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The Hardest Commandment | Jack P. Lewis

November 23, 2013


A Lawyer, probably interested both in learning Jesus’ position and in getting support for his side of a discussion which was currently going on, asked Jesus what the greatest commandment of the Law was. Jesus replied, as some rabbis also would have, that it was to love God with all one’s heart, soul, strength, and […]

Blessings in Christ (Ephesians 1)

October 1, 2013


Much of the New Testament speaks to the blessings of God’s divine goodness and mercy. When God is in covenant He blesses those who are His in a uniquely different fashion. Instead of the everyday blessing such as are fitting in His providential care of all humanity (Matthew 5.44-45), to those who are His through […]

Ways People Read the Bible | Dr. Sam E. Hester*

May 25, 2013


Almost everyone approaches the Bible in a way that he has been taught or in a way which he thinks is right, or both. What the majority does, however, is not the certain way toward truth. Krister Stendahl, former Harvard Professor of Theology and President of the Society of Biblical Literature, once listened to three […]

Direction Through Examples | Rob O’Hara

February 2, 2013


Examples can be good, bad, incidental or serious, and sometimes they can even be amusing. But most importantly, sometimes they are obligating. Knowing God's will is not always a matter of just reading an obvious command. The binding aspect of some examples can help in understanding and obeying God's will.

An Excerpt from Seven Things a Loving God Hates | Allen Webster

January 20, 2013


In light of our sermon series on Proverbs 6:16-19, the following excerpt from chapter 3, ”A Lying Tongue”, in Allen Webster’s book Seven Things a Loving God Hates (Jacksonville, Ala.: House to House Publishing, 2006) is provided (pp. 26-27). What are the Different Kinds of Lies? Some have used creative words to explain away lying. […]

2012 Website Statistics in Review

January 16, 2013


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 23,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Mistakes in the Bible? | Kevin L. Moore

November 5, 2012


A frequently heard assertion is that the Bible is replete with inconsistencies, contradictions, and factual mistakes. To substantiate this charge, biblical texts are sometimes pitted against each other or indiscriminately viewed as suspect when compared to other ancient sources whose accuracy is taken for granted. Many, it seems, have rejected the Bible based on second- […]

Did Christ “Destroy the Law”? | Hugo McCord

October 22, 2012


Moses’ law allowed divorce, “if she find no favor in his eyes,” and remarriage (Deuteronomy 24:1-4). An Oregon church says that is God’s law today because Christ came not to “destroy the law” (Matthew 5:17). Truly Christ came not to destroy the law, not “one jot or one tittle” of it, “till all be fulfilled” […]

Harden Not Your Heart | Keith Hinds

October 18, 2012


What becomes of a hardened heart? Actually, how does the hardened heart emerge? How do we solve the problem of our heart? The importance of the subject suggests that we understand the different ways of being hardened, the causes of it, and the preventives and cures for the hardened heart.

Higgs Boson – The “God Particle”? (2nd Update) | Jeff Miller, Ph.D

October 7, 2012


The existence of the Higgs Boson in no way disproves the existence of God. Someone had to create the Higgs Boson in the first place. And the existence of the Higgs Boson in no way verifies the Big Bang Theory, which is riddled with problems—as atheistic scientists themselves highlight frequently. (Read Jeff Miller's 2nd update on the Higgs Boson)