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Christ’s Appearing for His Church, Part III
September 29, 2020
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Parallels Regarding First and Second Comings of Our Lord Jesus Christ As one compares the two comings of Christ, one past and the other yet future, he finds parallels.  First, both comings include several events spread out over periods of years.  The first coming of Jesus Christ included (1) the…
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Grace and Truth
September 15, 2020
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The beginning of Jesus' ministry is generally regarded as His baptism at the hands of John the Baptist. By the time Jesus stepped into his baptism line, John had built a truly massive ministry. (Matthew 3:5) The Lord had commissioned him to preach a message of forward looking repentance to…
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Christ’s Appearing for His Church, Part II
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Promises Regarding the Appearing of Jesus Christ for His Church Without doubt, the Old Testament prophets predicted the general truth of both the first and the second comings of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Because both comings were at that time yet future, the prophets delivered the messages without wholly understanding…
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Christ’s Appearing for His Church, Part I
September 8, 2020
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“…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). Positions Regarding the Appearing of Jesus Christ for his Church Our generation…
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Does God Speak Through Sign Gifts Today?
August 7, 2019
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Does God speak through the sign gifts today? By sign gifts, we mean any miraculous gifts used in the New Testament for the purpose of authenticating a person or message as originating from God (e.g. Acts 14:3).  According to an increasing number of Christians, He does. The Charismatic Movement Tongues…
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Glimpses of Hell
December 6, 2018
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Many people today doubt if hell is a real place. And if hell is real, they reason, there is no angst about going there. Apart from spiritual blindness which causes the unbeliever to regard the gospel as foolishness, there are at least two reasons for dismissing the reality of hell.…
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The Grace of His Lips
September 24, 2018
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Grace is the means by which I become a Christian, and faith is the mechanism that makes those means effectual. Put another way, faith is the hand that reaches up to God to access the grace I must have in order to get saved. By whom also we have access by faith…
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Implications of Sola Scriptura
July 22, 2018
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Sola scriptura is a term first applied during the Reformation period that refers to the acceptance of Scripture alone as the only infallible source of truth, and therefore the highest and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. But as alluded to in a previous post, the term…
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Jesus is Coming Again
July 21, 2018
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“…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Act 1:11). A beloved southern gospel song starts with the words “Jesus is coming soon…” While no one knows how soon, all who read and…
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Helping Grace
July 19, 2018
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This is post #2 in a series on Grace. Grace is a gem with many facets. Peter said as much when he admonished us, As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:10) "Manifold"…
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