God’s Way

The problem of disinterested people is not new.  It existed in some places even in the first century.  Paul said it existed in Corinth.  “For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness” (I Corinthians 1:22-23). Paul had the …

The Growing Trend Toward Religious Subjectivism

We are living in a culture given over to subjectiveness. It depicts truth as relative or subjective – it is whatever each person perceives it to be. One of the results of this way of thinking is that no one has the right to say another’s view, which may be “truth” to him, is wrong. …

Of Labeling Churches …

Sardis was labeled by our Lord as being “dead.” (Rev. 3:1) Was He painting with too broad a brush? Surely not. Were there not some spiritually alive there? Yes. There were some living but “ready to die” (verse 2). There were a few that were undefiled and worthy (verse 4). Yet, Jesus labeled the church, …

The New Testament Scriptures

Historians and scholars raise a lot of questions as to just when the New Testament writings became recognized as authoritative Scripture by Christians – some say this council and some another. However, the New Testament itself leaves little doubt that they were recognized as such from their beginning. The word “Scripture(s)” is in 52 verses …

Young Man, So You Want to Preach

One of the encouraging things that I see among my brethren is the number of young men who are expressing a desire to make preaching the gospel their life’s work. Along with that the number of local churches that are willing to financially and morally support an aspiring young preacher as he works in a …