. After a while he managed to build a crude hut in which he placed the things he had salvaged...

How to Face Your Golgotha

Read Matthew 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:39–46 Jesus faced the greatest test of faith in His life. He did not look forward to the events that would culminate in His own funeral.  He knew exactly what...

Down to Only One Fear

We need not fear: Economic Collapse. Whether the breaking of Social Security, a major stock market crash, the mounting U.S. debt, recession, the real estate bubble bursting, bankruptcy, out of control inflation, or job losses....

Faith Will Show the Way

In this busy world of ours, do not lose your way . . .

Know What You Believe, and Believe What You Know

“For it is good that the heart be established by grace” (Hebrews 13:9). Reuben was as “unstable as water” and therefore would not excel (Genesis 49:4). By contrast, John the Immerser was no “reed shaken...

This Much I Know: A “Know So” Religion from First John

Some say, “We can’t know anything.” Others seem to think they know everything. The truth is somewhere in the middle, for we can know the truth (John 8:32; 1 John 2:21), but we will...