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…

The Christian and Goverment

God has supplied us with instruction for every aspect of life in the Bible (2 Pet. 1:3). This includes commands regarding how we should view and treat our governing authorities. Here are three key principles from Scripture that should guide the Christian’s relationship with their government: Obey the law. This Biblical directive is given quite clearly. “Let every soul be…

Who Said It?

A friend of mine once showed me a picture of one of those daily “tear-off” calendars that feature a verse from the Bible on each page. The particular calendar day that was shown read as follows: “All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.” – Matthew 4:9 While this may seem pleasantly inspirational to the ignorant, the more careful Bible student…

The Cosmological Argument

Consider a laptop computer. These common devices are complex and powerful machines. With them we can browse the internet, watch high-definition videos, send emails, and more. In order to accomplish all of these tasks, a laptop must be designed and built well. The internal batteries must be able to store and supply adequate power, or it will not even turn on. The…

What Does God Look Like?

As a young child I remember trying to understand the existence of God. Like most children, I had great difficulty wrapping my head around the reality of a being that I could not see. My solution to this problem was to ascribe God the physical appearance of someone that I was familiar with. But as I grew older and matured, I left behind this immature concept, recognizing…

I Love the Church

The Lord’s church has numerous critics. Those outside the church claim that it is irrelevant, unnecessary, and antiquated. Those who have forsaken the church declare that it is full of hypocrites and traditionalists. Even those who are active members of the church often disparage it by focusing only on the host of issues they find with the church and its members. But I…

“Do I Have to Go?”

“Do I have to go to the worship services of the church?” More than likely, we have all heard someone ask something similar—maybe we have even posed this question ourselves. While God’s word certainly provides an important answer to this query (cf. Heb. 10:24, 25), more troubling is the attitude revealed in the way this question is framed. It reveals a heart that begrudges…

When Will the World End?

Predicting the end of the world seems to be the favorite hobby of many in the religious world. Over the years, many supposed “Doomsdays” have passed without incident. This, however, has not stopped these charlatans from continuing this false practice. By distorting and manipulating passages of Scripture and numbers, they repeatedly determine new dates for the world’s end…

Pray for Antioch!

Last Sunday, September 24th, 2017, Christians in Antioch, Tennessee gathered to worship—just as members of the Lord’s body did all across the world. However, tragedy struck the Burnette Chapel church of Christ that morning. A man decided to commit an act of terrible evil against that congregation. After coming to the meeting place of the Burnette Chapel church of Christ…

Go to God!

Life is filled with difficulties, and sometimes the stresses and strains that we experience can become completely overwhelming. While those in the world may have no one to turn to during these times, the Christian can always lean upon God! As those who humble themselves in obedience to God, Christians can have comfort during troubling times, “casting all [their] care upon…