April 30, 2017

Believers and Unbelievers

Warren Vanhetloo Differences and distinctions are common throughout the world. An important division of the human race is male or female. A significant division in Scripture is believer or unbeliever. Though unisex adherents would tend to obliterate the male/ female distinction, it is normally evident and surely will persist. God’s great gulf between believers and […]

Straight Cuts: “The Just Shall Live by Faith” (Habakkuk 2:4b)

Mike Harding This inspired text penned by the ancient prophet Habakkuk is quoted three times by two NT authors. In the NT, the prophet’s profound utterance comprises the “soul of Pauline theology.”[1] Boice comments, “This is a great text. It could even be called the great text of the Bible. To understand it is to […]

Adoption: The Precious Truth of Belonging

Robert Condict A reader might be tempted to quickly gloss over a list of technical terms that relate to our salvation: justification, sanctification, conversion, repentance, election, adoption, perseverance (or was it preservation?). The list may appear to be tedious. Perhaps we should just thank God we are saved. Why make this precious truth any more […]

Saved … Not of Works

Ken Endean For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph. 2:8, 9) Special occasions such as Christmas and Easter provide great opportunities to proclaim the clarity of the gospel to the lost. Often at these […]

The Message of the Gospel

Fred Moritz Much confusion exists today over the answer to this question, “What is the Gospel?” We who believe the Bible can give a straightforward answer to that question. The Bible teaches that the Gospel is the message of Christ’s death and resurrection for the sinful human race. People who place their faith in Christ […]

Christmas in Bethlehem

When the Shepherd Became My Lamb Wilbur Schoneweis The Christmas season is filled with many marvelous and encouraging themes in which the Christian can rejoice, be comforted, and glorify God. However, the Christian will have to look beyond the usual trappings of the season to find these themes. No season of the year is accompanied […]

Be Not Deceived

D. L. Moody We have all lived long enough to know what it is to be deceived. We have been deceived by our friends, our enemies, our neighbors, our relatives. Ungodly companions have deceived us. At every turn of life we have been imposed upon in one way or another. False teachers have crossed our […]

Leong, A Man Without A Language

Bob McLain I have been a communicator all my life. Not only have I been a communicator of the gospel at home and on the mission field, but I speak through the marvels of sign language to the deaf. Through all this, never have I been so burdened and bewildered at how to communicate as […]

Stranded in the Brazilian Desert

Bill Griffin Brazilians call the semi-arid desert of Brazil its “wild west.” Cowboys ride horseback, and oxcarts squeak along at their slow pace. This area, known as the Sertao, is populated with a large group of small towns and is fanatically Roman Catholic. The people show great respect to the priest, bowing before him and […]

In Christ, Through Blood, By Grace

Marvin Lewis One of the greatest verses in the Word of God is Ephesians 1:7: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” This one verse touches on several of the outstanding doctrines taught in the Bible — the doctrine of forgiveness, the doctrine […]