Tag: Faith

THE BIBLE & LOGIC III

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:21). That’s what the apostle Paul admonished the Christians at Thessalonica to do. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit [i.e., teacher], but prove the spirits [i.e., teachers], whether they are of God [i.e., whether they are speaking the truth]” (1 John 4:1a). That’s what

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THE BIBLE & LOGIC II

God blessed mankind with two immutable gifts (among many others): 1.  Objective reasoning; 2.  The ability to reason objectively. Since such is the case, obviously God had a reason for giving man the gift of reason. That reason is simply this: He expects us to use it! Yes, God expects and require that we abide by

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THE TEST OF A CHURCH

Did you know there are over 30,000 various “Christian” “churches” in the world today? Did you know that—in the New Testament (NT)—there is only ONE church (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 12:4,5; 1 Cor. 12:12,13,20; et al.)? That leads to this eternally important question: HOW DO I KNOW WHICH CHURCH IS THE CHURCH? In the New Testament—especially in the

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MEMBER OR CITIZEN?

Are you a member of the body, or a citizen of the kingdom? WAIT! Whew, that was close… Before you answer, we have to consider what these two designations mean. Just hold your little horses for a minute… MEMBER OF THE BODY In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul has an extended discussion on the body of

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DO YOU WANT A SPANKING?

Parents often ask questions to their children that are just plain silly. For instance, when a child spills a drink, a parent may hotly demand, “Why did you do that?” Clearly, it was an accident, and there was no “why” to it! But still we ask. Then there is my personal favorite, the mother of

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WHERE ART THOU? (PT. 2)

In Part 1, we began by noticing that God is asking many of us, “Where art thou…on the mission field?” Beyond all doubt, that applies to far too many of us; and the evidence heavily supports it. But there is yet another time when the Lord may direct toward us the question, “Where art thou?” It is a time

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LIFE (PT. 2)

So what, then, does the Bible say about the meaning of life? Why are we here on the earth? What are we to do? What is my purpose on this earth? What is your purpose? What is uncle Steve’s purpose? LOOK FOR THE TRUTH Paul the apostle strolls into the city of Athens, Greece, a notorious haven

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“ROAR” NOW; PAY LATER

In 2013, if you had listened to any of the pop “hits” stations for as little as ten minutes, you would have likely heard Miss Katy Perry’s smash hit, “Roar.” At the risk of putting words into Miss Perry’s mouth (for the sake of this article, we will assume Miss Perry actually has something to do with the

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