Jesus Christ: God in the Flesh

The deity of Jesus Christ is one of the most fundamental doctrines of Christianity. To deny that Jesus is God is to deny an essential truth of the Christian faith. Yet, there are some groups which claim to follow Christ while simultaneously denying His divinity. The most notable of these are the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have even created their own “translation” of the…

The Importance of Apologetics

We live in a world of skepticism. Research shows that the percentage of Americans who believe in God has been slowly declining over the last several decades. As faith in the existence of God is going down, atheism and agnosticism are on the rise. It is becoming increasingly common for God, religion, and the Bible to be mocked and ridiculed as if they were nothing more…

Do Not Be Deceived

Deception is one of Satan’s greatest tools against mankind. When we are first introduced to the adversary in Scripture, his expertise in deceit is clearly seen. By contradicting God’s clear instructions (Gen. 3:4) and sowing seeds of doubt by impugning God’s character (Gen. 3:5), he was able to deceive Eve (cf. 1 Tim. 2:14). The fact that Eve had been hoodwinked in her…

Bible Discussion Reading Schedule – 2018

Bible Discussion Reading Schedule – 2018 Week 1: Genesis 1-17 1/1 – Genesis 1-3 1/2 – Genesis 4-6 1/3 – Genesis 7-9 1/4 – Genesis 10-11 1/5 – Genesis 12-14 1/6 – Genesis 15-17   Week 2: Genesis 18-33 1/7 – Genesis 18-19 1/8 – Genesis 20-22 1/9 – Genesis 23-24 1/10 – Genesis 25-26 1/11 –…

Don’t Assume!

Assumptions are dangerous. When someone assumes, they rush to a conclusion and ignore evidence in the process, usually because they believe they already know the answer. While this practice can certainly cause problems in one’s personal relationships, occupation, and other areas of life, it becomes especially problematic in Bible study. Far too many people assume they…

Whose Church?

The confusion that pervades the religious world is astonishing. With the existence of thousands upon thousands of denominations of “Christianity,” the Biblical concept of the church is lost upon most—even those who claim to follow Christ. As a result, it is not uncommon to hear such individuals talk about “their church.” Sadly, New Testament Christians sometimes get…

God Is Love

“God is love,” (1 John 4:8). The apostle John’s description of God is most fascinating; he does not describe God as “loving” or “full of love,” but writes that God is love. God is the definition and embodiment of love. Within the Godhead love exists in its purest and most perfect form. Love is not something God merely does—it is who He is. God is love. “But God…

Time to “Go”

Sometimes, the entirety of our evangelistic efforts could be summed up by 1 Peter 3:15. We are “ready to give a defense”—as we should be—but that is as far as we go. We know the truth and we want to teach it to others, but we simply wait…and nothing happens. If we are waiting until a lost soul comes to us asking “what must I do to be saved?” as the Philippian jailer did…

Commit!

Commitment. Our society seems to be increasingly averse to the concept of committing themselves in any serious way to anyone or anything other than themselves. Just look at the high rates of divorce, the growing acceptance of “shacking up,” and the younger generation’s heightened focus on “casual” dating instead of marriage. The societal impact caused by the rise of…

In His Infinite Wisdom

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1 From this simple statement we learn many things about our God. We learn of His infinite existence. We learn of His infinite power. We also learn of His infinite wisdom. In His infinite wisdom, God created the universe in a manner that allows the physical world to interact in a manner that…