How would you react, if you were transported into the throne room of the Almighty? Met by seraphim, who proclaim the Lord’s holiness with an earth-and-heaven-shaking voice? Somehow “awe-inspiring” doesn’t do justice.
There are a number of ways we can grow weary. The most common and obvious is physical—if we exert ourselves hard enough for long enough, we will get tired. After we tire, we can keep going for a while, but eventually if we keep pressing we’ll get to a point where our reserves are exhausted and we collapse. But of course physical weariness isn’t the only kind.
One of the most challenging things to do when studying the Bible is reading it without bias. An intellectually honest person will admit that they have biases and tend to filter their Bible reading through a particular lens.
We have shown that the teaching about Hades and Abraham’s Bosom is not biblical but rather stems from contemporary Jewish superstition.
The article that follows is from a dear brother who exemplified being a true, virtuous husband to his wife. Through extremely difficult conditions for many years, he was a living demonstration of care and love. I am honored to share his article. Editor
What uniquely binds us together as a global body of believers is our Statement of Faith.
My son, Bro. Grant Anderson, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in 2007. He was in a coma for six weeks. We were told to let him die because at best he would be a vegetable.
Let us reflect on our responsibility to ensure that God’s word is faithfully taught, reminding each other of our shared convictions, preaching to anyone who will listen and teaching our young.
To suffer trials in this life is one thing, but the idea that God gave Satan extreme powers to inflict these intense ordeals on Job, was hard for me to come to grips with. Perhaps it has been difficult for you as well.
This year has been anything but normal, and as with most of our ecclesial gatherings of late, the Costa Rican brothers and sisters decided months ago to hold their conference in a virtual format.
February 4, 2021
Quick: Form a picture in your mind of Jesus.
January 28, 2021
Psalm 10 seems particularly appropriate to my mental state right now. It is a treatise on “the wicked”.
January 25, 2021
The battle against sin is the foundational theme of our salvation. All men have sinned, and there is not one of us that can boast of their own righteousness.
January 21, 2021
How did Jesus ever come to be in what we now call Lebanon? We know about his excursion there because of his encounter with a woman, called Syrophoenician by Mark, Canaanite by Matthew. Why was he there?
January 17, 2021
It’s become a cliché to say that something is “a marathon not a sprint”. There are certainly times in life when a brief very intense effort is called for. Yet most of life shows the cliché is the reality—most things in life require long-term, sustained effort.
January 15, 2021
Thirty years, and he still surprises her! Meal follows meal, day follows day, year follows year…and things you shouldn’t forget just seem to fade into the background. You shouldn’t be surprised, but you are.
January 14, 2021
I can’t remember the last time I heard a speaker or teacher direct my attention to the prophet Habakkuk. Rereading his short, three chapter book, I’m wondering why. There’s a lot there to build up believers, as the New Testament writers clearly understood.
January 13, 2021
Unanimity is an exceedingly rare commodity. Agreement across cultures, languages, religions, political leanings…well, you know how often that happens. But here we are, looking at a unanimous opinion of the year that’s ending: “Good riddance!”
January 11, 2021
Toward the end, God is going to really shake things up.
December 30, 2020
If you are following just about any Bible reading plan (I hope you are!) then here at the end of the year you are almost certainly reading Revelation. This book puts many people off. It is filled, as we all know, with a lot of symbolic imagery. Figuring out the symbols is a life-long endeavor for some, and differing conclusions are reached. Resulting in arguments, of course—all the students being human beings. It’s this outcome that puts many off.
December 28, 2020
In the earliest days, when Bible manuscripts (or individual Bible books or letters) were copied for circulation, the copyists took every possible precaution to avoid errors. They knew that an error, once left in a manuscript, would be copied and recopied time after time, thus multiplying the first mistake.
December 28, 2020
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