Truth Magazine March 2021

In my Editorial for the March issue of Truth Magazine, I focus on “Godly Couples.” When families share the bond of faith, hope, and love, they sustain and support each other in triumph and trials. May we impart to one another strength to serve, the courage to confront adversity, and grace to endure loss.

In his Meditations column, Kyle Pope writes on “Bearing Fruit.” This must be an active part of a Christian’s life, but how can the disciple of Christ fulfill this responsibility? How can the believer make fruit-bearing more than merely a figure of speech, but a realized feature of life in Christ?

In the Women’s Insights column, Lindsay Mast asks, “Why Does Support Matter in Running the Race? Sometimes, carrying on is dauntingly hard. That’s why God gave us a spiritual support network. Let’s learn to use it.

This month, we start a column that focuses on “Challenges Facing Christians.” Initially, we consider the Progressive Movement, which is also called Humanism, Liberalism, or Secularism. Although atheistic to the core, its proponents manifest a religious fervor rivaling the most ardent fundamentalist. I offer an overview of the subject.

In the Principles of Praise column, Matthew Bassford discusses “The Need for Humility.” Pride is one of Satan’s most effective poisons; humility is its antidote. Let us manifest a spirit of lowliness in our walk and our worship.

In the Q-n-A column, Bobby Graham fields the question, “Is It Scriptural to Say that the Church Needs to ‘Disfellowship’ One of Its Members?”

In the Archaeology column, Leon Mauldin leads us on a virtual tour of “The Pool of Gibeon,” the site of sad and needless loss of life. Once again, archaeology illustrates and illuminates the principles from the biblical text!

This month is an OPEN ISSUE of Truth Magazine, which includes the following articles.

Christians and the Cancel Culture, by Joe R. Price. Let us be alert to “the cancel culture’s” tactics, equipping ourselves with God’s spiritual weapons to pull down Satan’s strongholds.

Review of the New American Standard Bible, 2020 Update, by Samuel Stinson. For many of us, the NASB 1995 Update has been a reliable and trusted tool for studying God’s message of salvation. How does the 2020 Update compare? What advantages or disadvantages does it possess?

Diagnosing Routines, by Darin Henry. Wayne Gretzky, the famous hockey player, once said, “No matter who you are, we’re creatures of habit. The better your habits are, the better they will be in pressure situations.” Let us explore the significance of spiritual routines.

Church Attendance Numbers, by Dennis Abernathy. Attendance and contribution statistics are data points that may or may not accurately reflect a congregation’s underlying spiritual condition.

When People We Love Die Lost in Sin, by Ron Halbrook. While we desire that our friends, family, and loved ones will be saved, sadly, not everyone is willing to trust and obey. How do we deal with the compounded heartache of death in such situations?

Our goal, “Taking His Hand, Helping each other home,” describes our mission and motivation. We hope that you will benefit from these informative, Bible-based articles.

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Mark Mayberry