The following is a translation of an article excerpt in the first issue of our Sunday bulletin, in our new work this year. It was written by running the concordance (a very fine exercise that can be recommended to all):

The gospel must be heard, received, believed, obeyed, served, and defended. We ought to work and suffer for it. The gospel must be proclaimed, preached, taught, and given. We must conform to the gospel, for, according to it, on the last day God will judge the secrets of all men.

We ought to endure everything so that we may not be a hindrance to the gospel of Christ. We must do everything for the gospel. We must cooperate so that the gospel may be spread.

Some reject the gospel, to their eternal perdition. Others twist it to create another gospel, which is no gospel at all. Continue reading

The world brings increasingly rapid change. With the means of communication that we have today at our disposal, we know about and often adopt changes in a matter of days or even hours. And not all the changes are good. Often, they aren’t thought through, as we follow the wave of the latest fashion.

In days of old, as well, rapid and negative changes took place.

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are following a different gospel.
Galatians 1:6 NET

Peter discovered how one can change quickly, one moment walking on the water, only to soon be sinking in the storm; or, declaring loyalty to Jesus, only to deny him by swearing a few hours later.

People who yesterday were faithful to the gospel of Christ today are following another teaching. God knows their motives, but there is no doubt that they have changed and that quickly, to follow the newest wave of popularity.

Paul sought to call people back to the gospel. Let us do the same, in order that, by some means, we may save some. For such changes, rapid or slow, are never good.

Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
Hebrews 7:22 NET

Aren’t all religions equal? And, some would ask, equally useless?

Those who think so believe that religion is nothing more than a human creation. And, in every case but one, they are right.

When God creates a religion, or, better, a system of faith, when he reveals truths that make up an entirety, when he fixes what man messed up through his sin, one does not have just any religion, but the means through which man must learn to relate to God. Continue reading