Category Archives: Bible

Lordship Salvation? Works?

This blog was prompted by an email. The writer had been warned to be careful about works, a common problem (heresy) in the evangelical churches. We have to believe what the Bible teaches. The Bible says that faith and works … Continue reading

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But you …

Late in his life, Paul wrote letters to Timothy and Titus. These are probably some of the last instructions Paul would give. What did he focus on with Timothy and Titus? One way to see his focus is to read … Continue reading

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Access to Grace: Romans 5:1-2

There is a lot you can get from God by faith. If you have the right kind of faith, you could tell a tree to get up and replant itself somewhere else (Luke 17:6). The greatest thing you can get … Continue reading

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“Global” Passages of Scripture

My wife reminded me about passages I call “global passages.” They cover the entire Christian life from conversion to the final judgment in just a few verses. I only have two right now. Romans 7:24 to 8:13 This passage is … Continue reading

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Paul and Barnabas Encourage the Churches

The email Bible study I sent to the new converts at Rose Creek Village today: This is a short study of Acts 14:21-23. It is prompted by my wondering what to tell a new Christian. Acts 14:21 lets us know … Continue reading

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Real Church, Francis Chan, and the Roman Catholic Church

This was the newsletter I sent to my Christian-history.org newsletter list:   I was asked yesterday what I thought the best denomination was. I had a chance to address that at the “Heaven’s Family Reunion” in Pittsburgh in August. I … Continue reading

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All Sins: Past, Present, and Future … Or Not

So I’ve got a guy on Facebook telling me that when the Bible says that all our sins are forgiven (Col. 2:13), this necessarily means that even our future sins are forgiven. He wants me to show him a verse … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Matthew 2:13-18, A Spiritual Bible

We are going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are on Section III. Today’s post goes through Matthew 2:13-18. The Bible and Inspiration When [the wise men] had departed, the messenger of the Lord appeared in … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Portion [of the Nations] Is Israel

I showed a brother a verse yesterday that I find fascinating, and he was surprised by it. He’s been a Christian for 40 years, and he didn’t know about it. Why? Because it only reads the way I read it … Continue reading

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Encouragement from the Septuagint

What does the Lord seek from you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to be ready to walk with the Lord your God. Continue reading

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