When Rome came to think that Christians were traitors of the State, she ruled over them in cruel and unmerciful repression. Says historian J. M. Roberts: “Many Christians in the capital [Rome] certainly perished horribly in the arena or were burned alive.” (Shorter History of the World) Of these Christian victims of Nero’s persecution, another report states: “Some were crucified, some were sewn up in the skins of animals and hunted down by dogs, some were covered with pitch and set alight to serve as living torches when darkness fell.”—New Testament History, by F. F. Bruce.
Google is used 75% of the time of all search engines in the world, not Yahoo, or Bing, or any other. According to the website Theolocast, "_____________?" was asked a monstrous 1.8 million times each month of 2019 on Google.
John 18:38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth, and less than one percent being by conversion. Moreover, there is a great divide among... Continue Reading →
The very first Christians who were disciples of Christ had a bit of an advantage, as they traveled with Jesus, they heard and saw him. They were assured that he was the Messiah by the things they saw and heard, such as his healing the sick, opening blind eyes, raising the dead, Jesus himself being... Continue Reading →
As God’s servants, we are eager to help people with their spiritual needs. (Matt. 5:3) We seek to help them become aware of their need and then we offer biblical guidance and direction to satisfy it. Jesus commissioned his followers to make disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20) We devote much of our time, energy, and resources to carrying... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.