As Christians, let us be Christians, recognizably followers of Christ, doing His will in all we do and trying our duty at every stage simply by these questions: Is it according to His will? Does it serve His glory? Is it for His sake? So doing, we cannot but approve ourselves before man and God as followers of Him.
The history of Elijah supplies us with one of the most striking, and, we may add, one of the most instructive, sections of the Old Testament.
“If I may be permitted to touch the hem of his garment, I shall be made whole.” But there arises this bitter question, “BUT CAN I? I know that I may if I can, but I cannot.” Now that is the question I am going to answer.
You know who Jesus is, and you believe him to be the Son of God, the Saviour of men. You are sure that “he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.” You have no doubt about those eternal truths which surround his Godhead, his birth, his life, his death, his resurrection, and his Second Advent. The doubt is concerning yourself personally—“If I may be a partaker of this salvation.”
There may be many things going on in your life to your soul’s peril. This article will deal with many possibilities, as well as offer counsel on how to overcome spiritual weakness and backsliding spiritually.
The Christian faith, throughout its history, has faced opposition from various quarters. As the Bible has prophetically revealed, the church's conflicts with its enemies will continue and even intensify as we approach the culmination of human history. However, these aren't merely physical or ideological battles. They are spiritual confrontations that ultimately pit God against the forces of evil.
The idea of drifting away compared the audience to a boat sailing past warning signs to meet destruction and ruin on a rocky shore or in a raging rapid. The Hebrews needed to do something. They were listless while their situation demanded positive action. “Pay attention to your plight,” said our writer, “lest you carelessly fall into ruin.” - Thomas D. Lea
If we draw close to God in our worship, as well as our commitment to him, he, in turn, will draw close to us. Many, who shy away from putting the effort into buying out the time to get to know God better, ...
Delve into an insightful exploration of the various entities that oppose the Christian faith. Understanding these "enemies" - the world, the flesh, the devil, and false doctrines - can equip us to uphold our faith amidst challenges.
Explore the powerful biblical concept of standing firm against the devil by donning the whole armor of God. Each piece symbolizes a critical aspect of our spiritual defense: truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, God's Word, and prayer. In this journey, learn how to protect yourself and fight victoriously in the spiritual battlefield.