November 16, 2018

Archives for May 2012

Purpose. Intent, Direction,

By Tom RobertsThere is a great deal of difference between a dynamite blast and a rifle shot. While the dynamite blast has more power and generates more turbulence, the very power that is released may only do more damage due to the la6k of control that is evident in a rifle shot. A bullet is sent to … [Read more...]

Bible Basics: What Is Repentance?

By Earl E. RobertsonIn Acts 17:30 Luke records a statement made by the apostle Paul to the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers on Mars Hill which, without doubt, has turned many souls from sin to a fife with God. He said, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every … [Read more...]

“If God Is For Us . . .”

By James M. JonasFor whatever was written in earlier times was "written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope" (Rom. 15:4). If you have not yet discovered the treasure chest of the Old Testament, my hope for this article is that it … [Read more...]

Finding Meaning In Life

By William C. SextonThomas Jefferson, in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence wrote: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are, life, … [Read more...]

Prove All Things

By Vernon LoveThis is an age where it takes the wisdom of Solomon sometimes to teach the truth to some. So, we are always looking for a way to present the truth in a very simple form so all will understand.One way is always to have one who affirms a point to prove it. This often takes away a false … [Read more...]

The Living Message of Job

By Jimmy TutenBecause of Job's vital role in the drama of human suffering the message of the book bearing his name is of vital importance. Though it is not possible to deal with, or answer all the questions relating to it, an attempt will be made to deal with some of them. It is almost impossible to … [Read more...]

Have Ye Not Read?

By Hoyt HouchenQuestions: (1) Can 1 John 4:1 be used to put newcomers to a church (who want to place membership) on probation? (2) Does the church have the right to pick what people they want to attend? (3) If there are no elders in a church, do the members (men) have the same right as elders? (4) … [Read more...]

Jesus The Bread Of Life

By Mike WillisThe sixth chapter of John relates the account of Jesus' miracle of feeding over 5000 from five loaves and two fish. The purpose of this miracle was to demonstrate that Jesus was the Christ, the son of the living God (Jn. 20:30,31; 6:27). The miracle was especially relevant to the text … [Read more...]

Examine Yourself

By Irven LeeThere are many people who do not agree with you on some of the questions that are discussed today. This is true no matter who you are or what views you hold. In the first place, there are very many questions about which there are differing judgments.Are all those who question some of … [Read more...]

The Nature and Character of the New Covenant

By Larry Ray HafleyNoting and quoting Jeremiah 31:31-34, the Hebrew writer (we will assume it was the apostle Paul) said:Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their … [Read more...]