Romans 8:28 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. We need to understand Roman’s 8:28 better, as it is often misused. Many read into Paul’s words that God causes everything to happen, both good or bad.
1 Timothy 4:13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Our taking in and applying accurate knowledge of God’s Word can lead to eternal life. (John 17:3) Therefore, all Christian should realize just how important it is to read, study, and apply... Continue Reading →
How Will You Know Unless You Study? The Bible Gives Us Answers to Questions about Life The Bible Offers How to Get the Best out of Life Now The Bible Offers How to Best Live In an Imperfect World The Bible helps us to See What the Future Holds The Bible helps us Share the... Continue Reading →
Genesis 1:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Over the past 200 years, the scientific community and the Bible scholars of Christianity have engaged in battle. Scientists believe they have proved the Genesis account as being nothing more than a myth or legend, being no... Continue Reading →
Has anyone ever noticed when science and the Bible are at odds with each other, it is automatically assumed that the Bible is wrong and science is right? Liberal and moderate Bible scholars will look for natural ways for the Bible to agree with science. Yet, when science grows over the years, it discovers that... Continue Reading →
The cynic would view God’s commandments to us as weighing us down and stripping us of our freedoms. The Bible student with his heart and mind being receptive to the Word of God will realize that these commandments are actually a blessing, which gives us access to a better life now and the eternal one... Continue Reading →
Jesus treated his listeners with sympathetic awareness or tolerance. Peter was a disciple who needed Jesus' understanding on many occasions during the three and a half-year ministry. However, after more than thirty years of being an apostle and leading the Christian congregations. He wrote, “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being prepared to make a defense [Gr. apologia] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
Jesus’ parables took many forms, including examples, comparisons, similes, and metaphors. He is well-known for his use of the parable, which has been defined as "a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.” Similes are normally introduced with the word “like” or “as.” They compare two... Continue Reading →
Many times, this author has heard that God loves us unconditionally. This is not true. There are many conditions in the Bible that his servants are expected to believe, accept as absolute truth, and apply in their lives.
We cannot be halfhearted or in want of heart, or even double hearted. (Ps 12:2; Pro. 10:13) As a reader of hearts, God can see any insincere or feigned behavior on our part. He is well aware of our actions and thinking, even when we are alone. He knows our heart condition, what we are trying to do with our lives.