November 14, 2018

Destructive, Damnable Deceit of the Devil (5)

God’s not that strict. Ever hear that? Me too. Dysfunctional preachers have taught people God is more of a granddad than a Father. They paint Him as a happy-go-lucky, tender-all-the-time, kinda guy. He thinks you are cute even when you purposely stick the cat’s tail in the fan. The … [Read more...]

Destructive, Damnable, Deceit of the Devil (4)

Paul worried about the Corinthians being deceived by the devil, just like Eve was (2 Cor. 11:3). Great consequences followed Eve’s deception, and so it would be with the Corinthians. The same is true for us. The devil lies to us and if we are deceived, we will suffer greatly. Satan has those … [Read more...]

Destructive, Damnable, Deceit of the Devil (3)

There are many ways in which the devil seeks to deceive men. He tries to get those who are forgiven of their sins to forsake the Lord by promising them freedom. This is very often pushed on us in the area of morality (2 Pet. 2:18-22). Instead of freedom, we get slavery. Another way Satan subtly … [Read more...]

Destructive, Damnable Deceit of the Devil (2)

“When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (Jn. 8:44). Satan is the father of lies because of the events in the Garden (Gen. 3:1-6). He has never ceased lying to men to lure them away from God. His work is relentless, but so is … [Read more...]

Destructive, Damnable Deceit of the Devil (1)

“When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (Jn. 8:44). The devil is the father of lies because he told the first one. He lied to Eve by telling her she would not surely die (Gen. 3:4). Since that time he has worked relentlessly to … [Read more...]

Islam: A Study Of The Muslim Religion
The Supremacy Of Jesus Christ

By Mark Mayberry Introduction In this final lesson, we refocus on Jesus Christ. While acknowledged in Islam, His role is nonetheless depreciated. As we have previously noted, Muslims reject the concept of the Godhead (i.e., the Trinity), and insist upon God’s numeric singularity. Muslims … [Read more...]

Islam: A Study Of The Muslim Religion
Contrasting Views of Essential Doctrines

By Mark Mayberry Introduction Let us consider several other areas of disagreement between Islam and Christianity. Specifically, we will now focus upon the issues of salvation, heaven, and the means by which faith is advanced. Regarding Salvation Islam teaches that men merit salvation by … [Read more...]

Islam: A Study Of The Muslim Religion
Contrasting Views of Marriage

By Mark Mayberry Introduction In this section, consider the contrasting views of marriage as set forth in the Quran and the Bible. Note the base and carnal approach of the former, and the exalted and ennobling effects of the latter. Regarding Polygamy The Quran allows men to marry multiple … [Read more...]

Islam: A Study Of The Muslim Religion
The Quran VS The Bible

By Mark Mayberry Introduction In this section, we compare the Quran, the holy book of Islam, with the Bible, the Sacred Scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. First, let us note the characteristics of divine truth, as revealed in the Old and New Testaments. Second, let us examine the … [Read more...]

Islam: A Study Of The Muslim Religion
The Five Pillars of Islam

By Mark Mayberry Introduction The Five Pillars of Islam serve as the foundation of Muslim life. What do they involve? (1) belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; (2) establishment of obligatory daily prayers; (3) setting aside a proportion of one’s … [Read more...]