What About the Thief on the Cross?

There is no doubt that the man we know as the thief on the cross was saved by Jesus. Jesus told him, "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). The question...

Free Gift of God

Salvation is free, but you must agree to God's term to accept it.

The Second Gospel Sermon

Genesis 12:3 is the second recorded Gospel sermon. It is the second piece in God's spiritual puzzle of redemption. It looks backward to man's problem in Genesis 3:6 and forward to God's remedy in Calvary....

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Robert R. Taylor, Jr., comments that the possibility of apostasy is taught in over 2,500 places in Holy Writ. Old testament Consider a sampling from the Old Testament: "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the...

I Quit Church After a Bad Experience. Why Should I Go Back?

Lately, the church’s back door has been busier than its front door. Many have left, saying, “I don’t go anymore. I just got too busy.” Or, “I’ve had it with organized religion.” Or, “I...

5 Views of Mark 16:16

Jesus pointed a nail-pierced hand at a world for which He had just died and commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized...

Sin Taxes

An 89-year-old friend told me, "You can't win sinning." They were right.

Saved from Hell in a Philippian Jail

Salvation has been found in many unlikely places. Men’s hearts have been warmed by God’s love in Antarctica and their bodies baptized in deserts. Christ has been confessed in Muslim countries, risking persecution, and in...

Can we be saved like the thief on the cross?

The thief on the cross didn't get baptized, so how did Jesus say he would be with Him in paradise? First, the thief on the cross was saved because Jesus spoke his sins forgiven (Luke...

Three Things You Will Not Hear on the Day of Judgment

The concept of a coming Day of Judgment is not a fantasy or fable. It is a fact. Some things will be missing on that great day, so do not expect to see or hear them.