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Saul’s Conversion

There is no danger that we will ever learn too much; and there is so much to know about doing God’s will. So let’s start with some fundamentals. The Bible is the oldest book or collection of any kind found anywhere. 2) It is the single source for everything mankind knows about God, Satan, Christ, angels, demons, heaven or hell, and a good many other topics. 3) It starts “In the beginning” and ends with a vision of “New Jerusalem”…

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Satan Is Dead

In the beginning of the first book of the Bible the reader is introduced to “the serpent.” We later read of Satan in the book of Job. We are told he was living during the time of the Savior, Peter and Paul. The writers of the NT called him “the adversary” (the translation of the name Satan), and “the Devil.” He is therefore noticed in the commencement of the Bible, throughout the historical books of the Old Testament, as well…

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Same Sex Marriage

I read this article from John Piper on the Desiring God website and wanted to share it here for others to read who may have missed it. Rather than writing my own article, I thought this said it very well in light of the recent ruling by the Supreme Court.   So-Called Same-Sex Marriage by: John Piper Jesus died so that heterosexual and homosexual sinners might be saved. Jesus created sexuality, and has a clear will for how it is…

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The Rock

  Kingdoms may be founded, may flourish and may fall, but the church of Christ can never fall, can never fail. Atheism may assail, infidelity may sneer, skepticism may smile, and anxious hearts may fear for the safety of Zion, but Zion stands secure, backed by the promise of the I AM that it shall never be destroyed, the literal, living, abiding fulfillment of the promise of the Lord Jesus Christ: "Upon this rock I will build my church and…

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Some Simple Math Concerning the Seven Kings and Ten Kings of Revelation Seventeen

What’s all the fuss about the kings and the number of the beast in Revelation? Why all the postulations and funny math about seven kings, ten kings and six hundred threescore and six? God’s prophets said that the Word of God is understandable. The gospels record that the common people “heard” Jesus “gladly.” Even so that has not stopped a whole host of folks from dissecting and dividing the Word without showing a moment’s thought for what is actually written…

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Jesus’ Decisive Explanation of the Holy Spirit’s Work (4)

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it…

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Jesus’ Decisive Explanation of the Holy Spirit’s Work (3)

The Work of the Spirit: Guide (16:12-13) There was another work of the Holy Spirit for the apostles which would be for the benefit of the apostles and why Jesus would go to the Father. Jesus still has many things to teach his apostles. But he is not personally going to do this because they cannot handle his teachings yet. Rather, Jesus is going to send the Spirit of truth. The Spirit will be the one who will guide these apostles…

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Jesus’ Decisive Explanation of the Holy Spirit’s Work (2)

Second, the Spirit will convict the world in regard to righteousness. God has to teach us that our righteousness is totally insufficient. It is hard for people to recognize that our righteousness amounts to nothing before God because we do not possess righteousness within ourselves. We do not have good works and right living apart from conforming to the will of God. This is why the apostle Paul could powerfully declare that there is no one who is righteous, not…

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Jesus’ Decisive Explanation of the Holy Spirit’s Work

What exactly is the Holy Spirit going to accomplish in the lives of his disciples? Jesus answers this question in John 16:5-15. Jesus has promised the eleven in John 14 that he is going to send the Advocate to them so that they are not left alone even though he must leave. But Jesus’ leaving is for their benefit. The Advocate will come which will benefit these disciples and the whole world. Jesus comes back to the discussion concerning the…

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