The title of the article, the text of which I did not read, claimed, “The divisive person is the one who departs from the truth.” At first glance, one would think this would be a self-evident statement. In some quarters it is, but not among progressives. Continue reading
Glory to God for the truth of the Good News of Jesus Christ, which speaks louder, lasts longer, works stronger, binds tighter, gladdens quicker, and shines brighter than all that is false and worldly!
On Sundays, we have three, yup, count ’em, three Bible readings. One from the OT, one from the gospels, and one from Acts or the NT letters.
This approach allowed me to share this message last Sunday. Continue reading
Yesterday, following our yearly plan, we read Matthew 28. The facts of the resurrection were plainly laid out. We’ve often emphasized that the gospel contains facts to be believed, promises to be received, and commandments to be obeyed. That’s right. These facts are not unrelated, but make up the salvation history of God’s plan of redemption. So when someone changes or challenges the facts, they must not be permitted to get away with it. This is why Paul starts his letter to the Galatians with a double condemnation.
Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin.
Galatians 1.11 NET Continue reading
Plinio lived for a while in Paris, returned to Brazil, and was telling Marina about his experiences. Suddenly, Stefano interrupted him, said it wasn’t quite that way, and started his own little discourse about the city. Just one little detail: he’d never traveled outside of Brazil.
If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son.
1 John 5:9 NET Continue reading